Women's Lacrosse Falls to No. 4 New Haven, 19-3, Saturday Afternoon

Photo Credits: Jim Stankiewicz


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NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Three different players scored a goal, but the Merrimack College women's larcrosse team dropped a 19-3 decision to No. 4 New Haven in a Northeast-10 Conference battle on Saturday at Martone-Mejail Field.

The Basics

Score:  #4 New Haven 19, Merrimack 3
 Merrimack (2-11, 1-8 NE-10) | #4 New Haven (11-1, 7-1 NE-10)
Location: Martone-Mejail Field | North Andover, Mass.

How It Happened

New Haven opened the first half on a 7-0 scoring run until sophomore Olivia Coakley (Bridgewater, Mass.) tallied the Warriors first goal of game after a short pass from freshman Megan Fero (East Manlius, N.Y.). From that point on, New Haven closed the half on a 5-0 scoring run to bring the Chargers ahead, 12-1, heading into halftime.

The Chargers continued to dominate in the second half, as the visitors recorded a 6-0 scoring run to take a commanding 18-1 lead. With 5:59 left to play in regulation, Merrimack tallied its second goal of the game on an unassisted goal from freshman Meghan Wiseman (Arlington, Mass.).

Just 56 seconds later, sophomore Shealyn Anthony (Stoneham, Mass.) sliced the deficit to 15 (18-3) after she ripped the ball right past Charger goalkeeper Sharon Strain. With the clock winding down, Merrimack was unable to rally back and fell to the Chargers, 19-3.

Senior Inna Hedden (Woodbine, Md.) tallied nine saves in Saturday's loss while New Haven's three goalkeepers tallied two saves each.

Inside the Numbers

  • The Chargers held a 33-12 advantage in shots for the game and a 14-11 edge in ground balls.
  • Draw controls were slightly in favor of New Haven by a 15-9 margin, while Merrimack was successful on 7-of-10 clear attempts.
  • Merrimack tallied 15 turnovers while causing seven of New Haven's 10 turnovers.
  • Senior Katie Martin (Lincoln, R.I.) led the Warriors with three ground balls.

Up Next

Merrimack returns to action on Wednesday, April 16, as the Warriors travel to Easton, Mass. to take on Stonehill College. Opening draw is scheduled for 7 p.m.


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