GARDEN CITY, N.Y. – The Merrimack College women’s soccer team fell to No. 15 Adelphi University, 6-1, on Saturday afternoon in the Northeast-10 Conference opener for both teams at Motamed Field. The Panthers were ranked by the most recent United Soccer Coaches’ poll.
Score: No. 15 Adelphi 6, Merrimack 1
Records: No. 15 Adelphi (2-0, 1-0 NE10) | Merrimack (2-1, 0-1 NE10)
Location: Motamed Field | Garden City, N.Y.
How It Happened
- The Panthers wasted little time as Taylor Sipos scored in the third minute for her second goal of the season.
- 6′ – Senior Victoria Carter (Smithfield, R.I.) looked to tie the game, but her shot was denied by Isabel Sandstrom.
- A header by Mia York in the 15th minute made it 2-0 Adelphi, and then Sage Dieterle made it 3-0 in the 23rd minute. Kerianne Scorce made it 4-0 five minutes into the second half on a breakaway.
- Senior Mia Reed (Essex Junction, Vt.) had a great chance to put Merrimack on the scoreboard in the 57th minute, but her shot just inside the box went right over the crossbar. Another opportunity by freshman Bridget Austin (East Greenbush, N.Y.) went just left of the net from inside six yards in the 62nd minute.
- 66′ – Junior Tori Daigle (Dayton, Maine) put the Warriors on the board. Senior Emily Maier (Mesa, Ariz.) sent a free kick into the box and Daigle fired the ball through traffic to make it 4-1.
- Adelphi tacked on two more goals late in the contest.
Inside The Numbers
- Freshman Megan Langlois (Methuen, Mass.) took over in relief over the final 18 minutes of the first half and had a save in the contest. It was the third appearance for the rookie keeper. Senior Molly Meehan (Fairfield, Conn.) faced five shots in her first start of the season.
- It was Daigle’s third-career goal, her first since her rookie season.
- Shots (SOG): MER –8 (5) // AU – 15 (7)
- Corners: MER – 6 // AU – 6
The Warriors will travel to take on Bentley University on Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 3:30 p.m.