Women's Lacrosse Hosts Bentley University Tuesday for NE-10 Showdown on Senior Night

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NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Playing in its final regular season home game of the spring, the Merrimack College women's lacrosse welcomes Bentley University to Martone-Mejail Field for a Northeast-10 Conference clash on Senior Night. Opening draw is scheduled for 7p.m.

The Basics
Date/Time: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 | 7 p.m.
Records: Merrimack (2-13, 1-10 NE-10)
 | Bentley (7-7, 6-4 NE-10)
 Martone-Mejail Field | North Andover, Mass.

The Class of 2014:

Prior to first whistle, the Merrimack College Athletics Department and head coach Michael Daly will be honoring the women's lacrosse three-member senior class: Dara Hayes (Calgary, Alberta), Inna Hedden (Woodbine, Md.) and Katie Martin (Lincroft, R.I.).

Last Time Out
Southern Connecticut State University defeated Merrimack, 8-6, Saturday afternoon at Jess Dow Field.

SCSU jumped out to an early 2-0 lead over the Warriors just four minutes into the first half. Roughly seven minutes later, Merrimack regrouped and tallied its first goal of the game. Over the next six minutes, the Owls went on a 2-0 scoring run to bring the hosts a head 4-1.

With less than 11 minutes to play in the first, Hayes tallied the Warriors second goal of the game on an unassisted goal. Just 47 seconds later, Southern Conn. extended its lead to three (5-2) after a goal from Emily Orser.

Just 30 seconds into the second half, Southern Conn. struck again with an unassisted, man up goal from Jennifer MCCarthy. Down by four (6-2), sophomore Danielle Riley (West Point, N.Y.) was able to find the back of the net on a man up opportunity goal for Merrimack.

With plenty of time still on the clock, Southern Connecticut went on a 2-1 scoring run to double its lead 8-4. With just under five minutes to play, the Warriors came together to score two goals to bring the score to within two (8-6), but the Owls' defense held off the Warriors to secure the win.

Last Season vs. Bentley:
  • The women's lacrosse team fell to Bentley, 19-10, in Waltham, Mass.
  • Jenn Pino led the Warriors with four goals while Olivia Huie tallied three goals, three ground balls and three draw controls.
  • The Falcons held the 34-19 advantage in shots while the Warriors held the 29-19 advantage in ground balls.
  • Both Merrimack and Bentley finished with six saves each.
  • Merrimack was 3-of-4 in free position shots as well as tallied 25 turnovers.
The Warriors:
  • Offensively, the Warriors are averaging 6.00 goals and 16.5 shots per game.
  • Hedden continues to lead the league in saves with 143 as well as has a 44.1 save percentage.
  • At home, the Warriors at 11-of-35 in free position shots and tallies a 13.89 goals-against average.
  • This season, the Navy and Gold has recorded 77 caused turnovers and won 127 draw controls.

The Falcons:

  • Currently ranks sixth in the Northeast-10 standings.
  • Senior Taylor Bastein leads the team and ranks second in the league with 36 assists while senior Caroln Knoych leads the team with 29 goals.
  • As a team, the Falcons rank fourth with 133 saves as well as ranks fifth in turnovers with 237.
  • Bentley is 195-of-251 in clear attempts and averages 11.14 goals-per game.


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