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WSOC: Merrimack Suffers First Loss at Pace

BRIARCLIFF, N.Y. – The Merrimack College women’s soccer team lost for the first time this season, 2-0 on the road against Pace University.

The Basics
Score: Merrimack 0
 | Pace 2
Records: Merrimack (3-1-1, 0-1-1 NE-10)
 | Pace (3-3, 2-1 NE-10)
 Pace Soccer Field | Briarcliff, N.Y.

How It Happened
In the first road contest of the season, the Warriors could not come away with the victory.

Pace scored the opening goal of the game in the 35th minute as Emma Sinanan notched her first of the season off an assist from Geena Kooner.

The Setters added an insurance goal in the second half. Alyssa Zeoli dribbled the ball to the top right of the box, and netted a shot past Warriors goalkeeper Meghan Gulbrandsen (Haverhill, Mass.).

For the second consecutive game, Gulbransen was replaced by freshman Molly Meehan(Fairfield, Conn.). Meehan made two saves in nearly 27 minutes of action. Gulbrandsen was credited with the loss after making four saves in 63:09.

Junior Jenna Savi (Dedham, Mass.) was one of the few Merrimack players to have an impact offensively. She recorded five shots and four of the Navy and Gold’s five shots on goal.

Inside The Numbers

  • For the first time in her career, Sarah Boucher (Northbridge, Mass.) did not record a shot in a game. Boucher leads the Warriors with eight points.
  • Sarah Coakley (Medway, Mass.) notched two shots for Merrimack.
  • Pace utilized two keepers, switching them at halftime. Aisha Chauhan made three saves in the second-half. Lauren DeSousa was credited with the win after making two first-half saves.

Up Next
Merrimack travels to Southern New Hampshire on Wednesday, Sept. 24, for a game in Manchester, N.H. at 7 p.m.

Mike McMahon is in his 13th year covering Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune and is the founder and managing editor of The Mack Report. Mike also serves on staff as a senior writer at College Hockey News. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcMahonCHN

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