Field Hockey Falters at Northeastern Wednesday

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass.  – The Merrimack College field hockey program played Northeastern University for the first time on Wednesday, dropping a 7-0 contest to the Huskies at Dedham Field in non-conference play.

The Basics
Score: Northeastern 7, Merrimack 0
Records: Merrimack (0-7) | Northeastern (5-2)
Location: Dedham Field | Dedham, Mass.

Rapid Recap

  • Graduate student Katharina Ohmen made five of her nine saves in the opening quarter, but Northeastern took an early 2-0 lead after 15 minutes. The Huskies scored once more in the second quarter, but Merrimack recorded its first two shots of the night, getting back into the contest
  • Northeastern came out strong in the second half, however, netting a pair of goals in the third and fourth quarters to claim victory
  • Freshman goalie Abbie Ortyl played the most minutes of her young career, making three saves in relief

Notes and Figures

  • After scoring on Sunday at Dartmouth, senior Lindsey Nolte led Merrimack by recording two of the team’s five shots on the night
  • Ohmen and Ortyl combined for 12 saves; the former recorded nine stops while all three of Ortyl’s came in the fourth quarter

Up Next:
The Warriors are back in action on Saturday afternoon, when Merrimack visits on Maine for a 1 p.m. contest up in Orono, Maine.   

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