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Merrimack Drops Road Game to Bentley in NE10 Play

WALTHAM, Mass. – The Merrimack College women’s soccer team lost to Bentley University, 2-0, on Wednesday afternoon during Northeast-10 Conference play at Bentley Field.

The Basics
Score: 
Bentley 2, Merrimack 0
Records: 
Bentley (3-1, 1-1 NE10) | Merrimack (2-2, 0-2 NE10)
Location: 
Bentley Field | Waltham, Mass.

How It Happened

  • Brandi McDonald took a cross from Marissa Burns at the six-yard line and headed the ball into the net for a 1-0 Falcons lead in the eighth minute.
  • In the ensuing minutes, the Warriors looked to tie the game up. Seniors Jorgi Adee (Whitinsville, Mass.) and Sarah Boucher(Northbridge, Mass.) both blasted shots on net, that were turned away.
  • The Falcons, however, added to their lead in the 19th minute as Sammy Millmann fired a shot from 30 yards out just underneath the crossbar.
  • 39′ – The Warriors were given a penalty shot and chance to cut the lead in half. However, the Falcons keeper turned the attempt away.
  • Boucher had a pair of shots in the final minutes of play, the latter one hitting the post. Sophomore Jackie Ireland (Attleborough, Mass.) followed up the rebound with a shot of her own that sailed just over the net in the final minute.

Inside The Numbers

  • Coincidentally, the last time Merrimack was shutout was Oct. 12, 2016 at home against Bentley with the same outcome.
  • Merrimack has out shot its opponents 68-35 this season.
  • Shots (SOG): MER –11 (4) // BEN – 10 (3)
  • Corners: MER – 2 // BEN – 4

Up Next
The Warriors return to Martone-Mejail Field on Saturday, Sept. 16 for their home-opener against No. 7 LIU Post in a non-conference tilt. Kickoff is set for 6 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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