Home Women's Soccer Merrimack women’s soccer rallies late to tie Assumption

Merrimack women’s soccer rallies late to tie Assumption

Merrimack College Women's Soccer vs. Bentley University at Bentley University in Waltham, MA on September 13, 2017. Photo: Mike Gridley

WORCESTER, Mass. – Sophomore Izzy McDonnell picked up a goal late in the second half, but for the second time this season, the Merrimack College women’s soccer team drew with a Northeast 10 Conference opponent with a 1-1 final against Assumption.

The Basics
Score: Merrimack 1,
 Assumption, 1 | Final
Records: Merrimack (8-6-2) | Assumption (8-6-2)
Location: Multi-Sport Stadium | Worcester, Mass.

How It Happened

  • The Warriors came out firing in the opening 10 minutes, with a great opportunity to score early. A shot just inside the 18 from sophomore Izzy Mcdonnell forced Greyhound keeper Alex Nason off her line, making the diving save.
  • In the 18th, another goal was nearly scored by the Warriors; a shot from senior Gigi Guenther just missed, running inches wide.
  • Just minutes later, the Greyhounds countered and struck first. Kallie Villemaire was able to beat sophomore Megan Langlois to give Assumption the early lead.
  • Guenther had another opportunity in the 25th; this time, an even bigger save by Nason kept the lead for the Greyhounds.
  • In the 36th, Merrimack continued to knock on the door. Guenther rung the post on a deep shot, and the rebound was sent in by freshman Erin Tyldesley; another acrobatic save by Nason kept the Warriors scoreless.
  • Junior Erin Fulton came on in the second half, and was immediately tested; a shot from 20 yards out took a last-second hop off the turf, but a diving save kept the deficit at just one goal.
  • In the 65th minute, Merrimack evened the score. A scrum inside the 18, sophomore Izzy McDonnell got into the mix; a hard, low shot beat the keeper and rippled the right side of the net, tying the game at one goal apiece.

Inside The Numbers

  • With the tie, the Warriors are guaranteed a winning season; the team has just one losing season in the 35 years head coach Gabe Mejail had been under the helm.
  • Wednesday night’s game was the sixth game to go into overtime this year for the Warriors.
  • Merrimack has given up just two goals in the last four matches.
  • Keeper records: Junior Erin FultonT (4 saves, 6-5-2) // Alexis Nason, T (11 saves, 8-6-2)
  • Shots (SOG): MER – 29 (12) // AC 25 (12)
  • Corners: MER – 6 // AC – 8

Up Next
The Warriors return for its final home game of the season this Saturday, October 24, as it takes on Saint Anselm. Game time is set for 6 p.m.


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