NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – The Merrimack College women’s soccer program bounced back from Saturday’s loss, upending non-conference Concordia (N.Y.) 9-0 Monday afternoon.
Score: Merrimack 9, Concordia, 0 | Final
Records: Merrimack (5-5-1) |Concordia (1-9-0)
Location: Martone-Mejail Field | North Andover, Mass.
How It Happened
- It took just four minutes before the Warriors got on the board. After taking two shots in the first two minutes, Merrimack forced a corner. The cross in from senior Amber Gustafson went to the edge of the six-yard box, and an unmarked Nicole Langlois finished with a high shot to make it 1-0.
- Merrimack nearly doubled its lead in the 15th minute, when a shot from senior Gigi Guenther was saved in spectacular fashion. Guenther was alone, and fired a shot to her left, but the outstretched hands of Jocelyn Hellier kept the game a 1-1.
- Guenther did eventually find the back of the net just 10 minutes later. In the 25th minute, her shot from 30 yards out hit the crossbar and came back into play. Senior Taylor Cogliano fed sophomore Izzy McDonnell, whose back pass was one-timed at the top of the box into the back left corner.
- Merrimack increased their lead once again in the 30th minute. A beautiful move on the right side of the field by freshman Maggie Barden allowed for an easy feed into the box; from there, freshman Erin Tyldesley knocked it home.
- The fourth goal of the first half came with three minutes left; a ball fed in from Tyldesley led to the foot of sophomore Taylor Robertson, who beat the last defender and tucked the shot into the side netting.
- Senior Taylor Cogliano finished a ball inside the 18 to start the second half. After a shot was deflected, freshman Meghan Blanchette fed the senior for an easy finish to make it 5-0.
- In the 53rd minute, the Warriors tacked on another one. Guenther one-timed a pass in from Nicole Langlois to make it 6-0.
- In the 70th minute, senior Tori Daigle got on the scoreboard; after a save from a shot inside the 18, Daigle positioned herself well and one-timed the shot to make it 7-0.
- Tyldesley scored her second of the game on a feed in from Robertson inside the box; a low cross was timed perfectly by the freshman forward.
- The ninth goal of the game was finished off on a Robertson header, where a cross from freshman Sara MacFarland was headed into the back of the net.
Inside The Numbers
- This is the first start of the season between the pipes for sophomore Megan Langlois.
- Eleven different players tallied points for the Warriors in Monday’s contest.
- Keeper records: Junior Megan Langlois, W (0 saves, 1-0-0) // Jocelyn Hellier, L (2 saves, 9-1-0)
- Shots (SOG): MER – 37 (24) // CRD 4 (2)
- Corners: MER – 9 // CRD – 3
The Warriors are back in action Wednesday, October 10, taking on Northeast 10 Conference opponent Stonehill. Game time is set for 3 p.m.