EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

November 23, 2013

Warriors lose thriller in championship match

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — WEST HAVEN, Conn. — After a thrilling five sets in West Haven, Conn., the Merrimack College women’s volleyball team ended its memorable 2013 campaign last night against the first-seed University of New Haven Chargers in the Northeast-10 Conference Championship.

The Warriors managed to tie the Chargers, 2-2, heading into the final set but Merrimack (17-15) couldn’t stop New Haven (26-4) from taking the final set and match.

After a thrilling, 3-1, victory in Friday night’s semifinals round against the sixth seeded Stonehill College, Merrimack was able to tie the Chargers at 1-all heading into the third frame, but New Haven was able to take the third set from the Navy and Gold. Merrimack rallied back and controlled majority of the fourth set, and sending the game into five set.

Junior Corrine Gosselin of Lawrence played well for the Warriors in the loss.

Warrior runners take 31st in NCAA

Making its first-ever appearance in the NCAA National Championships in program history, the Merrimack College women’s cross country team placed 31st in Division II’s biggest race of the season, capping off a historic season in Spokane, Wash., yesterday.

Kristin Schmidt led the Warriors in 129th place, while senior Fiona Coleman represented the second-best Merrimack finisher (160th), followed by freshman Claire Aalerud (188th).

Grand Valley State won the team competition with 54 points followed in second by Adams State with 91. Bentley finished 23rd in the 32-team field with Stonehill in 25th.