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Merrimack Men’s Soccer, Tyler Packett, Blank Stonehill, 2-0

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Freshman Aasmund Joedahl (Ridabu, Norway) netted his first-ever goal at Martone-Mejail Field while sophomore Tyler Packett (Eastham, Mass.) recorded his third clean sheet in the last four matches as the Merrimack College men’s soccer team prevailed over Stonehill College, 2-0, Wednesday evening in Northeast-10 Conference play.

Links: Box Score | Game Highlights

The Basics
Score: Merrimack 2,
 Stonehill 0
Records: Merrimack (11-3, 8-2 NE-10)
 | Stonehill (6-8, 4-6 NE-10)
 Martone-Mejail Field | North Andover, Mass.

How It Happened

  • 7′ – Making his first career start, Joedahl struck an early chance, breaking away from the right back. Stonehill’s goalkeeper Conor McDonough, however, came off his line to make a sliding save on the early opportunity
  • 14′ – Collecting his third save of the first 15 minutes, McDonough made a point-blank stop on junior right back Michael Dushman (Bedford, Mass.). Dushman broke free in the box on a free kick served by Mattia Lanzi (Viterbo, Italy)
  • 17′ – Packett notched his first save as the Skyhawks created a chance on the counterattack. Merrimack attempted  the night’s first eight shots before Stonehill’s chance
  • 44′ – Joedahl again nearly scored his first-ever goal at Martone-Mejail, but his attempt from inside the six-yard box was stopped by McDonough
  • 45′ – With three seconds left on the clock, Stonehill appeared to score the night’s first tally, but offsides was called to negate the goal
  • 56′ – On his sixth shot of the night, Joedahl found gold. Classmate Sebastian Toro (East Boston, Mass.) streaked down the right side and played a ball to the near post, where Joedahl connected on his second goal of the season and first-ever at home
  • 68′ – Senior Connor O’Brien (Sandwich, Mass.) kept an equalizer off the board, as with Packett off his line, the center back manned the goal line and deflected a shot out of bounds with his left knee
  • 85′ – Senior Alexander Alleyne (Swampscott, Mass.) took three shots in the span of a minute. The first attempt was saved while the third went in the net, but was called back due to offsides
  • 90′ – Senior Ryan Wine (New Braintree, Mass.) started a play in the waning seconds that led to a goal. His pass created a 2-on-1 between Lars Sund (Stavanger, Norway) and Juan Meza (Cali, Colombia) with the former sliding a pass to the latter who netted his third goal of the year

Inside The Numbers

  • Packett collected four saves on the night, excluding his punch-out of a free kick headed towards the danger area in the 89th minute. The first-year starter picked up his 10thwin of the season, and has made 13 saves on 14 shots-on-goal over his last four starts
  • Joedahl started for the first time in the Navy and Gold uniform, leading all players with seven attempts on frame
  • Playing in just his ninth game, Toro collected his third assist of the year, the second most on the team. Wine’s helper on the second goal marked the senior’s first point of the season and second of his career
  • McDonough kept the margin of defeat at two, making nine saves. The junior keeper was particularly effective in the first 15 minutes when the Warriors attempted the first eight shots of the game
  • Shots (SOG): MER 19 (11) // STO 7 (5)
  • Corners: MER 5 // STO 3

Up Next
The Navy and Gold host a Homecoming Weekend matchup against Southern New Hampshire on Saturday night at 6 p.m at Martone-Mejail Field

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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