Preview: No. 24 Merrimack hosts Franklin Pierce in NE10 Quarterfinals
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Following its 32 point season and a second-place finish in the NE10 Conference, the No. 24 and second-seeded Merrimack College men’s soccer team opens the NE10 Championship with a quarterfinal matchup on Tuesday night at Martone-Mejail Field at 7 p.m. against seventh-seeded Franklin Pierce.
- Adults – $6
- Children/Seniors – $4
- Students (with valid NE10 ID) – $1
2017 NE10 Championship:
Tuesday, October 31st
Quarterfinals – at Higher Seeds
Match 1: #8 Bentley at #1 Adelphi (7:00 PM)
Match 2: #7 Franklin Pierce at #2 Merrimack (7:00 PM)
Match 3: #6 Saint Rose at #3 Southern Connecticut (7:00 PM)
Match 4: #5 Le Moyne at #4 Southern New Hampshire (7:00 PM)
Friday, November 3rd
Semifinals – at Higher Seeds
Match 5: Match 1 winner vs. Match 4 winner Time TBD at Higher Seed
Match 6: Match 2 winner vs. Match 3 winner Time TBD at Higher Seed
Sunday, November 5th
Championship Final at Highest Seed
Match 7: Match 5 Winner vs. Match 6 winner (1:00 PM)
Last Time Out:
- Merrimack defeated Assumption, 1-0, on the final day of the regular season on the road, clinching the second-seed in the NE10 Championship in the process.
- Junior Lars Sund (Stavanger, Norway) scored the lone goal in the game on a cross from freshman Filippo Begliardi Ghidini (Ravenna, Italy) in the 35th minute. Senior keeper Lucas Rezende (Weymouth, Mass.) made a single save in the contest, coming in the second half.
Earlier This Season vs. Franklin Pierce
- The Warriors and Franklin Pierce squared off back on Oct. 18, when Merrimack won, 1-0. Senior Mattia Lanzi (Vitberbo, Italy) scored off a turnover by the Raven’s keeper, and then chipping the ball over the keepers head into the open net in the 32nd minute.
- Rezende came up with three saves in the contest.
- Franklin Pierce finished the conference slate with 17 points and five conference wins to finish seventh in the league.
- The Ravens concluded the regular season with a 3-1 win over Stonehill on Friday.
- Noam Kolakofsky led the team with 18 points with six goals and six assists, while Jadel Poon-Lewis had a 7-6-2 record in net and four shutouts.