11/1/2019 | 4:00 PM
DURHAM, N.H. – The Merrimack College field hockey program celebrated Senior Day on Saturday against No. 24 Fairfield University, honoring the careers of graduating student-athletes Alexis Miedico, Alex Mondini, Lindsey Nolte, Colleen Slattery, Miranda Judd, Katharina Ohmen and Jessica Palmer. The seven players were instrumental parts of Merrimack’s conference-championship winning season in 2018, and have led the program into the first year of its Division I season this fall.
Following the pregame ceremony, the Warriors took a 1-0 lead of the Northeast Conference (NEC) leading Stags, 1-0, on a goal by sophomore Juliane Ohmen. The first-place Stags recovered, however, striking three times to claim a 3-1 win. Katharina Ohmen made 14 saves for the Warriors, putting forth another strong effort in net.
Score: #24 Fairfield 3, Merrimack 1
Records: Merrimack (2-13, 1-4 NEC) | Fairfield (14-2, 5-0 NEC)
Location: Durham, N.H | Memorial Field
- Merrimack took the momentum of Senior Day and used it to its advantage, as Juliane Ohmen scored on the team’s first shot of the day to move in front, 1-0
- Katharina Ohmen made two saves in the first quarter after her younger sister scored, maintain Merrimack’s lead after 15 minutes
- In the second quarter, Katharina stood on her head to start the frame. She made five saves in the first four minutes to keep Merrimack’s lead. The Stags broke through, however, scoring with seven minutes left in the half. The team’s were tied at halftime
- The Warriors won two corners at the start of the third quarter and recorded a pair of shots on goal, but both were stopped. Fairfield then was awarded a corner of its own, and scored off it, potting what proved to be the game-winner
- Fairfield added an insurance marker late in the quarter, and controlled play in the final 15 minutes to prevent a Merrimack comeback
Notes and Figures
- Merrimack’s seniors have won 40 games in their career, most notably claiming the program’s first-ever conference tournament last season in addition to Merrimack’s first-ever Division I win last year
- In her career, Katharina Ohmen sits on 495 saves and is close to becoming the third goalie ever at Merrimack to reach 500 career saves. She posted another 14-save performance, her fifth of the year. She’s posted at least 10 saves in 11 of 15 games this season
- Juliane Ohmen moved into a three-way tie for second place on the team with two goals on the season
The Warriors wrap up the regular season this weekend with a pair of road games, beginning with their final NEC contest of the year on Friday at Wagner in Staten Island, N.Y.