October 22, 2011

#15 Women's Soccer Battles Southern Connecticut to Scoreless Draw

WEST HAVEN, CT- The #15 Merrimack women's soccer team played Southern Connecticut State to a 0-0 tie Saturday afternoon. The result moves the Warriors to 13-2-1 on the season and 10-2-1 in the Northeast-10 Conference. The Owls progress to 10-3-2 overall and 8-3-2 in league matches.

With the point, Merrimack remains in second place in the Northeast-10 standings.

Southern Connecticut dominated the first half with an 8-1 advantage in shots. The Warriors earned one corner kick in the first frame and conceded three to the Owls.

In the second stanza, both squads fired five shots with the hosts owning a 3-2 shots on goal edge.

With neither team potting a goal in 90 minutes of regulation, extra sessions were needed to decide a victor.

In the first overtime period, Merrimack registered a pair of shots while limiting Southern Connecticut to just one.

The Owls posted a 2-1 shot margin in the final 10 minutes of the contest.

Danielle Dion (North Grosvenordale, CT) led Merrimack with four shots and three bids on frame. Jessica Peacock (Hopedale, MA) recorded a pair of shots on goal in the game.

Senior Kiley Horne (Scituate, MA) stopped all seven shots that she faced on the day. Jacquelyn Fede turned aside five shots in goal for Southern Connecticut.

"They came out strong in the first half and our defense played well to limit their chances on goal," said head coach Gabe Mejail. "We did well in the second half and in the overtime. We had our opportunities to put one in."

Merrimack closes out the 2011 regular season at home with a pair of home games. The Warriors will host Stonehill October 26 and Pace October 29 on Senior Day.