Women’s Lacrosse Downed at No. 5 Le Moyne, 14-3

Photo Credits: Bill Smith


LINKS: Box Score

SYRACUSE, N.Y.  – Four different Merrimack players registered a point Saturday afternoon, but the Merrimack College women's lacrosse team fell to No. 5 Le Moyne College, 14-3, in Northeast-10 Conference play at Ted Grant Field.

The Basics

Score:  No. 5 Le Moyne 14, Merrimack 3
Records: Merrimack (1-6, 0-4 NE-10) | No. 5 Le Moyne (6-1, 3-0 NE-10)
Location: Ted Grant Field | Syracuse, N.Y.

How It Happened

Le Moyne scored the first six goals of the game over the course of 17 minutes and never looked back. Six different Le Moyne players registered a goal to put the home team in front 6-0.

Freshman Megan Fero (East Manlius, N.Y.) finally got Merrimack on the board with 13:44 left to play after she received a nice pass from freshman Clare Blomberg (Wading River, N.Y), to tally her sixth goal of the season. However, the Dolphin's went on a 3-0 scoring run to take an eight point lead over the Warriors, 9-1.

With less than three minutes to play in the first half, junior Kelly Metzger (Trumbull, Conn.) was able to find the back of the net off a free position shot, to bring the score to 9-2 heading into halftime.

Le Moyne continued to control the game in the second half as the Dolphins scored the next four goals extending their lead to nine (13-9). Sophomore Shealyn Anthony (Stoneham, Mass.) stopped the Dolphins' scoring run with an unassisted goal at the 6:33 mark.

Shortly after, Le Moyne tacked on an extra goal from Catie McKay to take a 14-3 lead and the Warriors would drop its sixth straight contest of the season.

Senior goalkeeper Inna Hedden (Woodbine, Md.) recorded 16 saves in the losing effort for the Warriors while Anthony, Fero, Metzger and Blomberg each registered a point for the Warriors. Junior Christine Keenan (Byfield, Mass.) and junior Olivia Coakley (Bridgewater, Mass.) led the Warriors with a team-high four ground balls.

The Dolphins were led offensively by Amari Pollard who recorded a team-high three goals on five shots. Mary Fadden, Catie McKay and Sam Yaro also chipped in with two goals each for home team. Goalkeeper Christina Humbert finished with the afternoon with three saves.

Inside the Numbers

  • For the game, Le Moyne outshot the Warriors 39-9 while they also held an 13-6 advantage in draw controls. 
  • Merrimack was successful on 10-of-18 clearing attempts while they also committed 12 fouls.
  • The Warriors were 1-of-2 on free position attempts and registered 21 turnovers.
  • Merrimack caused three turnovers while scooping up 17 ground balls.

Up Next

Merrimack returns to action on Tuesday, March 25, when the Warriors return to Martone-Mejail Field to take on Southern New Hampshire. Opening draw is scheduled for 4 p.m..


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