WARRIORS FACE CHARGERS SATURDAY AFTERNOON ON YOUTH LACROSSE DAY AT MARTONE-MEJAIL FIELD
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – After dropping an 11-5 decision to Mercy on Wednesday, the Merrimack College women's lacrosse team looks to upset No. 4 New Haven Saturday afternoon at Martone-Mejail Field on Youth Lacrosse Day. Opening draw is scheduled for 12 p.m
Date/Time: Saturday, Apr. 12, 2014 | 12 p.m.
Records: Merrimack (2-10, 1-7 NE-10) | No. 4 New Haven (10-1, 6-1 NE-10)
Location: Martone-Mejail Field | North Andover, Mass.
Last Time Out
The Warriors dropped an 11-5 final to Mercy College in non-conference play at Martone-Mejail Field.
Merrimack got on the board in the early minutes of the game after back-to-back-goals from sophomore Shealyn Anthony (Stoneham, Mass.) and freshman Clare Blomberg (Wading River, N.Y.). Down by two (2-0), Mercy rallied back to tie the Warriors with 11:03 remaining in the half. Mercy continued their offensive attack and jumped ahead 6-2.
The Mavericks opened the second half on a 2-0 scoring run but Merrimack responded quickly with a 3-0 scoring run to bring the score to within three (8-5). But, Mercy tacked on three more insurance goals to secure the 11-5 road victory.
Senior Inna Hedden (Woodbine, Md.) made nine saves in the loss, while Jillian Rocco had five stops to pick up the victory.
Last Season against Chargers
- New Haven defeated Merrimack, 13-5, at Kayo Field in West Haven, Conn.
- Giulia Palombo (Sandwich, Mass.) led the Warriors with a team-high two goals.
- Both teams finished with 14 turnovers each while New Haven held a slim 23-20 edge in ground balls.
- Merrimack and New Haven also posted 10 draw controls each.
- The Warriors were 12-of-15 in clear attempts.
- Defensively, the Warriors have caused 55 turnovers and scooped up 171 ground balls.
- Merrimack averages 6.50 goals while averaging 17.3 shots per game.
- The Warriors are 126-of-176 in clear attempts and 20-of-58 in free position goals.
- Sophomore Aubrie Stouffer (Souderton, Pa.) continues to lead the team in points with 28 (14g and 14a).
- Hedden also continues to lead the conference with 119 saves.
Scouting the No. 4 New Haven Chargers:
- The Chargers are coming off a 13-5 loss to No. 2 Adelphi Tuesday afternoon at Kayo Field.
- New Haven ranks second in the conference in ground balls (233) while causing 101 turnovers.
- Junior Kathryn Campbell leads the team with 54 points including 28 goals and 26 assists.
- Goalkeeper Alyssa Gianotti has a 47.4 save percentage and a 7.43 goals-against average.
- Offensively, the Charger average 11.82 goals per game and are 127-of-155 in clear attempts.