#6 Stonehill Rebounds at Merrimack, 2-0

Junior Kathryn Nelson scored both Skyhawk goals in the win today at Merrimack (PHOTO BY Andrew Katsampes) 

Nelson nets two goals, Osier notches fifth shutout to lead Skyhawks

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. (November 2, 2010) – Stonehill College, ranked sixth in this week's Kookaburra/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division II poll, returned to the win column with a 2-0 victory at Merrimack College in Northeast-10 Conference field hockey action at Warrior Field this afternoon.

Junior Kathryn Nelson (Shrewsbury, Mass./Shrewsbury) scored a goal in each half for Stonehill, while senior goalkeeper Courtney Osier (South Dennis, Mass./Dennis-Yarmouth) made five saves to make them stand up and post her fifth shutout of the season (16th career). The Skyhawks posted a 23-11 advantage in shots for the contest, including an 18-5 margin on goal.

Sophomore Kerri Bergquist (Mashpee, Mass./Mashpee) posted 14 saves in goal for Merrimack, including nine in the opening half.

Nelson opened the scoring less than 12 minutes before halftime with her first unassisted tally at 23:27. The Skyhawks leading scorer added an insurance goal with her 17th of the season with 3:04 remaining in regulation.

Stonehill (12-5, 8-1 NE-10) is back in action on Saturday when it visits Southern Connecticut State University for its final non-conference matchup of the regular season at 2 p.m. Merrimack (6-10, 3-6 NE-10) hosts Saint Anselm College on Saturday at 7 p.m.