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