Women's Soccer Blanked by Regionally-Ranked Merrimack

Women's Soccer Blanked by Regionally-Ranked Merrimack

 

COLCHESTER, Vt. - The Saint Michael's College women's soccer team was shut out by regionally-ranked Merrimack College, 3-0, during Wednesday's Northeast-10 Conference matchup at Duffy Field. Merrimack is ranked 10th in this week's United Soccer Coaches East Region poll.

RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (1-3-1, 0-2-1 NE10), Merrimack (3-1-1, 1-1-1 NE10) 

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

  • Senior Megan LeCours (Barre, Vt./Spaulding), 6 saves in 45 minutes
  • Sophomore Liz Vallatini (Needham, Mass./Needham), 3 saves in 45 minutes of relief 

OPPONENT LEADERS

  • Senior Tori Daigle, 1 goal, 1 assist
  • Senior Gigi Guenther, 2 assists
  • Junior Taylor Robertson, 1 goal
  • Sophomore Izzy McDonnell, 1 goal
  • Junior Erin Fulton, 0 saves in 75:39

GAME FACTS

  • The Warriors are ranked 10th in this week's United Soccer Coaches East Region poll.
  • Merrimack scored all three of its goals in the first half.

THE ACTION

  • Merrimack broke through early in the first half when McDonnell buried a one-timer off of a pass from Daigle in the seventh minute.
  • The Warriors then followed with another goal at the 11:26 mark when Daigle tapped home a rebound off of Guenther's initial shot, which had been blocked by LeCours.
  • In the 16th minute, Merrimack players directing two shots on net, only to be stopped by a diving LeCours on both occasions.
  • Robertson added an insurance goal in the 43rd minute, deflecting a free kick from senior Emily Maier to make it 3-0.
  • The Purple Knights nearly broke through in the 79th minute when junior Meghan Dieterle (Franklin, Mass./Franklin) rocketed a shot off the right post.

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S GAME

  • Saturday vs. nationally-ranked Adelphi University, 11 a.m.
  • The Panthers are ranked 18th in this week's United Soccer Coaches national poll.