No. 5 Merrimack cruises past Bentley
Roundup: No. 4 UMass-Lowell wins 11th consecutive game
WALTHAM, Mass. -- No. 5 Merrimack captured its 11th consecutive victory of the season Tuesday evening at No. 10 Bentley, just hours after attaining the highest national ranking in program history. The Warriors improved to 11-1 overall and 5-0 in the conference with the win. The Falcons slide to 4-6 on the year and 2-1 in league contests.
Candace Waldie opened the game's scoring late in the first half. Waldie found the back of the net 44 seconds before the opening period expired. The sophomore tipped in a shot by Victoria DeLacey to put Merrimack up 1-0.
The Warriors grasped to the one-goal advantage at the midway point of the game. Merrimack outshot Bentley 7-2 through 35 minutes of action. The Falcons earned five penalty corners in the first half while the visitors were awarded two.
Less than seven minutes into the second frame, the Warriors extended their lead to two goals as Jen Otis netted her eighth score of the season. Otis knocked in a rebound after April Daugherty's initial shot was saved.
Merrimack ended the game with a 19-8 advantage in shots taken in the game. The two teams each claimed eight penalty corners on the night.
No. 4 Massachusetts-Lowell 6, Saint Michael's 0
LOWELL, Mass. -- Sophomore Ali Ferraro scored once and had three assists as red-hot UMass-Lowell shutout St. Michael's 6-0 Tuesday night at Cushing Field.
The River Hawks pushed their winning streak to 11 games as they improved to 11-1 overall and a perfect 5-0 in Northeast-10 action. The Purple Knights' slide continues as they fell to 2-10 on the year and 1-3 in conference play.
UM-L jumped out to a 2-0 advantage with two goals in the first five minutes of play, scored 69 seconds apart.
For the night, Hopkins made just one save as she improved to 11-1 on the season. St. Michael's Jackie Stacey dropped to 2-8 on the campaign as she stopped just 7-of-13 shots on goal. UMass-Lowell outshot the Purple Knights, 24-6 on the evening.
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.