Men’s Soccer: Merrimack Edged by St. Michael’s

COLCHESTER, Vt. – The Merrimack College men’s soccer team suffered their second loss of the season dropping to Northeast-10 opponent Saint Michael’s, 1-0, on Tuesday afternoon.  After this loss, the Warriors end its five game win streak and drop to 5-2, 3-1.

The Basics

Score: Merrimack 0 | St. Michael’s 1
Records: Merrimack (5-2, 3-1) | St. Michael’s (1-3, 1-1)
Location: Doc Jacobs Field Complex | Colchester, VT.

How It Happened

Merrimack held Saint Michael’s scoreless for the entire first half, despite the high-powered Purple Knights attack outshooting the Warriors, 8-3.

In the second half, Saint Michael’s scored the game’s first goal in the 67th minute to give the Purple Knights a 1-0 lead. Anthony Stanley chipped the ball over keeper Jose Silva(Northborough, Mass.) to find the right side of the net.

The Warriors put pressure on the Purple Knight’s for the remainder of the half. Merrimack had its best chance when Francis Mulkern (Scituate, Mass.) shot was saved by Saint Michael’s goalkeeper Nicco Roque. The Navy and Gold could not score a goal to tie the game, which resulted in its second loss on the year.

Silva tallied five saves in the losing effort for the Warriors, while Andrew Suttle(Northbrook, Ill.) made his first appearance of the season tallying eight minutes in goal.

A Closer Look

  • Douglas Searl (Westford, Mass.) and Ronald Ried (Schwendi, Germany) led the team with two shots a piece.
  • Saint Michael’s held a 4-2 advantage in corner kicks
  • Saint Michael’s outshot Merrimack 15-10.
  • Each team tallied five saves.

What They Said

“We all know that at some point our winning streak had to come to an end,” head coach Tony Martone. “There is still plenty of more games left and some more things to work on, but I am still proud of my players.”

Up Next

The Warriors return to action they host the Owls from Southern Connecticut on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. The game is scheduled for 7 p.m.

About the Author

Mike McMahon
Mike McMahon is in his 13th year covering Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune and is the founder and managing editor of The Mack Report. Mike also serves on staff as a senior writer at College Hockey News. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcMahonCHN

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