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Merrimack rallies to beat Long Island University 24-23


NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) — Victor Dawson scored on a 4-yard run to cap Merrimack’s fourth-quarter comeback and the Warriors defeated Long Island University 24-23 in a Northeast Conference opener for both teams. Dawson’s touchdown came with 3 1/2 minutes left and gave Merrimack its first lead. The Warriors closed within 23-17 on Gavin McCusker’s 18-yard pass to Hayden Fisher to open the fourth quarter. Merrimack’s other touchdown came on a 64-yard play from McCusker to Jacari Carter in the first half. The Sharks scored 17 second-quarter points to take a 20-10 halftime lead.

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