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No. 25 Merrimack Shuts Out Bridgeport

Photo: Merrimack Athletics

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – The No. 25 Merrimack College men’s soccer team shutout its second opponent of the season, with a 3-0 victory over the University of Bridgeport, Saturday night at Knights Field to improve to 3-1 on the early season. It was the fourth straight victory over the Purple Knights as well.
The Basics
Score: #25 Merrimack – 3
, Bridgeport – 0
Records: #25 Merrimack (3-1) | Bridgeport (1-3)
Location: Knights Field | Bridgeport, Conn.

How It Happened

  •  5′ – Freshman Filippo Begliardi Ghidini (Ravenna, Italy) tallied his second marker of the season, as he headed a cross from senior Juan Meza (Cali, Colombia) to give the Warriors a quick 1-0 lead.
  • 22′ – Meza had a run down the left side of the pitch, firing a shot across the box and just outside of the net.
  • Merrimack held a 6-3 edge in shots in the first half, and the only shot on net for Bridgeport was a routine stop by senior keeper Lucas Rezende(Weymouth, Mass.)
  • 52′ – Junior Jack Feehan (North Massepequa, N.Y.) found classmate Paul Magazzu (Reading, Mass.) with a long throw in from the sidelines into the box, that found the back of the net and give Merrimack a 2-0 lead.
  • 83′ – Junior Lars Sund (Stavanger, Norway) received a through ball from Begliardi Ghidini in the middle of the defense to get his first tally of the season.

Inside The Numbers

  • The Warriors have outscored the opposition 4-2 in the first half, and 3-0 in the second half this year.
  • Begliardi Ghidini now leads the team with five points (2g, 1a), after recording his first-career assist.
  • Rezende, who improves to 3-1 on the season, had two saves. It was also his second shutout of the season.
  • Shots (SOG): MER – 10 (4) // UB – 8 (2)
  • Corners: MER – 2 // UB – 6

Up Next
The Warriors begin Northeast-10 Conference action on the road on Tuesday, Sept. 12, as they travel to Colchester, Vt. to take on Saint Michael’s College at Duffy Field for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff.

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