NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Merrimack College field hockey program played its second Northeast Conference (NEC) game of the weekend on Sunday afternoon, traveling to Sacred Heart University. The Warriors and Pioneers played at Yale University’s Johnson Field, with the hosts claiming a 4-0 victory. Merrimack’s league record dropped to 1-2 while Sacred Heart improved to 1-1.
Score: Sacred Heart 4, Merrimack 0
Records: Merrimack (2-10, 1-2 NEC) | Sacred Heart (2-11, 1-1 NEC)
Location: New Haven, Conn. | Johnson Field
- Graduate student Katharina Ohmen came to play in the first quarter, making seven saves through the first six minutes of action. Sacred Heart finally cracked Merrimack’s keeper, scoring midway through the quarter
- Merrimack improved in the second quarter, holding the Pioneers without a shot. With about eight minutes left in the half, the Warriors registered the two quality scoring changes. Freshman Wilma Neumann had a shot saved, and junior Colleen Ellis made a bid for her third goal of the weekend, but Sacred Heart collected a defensive save to prevent the equalizer
- Merrimack nearly saw the fourth quarter arrive with the score remaining at 1-0, but Sacred Heart potted two goals in a span of 28 seconds to make it a 3-0 game
- Sacred Heart tacked on its last goal with a tick under six minutes remaining in the game; sophomore Riley Brown took over in net from there, playing the final five-plus minutes for the Warriors
Notes and Figures
- Ohmen moved into fifth all-time on Merrimack’s single-season saves list, increasing her season total to 138 saves
- She has at least nine saves in every game this year except one, and has a streak of five straight games with at least 10 saves
- Neumann and senior captain Miranda Judd tied for the team lead with two shots on goal
Merrimack continues its run of NEC games on Friday when the Warriors visit Long Island University at 2 p.m. in Brookville, N.Y.