Freshman Elizabeth Genovese made two saves in goal for the Skyhawks.
Bergquist's posts shutout behind 19-save performance
Merrimack junior goalkeeper Kerri Bergquist (Mashpee, Mass./Mashpee) recorded an incredible 19 saves to post her second-straight shutout. The Warriors scored twice in the opening 5:09 on their way to a 3-0 lead at halftime. Stonehill posted a 28-13 advantage in shots for the match, and piled up 21 penalty corners to four for the hosts.
Junior April Daugherty (Wakefield, R.I./Lincoln) scored both Merrimack goals in the opening five minutes, while classmate Jen Otis (Penacook, N.H./Merrimack Valley) dished assists on the Warriors final two goals. Seniors Sarah Salatto (Guilford, Conn./Guilford) and Victoria DeLacey (Charlton, Mass./Shepard Hill Regional) each added goals for Merrimack.
Freshman Elizabeth Genovese (Street, Md./North Harford) made two saves over the final 48:59 in goal for Stonehill. She relieved junior Kaitlyn Curtis (Acton, Mass./Acton-Boxborough), who didn't make a stop in the opening 21:01.
Daugherty netted a pair of unassisted goals in the opening 5:09 to give Merrimack all the goals it would need. She knocked in a rebound in front of the cage to open the scoring at 2:15 and then scored on a breakaway at 5:09.
Salatto one-timed a cross from Otis on the left side at 21:01 to chase Curtis and give the Warriors a three goal lead at halftime. Otis then set up DeLacey for the lone goal of the second half and close out the scoring on the afternoon at 49:18.
Stonehill (2-3, 0-0 NE-10) returns to action on Wednesday when it hosts Adelphi University for a non-conference matchup at 4 p.m. Merrimack (3-1, 0-0 NE-10) visits Saint Michael's College on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.