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Merrimack Women’s Soccer Takes Down SCSU in Double-OT

NEW HAVEN, CONN. –Merrimack College women’s soccer junior Gigi Guenther (Webster, Mass) sent the Warriors to a 1-0 double-overtime victory over Southern Connecticut State, on Tuesday night in NE10 action. Senior Sarah Boucher (Northbridge, Mass.) sent a free kick to the head of Guenther in the box, who was able to find the back of the net at 106:09 of the game.

The Basics
Score: Merrimack 1, 
So. Connecticut State 0
Records: Merrimack (7-7, 4-7 NE10) | So. Connecticut State (2-10-2, 2-7-2 NE10)
Location: Jess Dow Field | New Haven, Conn.

How It Happened

  • Sophomore keeper Erin Fulton (Farmington, Conn.) made two early saves in the first 10 minutes of action to keep the game scoreless.
  • 34′ – Fulton made another save, as Victoria Buonanni cut back to the middle of the field, firing a shot just outside the box to the far post. Merrimack had just two shots on net in the opening half, both coming from about 30 yards out.
  • The Owls came close to taking the lead in the 55th minute. Johanna Wahlen took a shot from the top of the box that hit the cross bar and bounced away from danger.
  • Merrimack juniors Tori Daigle (Dayton, Maine) and Taylor Cogliano (Bellingham, Mass.) each had shots that went just wide of the net in the 61stand 64th minutes, respectively.
  • Boucher sent a drive from 30 yards out that as saved, before classmate Jorgi Adee (Whitinsville, Mass.) sailed a shot just over the cross bar from 20 yards away.
  • 84′ – The Warriors had a golden opportunity to take the lead. Following a corner kick, junior Guenther sent a header towards the net. However, an Owl defender was there to block the shot and get it away from danger.
  • Daigle had a last chance opportunity in regulation with three seconds left, but her sliding shot attempt was blocked at the six-yard line. With 19 seconds left in the first overtime, Daigle again threatened with a shot. It was turned away by the keeper.
  • 107′ – Following a free kick, Boucher sent a ball into the box, where it found the head of Guenther. She knocked it into the net for the overtime victory.

Inside The Numbers

  • Guenther has scored four goals in the last three games and now has five on the season. It is a career-high for her.
  • Boucher has her sixth assist of the season and fourth straight game with one.
  • Fulton made five saves in her second-career shutout. The Warriors limited the Owls offense to just three shots after the first half.
  • Keeper records: Erin Fulton (Dec, 4-2) // Gabrielle Arruda (Dec., 2-10-2)
  • Shots (SOG): MER – 13 (6) // SCSU – 7 (5)
  • Corners: MER – 5 // SCSU – 2

Up Next
The Warriors will host the Chargers of the University of New Haven on Saturday from Warrior Stadium at 1 p.m. It will also senior day and Alumni day. For Details on Alumni Day, click here.

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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