Women’s Lacrosse Welcomes Southern New Hampshire in NE-10 Battle Tuesday Evening

Photo Credits: Bill Smith
Photo Credits: Bill Smith


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NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – The Merrimack College women's lacrosse team returns to Martone-Mejail Field to challenge Southern New Hampshire University in a Northeast-10 Conference battle Tuesday afternoon.

The Basics

Date/Time: Tuesday, Mar. 25, 2014 | 4 p.m.
 Merrimack (1-6, 0-4 NE-10) | Southern New Hampshire (2-4, 1-1 NE-10)
 Martone-Mejail Field | North Andover, Mass.

Last Time Out

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, 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, 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 insurance goal from Catie McKay to take a 14-3 lead and the Warriors would drop its sixth straight contest of the season.

For the full recap from Saturday, please click here!

Last Season vs. Penmen

  • Southern New Hampshire defeated Merrimack, 15-12, at Larkin Field.
  • Jenn Pino and Tyler Szymanski led the Warriors with a team-high three goals while Szymanski tallied an assist and won two draw controls.
  • The Penmen held a 37-34 shot advantage, controlled 15 of 26 draws and collected 21 of the game's 40 ground balls.
  • Merrimack was 10-of-16 on their clear attempts.
  • Goalkeeper Inna Hedden (Woodbine, Md.) and Sam Kiesel totaled a combined 13 saves for the Warriors.

The Warriors:

  • Hedden continues to lead the NE-10 in saves with 82 while also ranking fifth in the league with a 48.2 save percentage.
  • As a team, the Warriors are ranked second in the league in turnovers (124) while causing 32 turnovers.
  • Merrimack is 72-of-104 on their clear attempts and is 8-of-26 in free position attempts.
  • Sophomore Aubrie Stouffer (Souderton, Pa.) continues to lead the team in three categories such as points (11), goals (7) and assists (7).
  • At home Merrimack is 1-3 and is averaging a 39.1 shot percentage at Martone-Mejail Field.

Scouting the Southern New Hampshire Penmen:

  • The team is coming off a 16-7 loss to Assumption College and was chosen to finished seventh in the preseason poll.
  • Penmen goalkeeper Maria Ploof ranks fifth in the league with 50 saves and is currently posting 12.61 goals-against average.
  • On the Season, the Penmen are 19-of-39 on free position attempts and 73-of-100 on clear attempts.
  • Junior Emily King leads the team in points (17g and 1 a) while Senior Ellie Morin leads the team in draw controls with 30.
  • So. New Hampshire is 0-4 on the road and averages 7.25 goals a game.


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