Merrimack Women’s Soccer Plays Scoreless Tie at Pace

Merrimack College women's soccer at St. Michael's College in Colchester, VT, on Saturday, Sept 10, 2016. (James Buck)

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. – The Merrimack College women’s soccer team played to a scoreless tie with Pace in New York on Wednesday night, marking the second consecutive year the Warriors and Setters have been unable to score a goal when they meet.

The Basics
Merrimack 0, Pace 0
Records: Merrimack (2-1-1, 0-1-1 NE-10) |
Pace (3-1-1, 0-1-1 NE-10)
Pace Stadium | Pleasantville, N.Y.

How It Happened

  • 5′ – The Warriors came out of the gate aggressive offensively at Pace, which would earn them a penalty kick just five minutes in. Junior Sarah Boucher (Northbridge, Mass.) would take the kick for the Warriors and fire an accurate shot inside the right post that would’ve put Merrimack up a goal early if not for a fantastic save from the Setter goalkeeper.
  • 37′ – Pace would gain some momentum late in the second half and find gaps to fire off shots in bunches. Junior Molly Meehan (Fairfield, Conn.) would remain strong in net for the Warriors, with three of her eight saves in the game coming in a 53-second span in the 37th minute to keep the game scoreless headed to the half.
  • 85′ – After neither side getting clean opportunities for the majority of the second half, the Warriors would put together a nice offensive rush late in the game. The break would result in junior Mia Reed (Essex Junction, Vt.) getting a nice look from the left side. Reed looked to go top-right with the shot but saw it batted away by the keeper.
  • 97′ – The Warriors would get one of the best scoring chances of the game late in the first overtime period looking to seal an overtime victory. Merrimack’s leading scorerVictoria Carter (Smithfield, R.I.) would get a long pass right in front of the net and volley it at the goal, but the shot would not loft high enough to get up and over the goalkeeper’s reach.

Inside The Numbers

  • Merrimack and Pace finished their lone contest of 2015 in a scoreless tie, as they did in their lone regular season matchup of 2016 Wednesday. The Warriors have struggled in recent years against Pace, going 0-2-3 in their last five matchups.
  • Meehan’s eight saves on Wednesday night tied her career-high she set as a freshman while she registered the second shutout of the season and her career.
  • Shots: MC – 14 // PACE – 20
  • SOG: MC – 5 // PACE – 8

Up Next
The Warriors return home on Saturday when they host Le Moyne for a Northeast-10 Conference matchup at 3:00 p.m.

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