Women's Soccer Travels to NE-10 Rival Bentley University Wednesday Afternoon


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NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – With just two games left in the regular season, the Merrimack College women's soccer team travels to Waltham, Mass. to face Northeast-10 foe the Bentley University Falcons for a Northeast-10 Conference match up Wednesday afternoon at 3:00 p.m.

The Basics
Wednesday, Oct.  30, 2013 | 3:00 p.m.
Merrimack (8-5-2, 6-4-2) | Bentley (2-10-1, 1-9-2)
 Football Field | Waltham, Mass.

Last Time Out

The Warriors are coming off a tough, 2-1 loss to the Panthers of Adelphi University last Saturday night.

Adelphi scored the game's first goal in the 44th minute of action, when Bianca Lastra scored off a deflected pass from Samantha Lanza. The Panthers held an early 1-0 lead over Merrimack heading into halftime.

Adelphi extended its lead to 2-0 after Victoria Antonio scored her fifth goal of the season. Two minutes after the Panther's second goal, Merrimack forward Jenna Zechner (Billerica, Mass.) tallied her fourth goal of the season after a breakaway down the right side of the field and cutting the lead in half.

Sophomore Jenna Savi (Dedham, Mass.) had the opportunity to tie the game at 2-all but it was no good because the shot went off the crossbar. Merrimack kept the intensity alive but was unable to capitalize on offense.

Last Season against the Falcons

  • Forward Sami Brady (Rockland, Mass.) tallied her second goal of the season to lift the Merrimack women's soccer team to a 1-0 blanking against conference rival Bentley.
  • Merrimack clinched a spot in the NE-10 Tournament for the 28th consecutive season, and also established an NCAA record by clinching a winning season for the 29th straight year.
  • Hynds finished with a game-high 10 saves for the visitors in a match that saw numerous shot attempts and 20 combined shots on goal, while junior Nicole Curtis (Billerica, Mass.) stopped nine attempts for the Warriors.
  • Merrimack held a 27-13 total advantage in shot attempts in the game, while holding a 5-3 edge in corner kicks.

Northeast-10 Standings
Top-eight qualify for NE-10 Championships

 1. Saint Rose (10-0-2)
2. American Int'l (10-1-1)
3. Adelphi (8-1-3)
4. New Haven (7-3-2)
5. Merrimack (6-4-2)
6. Assumption (4-3-5)
T7. Franklin Pierce (5-5-2)
T7. Saint Anselm (5-5-2)
9. So. Connecticut (5-6-2)
10. Stonehill (5-6-1)
11. So. New Hampshire (4-5-3)
12. Le Moyne (3-7-2)
13. Pace (3-8-1)
14. Bentley (1-9-2)
15. Saint Michael's (0-13)

The Warriors:

  • Merrimack currently sits fifth in the NE-10 with just a game behind the University of New Haven.
  • Senior Jackie Sullivan (North Andover, Mass.) ranks fourth in the NE-10 and leads the team with six assists.
  • The Warriors have won their last four of their seven games, with a big 3-2 double overtime win against the University of Haven on Oct. 5th.
  • As a team, Merrimack is 15th in the nation averaging 2.13 assists, while averaging 2.0 goals per-game.
  • Sophomore Jenna Savi leads the team with 16 points and seven goals.

The Falcons:

  • Coming off a 3-1 loss to Southern Connecticut Saturday afternoon.
  • The Falcons have lost four of their last five games, with the only game being a 1-1 draw with Southern New Hampshire.
  • As a team, Bentley averages 1.1 goals-per game, while averaging 9.2 shots per game.
  • Ana Tantum leads the Falcons with four goals and 10 points.
  • The Falcons are ranked 11th in the Northeast-10 with 15 goals scored, while averaging a .116 shot percentage.


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