Stonehill and Merrimack Advance to NE-10 Field Hockey Semifinals

Stonehill and Merrimack Advance to NE-10 Field Hockey Semifinals



November 1, 2016


MANSFIELD, Mass. - Third-seeded Stonehill and fifth-seeded Merrimack posted wins earlier tonight to advance to Friday's Championship Semifinals.

#3 Stonehill, #6 Assumption | BOXSCORE

EASTON, Mass. - Stonehill's Kacie Smith scored a goal 19 minutes into the first half, and the Skyhawks defense would do the rest as they defeated Assumption 1-0 earlier tonight in NE-10 Championship First Round action.

Assumption's Sarah Bodzinski stopped 11 of the 12 shots she faced in the loss, while Stonehill's Sara Freedman stopped the only shot she saw in the shutout win.

With the win, the Skyhawks now will head to Long Island to take on 2nd-seeded LIU Post in one semifinal Friday.

#5 Merrimack 1, #4 Adelphi 0 | BOXSCORE

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. – Led by 70 minutes of stellar goalkeeping from freshman Katharina Ohmen, Merrimack was able to hold off a late push by ninth-ranked Adelphi to beat the fourth-seeded Panthers by a score of 1-0 in the Northeast-10 Conference 1st Round on Tuesday afternoon to advance to the NE-10 Semifinals for the second straight year.

The Warriors would breakthrough in the 22nd minute, initiated by a great through ball from junior Mikayla Panneton that found classmate Rylie Hammond streaking towards the net. Hammond would fire a hard shot from straight on that rolled right past the keeper to give Merrimack the 1-0 lead and lone goal of the opening half.

Merrimack will now head to Saint Anselm to take on the top-seeded Hawks in one semifinal game Friday.

2016 NE-10 Field Hockey Championship Schedule

Tuesday, November 1st     
First Round ­
Game 1:  #3 Stonehill 1, #6 Assumption 0 
Game 2:  #5 Merrimack 1, #4 Adelphi 0  

Friday, November 4th     
Semifinals ­
Game 3:  #5 Merrimack at #1 Saint Anselm (4:00 PM)
Game 4:  #3 Stonehill at #2 LIU Post (TBD)

Sunday, November 6th     
Championship Final (to be held at highest remaining seed) ­
Game 5:  Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner

*Please note that the championship game time shall be 1:00 PM

Additional reporting for this release provided by the Merrimack athletics communications staff

The Northeast-10 Conference is an association of 15 NCAA Division II colleges and universities located in New England and New York that is committed to supporting balanced academic and athletic opportunities for more than 6,500 student-athletes. 

Each year, 4,500 of those student-athletes compete in conference championships in 24 sports, making the NE-10 the largest DII conference in the country in terms of sport sponsorship. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the Northeast-10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.