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Grant-Mentis Sets Program Points Record in Tie with New Hampshire

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NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – The Merrimack Warriors earned a 2-2 tie against the University of New Hampshire Wildcats on Saturday afternoon, as senior forward Mikyla Grant-Mentis set the new all-time points record for the program with an assist on the game’s second goal.
 
The Basics
Score: Merrimack 2, New Hampshire 2
Records: Merrimack (4-21-5, 1-17-5 HEAW) | New Hampshire (15-12-4, 11-10-3 HEAW)
Location: Lawler Rink | North Andover, Mass.
 
How It Happened

  • UNH opened the game’s scoring as Meghara McManus poked in a rebound on the power play late in the first.
  • Merrimack scored its first of the night on the power play in the second period, as Kate Bukolska redirected a shot from the point by Julia MacLean to bring the game back even.
  • The Warriors took a lead at 15:45 of the second as Gabby Jones pulled away from the pile of bodies, handling a short pass over from Grant-Mentis before using a screen and firing inside the post to take the lead.
  • UNH found the equalizer at 16:42 of the third, as Jada Christian finished in the slot to bring the game to its 2-2 final.

Notes & Numbers

  • Grant-Mentis is now the all-time points leader for the Warriors, with 114 points. The center tallied 55 goals and 59 assists in 133 career games.
  • The overtime game is the eighth this year, with the Warriors going 1-2-5 in extra frames.
  • Goaltenders: Lea-Kristine Demers (35 saves, 3-15-5) // Ava Boutilier (31 saves, 10-7-2)
  • Power Plays: 0-2 | 1-6
  • Shots on Goal: 7-13 // 13-13 // 12-10 // 1-0 – 33-36
  • Faceoffs: 34 // 43
  • Blocks: 8 // 20

Up Next
Merrimack will take its last road trip of the 2019-20 season, heading to take on the UConn Huskies on Friday, Feb. 14 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 15 at 3 p.m. in Storrs, Conn.
 

For continuing coverage of Merrimack College Athletics, visit MerrimackAthletics.com and follow the Warriors on TwitterInstagram and on Facebook.
 
 

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