Seven UMaine seniors to play final home field hockey game Saturday

Posted Oct. 28, 2011, at 5:59 p.m.
Last modified Oct. 28, 2011, at 9:16 p.m.

ORONO — The University of Maine field hockey program’s top three career scorers and four other seniors will play their final home game on Saturday when the Black Bears entertain Vermont at 1 p.m.

The Black Bears, 15-3 overall and 2-2 in America East, will play in the America East semifinals next Friday at the University of New Hampshire.

Maine needs a win or a New Hampshire victory at Albany to clinch the third seed for the semifinals and a date with No. 2 Boston University.

A Maine loss and an Albany win would drop the Black Bears to fourth and they would face conference regular-season champ UNH in the semis.

Kelly Newton (57 goals, 47 assists, 161 points) is the school’s all-time leading scorer with Stephanie Gardiner (43-27-113) and Jocelyn Mitchell (46-14-106) occupying the second and third spots. Also playing their last home games will be Lelia Sacre (16-12-44), Courtney Glynn (6-1-13), Jackson’s Molly Arute (3-0-6) and goalkeeper Brittany Fleck (37-25, 306 saves, 1.94 goals-against average, .718 save percentage).

Vermont is 6-10 and 0-4 in conference play.

Maine’s seniors have helped produce a 46-27 record, including a 40-16 mark the past three years and a 28-9 record the last two seasons.

Recommend this article


View stories by school

Learn about BDN Maine Digital Marketing Solutions
Learn about BDN Maine Digital Marketing Solutions

Similar Articles

More in Sports