SOPHOMORE AUBRIE STOUFFER LED ALL WARRIORS WITH THREE POINTS ON TUESDAY EVENING
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Despite a three goal performance from sophomore Aubrie Stouffer (Souderton, Pa.), the Merrimack College women's lacrosse team were defeated, 10-7, Tuesday evening against American International.
Score: American International 10, Merrimack 7
Records: Merrimack (2-9, 1-7 NE-10) | American International (4-8, 1-7 NE-10)
Location: Ronald J. Abdow Field | Springfield, Mass.
How It Happened
Stouffer paced the Warriors' offensively with four points including three goals and an assist. Sophomore Shealyn Anthony (Stoneham, Mass.) finished with two goals while junior Giulia Palombo (Sandwich, Mass.) tallied a goal and an assist. Junior Kelly Metzger (Trumbull, Conn.) also chipped in with a goal for the visitors.
The Warriors opened up the scoring just four minute into the game after Palombo found Metzger for her fifth goal of the season. However, the Yellow Jackets responded quickly with three straight goals to take a 3-1 lead with 20:15 remaining.
Merrimack closed out the first half on a 4-1 scoring run in the final 11 minutes. Stouffer and Palomba scored the second and third goals of the game off free position shots. AIC's Riley Brennan broke up Merrimack's run, but goals from Anthony and Stouffer gave Merrimack the 5-4 edge heading into halftime.
Five minutes into the second half, American International tied the game at five after a goal from Abigail Cavallo. At the 22:51 mark, Anthony put the Warriors up one as the sophomore tallied her ninth goal of the season.
Just two minutes later, AIC tied the Warriors, 6-6, for the second time in the game until a goal from Stouffer extended the Warriors lead to one (7-6). But, AIC went on a 3-0 scoring run to take a 10-7 lead that would hold up till the final whistle.
Inside the Numbers
- Merrimack held a 29-24 edge in shots while AIC's goalkeeper tallied 14 saves.
- Senior Inna Hedden (Woodbine, Md.) recorded eight saves and finished with a .444 save percentage.
- The Yellow Jackets won the draw control battle with an 11-7 advantage.
- The Navy and Gold caused three turnovers as well as scooped up 11 ground balls.
- Merrimack went 12-of-14 in clear attempts.
Merrimack returns to action on tomorrow, April 9, when the Warriors host non-conference foe Mercy College. Opening draw is scheduled for 4 p.m.