Merrimack ladies' ice hockey couldn't jump against the Long Island University Sharks on Saturday night, falling 2-0 in a display against the NEWHA's top crew.
Merrimack Warriors and LIU Sharks Records: Merrimack (5-14-1, 4-10-1 HEA) | LIU (10-7-0, 10-0-0 NEWHA)
Merrimack Warriors and LIU Game Fact
Teams jockeyed in the opening period, looking to establish the tempo. Midway through the period, Madison Oelkers worked a strong chance for the Warriors which rang off the pipe. After a body checking penalty on the Sharks with 5:25 to play, Merrimack's offense continue to press to close out the period but were unable to break through.
In the second, Merrimack worked to push the tempo. Senior captain Gabby Jones worked a strong opportunity at the side of the net in the early going, but was stopped. The offense pushed for a game-best 10 shots on goal in the period.
LIU broke open the scoring with three minutes to play in the second to take the lead into intermission. The Sharks added their second at 1:26 of the third period, scoring on a 4-on-4 opportunity.
Late in the third, Merrimack looked like it broke through with an offensive attempt by Madison Oelkers. The goal was called back for goaltender interference, keeping the Warriors off the board for the night.