Merrimack Women's Soccer Travels to SNHU Tuesday
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – The Merrimack women's soccer team looks to win their second straight road game as they travel to Manchester, N.H., to face the Southern New Hampshire Penmen on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at Penmen Stadium. Last Time Out:
Merrimack was able to use the first 20 minutes of the game wisely, controlling possession and firing multiple shots on net. The hard work early paid off when sophomore Taylor Robertson put the Warriors ahead 1-0. An open sitter for the forward separated the teams, and it proved to be the difference maker in the first half.
In the second half, Merrimack held the lead through the 70th minute. It was then that the Setters leveled the score. With 12 minutes left in regulation, Isabel Villar buried a free kick form 20 yards out, giving the home team some life late in the game.
For as big and important of a Northeast 10 Conference game it was for both teams, it was presumed that the battle would take all 90 minutes. With the Warriors losing three early conference games to start the season, senior Taylor Cogliano was the one who put the team ahead with seconds left in regulation. Freshman Rebecca Harty fed the speedy senior in front of the net, and the finish finalized the game, 2-1.
Merrimack is ranked 10th in the Northeast 10 Conference standings going into Tuesday's matchup.
Senior Gigi Guenther ranks second in assists (5) and third in shots (38) among NE10 players.
Junior goalkeeper Erin Fulton ranks 5th in save percentage (.830) in the NE10
Inside the Series:
Merrimack is 15-3-1 all-time against Southern New Hampshire.
Last season, Southern New Hampshire defeated Merrimack in overtime, 2-1.
Meet the Opposition:
Southern New Hampshire ranks 5th in the NE10 Conference standings.
Freshman Sydney Carney leads the NE10 in assists (6).
The Penmen have scored 23 goals on the season and are averaging 2.30 goals/game.
SNHU is currently on a three-game winning streak, upending Stonehill 4-1 in their last matchup.
Up Next The Warriors will have three days to prepare for undefeated Franklin Pierce on Saturday, Oct. 6. Kickoff at Martone-Mejail Field is scheduled for 4 p.m.
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