NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Graduate student goalkeeper Katharina Ohmen wrapped up her illustrious career for the Merrimack College field hockey program with a 17-save performance on Sunday at Yale University, giving the All-American goalie a program-record 201 saves on the season. The effort gave Ohmen the first 200-save campaign in school history.
In the game that ensued, the Bulldogs prevailed, 8-1. The contest marked the season finale for the Warriors, who concluded the first-ever Division I season against their Ivy League foes.
Score: Yale 8, Merrimack 1
Records: Merrimack (2-15) | Yale (6-10)
Location: New Haven, Conn. | Johnson Field
- Ohmen made five first-quarter saves, but the Bulldogs struck for five goals in the first quarter to take the lead
- In the second quarter, senior Alex Mondini and sophomore Juliane Ohmen recorded shots, with Ohmen’s challenge Yale’s goalie. Ohmen finished the half with eight saves, needing five more for the record
- The Warriors came out strong in the third, recording four shots in the quarter’s first three minutes. Momentum shifted towards Yale, but Ohmen was up for the task, making six saves in the quarter. Ohmen. Her record-setting stop came in the quarter’s fifth minute
- Junior forward Colleen Ellis notched her team-leading fourth goal of the year to get Merrimack on the board in the final quarter. Ohmen added to her saves total as the game winded down, finishing one save shy of tying her single-game high set earlier this season against Rider
Notes and Figures
- Ohmen’s 201 saves moved her past Kerri Bergquist’s 196 in 2009 for the most in school history. She finished her four-year career with the third most career saves in school history to go along with her single-season saves record
- Ellis finished the season with the team lead in goals (4) and points (8)
- Freshman Wilma Neumann notched her first career defensive save, becoming the third player for Merrimack this year with a defensive stop