Senior forward Mikyla Grant-Mentis had a goal and an assist for the Warriors
Merrimack College Edged By Minnesota State, 4-3

MANKATO, Minn. - The Merrimack women's ice hockey team battled but came up short, falling 4-3 in a road contest against the Minnesota State-Mankato Mavericks on Friday afternoon.

The Basics

Score: Merrimack 3, Minnesota State 4
Records: Merrimack (2-6-2, 0-4-2 HEAW) | Minnesota State (5-4-2, 2-4-2 WCHA)
Location: Verizon Center | Mankato, Minn.

How It Happened

- Emma Gorski held strong for the Warriors in the opening period, turning aside 15 shots on goal to keep the teams scoreless in her second start of the season.

- Merrimack scored the first goal of the night, as senior Mikyla Grant-Mentis scored for her fifth goal in four games.

- Freshman Dani Castino scored her first of her career, handling a feed from Grant-Mentis to double the Warriors lead midway through the second period.

- Mankato would bite back in the second period, with a shorthanded goal a minute after Castino's tally before adding the third of the night with two minutes to go in the second.

- The Mavericks took advantage of home ice, jumping up by two in the third period.

- Assistant captain Megan Fergusson got Merrimack back on the attack, deflecting Julia MacLean's shot from the point for a power play goal, but the team was unable to break through for the equalizer.

Notes and Numbers

- Emma Gorski pushed a strong performance, turning aside 35 saves in her second career appearance.

- Grant-Mentis is pushing to become the second-ever Warrior with 100 career points, sitting at 95 for her career. The senior assistant captain had a goal and an assist against the Mavericks.

- Goaltenders: Emma Gorski (35 saves, 1-4-2) // Abigail Levy (19 saves, 3-2-1)

- Power Plays: 1-3 | 0-1

- Shots on Goal: 7-15 // 16-8 // 10-14 // 7-8 - 22-39

- Faceoffs: 22 // 26

- Blocks: 18 // 13

Up Next

Merrimack will play its second of the weekend at the Verizon Center against Minnesota State, looking to capture the team's first-ever win against the Mavericks at 2 p.m.

Game Summary

Friday, November 1, 2019

Game statistics
22 Shots 39
1 / 3 Power Plays 0 / 1
1 / 2 PIM 3 / 6
2-6-2 Records 5-4-2
Merrimack Minnesota State
Mikyla Grant-Mentis (7)
Dani Castino (1)
Brooke Bryant (2)
2nd/11:13 SH
Mariah Gardner (4)
Kelsey King (1)
Mariah Gardner (5)
3rd/15:46  GW
Megan Fergusson (2)
3rd/18:06 PP
Merrimack Minnesota State
Emma Gorski
58:20, 35 Saves, 4 GA
(L, 1-1-0)

Empty Net
1:40, 0 GA
Abigail Levy
60:00, 19 Saves, 3 GA
(W, 3-2-1)