The women's lacrosse team traveled to the campus of Long Island University for their final road game of the 2022 season. Despite a gritty, back-and-forth battle with the Sharks, the Warriors came up short in the end. Meghan Dzialo and Valdes once again had hat tricks, with Valdes adding another three assists to her day's total.
Score: LIU 14, Merrimack 11
Records: Merrimack 4-11, 4-3 NEC, LIU 5-11, 4-3 NEC
The Warriors got on the board first, thanks to a caused turnover by Kelly Corrigan. Corrigan made a sprint from the Merrimack side of the field to a clear, where she turned it over to Olivia Valdes who found Natalie Calkins for the goal.
The Warriors were working hard on both sides of the field throughout this quarter, as the offense would add two and the defense would shut down LIU for the first half of the quarter. Valdes hustled against her defender to add one on a far-side shot. Minutes later, she would earn a free position shot, which she would dish to Taylor Darrell for the goal.
After allowing the Sharks to add three in a row, Merrimack added pressure to the home team with the help of Dzialo and Valdes adding their second goals of the day. The Warrior defense would stifle LIU's offense for the remainder of the quarter.