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GOLF — Ricigliano, Knight Win NE-10 Weekly Awards

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After leading the Merrimack women’s golf team to a 309-346 season-opening victory against Southern New Hampshire this past Saturday, sophomore Alessandra Ricigliano (Scarsdale, N.Y.) and freshman Krystal Knight (Groveland, Mass.) earned Northeast-10 Conference weekly awards. Ricigliano was named NE-10 Golfer of the Week and Knight earned NE-10 Rookie of the Week honors, from the league on Tuesday.

Ricigliano shot a two-over 72 at Lake Sunapee Country Club in New London, New Hampshire, while earning medalist honors and clearing second place by two strokes. The mark of 72 tied a career low for Ricigliano, as she shot an even-par 72 at the Pioneer Invitational last season to conclude the fall. The Scarsdale, New York, native has earned medalist honors in back-to-back season-opening events, while being the Warriors’ top-finisher in all six fall events over her career, dating back to last season. She has now earned NE-10 Golfer of the Week recognition four times, while being named NE-10 Rookie of the Week four times as a freshman. The criminology major has competed in 10-fall rounds, while carding scores in the 70s on eight occasions.

Knight came out of the gates firing, as she shot a four-over 74 in her collegiate debut and finished second overall. Knight’s performance set a program record, for the lowest round by a Warrior making their debut.

The Warriors will participate in the Michael Corbett Fall Classic in Erie, Pennsylvania, on Sunday and Monday, against a field of more than 18 teams.

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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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