Field Hockey Comes Up just short against Davidson

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FARMVILLE, Va.  – The Merrimack College field hockey team played for their second day in a row Saturday, where they fell to Davidson College, 3-2, down in Farmville, Va. The Warriors put up a good fight, clawing their way back after falling behind in the first quarter, behind the efforts of freshman Catherine Henaire who posted a two-goal game. Ultimately, the Warriors efforts came up short, and come home hungry for their first victory of the young season.

The Basics:
Score: Davidson 3, Merrimack 2
Records: Merrimack (0-4) | Davidson (1-4)
Location: Elizabeth Burger Jackson Field | Farmville, Va.

Rapid Recap:

  • Merrimack came out of the gates firing, recording the first three shots of the game. Freshman Catherine Henaire looked to open up the scoring late in the first quarter, when her shot attempt sailed wide.
  • Davidson managed to respond quickly to the Warriors’ hot start, and potted the first goal of the game with just seconds remaining in the first quarter.
  • Both teams settled into the second quarter. Back-and-forth action continued until senior Miranda Judd gained possession on a penalty corner and found Henaire in front to tie the contest, 1-1
  • Merrimack managed to fire off six shots in the third quarter, but were unable to put one home. Davidson broke the stalemate late in the third, when they put home a goal off a rebound to give them the lead.
  • Only seconds into the fourth quarter, the Warriors found themselves in an uphill battle when Davidson scored their third goal of the match, giving them a two-goal advantage. The Warriors would not go quietly however. Henaire cut the lead down to one, when she netted her first goal of the season, shortly after coming off the bench.
  • The Warriors could not find the tying goal late in the fourth, and fell to Davidson, 3-2.

Notes and Figures:

  • Henaire had a stand-out game off the bench, recording a season high in shots with five, three of which were on goal. She became the first Warrior with a multi-goal game this year, potting her first two collegiate goals against the Wildcats
  • All of Merrimack’s goals this season have been scored by freshman
  • The Warriors recorded season highs in both shots (13) and goals (2)
  • Senior Alex Mondini joined Judd with assists on the day. Both players recorded their first helpers of the year

Up Next:
The Warriors will have another away game this Friday, September 20th, when they head up to Burlington Vt. to square off against the University of Vermont Catamounts at 4 p.m.

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