UMaine field hockey team knocks off Boston College

Posted Aug. 30, 2011, at 10:04 p.m.
Last modified Aug. 31, 2011, at 12:15 a.m.

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — Senior midfielder Stephanie Gardiner’s goal with 1:10 left in regulation forced overtime and freshman back Annabelle Hamilton converted a Kelly Newton pass off a penalty corner 2:21 into overtime to give the Maine field hockey team a 4-3 victory over Boston College Tuesday.

BC entered the game ranked 14th in the country.

Both teams are now 2-1.

Alexa Binnendijk opened the scoring for Maine in the first half by converting a Zoe Adkins corner and a Newton pass.

Chapin Duke equalized with her fifth goal of the season later in the first half.

Nicole Schuster swept home a Jacqui Moorfield pass to give BC a 2-1 lead in the second half before Newton tied it.

Emma Plasteras gave BC its second lead before Gardiner drew Maine level by dribbling into the circle and scoring from the penalty stroke mark.

Maine goalkeeper Brittany Fleck and BC’s Nicole Barry each made five saves. BC outshot Maine 15-14.

Hamilton said in a press release “I couldn’t have asked for a better way to get my first goal. I am very excited that I could help the team out in this great victory.”

Men’s soccer

UMFK 6, Acadia 0

At Fort Kent, Phathizwe Sacolo, Devon Leacock and Jamie De Abreu scored two goals apiece and Sacolo also had an assist as the Bengals triumphed in a mutual season-opener.

Orlando Melando had a pair of assists and Keith Williams II had one assist. David Girouard made three saves on 14 shots.

Eric Ross made two saves and allowed two goals and Eric McGarry didn’t have a save and allowed four goals for Acadia University of Wolfville, Nove Scotia.

Women’s soccer

UMFK 1, New Brunswick 1

At Fort Kent, Whitney Sinclair’s goal with just 4:33 left in regulation enabled the University of Maine-Fort Kent to tie the University of New Brunswick in a mutual season-opener.

The teams didn’t play overtime.

Meggie Spicer gave UNB a 1-0 lead with 11:14 remaining before Sinclair equalized off a Donike Ferriera pass.

Sydney Proctor made two saves for UMFK and Jackie Blank had one for UNB.

Each team had three shots at goal.

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