No. 24 Merrimack Edges Women's Soccer 1-0
MANCHESTER, N.H. - A goal by Kerri Domohowski with just under 11 minutes to play in the first half lifted No. 24 Merrimack College to a 1-0 Northeast-10 women's soccer victory over Southern New Hampshire University Saturday afternoon at Larkin Field. For the Warriors, it marked their sixth straight win as they improved to 10-2-2 overall and 8-2-1 in NE-10 play, while the Penmen are now 6-4-3 and 5-4-2 in the league.
Domohowski's goal would come at the 34:03 mark of the game. She dribbled from the right post into the area in front of SNHU keeper Stef Young (Natick, MA). Young attempted to play the ball but Domohowski got past her and fired into the open net for the game's lone goal.
Southern New Hampshire had two prime chances to tie the game in the second half. Just over 11 minutes into the second half the Penmen were awarded a penalty kick when Nicole Ebner (Rochester, NY) was brought down in the penalty area. Alyssa Thayer's (Hooksett, NH) attempt was stopped by Merrimack keeper Shannon Rowan. At the midway point of the second half, Ariel Teixeira (Warren, RI) would launch a free kick from the top of the box that had a chance but was knocked away by Rowan at the last moment.
Rowan made five saves for Merrimack to earn the shutout. Young turned aside three shots for the Penmen. The Warriors held an 11-8 shot advantage on the afternoon.
Southern New Hampshire returns to action on Tuesday night when it hosts Saint Anselm College in a 7:00 game at Larkin Field.