WATERVILLE, Maine — Sophomore Kelly Burrell (Cumberland, Maine/Greely) scored her second goal of the match 6:13 into the first sudden-death overtime period to give the visiting University of Southern Maine Huskies a 3-2 victory over the Thomas College Terriers in a non-conference women’s soccer match Sunday afternoon at Alumni Field.
The win evened the Huskies record at 1-1 after the opening weekend of play in the 2012 season. The Terriers slipped to 0-2 after dropping their second one-goal decision in as many days.
Burrell gave the Huskies a 1-0 lead in the fifth minute of play converting a pass from senior Stefanie Stockwell (Buxton, Maine/Bonny Eagle). The Huskies held the edge in play in the opening 45 minutes out shooting the Terriers 11-4, but were unable to slip another shot past the Terriers defense.
Freshman Ally Abrahamson (Rutland, Vt.) gave the Huskies some breathing room in the 74th minute with an unassisted goal to make it 2-0.
The Terriers stormed back to tie the match as freshman Kajsa Kaufeldt (Uppsala, Sweden) scored twice in a span of 42 seconds. Kaufeldt tallied her first goal off an assist from classmate Bronte Howorth (Lincoln, Mass./Lincoln-Sudbury) at the 82:18 mark. Kaufeldt equalized for the Terriers with an unassisted goal at 83:00.
USM freshman goalkeeper Melissa Temple (Grafton, Mass.) recorded one save to earn her first collegiate victory. Junior Kate Thibodeau (Woolwich, Maine/Morse) had 11 saves for Thomas in 82:13. Freshman Lindsy Hoopingarner (Richmond, Maine) did not register a save in her 14 minutes of action.
Southern Maine had a 27-9 advantage in shots and a 7-1 margin in corner kicks.
Vassar 3, MMA 0
BANGOR, Maine — Gabriella Kaplan and Chole Wheeler factored in on all of the scoring as Vassar’s women handed Maine Maritime a 3-0 setback in Sunday afternoon soccer. The Brewers battled through the Eighth Annual Husson Invitational with an unblemished record to start their 2012 campaign off at 2-0. The Mariners fell to 0-2.
Kaplan cashed in on a Wheeler cross in the 15th minute for the game-winning tally. Wheeler extended the differential with an unassisted marker just before the half, while Kaplan scored in the early stages of the second half for the 3-0 final. The Brewers mustered a dozen shots to the Mariners’ three. Ali Higgins turned away a pair to keep a clean sheet. Kelsie Hilton (Monmouth, Maine/Monmouth Academy) turned away four advances at the other end.
UMFK 2, Daemen 1 (OT)
AMHERST, N.Y. — The Daemen Wildcats’ attempt to knock off the two-time defending USCAA National Champions came up just a bit short Sunday. The Maine-Fort Kent Lady Bengals (2-0-0) got a goal from freshman Katherine Ferland in the 100th minute to break a 1-1 tie and send the visitors out of Dimp Wagner Stadium with the victory. The loss is Daemen’s first setback of the season (2-1-0) after opening the year with back-to-back wins.
The Lady Bengals entered today’s game as winners of 18 straight and 33 of their last 34 dating back to 2010. Megan Perry gave them the lead with a goal in the 42nd minute off a feed from Kayla Richards. Perry’s high shot from the left wing reached the far top corner of the goal, giving UMFK the edge after a somewhat evenly played first half.
Daemen knotted the score after junior Samantha Engel (Dryden, NY/Dryden HS) took a pass in stride from senior Kelsey O’Leary (Rochester, NY/Greece Olympia HS) and launched her shot low and past Bengal goalkeeper Kimika Forbes in the 79th minute.
In the overtime period, Daemen’s Kayla Hampton (DeRuyter, NY/DeRuyter HS) thwarted two scoring chances from the Bengals’ Theresa Biggs. Hampton stood her ground and made two solid saves on legitimate scoring chances. Sandwiched in between UMFK’s chances was a low hard shot by Daemen’s Alexa Amato (Grand Island, NY/Grand Island HS) that was saved by Forbes.
Then, with under a minute remaining in the overtime period, Ferland struck her golden goal, taking a pass from Victoria DuBois-Iredale and putting the shot low and past Hampton who came racing out of her net.
Maine 1, Francis Marion 0
Orangeburg, SC – The University of Maine women’s soccer team took a 1-0 win over Francis Marion Sunday afternoon in Orangeburg, South Carolina. The Black Bears improve to 3-2 off the foot of Maddie Hill (Brampton, Ontario).
Hill scored the lone goal of the game to propel the Black Bears past the Patriots, this goal marking the first on the season for the senior midfielder. The goal came at the 11-minute mark off the assist by Nikki Misener (Burlington, Ontario) and Maggie Malone (Halifax, Nova Scotia).
Lauren Swant (Oakville, Ontario) anchored the Black Bears in goal with two saves in the contest. Swant improves to 2-1-0 on the season with a .840 save percentage on 21 saves and 4 goals against.
Taylor O’Berry played the entire game for the Patriots, allowing one goal on eight saves; she falls to 2-1-1 on the season.
The two teams played through a scoreless second half with the Black Bears holding a 16-4 edge over the Patriots in shots. Maine was awarded five corner kicks to Francis Marion’s three.
UMPI 7, Vermont Tech 2
RANDOLPH CENTER, Vt. — Lainey Herring (Sr./Houlton, ME) scored three times to lead the University of Maine-Presque Isle women’s soccer team to a 7-2 victory at Vermont Technical College on Saturday afternoon. It was the first game of the season for both teams and the result gave new UMPI head coach Trevor Parent his first win.
The Owls’ Audra Kirk (So./Limestone, ME) opened the scoring just over 10 minutes into the match. The score remained 1-0 until Herring sandwiched her first two goals around a Kallie Pelletier (So./Madawaska, ME) score to give UMPI a commanding 4-0 lead with seven minutes remaining in the first half.
After the Knights got on the board with a Ashley Lockerby (Enosburg, VT) goal, Chelsea Lynds-Beaulieu (So./Presque Isle, ME) found the back of the net with less than a minute remaining to give UMPI a 5-1 lead at the break.
After Lockerby added her 2nd goal of the game to bring the Knights (0-1) to within 5-2, Herring and Kylie Plourde (Fr./Fort Fairfield, ME) each registered goals to arrive at the final margin.
Goals by Kirk, Pelletier, and Plourde, were the first for each as collegiate athletes. For Herring, her 3 goals nearly matched her total goals scored all of last season (4).
Midfielder Chelsea Beauchemen (So./Adams, MA) had two assists for the Owls and after the game was clearly happy with how her team came together in their first game.
“I’m proud of how the girls played,” said Beauchemen, “especially for the first game of the season. The team chemistry is really showing through in our play.”
Springfield 3, UNE 1
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — The nationally-ranked Springfield College women’s soccer team scored three times in the first half on its way to a 3-1 win over the University of New England in the final game of the Springfield Invitational played Saturday (Sep. 1) night under the lights at Brock-Affleck Field.
Springfield, ranked 25th in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NCSAA) preseason poll, won for the second time is as many days to improve to 2-0, while the Nor’easters slipped to 0-2.
Erica Donnelly, Vicky DiNatale and Brittany Samson scored first-half goals to give the Pride a commanding 3-0 cushion heading into intermission.
Senior Nicole Faircloth (Westfield, Mass.) prevented the Nor’easters from being shut out with just two seconds remaining when her shot deflected off the crossbar and slid across the goal line.
Both teams were limited in their shots attempts, with Springfield managing eight shots and UNE just four. Junior goalkeeper Gina Iannazzi (Methuen, Mass.) had a pair of saves for the Nor’easters.
Regis 1, Thomas 0
WATERVILLE, Maine — Thomas fell to Regis College 1-0, in a women’s soccer match on Saturday afternoon. Terriers goalkeeper Kate Thibodeau had 14 saves in a losing effort.
Pride forward Adena Joseph (Stoughton, Mass) scored what turned out to be the game-clincher in the 64th minute off a cross down the middle from Jasmin Vivar (Attleboro, Mass.), who found Joseph in the box to pick up the assist.
With the 1-0 deficit, the Terriers poured on the pressure in the second half getting many shots off, but Regis netminder Rachel Gagnon (Ashford, Conn.) was up to the task on each occasion and capped the game with six stops.
Jillian Lambert (Dayton, Maine) posted six shots for the Terriers, while Bronte Howorth (Lincoln, Mass.) had three shot attempts.
Thomas will play in-state rival University of Southern Maine in a non-league match Sunday at 1 p.m.
Thomas 2, UNE 0
WATERVILLE, Maine — Thomas College (1-0) defeated University of New England (1-1) 2-0, in the season opener of the 2012 season for at Alumni Field on Sunday afternoon in a non-conference men’s soccer tilt. Michael Hand (Essex, England) registered a goal and an assistant in the victory.
The Terriers came out of the gate in a hurry, as Hand picked up the rebound on a Dakota Duplisse (Hampden, Maine) shot and buried it in the lower left corner just 27 seconds into the match.
Joshua Phelps (Maroochydor, Australia) tallied his first collegiate goal at the 42nd minute on a throughball by Hand, that Phelps skipped over the UNE keeper to seal the victory for the Terriers.
Junior keeper Mikkail Crockwell (St. David’s, Bermuda) recorded five saves in the shutout victory. Aiden McParland had five saves as well in the loss for the Nor’easters.
UMPI 4, College of St. Joseph 1
RUTLAND, Vt. — Joel Massa (So./Millbury, MA) scored two goals and assisted on a third as the University of Maine-Presque Isle men’s soccer team defeated the College of St. Joseph (VT), 4-1. It was the second win in as many days for the Owls in Vermont as they defeated Vermont Tech 3-2 Saturday afternoon.
Massa had a great opening weekend, accounting for the game-winning tally against VTC on Saturday before his 5 point outburst against the Saints on Sunday afternoon. In addition to his two goals, Massa found Kobe Ashkir (So./Portland, ME) for another Owls’ score.
Possibly just as important as the 2-0 start for UMPI, the team may have found in Massa, some of the scoring punch that they lost when 2011 UMPI Male Athlete of the Year Craig Maffei graduated in spring.
“This is an excellent start to the season, to get two quality wins,” said Owls’ head coach Alan Gordon.
Coast Guard 3, USM 0
GORHAM, Maine — Junior Will Heaney (Jacksonville, Fla.) scored a pair of goals to help the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Bears shut out the host University of Southern Maine Huskies 3-0 in the second day of play in the USM Men’s Soccer Classic Saturday at Hannaford Field.
In the earlier game, sophomore Jordan Sindo (New Bedford, Mass.) scored in the seventh minute of overtime to give the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Corsairs a 1-0 sudden-death overtime victory over the Saint Joseph’s College Monks.
UMass Dartmouth finished the tournament 2-0 with its pair of overtime victories. Coast Guard, which lost 2-1 in overtime to UMD on Friday, and Saint Joseph’s finished 1-1. Southern Maine was 0-2.
The Bears dominated the youthful Huskies out shooting the host side 20-3 and piling up a 12-0 margin in corner kicks. Senior Greg Kennerley (Weymouth, Mass.) gave the visitors a 1-0 lead in the 11th minute with a 12-yard blast past USM freshman goalkeeper Korey Mulherin (Leeds, Maine/Leavitt).
Heaney made it 2-0 in the 32nd minute with his long, arcing shot over Mulherin. Heaney completed the scoring in the 58th minute heading home a cross from the left wing by sophomore Matthew Bogdan (Lexington Park, Md.).
CG sophomore goalkeeper Richie Burns (Long Beach, Calif.) did not have to record a save in the shutout. Mulherin had five saves in the first half before giving way to senior Jeremy Turner (Portland, Maine/Deering) at halftime. Turner registered two saves over the final 45 minutes.
UMass Dartmouth 1, St. Joseph’s (Me.) 0 (OT)
Sindo netted the only goal in the tightly contested match in the first sudden death overtime period as his shot from the top of the 18-yard box deflected off a Saint Joseph’s defender wrong-footing rookie goalkeeper Scott Benner (Post Falls, Idaho).
UMD outshot St. Joseph’s 22-10 and had a 5-2 edge in corner kicks. UMD senior goalie Mike Phelan (Carver, Mass.) made five saves to collect the shutout. Benner registered seven saves.
UMPI 3, Vermont Tech 2
RANDOLPH CENTER, Vt. — University of Maine-Presque Isle midfielder Joel Massa (So./Millbury, MA) scored an unassisted goal at the 80:27 mark of the 2nd half to give the Owls a 3-2 win over host Vermont Tech on Saturday afternoon. The contest marked the first match of the season for both schools.
Early on, it looked like UMPI may pull away from the Knights (0-1), scoring two goals within four minutes of each other in the first half. Brandon Caverhill (So./Caribou, ME) scored the first Owl goal of 2012 with an unassisted tally at 18:48. Shortly after that, Jeremy Tarr (Jr./Ashland, ME) found the back of the net to give UMPI a 2-0 advantage. It was a lead that the Owls (1-0) would take into halftime.
Just as it looked as though the Owls might be able to cruise to victory, VTC tied the broke up the shut out and tied the game with a scoring flurry of their own. Knights’junior Hannes Fisher-Byrne (Strafford, VT) assisted on Wellington Newton’s (Burlington, VT) goal at 62:34 and then scored a game-tying goal at 64:15.
The score remained knotted at 2 apiece until Massa was able to break through with just under 10 minutes left to play in the game.
“This was a quality team effort to capture our first win of the season,” said Owls’ head Coach Alan Gordon.
UMPI will play the College of St. Joseph (VT) at 1 p.m. Sunday.
Bridgewater St. 3, Thomas 0
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. — Thomas (0-2) fell to Bridgewater State University (1-0) Sunday afternoon in a non-conference field hockey match-up on Sunday afternoon. Junior netminders Jasmine Bishop (Waterville, Maine) and Sofia Sourgiadakis (Littleton, N.H.) combined to make ten saves in goal for Thomas in the loss.
Senior forward Shelby Farland (Fiskdale, Mass.) scored in the 14th minute with a blast from just inside the top of the circle that beat Sourgiadakis blocker side. Farland made it a 2-0 game in the 43rd minute on a penalty stroke goal to increase the lead for the Bears.
Bridgewater’s junior midfielder Georgina Bagordo (Sparta, N.J.) rounded out the scoring in the 63rd minute with an unassisted tally as she found the back of the net on a shot from the left side.
The Bears held a 21-2 shot advantage as well as a 15-2 edge in penalty corners.
USM 5, Neumann 0
GORHAM, Maine – Freshman Michaela George (Pittsfield, Maine/Maine Central Institute) and sophomore Peyton Dostie (Standish, Maine/Bonny Eagle) each scored two goals to lead the University of Southern Maine Huskies to a 5-0 win over the Neumann University Knights in the third game of the USM Field Hockey Invitational Sunday afternoon at Hannaford Field in Gorham, Maine.
With the win, Southern Maine improves to 2-0 on the season. The loss is the second in as many games for the Knights who fall to 0-2. It is the first time since the 2007 season that the Huskies have won their opening two games.
Dostie scored the first of her two goals in the 10th minute converting an assist from junior captain Natalie Harkins (Windham, Maine). Junior captain Rachel Trafton (Corinth, Maine/Central) quickly pushed the USM lead to 2-0 tallying her first goal of the season in the 11th minute on an unassisted strike. The Huskies remained in control in the first half and took a 2-0 lead into the break.
George continued the Huskies’ theme of quick and early goals in the second half, notching her first goal of the game just seconds into the half for a 3-0 lead. Harkins again assisted on the play.
The Huskies grew their lead to 4-0 in the 42nd minute as George and Dostie connected for George’s second goal of the game and fourth goal of the season. Dostie closed out the Huskies’ scoring in the 64th minute with an unassisted tally for the 5-0 final.
USM goalkeepers sophomore Lindsey Fortin (Berwick, Maine/Noble) and juniorKayla Kennedy (Windham, Maine) split time in the net. Fortin made one save while Kennedy turned back six shots on goal. Neumann junior Lindsey Kasecamp (Bel Air, Md./Patterson Mill) made eight saves.
Husson 6, Wheaton 1
Junior Sabrina Vaillancourt (Newport, Maine/Nokomis) scored three second half goals to lead the Husson University Eagles to a 6-1 win over the Wheaton College (Mass.) Lyons in the fourth and final game of the USM Field Hockey Invitational Sunday afternoon at Hannaford Field in Gorham, Maine.
Trailing 1-0 with 45 minutes gone in the game, Vaillancourt scored a pair of goals in the 46th and 48th minute to lead the Eagles’ rally and improve their overall record to 2-0. Suffering its second loss in as many games, Wheaton dips to 0-2.
Behind a stellar effort in goal from junior goalkeeper Ellie Massengill (Amherst, Mass./Amherst Regional) and an unassisted goal in the 23rd minute from junior Eliza Kennedy (Madison, Conn./Tabor Academy), the Lyons led the Eagles 1-0 at the half despite being out shot 13-8. Massengill, who finished the game with 14 saves, made seven saves in the first half.
Massengill helped keep the Lyons ahead 1-0 ten minutes into the second half, before Vaillancourt notched the equalizer on an assist from sophomore Melissa Souza (East Bridgewater, Mass.) following one of 17 penalty corners for the Eagles. Vaillancourt then gave her team the lead for good with her second goal in short order with an unassisted strike.
Junior Mariah Arno (Dover-Foxcroft, Maine/Foxcroft Academy) gave the Eagles a two-goal advantage in the 56th minute, before Vaillancourt completed the hat trick with her third goal of the game for a 4-1 Husson lead. Vaillancourt redirected a pass from freshman Renee Tessier (Northfield, N.H./Tilton School) in the 59th minute. Senior Kara Poirier (Berlin, N.H.) and freshman Emily Tessier (Northfield, N.H./Tilton School) rounded out the scoring for the 6-1 final.
Husson freshman goalkeeper Maicee Gustin (Dexter, Maine) made eight saves in the win. Wheaton junior Jenna Rocha (Rehoboth, Mass./Dighton-Rehoboth) made a pair of defensive saves to aid Massengill.
Michigan 2, Maine 0
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The University of Maine field hockey team (1-4) fell to Michigan (2-2) by a score of 2-0 to close out its weekend trip. Annabelle Hamilton (North Vancouver, British Columbia) tallied the lone shot on goal for Maine while Zoe Adkins (Coquitlam, British Columbia) recorded a pair of shots.
Michigan jumped out to an early lead as Shannon Scavelli notched the first goal of the contest. The Wolverines took advantage of a penalty corner as Rachael Mark fired the initial shot from the point. Scavelli was able to get her stick on the ball, redirecting the shot into the back of the cage.
Just over four minutes later, Liesl Morris gave the Wolverines a two goal advantage. Michelle Roberts carried the ball into the Maine zone and sent a centering pass through the circle. Morris was able to send a diving shot into the cage, pushing the Michigan lead to 2-0.
The Black Bears had an opportunity to climb within a goal of the Michigan lead with ten minutes remaining as Annabelle Hamilton (North Vancouver, British Columbia) put a shot on the cage. However, Michigan defender Leslie Smith made the defensive save, keeping Maine off the scoreboard.
Hamilton then return the favor three minutes later as she made a defensive save on Mack’s shot, keeping the Black Bears within a pair of goals. However, Maine was unable to find the back of the cage, dropping the contest 2-0 at Michigan.
Michigan held the edge in shots 10-3 and penalty corners 7-4.
Sydney Kolysher (White Rock, British Columbia) picks up the loss in the cage for Maine after making six saves.
Nichols 4, Thomas 3
DUDLEY, Mass. — Thomas field hockey falls to Nichols College in their first game of the 2012 campaign 4-3, in a non-conference field hockey matchup on a Saturday afternoon at Vendetti Field .
Thomas took an early 1-0 lead with just 1:15 off the scoreboard as junior Lauren Hachey (Oakland, Maine) deposited a feed from sophomore Brittany Premo (Concord, N.H.) off a penalty corner. Just over nine minutes later Nichols junior Amanda Broughton (Plymouth, Mass.) sent home a feed from Widdison to knot the game at 1-1. The Bison would take a 2-1 edge with just under four seconds remaining in the half as Widdison sent home her first goal of the afternoon with a close range shot.
After the intermission, Widdison struck once again with 1:41 elapsed in the frame as she corralled a rebound and beat the goalie with a backhanded shot. Sophomore Jenn Townsend (Wethersfield, Conn.) threaded a scrum in front of the net to put the hosts ahead 4-1 with just over 20 minutes remaining in regulation.
Terriers senior Ally Kennedy (Winthrop, Maine) brought the game within a score as she found the back of the net twice with a goal at 61:47 and again 2:57 later. Thomas had one final opportunity to send the game into overtime as the Terriers were awarded a penalty corner as time expired. The final shot would head to the right of the cage.
Bison sophomore netminder Molly Melanson (Simsbury, Conn.) picked up the victory. Nichols had a 29-8 differential in the shot department.
Junior Sofia Sourgiadakis (Littleton, N.H.) shouldered the loss and made one stop for the Terriers as classmate Jasmine Bishop (Waterville, Maine) saw action in the second half and made a game-high three saves. First-year Erin Nelligan (Walpole, Mass.)collected a defensive save as she cleared the ball out with 24:05 left in the second half.
Thomas will finish the road trip at Bridgewater State Sunday for a noon matchup.
USM 4, Wheaton 2
GORHAM, Maine – Freshman Michaela George (Pittsfield, Maine/Maine Central Institute) scored two goals while sophomore Peyton Dostie (Standish, Maine/Bonny Eagle) notched the eventual game-winner as the University of Southern Maine Huskies field hockey team opened their 2012 season with a 4-2 win over the Wheaton College (Mass.) Lyons in the first game of the USM Invitational Saturday afternoon at Hannaford Field.
Junior forward Ariel Kaplan (South Berwick, Maine/Marshwood) added a goal and an assist to push Southern Maine’s record to 1-0. Wheaton falls to 0-1 with the loss.
George scored her first collegiate goal on an unassisted strike off of a loose ball during a penalty corner in the 13th minute. It was the first of four unanswered goals for the Huskies. Kaplan followed with her first goal of the season off of an assist from junior captain Natalie Harkins (Windham, Maine) in the 24th minute. Dostie registered her first collegiate goal in the 30th minute to give the Huskies a commanding 3-0 lead headed into the break.
In the second half, George converted her second goal of the game in the 46th minute redirecting a pass from Kaplan for the 4-0 USM lead 29 minutes remaining in regulation.
Wheaton sophomore forward Tracy McCann (Westerly, R.I./Lincoln) tallied a pair of goals to bring the Lyons to within 4-2 of the Huskies, including a breakaway goal in the 68th minute, but it was as close as Wheaton would get.
USM junior goalkeeper Kayla Kennedy (Windham, Maine) made two saves playing the first 35 minutes before giving way to sophomore Lindsey Fortin (Berwick, Maine/Noble). Fortin made six saves and allowed two goals in 35 minutes. Wheaton junior Ellie Massengill (Amherst, Mass./Amherst Regional) took the loss making seven saves and allowing three goals in 35 minutes. Sophomore Madison Wolters (Marstons Mills, Mass./Barnstable) closed out the final 35 minutes making five saves and allowing one goal.
Southern Maine hosts Neumann on Sunday (12 p.m.). Wheaton will face Husson at 2 2 p.m.
Husson 2, Neumann 1
Senior midfielder Kara Poirier (Berlin, N.H./Berlin) and junior forward Sabrina Vaillancourt (Newport, Maine/Nokomis) each scored a goal to lead the Husson University Eagles to a 2-1 win over the Neumann University Knights in the second game of the USM Field Hockey Invitational Saturday afternoon at Hannaford Field in Gorham, Maine.
With both teams playing in their season openers, the Eagles start 2012 at 1-0. The Knights fall to 0-1.
Poirier put Husson on the board first scoring an unassisted goal at 25:02. Poirier’s goal would stand throughout the first half as the Eagles led 1-0 at the break. The Knights rallied to tie the score at 1-1 in the 43rd minute when sophomore Marisa Rizzo (Pittsgrove, N.J./Schalick) converted an assist from senior midfielder Kelsey Mazur (Sayreville, N.J./Sayerville War Memorial).
Vaillancourt broke up the tie in the 60th minute knocking in a driven pass from sophomore back Melissa Souza (East Bridgewater, Mass.) for the 2-1 victory.
Husson freshman goalkeeper Maicee Gustin (Dexter, Maine) had a strong game making nine saves and allowing one goal. Neumann junior goalkeeper Lindsey Kasecamp (Bel Air, Md./Patterson Mill) also had a strong game for the Knights making 14 saves.
Central Michigan 1, Maine 0
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Erin Dye’s goal 26:23 into the opening half proved to be the difference as the University of Maine field hockey squad fell 1-0 to Central Michigan on Saturday afternoon. The loss slips Maine back to 1-3 on the season while the Chippewas improve to 3-1. Zoe Adkins (Coquitlam, British Columbia) paced the Black Bear attack with four shots.
Central Michigan scored off a penalty corner 26:23 into the first half to take a 1-0 lead. Cayleigh Immelman’s shot off the corner was saved by Maine goalkeeper Alicia Frisch (Calgary, Alberta). However, Dye was able to control the rebound and scored for the first and only goal of the afternoon.
The Black Bears had their chances to tie things up, including holding an 8-6 edge in penalty corners, but could not find the back of the cage.
Frisch picks up the loss in the cage and falls to 1-1 after making five saves and allowing just one goal.
Maine returns to action Sunday when it battles Michigan at 2 p.m.