NEW LONDON, N.H. – The Merrimack women’s golf team carded the top-five scores, as it began the 2015 season in style, with a 309-346 victory over Southern New Hampshire.
Score: Merrimack 309, Southern N.H. 346
Top Finisher: Alessandra Ricigliano (72) 1st
Location: Lake Sunapee Country Club | New London, N.H.
How It Happened
Sophomore Alessandra Ricigliano (Scarsdale, N.Y.) came out of summer break ready to compete, as she earned medalist honors by firing a two-over 72. The Scarsdale, New York, native has now been the Warriors’ top finisher in six consecutive fall events, while earning medalist honors in back-to-back season-opening events. Freshman Krystal Knight (Groveland, Mass.) put together an impressive debut, as she finished second overall with a 74.
Sophomore Jessica Wagner (San Diego, Calif.) fired a 78, which was good for third place. Junior captain Sam Gervais(Chelmsford, Mass.) carded an 84, senior captain Jaclyn Drew (Lunenburg, Mass.) recorded an 85 and sophomore Samantha Monaco (Brewster, N.Y.) posted an 87.
It is the fourth consecutive season the Warriors have started their fall schedule with a victory. Last year, the Warriors came out of the gates flying, as they defeated host Wellesley, 322-367. In 2012 and 2013, the Warriors also began their season with victories at Wellesley.
1. Alessandra Ricigliano 72
2. Krystal Knight 74
3. Jessica Wagner 78
4. Sam Gervais 84
5. Jaclyn Drew 85
T-6. Samantha Monaco 87
The Warriors will travel to the Lake Shore Country Club in Erie, Pennsylvania, for the Michael Corbett Fall Classic on Sept. 13-14, against a field of more than 18 teams.