After backstopping the No. 7 Merrimack College field hockey team to its most important win of the season at undefeated and third-ranked Stonehill last Tuesday, sophomore goalkeeper Madison Davis (San Jose, Calif.) has been named the Northeast-10 Conference Goalkeeper of the Week for the third time this fall, as announced by the league Monday.
Facing one of the most potent offenses in the country, Davis played well beyond her years last Tuesday, turning away a career-high 11 shots against the Skyhawks, including a penalty stroke attempt and a breakaway chance from the league’s leading goal scorer in the final minute of play to help Merrimack upset Stonehill, 1-0, in its regular-season finale.
Thanks to those heroics, the Warriors finished the year second in the league standings, earning a bye to the NE-10 Semifinals which will be held this Friday (Nov. 8) on campus against either third-seeded Stonehill or sixth-seeded Southern Connecticut State.
On the season, Davis has posted a 12-2 record between the pipes and owns a 1.26 goals-against average, as well as a .766 save percentage.
Full details on Friday night’s Semifinal contest will be available Wednesday morning.