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Merrimack falls to Franklin Pierce in NE10 Semifinals

RINDGE, N.H. – Merrimack College women’s soccer team fell to Franklin Pierce, 2-1 in the NE10 Semifinal game on Friday afternoon at Sodexo Field.

The Basics
Score: Merrimack 1, 
Franklin Pierce 2 | Final
Records: Merrimack (10-9) | Franklin Pierce (12-3-2)
Location: Sodexo Field | Rindge, N.H.

2017 NE10 Championship:
Tuesday, October 31st
Quarterfinals – at Higher Seeds
Match 1: #8 Merrimack 2 @ #1 Adelphi 1 | Final
Match 2: #7 Bentley 0 at #2 Southern New Hampshire 2 | Final
Match 3: #6 Assumption 3, #3 Saint Rose 0 | Final
Match 4: #5 Pace 0 at #4 Franklin Pierce 1 | Final

Friday, November 3rd
Semifinals – at Higher Seeds
Match 5: #8 Merrimack 1,#4 Franklin Pierce, 2 | Final 
Match 6: #6 Assumption 1,  #2 Southern New Hampshire 1 | 2OT SNHU wins 5-4 in PK’s

Sunday, November 5th
Championship Final at Highest Seed
Match 7: #4 Franklin Pierce vs. #2 Southern New Hampshire (1:00 PM)

How It Happened

  • 9′ – Junior Tori Daigle (Dayton, Maine) had the first chance of the game, racing down the right side. Her shot, however, went just wide of the post.
  • 32′ – Senior Sarah Boucher (Northbridge, Mass.) had the Warriors second opportunity. Unfortunately, her shot went just over the crossbar.
  • The first half ended scoreless with just two shots for the Warriors and five for the Ravens.
  • 52′ – Franklin Pierce jumped out to a 1-0 lead with a goal by Veronica Marques. Marques cut to the middle around the Warriors defense to the right of the box to put a shot in the left side of the net.
  • 79′ – Penalty kick goal by Nathalia da Silva bringing the Ravens up 2-0.
  • 86′ – Warriors got themselves on the scoreboard with a goal by senior Emily Maier (Meza, Ariz.). Meza scored off a free kick from 40 yards out. However, the Warriors could not find the equalizer.

Inside The Numbers

  • It was Maier’s first goal of the season.
  • It was the lowest shot output for Merrimack all season.
  • Keeper records: Sophomore Erin Fulton (Farmington, Conn.) (L, 6-4) // Casey Cook (W, 12-3-2)
  • Shots (SOG): MER – 5 (3) // FPU – 11 (6)
  • Corners: MER – 1 // FPU – 3

Up Next
Warriors end the season with a 10-9 overall record. The Merrimack College women’s soccer team would like to thank everyone for their support throughout the 2017 season.

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