Women’s Lacrosse Opens Northeast-10 Play Against Assumption College


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NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Looking to snap a two-game losing streak, the Merrimack College women's lacrosse team returns to Martone-Mejail Field to host Assumption College in a Northeast-10 Conference showdown. Opening draw is slated for 3 p.m.

The Basics
Date/Time: Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2014 | 3 p.m.
 Merrimack (1-2, 0-0 NE-10) | Assumption (2-0, 0-0 NE-10)
 Martone-Mejail Field| North Andover, Mass.

Last Time Out
The Warriors opened the first half on a 3-0 scoring run until Shippensburg's attacker Courtney Kennedy ended the run by the Warriors off a free position goal with 11:43 remaining. Sheila Johnson brought the Raiders to within one (3-2) as she beat senior Inna Hedden (Woodbine, Md.) with a quick shot. Merrimack took a 3-2 lead into halftime.

Just 45 seconds into the second half, the Raiders tied the Warriors, 3-3, before going on a 3-0 scoring run to take a 6-3 lead with 23:26 to play. Minutes later, sophomore Danielle Riley (West Point, N.Y.) and junior Giulia Palombo (Sandwich, Mass.) found the back of the net for the Warriors to bring the score to 6-5.

Shippensburg closed out the final 15 minutes of the game on a 3-1 run to defeat the Warriors by the score of 8-6. Sophomore Michela Salvucci (Newton, Mass.) and Riley led the Warriors offensively as both players finished with two points each. Salvucci recorded a career-high two goals while Riley posted one goal and an assist. 

For the full recap from Sunday, please click here!

Last Season Against Greyhounds

  • The Warriors trailed 11-4 heading into halftime but outscored the Greyhounds 7-5 in the second half in the 16-11 loss.
  • The Warriors had four players score at least two goals including Olivia Huie (Norwell, Mass.) who led the way with three goals and one assist.
  • For the game, Merrimack held the 45-27 advantage in shots and were nearly perfect on clearing attempts going 14-for-15 including a perfect 7-for-7 in the second half.
  • Hedden made three saves in the losing effort before giving way to senior Sam Kiesel (Lakeville, Mass.) who finished off her game with four saves in the second half. 

The Warriors:

  • Hedden continues to lead the NE-10 in saves with 34 while posting 11.75 goals-against average.
  • The Warriors average 8.33 goals per game, while posting a 38.5 percent shooting percentage.
  • Merrimack is 33-for-44 on clearing attempts and 3-for-16 on free position shots.
  • Sophomore Aubrie Stouffer (Souderton, Mass.) leads the Navy and Gold with 11 points (5g and 6 a).

Scouting the Assumption Greyhounds:

  • The Greyhounds are coming off an 11-6 road victory against Molloy on March 7.
  • Senior attack Lindsay Hagerman leads the Greyhounds with 11 points (8g and 3 a).
  • Freshman goalie Jaclyn Chirco has totaled nine saves in the last two games and has a 4.50 goals-against average.
  • As a team, Assumption averaged 14.50 goals per game while shooting 51.8 percent.


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