Nolte scores in double-OT to give Merrimack field hockey a win at Assumption

WORCESTER, Mass.  – For the third consecutive contest, the No. 3 Merrimack College field hockey program started the second half from behind when the Warriors faced Assumption College at the Multi-Purpose Stadium on Wednesday. The Warriors erased a 1-0 deficit behind a game-tying goal from junior Alex Mondini, and saw regulation end in a 1-1 deadlock to bring on Merrimack’s first overtime of the season. Junior Lindsey Nolte ended the contest in the second extra session, deflecting a feed past Assumption’s keeper for her first-game-winning goal of the season.

Junior goalkeeper Katharina Ohmen proved pivotal as well, stopping a season-best 11 shots to keep Merrimack in the game. One of Ohmen’s best efforts of the night preceded the game-winning goal, when the German native stopped an Assumption breakaway 2:30 into the second overtime to prevent the Greyhounds from winning the contest.

The Basics
Score (2OT): #3 Merrimack 2, Assumption 1
Records: #3 Merrimack (10-1, 6-0 NE10) | Assumption (6-5, 2-4 NE10)
Location: Worcester, Mass. | Multi-Purpose Stadium

Scoring Summary

  • ASM (1-0) – The Greyhounds scored less than four minutes into the game, taking a page out of Merrimack’s book. Sophomore Deidre Burchill netted her fifth goal of the season to put the hosts in front
  • MC (1-1) – Merrimack’s equalizer also resulted off a penalty corner. Senior center back Delaney Yule inserted the corner, which found the stick of Mondini who converted
  • MC (2-1) – Playing 7-on-7, Nolte’s game-winning goal sent the Warriors back to campus with a win. Leading a rush up the right side, Bartush reared back and delivered a hard pass towards the middle of the attacking zone. Nolte positioned herself to redirect the feed, doing so with just under six minutes to play until the penalty shootout

Top Performers

  • Ohmen’s effort in net proved crucial. She posted her fourth game this season with double-digit saves, and totaled 11 after having a combined nine saves in her previous five games
  • Nolte scored for the first time in her last five games, and posted her first game-winning goal of the campaign in the process. For the Canton, Mass. native, it marked her first GWG since 2017’s regular-season finale against Adelphi, which delivered a postseason berth for the Warriors
  • Mondini joined Nolte in scoring her first goal in five contests, with both players last scoring in Merrimack’s 6-1 win against American International
  • Bartush and Yule delivered their third and second assists of the year, respectively, to contribute to the offense from the back line

Notes and Notables

  • The Warriors’ have now won nine straight, equaling the 2012 program’s output for the second-longest winning streak in school history. The 2011 squad won 17 consecutive games to post Merrimack’s longest run without a defeat
  • The Warriors remain a half game behind No. 4 Pace in the NE10 standings. The Setters own a 7-0 league record, playing one more conference contest than Merrimack (6-0)
  • Jumping up to No. 3 in the national coaches poll, the Warriors matched the program’s highest ranking ever
  • The win on Wednesday night marked the program’s third straight regular-season victory in Worcester

Up Next
The Warriors are on the road again this weekend, as Merrimack faces Southern Connecticut at 11 a.m. in New Haven, Conn.

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