ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Theresa Biggs’ score in a shootout cemented the University of Maine-Fort Kent’s 2-1 women’s soccer win over Marygrove College and a berth in the USCAA national championship game.
The Bengals play for the title at noon Saturday against Ohio Mid-Western.
Nicole Polite gave the Mustangs of Detroit, Mich., a 1-0 lead just past the midway point of the first half, but Donike Ferriera tied it four minutes later. It stayed 1-1 through two overtimes until UMaine-Fort Kent won the shootout 5-3.
Sydney Proctor made one save on 10 shots for the 16-0 Bengals, and Kristen Jolly had 11 saves on 23 shots for Marygrove.
UM-Machias 4, Hampshire 0
At Ashveille, N.C., Kylynn Adams and Erin O’Connor posted two goals apiece as the Clippers rolled over Hampshire in a USCAA tournament consolation game.
O’Connor, Jes Rubin and Jenny Guzman had assists, and Rebecca Young and Stephanie Wunderley combined for one save on three shots.
For Hampshire, Alyssa Graff made three saves on 10 shots.
BU 4, Maine 0
At Durham, N.H., Nicole van Oosterom scored twice and Jacinda McLeod and Macey Gaumond added one each to spark Boston University’d win in the America East Championship semifinals.
BU will face New Hampshire on Sunday in the championship game.
McLeod scored early in the game, the 17th-ranked Terriers preserved that lead the rest of the first half, then BU scored three times in the second half to defeat the No. 13 Black Bears.
McLeod was set up off a penalty corner, and she fired the ball past UMaine goalie Brittany Fleck.
Van Oosterom added to BU’s momentum when she scored early in the second half, also off a penalty corner. Van Oosterman notched her second of the day midway through the second half, and BU (11-8) closed out the scoring 1:14 later when McLeod set up Gaumond’s tally.
Maine (16-4) had a few good scoring chances, but BU goalie Valentina Cerda and her teammates were able to stymie the Bears.
Cerda finished with seven saves, while Fleck had five saves for Maine.
Lindenwood 2, UMFK 1 (OT)
At Asheville, N.C., Lindenwood-Belleville ousted top-ranked and previously unbeaten UMaine-Fort Kent by outscoring the Bengals 5-4 in the shootout.
Cesar Acosta scored the fifth Lindenwood goal in the shootout for the win.
Phathizwe Sacolo put UMFK (15-1-1) up 1-0 in the 33rd minute, and Alejandro Lopez tied it six minutes later for Lindenwood-Belleville.
Genaro Fernandez made five saves on 21 shots for Lindenwood-Belleville, and David Girouard made four saves on 12 shots for the Bengals.