Men’s Soccer Falls Short to Merrimack, 3-2, in NE-10 Action

Charger Athletics

WEST HAVEN, Conn. – Senior Dave Ljungquist (Oxford, Conn./Seymour) registered two goals on Saturday afternoon, but the University of New Haven men’s soccer team was


outlasted by Merrimack College, 3-2, in Northeast-10 Conference action at Kayo Field. With the loss, the Chargers dropped to 0-3-2, 0-2 in league play, while Merrimack improved to 3-1-2, 2-1.

Merrimack got on the board first at the 16th minute, however, New Haven responded with two goals of their own to take a 2-1 advantage at the break. Ljungquist scored at at 35:05 and again right before the first period ended at the 44:57 mark.

Despite the momentum shifting in the Chargers direction, Merrimack came out hot in the second period. Francis Mulkern added two more goals for the Warriors as they pulled away with a 3-2 win. Mulkern tallied three goals in the game.

J.J. Comeau (Wallingford, Conn./Mark T. Sheehan ) started for New Haven and recorded four saves between the posts. Despite the loss, the Chargers actually out-shot Merrimack, 17-13 and recorded five corner kicks to their opponents three.

The Chargers are back in action on Wednesday, September 21st as they host cross-town rival Southern Connecticut. Game time is scheduled for 4 p.m.