After a senior day victory, the Merrimack College men’s soccer team has officially wrapped up a top-four spot in the Northeast 10 Conference Championships as the #4 seed and will host #5 Assumption Tuesday, October 30, at 7 p.m. The Warriors blanked Assumption in the regular season finale this past Friday to secure home-field advantage in the first round.
Adults – $6.
Children/Seniors – $4.
Students (with valid NE-10 ID) – $1
NE10 Championship Schedule:
Quarterfinals - at Higher Seeds
Match 1: #8 American International at #1 Le Moyne (1:00 PM)
Match 2: #7 Southern Connecticut at #2 Adelphi (7:00 PM)
Match 3: #6 Franklin Pierce at #3 Southern New Hampshire (7:00 PM)
Match 4: #5 Assumption at #4 Merrimack (7:00 PM)
Friday, November 2nd
Semifinals – at Higher Seeds
Match 5: Match 1 winner vs. Match 4 winner Time TBD at Higher Seed
Match 6: Match 2 winner vs. Match 3 Time TBD at Higher Seed
Sunday, November 4th
Championship at Highest Seed
Match 7: Match 5 Winner vs. Match 6 Winner
Five Things to Know:
- The Warriors defeated Assumption in its last game of the regular season, 1-0; in dominating fashion, the Warriors allowed just five shots total, with one lone attack on net.
- Senior goalkeeper Tyler Packet ranks 3rd in the NE10 in save percentage (.794), 3rd in goals against (13), and 2nd in goals against average (0.81).
- Merrimack has hosted the first round of the Northeast 10 Championships every year since 2014; the team has hosted five of the last seven first-round games.
- Merrimack hasn’t given up a goal to Assumption since 2013; since 1998, the team is 16-1-3 against the Greyhounds.
- Freshman Tola Showunmi and sophomore Filippo Begliardi Ghidini are tied for the team lead in points (13); both have six goals and an assist on the season.
Inside the Matchup:
|Merrimack (11-5, 8-5 NE10)||Category||Assumption (8-6-2, 6-5-2 NE10)|
|Ghidini, Showunmi (6-1—13)||Leading Scorer||Jason Lages (9-2-20)|
|Ghidini, Showunmi (6)||Goals Leader||Lages (5)|
|Lars Sund (5)||Assists Leader||Alex Moschella (6)|
|Tyler Packett (50)||Saves Leader||Sebastian Jimenez (101)|
|Packett (0.81)||GAA Leader||Jimenez (1.25)|
|Packett (.794)||Save Percentage Leader||Jimenez (.828)|