Merrimack Valley 3, Plymouth 1
Key players: Merrimack Valley – Coby Mercier (2G), Logan Cassin (G, A), Rylan Merrill (A)
Highlights: The Pride started slowly at home and Plymouth held a 1-0 halftime lead. In the second half, MV attacked with speed and got two goals from Mercier, including a blast just under the bar to put things out of reach at 3-0. Cassin scored off a great cross from Merrill for the second goal. Plymouth had limited chances to respond, thanks to efforts across the midfield and in the back from Ryan Schoffield, Jesse Hirwa, Dylan Campbell, Chase Schnipke, Connor Baldwin, Tucker Nevers and keeper Mason Boudreau.
Coach’s quote: “This was an entire team win today. The guys knew this was important in the standings and came out ready to play. I was impressed with our possession and ability to move the ball. We were a little slow on our attack in the first half, but changed that in the second half.” – Merrimack Valley’s Ken Fuller
Records: Merrimack Valley 9-5-1; Plymouth 6-7-1