NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – In the final game of the 2018 regular season, the Merrimack College women’s soccer team fell to Saint Anselm, 2-0. The Warriors came up short of the Northeast 10 Conference Championships, and finish the season with an 8-7-2 overall record.
In addition to the end of the 2018 season, this also serves as the 35th and final season that the Warriors will be a part of the Northeast 10 Conference; the team, along with the rest of the Merrimack varsity programs, make the shift to Division I, where they will play in the Northeast Conference.
Score: Merrimack 0, Saint Anselm, 2 | Final
Records: Merrimack (8-7-2) | Saint Anselm (9-5-1)
Location: Martone-Mejail Field | North Andover, Mass.
How It Happened
- The Warriors were able to get senior Erika Scott back out on the field, after she had sustained an injury at the halfway point of the season; she was subbed out just three minutes into play to a standing ovation.
- The Hawks contested early, making sophomore Megan Langlois work for her first three saves. In the 22nd minute, Saint Anselm struck; a shot from Corey Murry was saved, but the senior followed her shot, putting the rebound into the back of the net.
- At the half, the Warriors trailed, but the intensity picked up headed into the second; the team nearly doubled its shot tally from the first period, making Saint Anselm keeper Payton Wildrick work for the win.
- Carly Farina netted the second and final goal of the evening for either side in the 66th minute; her shot, against the wind, was able to beat Merrimack keeper Erin Fulton.
Inside The Numbers
- The Warriors have completed its 34th winning season in the 35 years as a varsity sport at Merrimack.
- Keeper records: Sophomore Megan Langlois, L (4 saves, 2-2-0) // Payton Wildrick, W (5 saves, 9-6-1)
- Shots (SOG): MER – 11 (5) // STA 18 (8)
- Corners: MER – 4 // STA – 4