WATERVILLE — Thomas (2-3) topped Unity College (2-1) in a non-conference women’s soccer contest at the turf field at Thomas College Thursday evening 3-1. Jenn Day had two goals and an assist in the Thomas victory.
Kajsa Kaufeldt opened the game scoring off a cross from Day in the box and buried it past Rams keeper Paige Blaker in the first minute of play.
Day would increase the lead for the Terriers with goals at the fifth minute and 38th minute, the first off a free kick from 30 yards out. Day’s second goal was from around the same spot as the first that found the top left corner, over the hands of Blaker.
Unity would answer seven minutes into the second half, as Ashley Moeller dribbled through the box and put it past Lindsy Hoopingarner, who replaced Kate Thibodeau in net for the Terriers.
Unity would not be able to catch Thomas, and were outshot 23-5 in the contest. Blaker had 11 saves in the loss for the Broncos.
UMF 10, UMPI 0
FARMINGTON, Maine – Sophomore forward Ava Amador scored three goals while senior forward Alida Peake added two more to lead the University of Maine at Farmington women’s soccer team to a 10-0 shutout of the University of Maine at Presque Isle.
Junior midfielder Rachel Clement scored UMaine-Farmington’s (2-1-0) first goal in the 21st minute off an assist from junior Kayla Tuttle, giving the Beavers all the offense they would need.
UMF would add goals by Amador, Peake, and Meryl Bond before the close of the first half. Peake would score the Beavers’ first two goals of the second half in the 50th and 68th minutes,
followed by two from Amador to complete her hat-trick.
Seniors Krista Morrison and Noelle Moulton would cap UMF’s scoring with goals in the 83rd and 86th minutes respectively.
UMaine-Farmington outshot UMPI (1-3-0), 45-3. UMPI keeper Amanda Larrabee played all 90 minutes and recorded 15 saves.
UMaine-Farmington keeper Beth Lebel played the first 72 minutes and was credited with one save. Freshman Samantha Hatch came on for the final 18 minutes, but was not challenged by a shot on goal.
Colby 5, UNE 1
WATERVILLE, Maine —- The Colby College women’s soccer team had five different scorers and moved to 2-0 overall after a 5-1 non-conference victory over University of New England in the home opener for the Mules.
Ruthie Hawley, Annie Papadellis, and Abby Hatch all had one goal and one assist for the Mules. Emily Anderson, who scored in a 2-1 road win a year ago, and Maddie Tight also tallied for the winners.
The Nor’easters (2-4 overall) took a 1-0 lead about seven minutes into the contest when Kristin Dechene scored her third goal of the season.
Colby went ahead 2-1 at halftime thanks to scores by Hawley at 21:26 off a pass from Papadellis, who scored about five minutes later from Alex Yorke.
The game stayed close until Anderson gave the Mules a little breathing room at 3-1 at 62:06 from Carly Dee. Colby added two goals in the final six minutes from Tight off a pass from Hatch, who then added the fifth goal on a dish from Hawley.
Emily Brook played the first half and had to make no saves while earning the win, while Jayde Bennett stopped two shots in the second half for the Mules.
UNE keeper Sarah Papapietro made 10 saves.
Albertus Magnus 2, St. Joe’s 0
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Albertus Magnus College (4-1-0, 2-0-0 GNAC) defeated Saint Joseph’s College (1-4-1, 0-2-0 GNAC), 2-0, in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference contest.
SJC junior goalkeeper Kenny Grade made nine saves in a losing effort.
Brothers Alex and Stephen Zapata connected on a free kick to give their team a 1-0 lead just 4:36 into play. The younger Zapata, Alex – a freshman, scored his second goal of the season on what was the very first shot of the game.
Riker Mitchell tapped in a rebound off a Nick Hamasian shot, closing out the game scoring for Albertus.
Falcons’ senior netminder Donato Piroscafo recorded seven saves to record his second shutout of the young season. Albertus held slim advantages in shots (18-16), shots on goal (11-7) and corner kicks (5-4).