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Merrimack Men’s Soccer Defeats Saint Rose

ALBANY, N.Y. – The No. 20 Merrimack College men’s soccer team defeated Saint Rose, 3-1, on Saturday afternoon from Sullivan Field in NE10 action.

The Basics
Score: No. 20 Merrimack – 3
, Saint Rose – 1
Records: Merrimack (9-1-1, 6-0-1 NE10) |Saint Rose (4-6 3-3 NE10)
Location: Sullivan Field | Albany, N.Y.

How It Happened

  • 8′ – Freshman Filippo Begliardi Ghidini (Ravenna, Italy) redirected a deflection following a Merrimack corner kick to give his team a 1-0 lead. Junior Sam King(Mansfield, England) and senior Mattia Lanzi(Vitberbo, Italy) picked up assists on the tally. Nine seconds later, Begliardi Ghidini fired a low drive from 25 yards out to extend the lead for the Warriors.
  • 15′ – The Golden Knights cut the deficit in half on a goal by Haruna-Iya Suleiman.
  • 41′ – As time was winding down in the first half, Saint Rose gave up an own goal, to give Merrimack a 3-1 lead. That score would hold for the remainder of the game.

Inside The Numbers

  • The Warriors have an eight-game unbeaten streak, with seven victories and a draw.
  • During that streak, Merrimack has outscored its opponents 21-4.
  • Begliardi Ghidini now leads the team with 15 points (6g, 3a). He is now third in conference play with four goals.
  • Keeper records: Senior Lucas Rezende (Weymouth, Mass.) (W, 9-1-1,) // Gianni Carillo (L,4-3)
  • Shots (SOG): MER – 11 (4) // STR – 2 (2)
  • Corners: MER – 3 // STR – 2

Up Next
Merrimack hosts Saint Anselm on Tuesday night at Martone-Mejail Field for a midweek NE10 contest. Game time is set for 7 p.m.

Mike McMahon is in his 12th year covering Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune and is the founder and managing editor of The Mack Report. Mike also serves on staff as a senior writer at College Hockey News. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcMahonCHN

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