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Merrimack women’s soccer falls to New Haven on Senior Day

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass –Merrimack College women’s soccer team lost to New Haven, 1-0, on senior day from Warrior Stadium in NE10 action.

Links: Box Score | Highlights

The Basics
Score: Merrimack 0, 
New Haven 1
Records: Merrimack (7-8, 4-8 NE10) | New Haven (6-7-3, 3-6-3 NE10)
Location: Warrior Stadium | North Andover, Mass.

NE10 Postseason Outlook:
The top-eight finishers advance to the NE10 Championship, which begins with opening round action on Tuesday, Oct. 31. The semifinals and finals will be played on Friday, Nov. 3, and Sunday, Nov. 5, respectively will all contests occurring at the site of the higher remaining seed. Merrimack is looking to get back into the eighth and final playoff spot with two games remaining in the regular season.

1. Adelphi (11-1)
2. SNHU (9-1-3)
3. Saint Rose (9-3)
4. Franklin Pierce (7-3-2)
5. Assumption (7-4-1)
6. Pace (7-4-1)
7. Le Moyne (5-7)
8. Bentley (4-7-1)
9.Saint Anselm (4-7-1)
10. New Haven (3-6-3)
11. Merrimack (4-8)
12. Stonehill (4-8)
13. AIC (3-7-2)
14. SCSU (2-7-3)
15. Saint Michael’s (2-8-1)

How It Happened

  • The Warriors had early pressure on in the opening minutes, sending two shots wide and one shot on net in the first 17 minutes. The first half ended scoreless with Merrimack having a 10-4 shot advantage, including five of them on net.
  • 53′ – New Haven’s first shot of the second half was blocked by a Merrimack defender.
  • Senior Mia Reed (Essex Junction, Vt.) and junior Gigi Guenther (Webster, Mass.) each had shots that were sent wide of the net in the 56th and 57th minutes, respectively.
  • 69′ – The Chargers were finally able to break through as Jenna Peduzzi beat a defender, and took a low shot to give the away team a 1-0 lead.
  • The Warriors had eight shots in the final 20 minutes of the game. Two of them landed on net, while four were blocked by the Chargers defense.

Inside The Numbers

  • It was the ninth game this season that Merrimack outshot its opponent.
  • Junior Taylor Cogliano (Bellingham, Mass.) led the team with five shots, three on net.
  • Sophomore Erin Fulton (Farmington, Conn.) made three saves in the loss.
  • Keeper records: Sophomore Erin Fulton (L, 4-3) // New Haven keeper (W, 3-2-1)
  • Shots (SOG): MER – 22 (8) // UNH – 9 (4)
  • Corners: MER – 6// UNH – 2

Up Next
The Warriors host Assumption on Wednesday night in the last home regular season game of the season 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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