PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — Emma LeGallais (Cornwall, Ontario) had a monster day, scoring four goals and leading the visiting Clippers of the University of Maine-Machias over host UMaine-Presque Isle, 7-1 on Wednesday afternoon. The loss for the Owls drops them to 2-4 on the season.
LaGallais opened the scoring in the first half with a goal in the 16th minute. The Owls however knotted the game back up two minutes later when Chelsea Beauchemin (So./Adams, ME) set up Lainey Herring(Sr./Houlton, ME) for her team leading 7th goal of the season.
That was as close as UMPI would get the rest of the way as UMM (4-2) would begin to pepper freshman goalkeeper Amanda Larrabee (Fr./Jackson, ME). Jenny Guzman (Belleville, NJ) gave the Clippers a lead they would not again relinquish with a goal in the 26th minute. LeGallais would then score her second and third goals of the game to help UMM pull away. Amanda Cormier-Shean (Plymouth, MA) finished the first half scoring with three minutes to go giving the Clippers a 5-1 lead at the break.
Machias outshot the Owls 16-3 in the first and 25-8 for the game.
LeGallais opened the 2nd half with her 4th goal at 43:44. Kara Ligenfelter (Pasadena, MD) added a goal 14:59 to give UMM their final margin of victory.
Owls senior goalkeeper Taylor Ussery (Sr./La Verne, CA) missed her 3rd straight contest due to injury. Her replacement, Larrabee, finished Wednesday with 5 saves.
UMFK 5 MMA 1
Castine, Maine — Katherine Ferland (Fy., Montreal, Quebec) continued her early season torrid scoring with a hat trick and an assist to help lead Maine-Fort Kent to a 5-1 win at Maine Maritime Tuesday afternoon. Senior team-captain Theresa Biggs (Cape Town, South Africa) netted the other two goals for 6-0 UMFK.
Ferland, who now has eleven goals in her last three contests, got the Lady Bengals on the board with an unassisted goal early in the 24th minute. Biggs then scored her first of two, on an assist from Ferland on the eventual game-winner in the 29th minute. She then followed just under three minutes later (33rd min) with another score to give UMFK a 3-0 lead at the break.
Ferland scored two goals in the second half for UMFK in the 66th and 70th minute for UMFK who outshot MMA 28 to five on the day.
The Mariners broke up the Bengals shutout bid in the 90th minute when Annie Koensgen headed home a Dani Holt serve on a corner kick.
Freshmen keeper Kimika Forbes (Trinidad & Tobago) made three saves on five MMA shots while Kelsie Hilton turned aside 10 of 28 for the hosts.
Salem State 4, Southern Maine 0
GORHAM, Maine – Freshman forward Kelly Birchmore (Swampscott, Mass.) scored two goals, and sophomore CeCelia Cresta-Devine (Saugus, Mass.) added a goal and two assists, as the Salem State University Vikings scored twice in each half to defeat the University of Southern Maine Huskies 4-0 in non-conference women’s soccer action Wednesday afternoon at Hannaford Field.
The win was the second straight for the Vikings, and improved their overall mark to 4-2. The Huskies dropped their fifth straight game to slide to 1-6.
Birchmore controlled a through pass from Cresta-Devine and slid a low 12-yard shot past USM rookie goalkeeper Marissa Temple (Grafton, Mass.) in the 19th minute for her fourth goal of the season.
Junior Casey Connolly (Nahant, Mass.) made it 2-0 in the 30th minute converting a feed from Cresta-Devine. The goal was the fourth of the season for Connolly. The Vikings controlled play for much of the opening 45 minutes piling up an 8-1 advantage in shots and a 5-0 margin in corner kicks.
Birchmore tallied her second goal of the match, and team-leading fifth of the season, in the opening minute of the second half. Sophomore Katelyn Kirsh (Rockland, Mass.) picked up the assist.
Cresta-Devine got her second goal of the campaign in the 63rd minute, assisted by sophomore Amy Griffith (Middleton, Mass.), to close out the scoring.
Salem State freshman goalkeeper Rachel Ledbetter (Dracut, Mass.) registered two saves to earn her first collegiate shutout. Temple made five saves in the opening half before giving way to senior Katie Cobb (Lewiston, Maine). Cobb, playing in her first game since the 2010 season, recorded four saves in the second half.
Wellesley 2, UNE 1
WELLESLEY, Mass. — Senior Megan Turchi (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.) scored in the 85th minute to break a tie game and give Wellesley College a 2-1 victory over the University of New England in non-conference women’s soccer action Wednesday (Sep. 19) afternoon.
Winners of four straight, the Blue improve to 4-2-1, while UNE falls to 3-5. The meeting was just the second between the two squads, with Wellesley holding a 1-0-1 edge after playing to a draw last season.
After a scoreless first half, Wellesley got on the scoreboard in the 51st minute when senior Jennifer Marble (Midland, Mich.) beat UNE sophomore goalkeeper Sarah Papapietro (Bonita, Calif.) in a one-on-one situation.
The Nor’easters evened things up in the 76th minute when rookie Jackie Dickerson (Windham, N.H.) notched her second goal of the season.
Turchi’s game-winner was unassisted and improved Wellesley’s home record to 3-0.
First-year Kat Goldsmith (Armonk, N.Y.) and sophomore Claire Cerda (Coral Gables, Fla.) split time in goal for the Blue. Goldsmith made a save in the first half, and Cerda registered three over the final 45 minutes to earn the victory.
UNE junior goalkeeper Gina Iannazzi (Methuen, Mass.) had three saves in 34 minutes of playing before giving way to Papapietro, who stopped five shots the rest of the way.
For the match, Wellesley held the lead in both shots (17-7) and corner kicks (3-2).
UM-Machias 15, NMCC 2
At Presque Isle, Olaf Mina scored four goals and assisted on two others to power the Clippers to victory.
Tyler Troup also scored four goals and Tyler Pelletier registered three assists for 5-2 University of Maine-Machias. Luis Herrera made four saves on nine shots.
Josh Allen netted both goals for 1-4 Northern Maine Community College, one on a penalty kick. Brad MacKenzie made 20 saves on 42 shots.
UMFK 1 MMA 0
Castine, Maine – Sophomore forward Kennard Brown (St. Elizabeth, Jamaica) scored the game’s only goal in the 18th minute to give Maine-Fort Kent a 1-0 win at Maine Maritime Tuesday afternoon. The Bengals improved to 5-0 with the victory, while the Mariners fell to 3-3.
Brown scored on a scramble in front of Maine Maritime’s net early in the 18th minute off a cross from the right side of the box to Odean Irons (Fy., Montego Bay, Jamaica), who quickly redirected the ball to Brown for the game-winner at 17:09.
Giovanni Sinclair (Sr., St. Elizabeth, Jamaica) made six saves on seven MMA shots for the shutout while Mariners’ keeper William Trace Lacour turned away five UMFK shots in absorbing the loss.