Field Hockey Competes in NEC Matchups this Weekend

  • Live Stats (Sacred Heart)
  • Matchup Merrimack (1-7, 0-0 NEC) vs
    Rider (7-3, 1-0 NEC) // Sacred Heart (1-10, 0-1 NEC)
    Date/Time Friday, October 11, 2019 (7 p.m.)
    Sunday, October 13, 2019 (3 p.m.)
    Venue Ounjian Field // Medford, Mass.
    Johnson Field // New Haven, Conn.
    Multimedia Live Stats (Rider) // Live Stats (SHU) // Twitter 

    NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – The Merrimack College field hockey team looks to maintain an undefeated record in Northeast Conference (NEC) play when the Warriors compete in two league tilts this weekend. The Warriors’ first game will be played against Rider University at Ounjian Field on the campus of Tufts University on Friday at 7 p.m. They will follow-up with another conference game against Sacred Heart on Sunday at Johnson Field in New Haven, Conn. The start time is set for 3 p.m.

    Five Things to Know:

    • Senior Miranda Judd has a team-high three assists this season, which ranks tied for fifth in the conference
    • The Warriors have eight different players who have scored goals this season, with nine total goals on the season
    • Senior goalkeeper Katharina Ohmen enters the contest leading the NEC in saves per game with a 10.90 average and also ranks second in the conference with a .784 save percentage, trailing the leader by only one-one hundredth of a percent.
    • Rider is also 1-0 in NEC play with their 4-1 victory over Wagner last Friday
    • Sacred Heart has lost its last eight games against Division I opponents

    Inside the Matchup:

    Merrimack (2-8) Category Rider (7-3) Sacred Heart (1-10)
    0.90 Scoring Offense 2.80 1.00
    3.40 Scoring Defense 1.60 3.18
    Catherine Henaire (5) Leading Scorer J. Divorra, C. Brosious (24) Colleen McAninley (7)
    Henaire (2) Goals Leader Divorra (10) McAninley (3)
    Miranda Judd (3) Assists Leader Brosious (6) Kayla Kruk (3)
    Bridget Shanahan (2) Defensive Saves Leader Kaitlyn Flemming (2) Bridget Kelly (8)
    Katharina Ohmen (3.05) GAA Leader Lena Vandam (1.55) Hailey Power (3.08)
    Ohmen (.784) Save Percentage Leader Vandam (.761) Power (.785)

    Up Next
    The Warriors will travel to Brookville, N.Y. to take on Long Island University on Friday at 2 p.m. The game will take place at Bethpage FCU Stadium.

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