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Field Hockey Takes Weekend Trip to Long Island, Providence

Matchup Merrimack (2-10) at
Long Island (4-6) and Providence (8-5)
Date/Time Friday, October 18, 2019 (2 p.m.)
Sunday, October 20, 2019 (1 p.m.)
Venue Bethpage FCU Stadium // Brookville, N.Y.
Lennon Family Field // Providence, R.I.
Multimedia (LIU) Live Stats // Watch // Twitter 
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NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – The Merrimack College field hockey team will once again be on the road for the weekend as they travel to Long Island and Providence. The first game will be held on Friday at Bethpage FCU Stadium at 2 p.m. against the Sharks – Merrimack’s new Northeast Conference (NEC) vial. The team will then travel up to Providence to Lennon Family Field to take on the Friars at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Five Things to Know:

  • Junior Colleen Ellis scored her first two goals of the season against Rider after leading the team with 16 shots on goal. For her efforts, Ellis was named a NEC Prime Performer for the first time in her career.
  • The team has had contributions from 12 different players who have recorded at least one point this season
  • Senior goalkeeper Katharina Ohmen currently is the conference leader in saves (138), saves per game (11.50), and save percentage (.784). She is fifth all-time in program history in saves in a single season
  • In their last game, LIU fell to NEC rival Rider, 2-1. The Sharks’ field hockey team has some familiarity with Merrimack as some of its players were members of LIU Post one year ago
  • Providence has won three of its last four games, losing only to third-ranked UConn in that span

Inside the Matchup:

Merrimack (2-10) Category Long Island (4-6) Providence (8-5)
0.92 Scoring Offense 1.30 2.23
3.50 Scoring Defense 2.00 1.54
Catherine Henaire (5) Leading Scorer Kaitlyn Olton (12) Izzy Mendez (18)
C. Henaire, C. Ellis (2) Goals Leader Olton (6) Mendez (8)
Miranda Judd (3) Assists Leader Taylor Brodski (3) Mary O’Reilly (5)
Bridget Shanahan (2) Defensive Saves Leader N/A S. Cramer, A. Parker (1)
Katharina Ohmen (3.24) GAA Leader Rachel Vellis (1.82) Lydia Rice (1.46)
Ohmen (.784) Save Percentage Leader Vellis (.776) Rice (.718)

Up Next
The Warriors will play Fairfield in a NEC matchup at Memorial Field on the UNH campus. The game will begin at 2 p.m. and will be the program’s Senior Day.

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