Women’s Soccer: Merrimack Blanks SNHU, 1-0

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – A late second half goal by sophomore Jenna Savi (Dedham, Mass.) was enough for the Merrimack College women’s soccer team to hold off Southern New Hampshire, 1-0, on Tuesday night at Martone-Mejail Field.

The Basics

Score: Merrimack 1 Southern New Hampshire 0
Records: Merrimack (4-2-1, 2-1-1) |
 Southern New Hampshire 3-3-1, 0-2-1
Location:
 Martone- Mejail Field | North Andover, Mass.

How It Happened

In the first half of action both teams played very conservative soccer. Merrimack and Southern New Hampshire had numerous opportunities to score, but both goalies stood strong leaving a 0-0 deadlock as the halftime whistle sounded.

After the break Merrimack broke the scoreless streak with the game’s first goal. Savi found the right side of the net after a short pass from junior Katie Bresciani (Hopedale, Mass.) in the 53rd minute to give the Warriors the 1-0 lead. The lone goal was Savi’s third goal of the season and ended up being the game winner.

Senior goalkeeper Nicole Curtis (Billerica, Mass.) recorded five saves in the contest.

A Closer Look

  • Merrimack held a 4-3 advantage in corner kicks and 14-11 in shots.
  • Savi and Bresciani led the team with three shots a piece.
  • Marissa DePaolo (Milford, Mass.) added two of the 14 shots for Merrimack.
  • Southern New Hampshire collected two saves and led with eight fouls.

Up Next

The Warrior’s return to action this Saturday, Sept. 28, when they travel to Syracuse, New York to face the Dolphins of Le Moyne College.  The game is scheduled for 3 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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