Tuesday’s college roundup: Thomas 2, USM 1

Posted Sept. 18, 2012, at 8:05 p.m.
Last modified Sept. 18, 2012, at 10:54 p.m.

Men’s soccer

WATERVILLE — The Thomas Terriers defeated University of Southern Maine in a non-conference men’s soccer match 2-1 Tuesday night in rainy conditions.

Michael Hand continued his scoring streak of five games with two goals for Thomas (4-0-1).

Hand would receive a spot on cross from teammate Marcus Johnson on the right side of the pitch, and buried it past USM goalkeeper Jeremy Turner in the 22nd minute of the first half.

Twenty-two minutes in the second half, Hand again would strike, receiving a pass from Kenny Cano and striking it over Turner.

The Huskies (1-6) cut the deficit to one with eight minutes remaining as Harrison Hall picked up a pass from Kevin McConnell and got through the defensive line, putting the shot past Mikkail Crockwell.

Both squads had 14 shots in the contest, with Thomas holding a 4-3 advantage in corner kicks.

Women’s soccer

Colby 5, UMF 0

FARMINGTON, Maine – Colby College junior Crysti Tsujiura scored the Mules’ first two goals and let her teammates build on the lead on their way to a 5-0 non-conference women’s soccer win over the University of Maine at Farmington Tuesday.

Tsujiura buried the loose rebound off a shot by Carly Dee in the 13th minute, giving Colby (3-1-0) the early lead.

UMaine-Farmington (3-2-0) stayed within one goal of Colby for the first part of the second half, before a long shot by Tsujiura in the 61st minute beat the UMF keeper after deflecting off one of her defenders.

The Mules’ Grace Dickinson added to the Colby lead in the 79th minute, beating UMF keeper Beth Lebel with a header off a service by Kate Pistel . Maddie Tight put the Mules in front, 4-0, in the 82nd minute with a long shot and Pistel added the final goal in the 84th minute.

Pistel scored Colby’s final goal to go with her earlier assist, putting a loose ball past Lebel in the 84th minute.

Colby outshot UMaine-Farmington 24-6, with Lebel making four saves in the Beavers’ goal. Colby’s Emily Brook had four saves.

Field hockey

Bowdoin 7, USM 0

GORHAM, Maine – Senior Brooke Phinney scored a pair of goals to lead a high-powered Bowdoin College Polar Bear offense to a 7-0 win over the University of Southern Maine Huskies in a non-conference field hockey game Tuesday.

Bowdoin (4-0) took command of the game from the start scoring in the second minute. Freshman Rachel Kennedy scored her fourth goal of the season on an assist from junior Katie Riley. From there, Bowdoin tacked on five more goals, including Phinney’s pair, to take a commanding 6-0 lead at the break.

Bowdoin scored its seventh and final goal of the game midway through the second half as freshman Beth Findley notched her first collegiate goal.

Bowdoin senior goalkeeper Kayla Lessard picked up the shutout victory. Despite being seldom challenged in the game, Lessard came up big with a pair of sprawling saves to preserve the shutout.

Freshman Casey White took the loss allowing six goals and making six saves for 4-3 USM. Junior Kayla Kennedy started the second half and made four saves while allowing one goal. USM freshman Whitney Mower made a defensive save. The defensive save was Mower’s second of the season.

Bowdoin outshot the Huskies 23-4 and held a 14-4 advantage in corners.

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