NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – The Merrimack College women’s soccer program put up a whopping seven goals against Le Moyne Saturday, winning on senior day in fashion, 7-0.
Score: Merrimack 7, Le Moyne, 0 | Final
Records: Merrimack (6-6-1) |Le Moyne (3-10-0)
Location: Martone-Mejail Field | North Andover, Mass.
How It Happened
- The first 25 minutes of the contest were about as even as any gam the Warriors have been a part of this season, with both goaltenders making fantastic saves to keep the game level.
- After a pair of outstanding saves from Merrimack starter Megan Langlois, the Warriors counter resulted in a free kick from 30 yards out, and eventually, the first goal of the game. A ball in from senior Emily Maier was misplayed through the six-yard box, and sophomore Katelyn Richardson was placed perfectly for the one-time finish.
- Merrimack nearly doubled the lead in the 50th minute. A ball played out to sophomore Nicole Langlois was rocketed low toward the back corner of the net, but a great save by replacement goalkeeper Shannon Bennison kept the score at 1-0.
- Minutes later, the Warriors tacked on three goals between the 50th and 56th minute. Senior Tori Daigle received a beautiful pass from classmate Taylor Cogliano, and finished a shot just outside the right side of the six-yard box to make it 2-0.
- Less than two minutes later, sophomore Izzy McDonnell rippled the net on a shot just inside the 18 when she took a pass from Daigle, turned, and finished.
- 65 ticks after that, the fourth goal was netted when Daigle ripped a shot from just outside the 18 that the Le Moyne keeper couldn’t stop.
- Goal number five came in the 61st minute. After a collision just outside the 18, Merrimack freshman Erin Tyldesley cleaned up a loose ball and floated a ball into the empty net.
- Two more goals were netted within a span of five minutes. First, Tyldesley netted her second of the game on a beautiful turn inside the box, followed by a shot from her left foot.
- Sixty seconds later, Taylor Robertson broke away from the last defender and was able to finish the shot with ease to make it 7-0.
Inside The Numbers
- Saturday’s match was the first time this season where the Warriors put up seven goals against a conference opponent.
- The win was the most goals scored against a Northeast 10 Conference team since October 2013, when the Warriors upended Saint Michael’s 6-0.
- Keeper records: Junior Megan Langlois, L (3 saves, 1-1-0) // Anastasija Cumika, W (6 saves, 9-4-0)
- Shots (SOG): MER – 29 (15) // LEM 16 (7)
- Corners: MER – 3 // LEM – 4
The Warriors have a quick turnaround, taking on Southern Connecticut. Game time at home is set for 7 p.m.