BELFAST, Northern Ireland - The Merrimack Warriors dropped an energetic match, 4-2 against the Quinnipiac Bobcats in the Friendship Series on Saturday afternoon in Belfast.
Score: Merrimack 2, Quinnipiac 4
Records: Merrimack (4-15-2, 1-12-2 HEAW) | Quinnipiac (10-7-2, 3-6-2 ECAC)
Location: SSE Arena | Belfast, Northern Ireland
How It Happened
Quinnipiac opened the game's scoring 90 seconds into the contest and would add to the lead midway through for a 2-0 final in the first 20.
Merrimack halved the Quinnipiac lead on Courtney Maud's fifth goal of the season, as she fired in a shot cutting across the low slot to make it 2-1.
The Bobcats added a third, before junior Dominika Laskova fired in her second of the year, capturing a hard rebounder off of the goaltender's pads.
The Warriors were unable to capitalize on their momentum in the third period, with the Bobcats adding a fourth to finish the night off.
Notes & Numbers
Laskova had a two-point game for the Warriors for her fourth multipoint effort this season.
The Warriors defense was effective on the penalty kill, going 3-for-3.
Merrimack's team high shot total came in the third when the team punched eight shots on goal.
Goaltenders: Lea-Kristine Demers (29 saves, 3-11-2) // Abbie Ives (24 saves, 7-6-2)
Power Plays: 0-3 | 0-3
Shots on Goal: 6-11 // 5-9 // 8-13 - 19-33
Faceoffs: 27 // 22
Blocks: 10 // 8
Merrimack will take on the Bobcats in the second game of the Friendship Series on Sunday, with puck drop at 7 AM Eastern, 12 noon BST.