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Franklin Pierce Blanks Merrimack Women’s Soccer

RINDGE, N.H. – The Merrimack College women’s soccer team lost to Franklin Pierce, 1-0, on Saturday night from Sodexo Field in NE10 play.

The Basics
Score: Merrimack 0, 
Franklin Pierce 1
Records: Merrimack (4-7, 1-7 NE10) | Franklin Pierce (6-2-2, 5-2-2 NE10)
Location: Sodexo Field | Rindge, N.H.

How It Happened

  • 7′ – Senior Victoria Carter (Smithfield, R.I.) had a golden chance to give the Warriors an early lead. She got behind everyone, including the keeper, but her shot went just wide to the right of the net.
  • Neither team had much offense the rest of the half, until the Ravens went ahead in the 36th minute. Gabi Pereira scored the only goal of the contest on a 25 yards free kick to give the home team a 1-0 lead.
  • Sophomore Erin Fulton (Farmington, Conn.) came up with three saves in the first nine minutes of the second half to keep it a one-goal deficit.

Inside The Numbers

  • Senior keeper Molly Meehan (Fairfield, Conn.) matched her season-high with seven saves, all in the first half.
  • Keeper records: Molly Meehan (L, 2-4) // Casey Cook (W, 6-2-2)
  • Shots (SOG): MER -8 (1) // FPU – 17 (11)
  • Corners: MER – 1 // FPU – 5

Up Next
Merrimack hosts Stonehill College on Wednesday night from Martone-Mejail Field at 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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