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Merrimack tops Pace on the road Saturday

Photo: Merrimack Athletics

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. – After a late game-tying goal, the Merrimack College women’s soccer team used a goal  of their own in the final seconds of Saturday night’s contest to pull off a 2-1 road win against Pace.

The Basics
Score: Merrimack 2,
 Pace, 1 | Final
Records: Merrimack (4-3-1) |Pace (3-6-1)
Location: Pace Stadium | Pleasantville, N.Y.

How It Happened

  • Merrimack was able to use the first 20 minutes of the game wisely, controlling possession and firing multiple shots on net. The hard work early paid off when sophomore Taylor Robertson put the Warriors ahead 1-0. An open sitter for the forward separated the teams, and it proved to be the difference maker in the first half.
  • In the second half, Merrimack held the lead through the 70th minute. It was then that the Setters leveled the score. With 12 minutes left in regulation, Isabel Villar buried a free kick form 20 yards out, giving the home team some life late in the game.
  • For as big and important of a Northeast 10 Conference game it was for both teams, it was presumed that the battle would take all 90 minutes. With the Warriors losing three early conference games to start the season, senior Taylor Cogliano was the one who put the team ahead with seconds left in regulation. Freshman Rebecca Harty fed the speedy senior in front of the net, and the finish finalized the game, 2-1.

Inside The Numbers

  • The game-winner was Cogliano’s first goal of the season, and second career game-winner.
  • Nine saves for junior Erin Fulton is a season-high.
  • Keeper records: Junior Erin Fulton (W, 4-3-1) // Morgan Jones (L, 3-6-1)
  • Shots (SOG): MER – 21 (9) // PACE 19 (10)
  • Corners: MER – 1 // PACE – 4

Up Next
The Warriors are on the road Tuesday, September 2, taking on Southern New Hampshire. Game time is 7 p.m.

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