Women’s Lacrosse Challenges Unbeaten Saint Anselm Saturday Afternoon

Photo Credits: Bill Smith

WARRIORS CONTINUE NE-10 PLAY WITH A CONFERENCE CLASH AGAINST HAWKS SATURDAY AT MARTONE-MEJAIL FIELD

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NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – After snapping a six-game losing streak on Tuesday, the Merrimack College women's lacrosse team challenges unbeaten Saint Anselm in a Northeast-10 Conference battle Saturday afternoon at Martone-Mejail Field. Opening draw is scheduled for 12 p.m.

The Basics
Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 29, 2014 | 12 p.m.
Records:
 Merrimack (2-6, 1-4 NE-10) | Saint Anselm (6-0, 3-0 NE-10)
Location:
 Martone-Mejail Field | North Andover, Mass.

Last Time Out

Southern New Hampshire grabbed an early 1-0 lead to begin the game. However, the Warriors responded with back-to-back goals from Megan Fero (East Manlius, N.Y.) and Danielle Riley (West Point, N.Y.), extending the lead to one (2-1). 

With the score tied at 4-4, the hosts scored three consecutive goals to take their biggest lead of the game at 7-4. But, SNHU was able to cut the three-goal deficit to one (7-6) heading into halftime.

After a quick Warriors' goal to start the second half, SNHU answered with 2-0 scoring run to tie the game at 8-8. However, Shealyn Anthony (Stoneham, Mass.) buried her second goal of the season to help Merrimack take a one-goal (9-8) lead. Merrimack came up on top and ended the game on a 3-0 scoring run to take a 11-8 victory over the Penmen.

For the full recap from Tuesday, please click here!

Last Season vs. Hawks

  • Saint Anselm's Marissa Daly scored the game winning goal to lift the Hawks to a 17-16 overtime victory against Merrimack.
  • For the game, the Hawks outshot the Warriors, 33-24, while Ramzi Allee tallied eight saves for the home team.
  • Merrimack won the draw control battle, 20-16.
  • The Warriors were led offensively by Olivia Huie, who scored a team-high five goals and one assist.
  • Goalkeeper Inna Hedden (Woodbine, MD) played the opening 30 minutes for the Warriors, making seven saves and allowing eight goals while Sam Kiesel played the rest of the game and allowed nine goals.

The Warriors:

  • Hedden continues to lead the NE-10 in saves with 89 while also ranking fifth in the league with a 48.1 save percentage.
  • Defensively, Merrimack has a 11.91 goals-against average while causing 41 turnovers.
  • The Warriors have totaled 121 grounds balls and won 70 draw controls.
  • Offensively, Merrimack has a 43.7 shooting percentage as well as averaging 6.62 goals a game.

Scouting the Saint Anselm Hawks:

  • Saint Anselm is coming off a 12-5 win against Assumption College on Tuesday while being chosen to finish fifth according to the preseason coaches' poll.
  • Marissa Daly leads the Hawks, as well as ranks second, in the NE-10 with 27 goals for 37 points.
  • Goalkeeper Jane Bunn ranks third in the league with a 52.0 save percentage.
  • As a team, the Hawks lead the conference with a 55% shooting percentage while averaging 16.50 goals per game.

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