UMaine field hockey team shuts out Vermont

Posted Oct. 30, 2011, at 9:33 p.m.

ORONO — Lelia Sacre celebrated “Senior Day” with her first career hat trick, spearheading the Maine Black Bears to a 4-0 field hockey win over Vermont Saturday.

Sacre scored the first two goals for UMaine (16-3, 3-2 AE), which struck for three in a span of 3:25 in the first half. She scored the first on a penalty corner off assists from Zoe Adkins and Kelly Newton, then added a second on a penalty stroke.

Holly Stewart scored the third goal of the flurry off a pass from Jocelyn Mitchell, then Sacre scored again in the second half offr a corner and assists by Adkins and Newton. Brittany Fleck made four saves for the Bears.

Stephanie Zygmunt had nine stops for 6-11 Vermont.

Saint Joseph’s 3, Simmons 1

At Standish on Saturday, Renee Leach’s unassisted goal with 8:44 gone in the first half was the eventual game-winner for the No. 2 Monks in the North Atlantic Conference quarterfinals.

T.J. Cowin scored 53 seconds into the game for 12-5 Saint Joseph’s, while Peyton Dostie scored on a Leach assisted in the second half. Meaghan Johnson did not made any saves and faced three shots.

Lee Sutherland scored the goal for No. 7 Simmons (9-11). Renna Smith made seven saves on 11 shots.

Husson 3, UMF 2 (PS)

At Farmington on Saturday, Lorri Hiltz scored on a sudden-victory stroke, lifting the fifth-seeded Eagles to victory over the No. 4 Beavers in a North Atlantic Conference quarterfinal.

The teams played to a 2-2 deadlock through regulation, 30 minutes of 7-on-7 overtime and a round of penalty strokes. However, Husson goalkeeper Kristen Capen stopped a stroke by UMaine-Farmington’s Lily Barry to set up Hiltz’s game-winner.

Kara Poirier scored off a Hiltz assist and Sabrina Vaillancourt converted a penalty corner to give Husson (9-8) a 2-0 lead 15:51 into the game., but Sara Lane scored unassisted three minutes later and Jessica Martin tied it for the Beavers, converting a REnee DesPres assist with 2:49 left in regulation.

Women’s soccer

Lasell 5, Saint Joseph’s 1

At Newton, Mass., on Saturday, Jamie Harris, Bridget Lynch, Mary Farley and Meredith Hessler scored first-half goals to propel the top-seeded Lasers to a Great Northeast Athletic Conference quarterfinal victory over No. 8 Saint Joseph’s of Standish.

Hessler scored again in the second half for 14-4-1 Lasell.

Shannon Fitzgerald scored on a second-half penalty kick for the 7-5-5 Monks.

So. Maine 2, R.I. College 0

At Gorham on Saturday, Hilary Dube and Cathy Wise notched second-half goals to carry the Huskies to victory.

Jessica Boynton added an assist for 3-12 Southern Maine, while Kat Rothe made two saves on three shots.

Abygayle Fisher made five saves on 12 shots for 2-16 Rhode Island College.

Husson 3, UMF 0

At Bangor on Saturday, Alexandra Laniewski scored two goals to power third-seeded Husson University by sixth-seeded University of Maine at Farmington in a North Atlantic Conference quarterfinal.

The Eagles (8-11) advance to play No. 2 Colby-Sawyer College in the NAC semifinals on Tuesday.

Emily Zurcher chipped in with a goal for Husson on a pass from Katelyn Cloutier. Crystal Johnson made three saves.

Beth Lebel stopped six shots for the Beavers (5-10-3).

Men’s soccer

Husson 4, Lyndon State 2

At Bangor on Saturday, Zach Emeigh set up all four goals as the top-seeded Eagles earned a North Atlantic Conference quarterfinal win over the No. 8 Hornets.

Tyler Metivier scored twice in the first half, including once in the first minute, to pace 11-6-1 Husson. He also assisted on one of two first-half goals by Phil Frost. Brian Potter made three saves.

Shane O’Donnell-Leach scored one goal and the other was an own goal for Lyndon State (6-10-1). Phil Curll added an assist and Jason Gray made 12 saves.

MMA 1, Thomas 0 (2OT)

At Waterville on Saturday, Benjamin Russell scored on a free-kick play off a pass from Nick El-Hajj in the 107th minute, lifting the fifth-seeded Mariners to victory in a North Atlantic Conference quarterfinal.

William Trace Lacour made six saves on 30 shots to register his 10th shutout of the season and his third in a row for 9-4-1 Maine Maritime Academy of Castine.

MIkkail Crockwell made nine saves on 23 shots for No. 4 Thomas College (10-7).

R.I. College 4, USM 0

At Providence, R.I., Bruno Costa’s first-half goal put the Anchormen ahead for keeps.

Mike Patriarca, Troy Silvia and Patrick LaRoche scored a goal apiece for 11-7 Rhode Island College. Nick Clark made five saves on seven shots.

Ian Dollen-Oliveto made nine saves on 27 shots for 3-15 Southern Maine of Gorhdam.

Saint Joseph’s 3, Suffolk 0

At Standish, Zach Johnson scored a goal in each half Saturday to lead the Monks to a Great Northeast Athletic Conference quarterfinal win.

Mike Sanfilippo scored the other goal for the No. 2 Monks, who got assists from Zak Hollingshead, Calvin Servaes, Ross Suleski and Jack LaFreniere. Kenny Grade made six saves on 12 shots.

James Potter made seven stops on 20 shots for No. 7 Suffolk (5-13-1).

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