The Northeast-10 Conference announced today that Merrimack College women’s soccer junior Deirdre Roberts (Braintree, Mass.) was named defensive player of the week.
The Warriors left back notched her first career goal in a 1-0 conference-opening victory over Southern Connecticut State University. Roberts made a strong run to the left post where she was able to score after a shot from Jenna Savi (Dedham, Mass.) rebounded onto Roberts’ left foot.
The Braintree native was also vital in maintaining the Warriors’ first clean sheet of the season. Merrimack had conceded two goals in each of their first two games, but was able to keep the Owls off of the scoreboard.
The Navy and Gold continue NE-10 play this week when Franklin Pierce University comes to town on Wednesday. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.