Men’s Soccer Prepares for Important NEC Weekend


Matchup Merrimack (8-3-2) at
Central Connecticut (0-12-1)
Merrimack (8-3-2) vs.
Fairleigh Dickinson (6-6-2)
Date/Time Friday, November 1, 2019 (6 p.m.)
Sunday, November 3, 2019 (2 p.m.)
Venue CCSU Soccer Field // New Britain, Conn
Mortone-Mejail Field// North Andover, Mass
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NORTH ANDOVER, Mass – The Merrimack Men’s Soccer team begins their weekend with a conference clash against Central Connecticut on Friday. The game will be taking place at the CCSU Soccer Field at 6 p.m. The Warriors will then return home for a Sunday game against conference opponent Fairleigh Dickinson at Martone-Mejail Field at 2 p.m.

On Friday, the Warriors could clinch the Northeast Conference (NEC) regular season title with a win and a Long Island University loss to Robert Morris.  If Merrimack clinches the title it would be it’s first DI regular season championship in school history.    

Five Things to Know:

  • Sophomore Tola Showunmi scored his fourth goal of the season last game against Mount St. Mary’s tying him for the team lead in that category with senior Aasmund Joedahl and junior Filippo Begliardi Ghidini  
  • Graduate Student Lucas Rezende ranks 1st in the NEC in save percentage with a .823 mark.
  • Central Connecticut will look to get their first win of the season, after losing their last 10 games
  • Fairleigh Dickinson most recently defeated Saint Francis Brooklyn 4-3 in OT.
  • This will be the first time Merrimack has play either team in men’s soccer

Inside the Matchup:

Merrimack (8-3-2) Category Central Connecticut (0-12-1) Fairleigh Dickinson (6-6-2)
1.85 Scoring Offense 0.77 1.43
0.85 Scoring Defense 3.63 1.43
Two tied (10) Leading Scorer Eddie Yepes (15) Diego Arribas (18)
Three tied (4) Goals Leader Yepes (6) Arribas (8)
Five tied (2) Assists Leader Yepes (3) Ville Ahola (5)
Lucas Rezende (51) Saves Leader Jason Dubrovich (58) Jahmali Waite (49)
Rezende (0.81) GAA Leader Dubrovich (3.48) Waite (1.23)
Rezende (.823) Save Percentage Leader Dubrovich (.598) Waite (.754)

Up Next:
The Warriors will conclude their 2019 season at home against NEC opponent Bryant on next Sunday at Martone-Mejail Field. Kickoff will be at 1 p.m.

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