UMass-Lowell shuts out Adelphi
Roundup: No. 5 Merrimack rolls against Saint Michael’s
LOWELL, Mass. -- After a scoreless first half, No. 4 Massachusetts-Lowell erupted for four goals in the final 31 minutes in a shutout victory against Adelphi on Wednesday night at Cushing Field.
The win improved the River Hawks to 13-2 overall and a perfect 8-0 in Northeast-10 play. The Panthers continued to slide, suffering their fourth straight loss as they fell to 5-10 overall and 2-5 in conference play.
Sophomore Rachel McCarthy converted the first, smacking home a pass from Ali Ferraro from close range. The tally was McCarthy's league-best 18th of the season.
Then, 60 seconds later, Ferraro grabbed a blocked chip attempt and ripped home a shot for her 15th goal of the year.
Massachusetts-Lowell drew a penalty stroke in the 68th minute. Cori Trask went high, putting the ball off of the outstretched waffle pad of Lucia Vigliotti settling the score at 4-0 at 68:01.
No. 5 Merrimack 6, Saint Michael's 0
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. -- Behind a nine-point performance by April Daugherty, No. 5 Merrimack rolled to a 6-0 win against Saint Michael's Wednesday afternoon at Martone-Mejail Field. The victory ties the all-time program record for single-season wins as the Warriors improved to 13-1 overall and 7-0 in the Northeast-10 Conference. The Purple Knights fell to 4-11 on the year and 3-4 in league play.
With its seventh victory against a conference foe, Merrimack has sealed a spot in the Northeast-10 Conference playoffs. This marks the fourth season that the Warriors have advanced to postseason play.
Kerri Bergquist is now first on the team career shutouts list with her eighth of the season and 15th of her career. Bergquist made four saves in the victory. Jackie Stacey stopped 20 shots in goal for the visitors.