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Bryant downs Merrimack, Gebhart wins first game

Kelsi-Mariah Oresman Photography
Kelsi-Mariah Oresman Photography

SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Madison Demand recorded three points as the Bryant University field hockey team earned a 4-3 victory over Merrimack on Monday afternoon at the Bryant Track & Turf Complex.

The victory is the first collegiate head coaching victory for Laura Gebhart. 

Demand notched a goal and an assist to lead a Bryant offensive attack also received goals from Ashley Barron, Kylie Nelson and Kathryn Doorley.

GAME INFORMATION
Bryant 4, Merrimack 3
Records: Bryant (1-2, 1-0 NEC) | Merrimack (0-4, 0-2 NEC)
Location: Bryant Track and Turf Complex (Smithfield, R.I.)

KEY MOMENT

  • Trailing 1-0 in the first quarter, Demand scored with :01 second remaining to tie the game. 

SCORING SUMMARY

  • Q1 5:37 - Merrimack took the lead as Juiane Ohmen received a pass from Lauren Burke and found the back of the cage.
  • Q1 14:59 - Demand was able to bury a strong hit from the left side of the circle just before the buzzer sounded.
  • Q2 17:15 - Ohmen notched her second of the game off a scrum in front to make it 2-1. 
  • Q2 24:52 - Demand played a perfect ball to the stick of Barron who stick-handled to her right before sliding it home.
  • Q3 36:53 - Nelson took a feed about 35 yards out and raced towards the circle, firing home a shot from distance.
  • Q4 45:50 - Doorley was able to find a loose ball in front of the cage and buried it.
  • Q4 49:33 - Merrimack made it a one-goal game as Colleen Ellis scored.

BULLDOGS NOTES AND NOTABLES

  • Demand recorded a career-high three points in the game. She scored her second-career goal and notched her first-career assist.
  • Barron and Doorley each recorded their first-career goals.
  • Nelson notched her second of the season.
  • The victory is the first-career victory for head coach Laura Gebhart.

Up Next
The Bulldogs return to the field this Saturday (Apr. 3) when they travel to Fairfield. The game is set to begin at 3:00 p.m.