June 23, 2018
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Weekend women’s soccer roundup: Maine 1, UMBC 1


BALTIMORE — The University of Maine women’s soccer team battled to a 1-1 double overtime draw with UMBC on Sunday afternoon.

UMBC (1-8-3) grabbed a 1-0 lead at 26:43 when Rachel McKee beat Maine goalie Lauren Swant (Oakville, Ontario) with a penalty kick.

Maine (5-4-2) tied the game just before half, with a goal at 44:59 from Charlene Achille (Longueuil, Quebec). For Achille, it was her first collegiate goal. She picked up an assist from Eve L’Abbe (Laval, Quebec).

Neither team found the back of the net during the second half or during either of the 10-minute overtime periods and the game ended in a 2-2 tie. Maine outshot UMBC 18-15 in the game.

Swant made four saves in goal for the Black Bears. Lauren Kadet made seven saves for UMBC.

Husson 4, Lyndon 1

LYNDON CENTER, Vt. – Hannah Clough and Kelsey Brangiel scored two goals each to lead Husson to a 4-1 win over Lyndon Sunday in North Atlantic Conference women’s soccer action.

Clough opened the scoring 10:44 into the contest when she took a through ball from Kayleigh Piccirillo and drilled a shot into the lower left corner of the net behind Hornet goalie Dannika Dobrowski. Lyndon Senior Emily Strese tied the score at 1-1 on a penalty kick at the 32:28 mark to bring Lyndon even.

Brangiel scored what proved to be the game-winning goal early in the second half with an unassisted tally from the right wing, and Clough upped the advantage to two goals 15 minutes later with a nifty unassisted goal that saw her beat three Lyndon defenders before punching home a shot from 10 meters out.

Brangiel would close out the scoring in the contest at 71:26 by tucking a shot underneath the cross bar off an assist from Becca Jones.

Eagles’ starting goalkeeper Jess Poulin teamed with Anna Wolterbeek to make one save in the game while Dobrowski turned aside two shots in the loss. Husson outshout Lyndon 9-6 in the contest and held a 4-2 advantage in corner kicks.

With the victory, the Eagles improve to 4-8 overall and a perfect 4-0 in conference.

UMF 5, NEC 0

FARMINGTON, Maine – University of Maine at Farmington senior Alida Peake (Penobscot, Maine/George Stevens Academy) navigated a steady rain and poor footing to score three goals in the opening 15 minutes of play, a blow from which visiting New England College never recovered as the Beavers breezed past NEC, 5-0, in a North Atlantic Conference women’s soccer clash Sunday afternoon at Prescott Field.

UMaine-Farmington remained unbeaten in NAC play at 3-0-1, while improving to 6-3-1 overall. New England College fell to 4-7-1 overall, 1-3-0 in the NAC.

Peake scored her first goal in the ninth minute, getting behind the NEC defense and finishing a pass from Kayla Tuttle (Waterville, Maine/Waterville). Peake notched her second of the day just 51 seconds later, converting a penalty kick following a foul call on the Pilgrims inside the box.

Tuttle also served up the ball on Peake’s final goal of the day in the 15th minute, giving the UMF forward the natural hat trick. Tuttle added a goal to her two assists in the 20th minute, redirecting a shot by Rachel Clement (Gray, Maine/Gray-New Gloucester) from approximately 20 yards out.

Reserve forward Shelby Bryant (South Portland, Maine/Catherine McAuley) tacked on UMaine-Farmington’s final goal in the 72nd minute.

Altogether, UMaine-Farmington outshot New England College, 23-5, with 14 of the Beavers’ 23 shots finding their way on goal. UMF’s backline allowed just one shot on keeper Beth Lebel (Lewiston, Maine/Lewiston) all day long, with Lebel making the save to record her third straight game without a goal allowed.

New England College starting keeper Tricia Sardagnola recorded nine saves over her 75 minutes in the Pilgrims’ goal. Heather McFarlane came on for the final 15 minutes, but did not face any shots on goal from the Beavers.

UMFK 1 Daemen 0

FORT KENT — The University of Maine-Fort Kent women’s soccer team defeated Daemen College (Amherst, NY) 1-0 Sunday for their second straight victory over the Wildcats and third overall this season.

On Sunday, Daemen outshot UMFK 12-11 overall (6-1 in the second half) and the teams were even at five in shots on goal and four in corner kicks. The only score on the day came off the foot of freshmen forward Katherine Ferland from the middle of the field, 25 yards out on a direct kick in the 35th minute. Ferland beat Daemen keeper Kayla Hampton low to her left for her USCAA leading 24th goal and 52nd point of the season. It was her second straight game winner for the host Lady Bengals over Daemen.

Kimika Forbes and the UMFK defense made the score stand as they kept Daemen scoreless for the remainder of the contest. Forbes earned the shutout making five saves on five shots while Hampton was the hard-luck loser stopping four of five UMFK shots.

Colby-Sawyer 4, Thomas 1

WATERVILLE — Thomas (2-6, 0-3 NAC) was defeated by Colby-Sawyer (7-1-2, 3-0-1 NAC) in a North Atlantic Conference women’s soccer contest Sunday afternoon. Kajsa Kaufeldt scored the Terriers lone goal in the loss.

Kaufeldt kicked off the game with a goal in just the third minute of competition, but would be all the scoring the Terriers would have in the contest.

Adrienne Bender put the Chargers on the board at the 34:33 mark, and would tally another score at 41:41 to give Colby-Sawyer a one-goal lead going into half. Bender would strike twice more in the second half, scoring all of the Chargers goals in the victory.

Kate Thibodeau had a game high 17 saves in the loss as Colby-Sawyer outshot Thomas by a staggering 40-5. The visitors held a 7-1 advantage in corner kicks as well.

Tufts 0, Bates 0

MEDFORD — The Tufts women’s soccer team picked up its first point in NESCAC play this season with a 0-0 tie against Bates College after 110 minutes of play on Sunday afternoon at Bello Field.

The Jumbos ended a three-game losing streak with the draw, moving their record to 1-5-2 overall and 0-5-1 in the conference. Bates stopped a two-game slide and is now 1-5-1 and 1-4-1 NESCAC.

The best opportunity of the game for Tufts came 20 minutes into the first half when first-year Allie Weiller (Katonah, NY) tried to beat Bates junior goalie Anabel Schmelz (Monmouth Beach, NJ) low to the right with an open shot, but the ball glanced off the post. The Jumbos allowed just one Bates shot in the first 45 minutes.

Tufts junior Sophia Wojtasinski (Duxbury, MA) had a scoring opportunity 10 minutes into the second half, but her low drive was just wide of the left post.

Bates, to their credit, controlled the momentum late in regulation. The Bobcats had played at at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY on Saturday, but showed no signs of fatigue late in the match against the Jumbos.

With less than 10 minutes remaining in the second half, Jumbo junior goalie Kristin Wright (Austin, TX) had to dive right to make the save of the day on a drive by Bates junior Jaimie Cappucci (Saugus, MA). The rebound went right to the feet of Bobcat sophomore Krista Prouty (Norwell, MA), but she couldn’t get good control and tapped a shot that Wright was able to smother.

Weiller for Tufts and Cappucci for Bates had the best scoring bids in the overtime periods, but the game finished 0-0.

Both Wright and Schmelz had seven saves apiece, while Tufts earned a slight 13-10 advantage in shots. Bates had six corner kicks to four by the Jumbos.

Husson 3, Johnston State 0

JOHNSON, Vt. — Husson handed Johnson State their first conference loss of the season winning 3-0 at Minaert Field.

Three goals in the first half were all it took to seal the deal for the Lady Eagles. Miranda Drinkwater (Greenville, ME) got the scoring started when she redirected her own rebound drilling it past Johnson Goalkeeper Katja Langmaid at 10:39 into the game.

Meghan King (West Enfield, ME) scored the next two for the Eagles, with the first coming in the 33rd minute with an assist coming from First Year Hannah Clough (Mount Vernon, ME). King’s second score came with just :32 seconds remaining in the half when Lauren Marcoux (Shawmut, ME) sent a long pass up the middle of the field that King collected, played through contact, and blasted a shot just under the crossbar giving Langmaid no chance to make the save.

Husson goalkeeper Jess Poulin (Albion, ME) was clutch in goal once again stopping all 4 shots she faced and shutting down the Badgers.

UMPI 10, Fisher 2

MEDFORD, Mass. — Lainey Herring (Sr./Houlton, ME) scored six goals and the UMaine-Presque Isle women’s soccer team trounced Fisher College, 10-2. The win allowed UMPI to improve to 3-6 on the season. Fisher falls to 1-6.

The Owls put up a pair of 5-1 halves in the victory. The Falcons took UMPI by surprise early on, scoring the match’s first goal 9 minutes in. The Owls however responded by scoring the next 10 goals unanswered beginning with a Chelsea Beauchemin (So./Adams, ME) tally from a Kallie Pelletier (So./Madawaska, ME) pass.

Pelletier assisted on a 2nd goal and scored one of her own before the afternoon was done.

The afternoon belonged to Herring though. The Owls leading goal scorer coming into the contest, the senior forward nearly matched her season total of eight goals in one afternoon. Half of her goals this season have come in two matches vs. Fisher.

MMA 2, Lyndon State 1

LYNDON CENTER, Vt. – Andi Flannery (E. Machias, Maine) booted home the game-winning goal as Maine Maritime defeated Lyndon State 2-1 in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) soccer on Saturday.

Flannery’s redirect of a Dani Holt (Portland, Maine) corner kick delivered the Mariners their first NAC win since defeating Lyndon State by the same score, at the same location, two years and three days ago. Maine Maritime moved to 3-6 (1-2 NAC), while Lyndon State fell to 2-7 (0-3 NAC).

The Mariners jumped out to a 1-0 lead 22:41 into the first half when Sarah Brochu (Hardwick, Vt.) picked up a loose ball and drilled home a shot from 10 meters out. Early in the second half, Lyndon’s Ritza Arias ran down a pass on the right wing and sent a cross toward the mouth of the Mariner’s goal. Sarah Cornell ran onto the cross from the far side of the net and headed home the game-tying goal.

Mariners’ goalkeeper Taylor O’Malley (Middletown, R.I.) made eight saves to earn the win while Hornet goalie Dannika Dobrowski had one save in the contest. Lyndon (2-7, 0-3) outshot Maine Maritime 12-4 in the game and the Mariners (3-6, 1-2) held a 5-4 edge in corner kicks.

UMF 0, Colby-Sawyer 0

FARMINGTON, Maine – A combined 36 shots, 15 of which were on goal, over 110 minutes failed to produce a victory, as the University of Maine at Farmington women’s soccer played visiting Colby-Sawyer to a scoreless draw in a North Atlantic Conference matchup Saturday afternoon at Prescott Field.

Colby-Sawyer (6-2-1, 2-0-1 NAC) held a 21-15 advantage in total shots, including an 11-4 edge in shots on goal, but a stingy UMaine-Farmington (5-3-1, 2-0-1 NAC) allowed few of those shots to be quality attempts at the Beavers’ goal.

“Our back line was so solid today, so tough,” said UMF head women’s soccer coach Molly Wilkie. “They were winning 50/50 balls, slide tackling, winning balls in the air – they were doing everything possible to keep us in the game, and they deserve so much of the credit for getting us a tie today. They did their part.”

UMF keeper Beth Lebel (Lewiston, Maine/Lewiston) recorded a season-high 11 saves in the shutout, her second consecutive outing without yielding a goal. Lebel’s scoreless streak now stands at nearly 209 minutes following her effort against Colby-Sawyer.

“I was really proud of how Beth (Lebel) played in goal today – she energized our entire team,” said Wilkie. “She came up with numerous big saves, and played her best game of the season by far.”

Colby-Sawyer keeper Shay Spencer logged four saves over her 110 minutes in the Chargers’ goal. UMaine-Farmington midfielder Kayla Tuttle (Waterville, Maine/Waterville) and forward Alida Peake (Penobscot, Maine/George Stevens Academy) were together responsible for over half the Beavers’ offense; Tuttle ripped five shots at the Chargers’ goal with two requiring Spencer to make a save, with Peake letting loose four total shots with one of those on goal.

UMass Boston 3, USM 0

BOSTON – Sophomore Krista Ledin (Bridgewater, Mass./West Bridgewater) scored a pair of second-half goals as the University of Massachusetts Boston Beacons pull away for a 3-0 victory over the University of Southern Maine Huskies in Little East Conference women’s soccer action Saturday afternoon at the Clark Athletic Field.

The Beacons rebounded from their first loss of the season this past Tuesday against Wheaton College to take the victory over the Huskies. The Beacons improved to 9-1 overall and remain undefeated in conference play after three matches. The Huskies fell to 1-9-0 overall and are winless in the conference.

The Beacons got the only goal they would need in the 10th minute of play. Junior Sam Cristoforo (Rockland, Mass.) took a pass from classmate Julie Nutting (Rockland, Mass.) and hit a shot through traffic to beat USM senior goalkeeper Katie Cobb(Lewiston, Maine). That would be the only score of the opening 45 minutes as Cobb shut the door on any further scoring despite UMB rolling up a 13-2 advantage in shots.

Ledin would tally her conference-leading 12th and 13th goals in the second half. Ledin flicked a shot off a corner kick from sophomore Brittany Castillo (Yarmouth, Mass./Dennis-Yarmouth) in the 62nd minute to make it 2-0. She added her second goal of the match in the 77th minute, off an assist from Cristoforo, beating Cobb up high.

Sophomore goalkeeper Kristen Spain (Quincy, Mass./Archbishop Williams) earned her fifth shutout of the season stopping two shots. Cobb, making her first start of the season, had 10 saves.

The Huskies best scoring opportunities came in the final 10 minutes as sophomore Emma Pooler (Lebanon, Maine/Noble) was stopped by Spain in the 81st minute, and Pooler’s bid in the 88th minute went wide.

UMass Boston finished the match with a 26-7 advantage in shots and a 7-2 edge in corner kicks.

Hamilton 2, Bates 0

CLINTON, N.Y. — Halle Becker and Alex Rimmer scored one goal apiece and Hamilton College blanked the Bates College women’s soccer team 2-0 in a NESCAC game played at Hamilton’s Love Field on Saturday.

Rimmer moved into third place on the Continentals’ all-time list, with 72 career points on 33 goals and six assists. She leads Hamilton this year with 10 points (4 goals, 2 assists). Emily Grund was credited with an assist and Liza Gergenti made three saves for her second shutout this year.

Bates junior Anabel Schmelz (Monmouth Beach, N.J.) stopped three shots for Bates. The Continentals owned a 15-6 shot advantage, and took nine corner kicks to two for the Bobcats.

Hamilton (6-1-0 overall, 4-1 NESCAC) grabbed a 1-0 lead in the 28th minute on Becker’s unassisted goal, as her hard shot from outside the box slid underneath the crossbar. Becker has three goals and eight points this year. The Continentals led 1-0 at the break.

Rimmer clinched the win with her goal in the 69th minute. Grund worked her way into the box and passed off to Rimmer, who fired a low shot that got past Schmelz.

Trinity 3, Colby 1

WATERVILLE, Maine —- Abbey Lake (Westport, Conn.) scored in the final minute of the opening half and added two more goals in the second half to lead Trinity College to a 3-1 NESCAC win against Colby College on Saturday.

Trinity moves to 4-4 overall and 3-4 in conference play, while the Mules fall to 5-2 overall and 2-2 in the league.

Lake put the Bantams up 1-0 on an unassisted goal when she had an extended dribble into the box and fired in the shot.

Colby bounced back quickly in the second half when Alex Yorke (Chicago, Ill.) pushed a ball into the box and Annie Papadellis (Hopkinton, Mass.) tallied about six minutes into play.

About six minutes after the Colby goal, Lake scored the winner off the first of two assists from Arleigha Cook (Dartmouth, Mass.). The two then combined on the final goal at 69:20 when Cook’s pass into the box was knocked in by Lake.

Monika DiFiori (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) stopped three shots for Trinity in net, while Jayde Bennett (Lynn, Mass.) made four saves.

UMFK 3, Daemen 2

FORT KENT, Maine – The U-Maine Fort Kent women’s soccer team outlasted Daemen College (Amherst, NY) 3-2 in a USCAA match-up on Saturday afternoon.

The Lady Bengals defeated Daemen in Amherst, NY 2-1 in overtime back on September 2nd and on Saturday the two teams battled through another tight contest. UMFK held a slight 17-15 edge in overall shots and had a 11-6 discrepancy in shots on goal. Daemen had the advantage in corner kicks 7-3.

The visiting Wildcats got on the board first as Meghan Lipinoga scored off a corner kick in the 21st minute. UMFK would answer in the 37th minute when USCAA points leader Katherine Ferland (Fr., Fwd., Montreal, Quebec) tucked a low shot into the corner of the Daemen net and the teams went into halftime tied at one.

UMFK freshmen Megan Perry (Newport, Maine) knocked home a rebound off a misplayed ball by Daemen keeper Kayla Hampton just 43 minutes into the second half (45’) as the teams opened in a steady mist of rain. Daemen would answered again with the equalizer in the 68th minute as Alexa Amato beat a UMFK defender and found the back of the net on a low shot past a sprawling keeper Kimika Forbes (Jr., Trinidad & Tobago). Both teams then traded great scoring opportunities hitting a cross bar each in a five minute stretch of intense play. Ferland then scored the eventual game winner off an indirect kick roughly 20 yards out on the top corner of the 18 beating Hampton low to the short corner. Team captain Theresa Biggs (Sr., Cape Town, South Africa) picked up the assist on the well designed set piece for UMFK.

Forbes picked up her ninth win in goal for UMFK as she made four saves on six Daemen shots while Hampton picked up seven saves on 11 UMFK shots in the loss for the Wildcats.

NEC 3, Thomas 0

WATERVILLE — Thomas (2-7, 0-3 NAC) fell to New England College (4-6-1, 1-2 NAC) 3-0 in a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) women’s soccer matchup Saturday evening. Kate Thibodeau (Woolwich, Maine) registered 11 saves in the loss for the Terriers.

Thomas held the Pilgrims scoreless for the majority of the first half, despite being outshot 11-0. NEC was able to get on the board however in the 32nd minute as Kate Hatch chipped one over the hands of Thibodeau for the eventual game winner.

Amber Rose picked up the Pilgrims second tally at the 49:07 mark from a cross by Brooke LePage. LePage would be credited with the assist on the third goal as well with a cross to Caroline Mols to cushion the lead to three goals.

Elizabeth Goodall (Oakfield, Maine) led the Terriers offense with two shots on goal in the defeat.

Bowdoin 3, Conn. College 2

BRUNSWICK, Maine – Bowdoin’s Molly Popolizio scored twice, including the game-winning goal in the second half, to lift the Polar Bear women’s soccer team to an entertaining 3-2 win over Connecticut College on Saturday afternoon.

The victory moves the Polar Bears to 6-1-0 (3-1-0 NESCAC) while the Camels fall to 1-5-1 (0-5-0 NESCAC).

The high-scoring affair opened with a strike from Astrid Kempainen from the top of the box for Connecticut College in the 17th minute. Bowdoin answered minutes later as a collision in the box resulted in a penalty . First-year Jamie Hofstetter deposited the PK at 20:43 to deadlock the contest.

Bowdoin took the lead shortly after intermission as Abby Einwag’s pass drew Conn. College netminder Natalie Signor off her line. Popolizio delivered a shot from eight-yards out to give the hosts their first lead of the afternoon at 46:32. Lilly Cannon evened the score for the Camels approximately 14 minutes later as a scramble in front of the net came to her foot. She tapped in the loose ball at 60:03 to make it a 2-2 tie.

The Polar Bears replied just 1:18 later as Amanda Kinneston played a perfect corner kick into the box where Bowdoin’s smallest player, the 5-1 Popolizio, won a header that tucked inside the post for the go-ahead score at 61:21.

Bowdoin held a 20-8 edge in shots and 5-0 advantage in corner kicks. Bridget McCarthy stopped two shots in the win for Bowdoin. Signor was credited with 12 stops for the Camels.

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