WARRIORS DROP NE-10 OPENER AGAINST GREYHOUNDS AT MARTONE-MEJAIL FIELD WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
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NORTH ANDOVER, Mass – Despite a two-goal performance from freshman Megan Fero (East Manlius, N.Y.), the Merrimack College women's lacrosse team suffered its third-straight loss to Assumption on Wednesday evening at Martone-Mejail Field by the score of 10-5.
Score: Assumption 10, Merrimack 5
Records: Merrimack (1-3, 0-1 NE-10) | Assumption (3-0, 1-0 NE-10)
Location: Martone-Mejail Field | North Andover, Mass.
How It Happened
Fero led the Warriors offensively as she finished with two goals on three shots on net. Sophomore Aubrie Stouffer (Souderton, Pa.), sophomore Danielle Riley (West Point, N.Y.) and junior Christine Keenan (Byfield, Mass.) chipped in with a goal each, respectively.
Stouffer got the Warriors on the board just over three minutes into the game as junior Olivia Coakley (Bridgewater, Mass.) found Stouffer off a nice cut to the net. However, the Warriors' lead did not last long as the Greyhounds went on five-goal run to bring the score to 5-1 with 6:10 remaining in the first half.
After back-to-back goals from Fero, Merrimack found themselves within two (5-3) heading into halftime. The Greyhounds held a slim 9-8 advantage in shots, but senior goalkeeper Inna Hedden (Woodine, Md.) made three great saves.
Assumption opened the second half quick with a goal from Camille Auger, but Riley answered back with an unassisted goal with 23:48 left to play. With the Warriors trailing by two (6-4), Assumption went on a 2-0 scoring run to take an 8-4 lead over the host.
With less than 13 minutes remaining, Keenan found the back of the net, off a short pass from senior Dara Hayes (Calgary, Alberta). The Greyhounds however, put the game away with a 2-0 run just minutes later. Unfortunately, the Warriors were unable to pull off the upset and suffered its third-straight loss.
Hedden finished with 10 saves between the pipes for Merrimack while Jaclyn Chirco recorded only three saves in the victory for the Greyhounds.
Inside the Numbers
- The Greyhounds won the draw control battle, 10-7, while going 7-for-9 on clear attempts.
- Merrimack posted 13 turnovers as well as caused six Greyhound turnovers.
- Assumption finished the afternoon with 23 shots and Merrimack finished with 13.
- Senior Katie Martin (Lincoln, R.I.) and Coakley scooped up two ground balls for the Warriors.
- The Greyhounds held a 16-8 edge in ground balls against the Warriors.
Merrimack returns to action with Northeast-10 Conference home tilt against No 2 Adelphi University this Saturday (March 15). Game is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Martone-Mejail Field.