RINDGE, N.H. – A late goal in the final 10 minutes sunk the Merrimack College men’s soccer team Wednesday night, as a 1-0 road loss to Franklin Pierce registered the fourth Northeast 10 Conference loss of the season.
Score: Merrimack 0, Franklin Pierce, 1
Records: Merrimack (9-4-0) | Franklin Pierce (7-7-0)
Location: Sodexo Field |Rindge, N.H.
How it Happened
- With just five shots on net between both teams in the first 45 minutes, it was as even as any game for the Warriors this year. Both teams had its respective chances, but neither side was able to break the stalemate. Tyler Packett made three saves for Merrimack, while Jadel Poon-Lewis made two huge stops in the final 10 minutes of the first half to keep the play level.
- Franklin Pierce struck with just under 10 minutes left in the second half. After a ball was crossed in, the initial shot was blocked; Noam Kolakofsky was there, and the strike beat Packett over the top for the 1-0 lead.
- Merrimack threw on a series of shots in the final 10 minutes, but big saves from Poon-Lewis kept the final score at 1-0.
Notes and Numbers
- This is the first time all season where the Warriors have lost back-to-back games.
- The lone goal was the first time the Ravens have scored against the Warriors in the last three meetings; Merrimack shut out Franklin Pierce in both meetings last season.
- Keeper records: – L, Tyler Packett (6 Saves, 9-4-0,) // W – Jadel Poon-Lewis (6 Saves, 10-2-1)
- Shots (SOG): MER – 16 (6) // FPU – 16 (7)
- Corners: MER – 1 // FPU – 4
The Warriors are on the road this Saturday, October, 20, as they take on Southern Connecticut. Kick-off is set for 7 p.m.