BANGOR, Maine — Husson University’s Liz Noddin tucked away the final goal about two minutes into the extra overtime for a 3-2 field hockey victory over the University of New England Sunday.
The Eagles scored first by way of Sabrina Vaillancourt from Mariah Arno, giving Vaillancourt her 51st career goal 26 minutes into the game. Brit Mellor collected a rebound and caged Husson’s second goal to lead 2-0 at the half.
UNE reeled off 17 shots in the second half, forcing Maicee Gustin to make numerous saves before Casey Clark scored nine minutes in with an assist from Hayley Lapointe. Fifteen minutes later, UNE scored again from Hannah Warren and Hanna Tavella to tie the game at 2-2.
Gustin finished with 17 saves on 19 shots on goal for Husson while Holly Smith finished with eight saves on the 11 shots.
At Bridgewater, Mass., on Sunday Demi Miskiv netted the game-winner with 3:16 remaining in overtime for the hosts as she picked up a loose ball of the stick of teammate Jaclyn Holahan and rifled a shot inside the left post from 10 yards out.
Miskiv had staked the Bears to a 1-0 lead late in the first half as she scored off a penalty shot.
Lauren Hachey knotted the score at 1-1 for the Terriers less than five minutes into the second half with her second goal in as many days. Hachey took a cross from sophomore forward Michelle Green just inside the half-circle and rifled a shot that beat the BSU netminder to the left side of the goal.
Sofia Sourgiadakis turned aside nine shots for Thomas. Her counterpart Kacie Sturgeon made six saves to record the win. Sturgeon’s biggest stop of the afternoon came midway through the overtime period as she used her right blocker to stop the breakaway bid of Thomas.
Bridgewater held an 18-9 shot advantage.
At Fort Kent, the University of Maine-Fort Kent women’s soccer team opened its season with a victory over Vermont Technical College Saturday.
UMFK sophomore and 2012 USCAA scoring leader Katherine Ferland scored three times and added an assist to lead UMFK.
Host UMFK outshot the Hurricanes 34-0 and keepers Kimika Forbes and Jessica Kozachuk were not forced to make a save as they split halves in goal for UMFK. Freshmen VTC keeper Laura Flint made eight saves.
Freshman forward Marie-Laurence Montagne and second-year player Kayla Richards added a goal and assist and freshmen Sadie Gosse and Nathalie Michaud picked up the other goals.
At Bangor, Maine Maritime dropped a 5-0 decision to Western New England University in non-conference women’s soccer contest Saturday at Husson in a mutual opener.
Tayler Mazurski, Bonnie Bousquet, Chelsea Kuzio all netted first half goals to give WNEU a 3-0 halftime lead. Becca Mercieri found the back of the net in the second half and Kulio tallied her second for the Bears.
Taylor O’Malley stopped five shots in goal for the Mariners while MMA was held to just one shot.
At Bangor, in the final day of the 9th Annual Husson Classic, Husson and Western New England played a scoreless game for the first 87 minutes of play. The two teams switched possessions and scoring chances frequently until the Golden Bears were able to wear down the Eagles defense and steal a shot that just went over the extended arms of Husson goalkeeper Jess Poulin.
Brionna Voight scored her first career goal, and the game-winner for the Golden Bears, clinching the tourney title.
Poulin made 13 saves and the Husson defense was anchored by sophomore Erin Boulier who was quick to stop ensuing pressure from the Golden Bears and broke up developing chances for offense.
Briana Kubik earned the win in net for the Golden Bears with four saves.
At Bangor on Sunday, Saint Joseph’s College improved to 2-0 and MMA slipped to 0-2.
Despite owning a decided 23-2 advantage in shots, the Monks were unable to hit pay dirt until the 83rd minute. Senior forward Lauren Chouinard was sprung free on a breakaway with a pass from freshman midfielder Desiree Parent and buried the game’s only goal at the 82:02 mark, providing the Monks with their second 1-0 victory in as many days.
Chouinard and sophomore Hannah LeBlanc both tallied four shots for Saint Joseph’s while Ashley Beaulieu, Jessica Capozzi, Whitney White and Kim Jordan all steered a pair of shots on net in the victory.
At Babson Park, Mass., Babson struck first with two early goals from Peter Van Noppen and Bryan Rust. The 0-2 Eagles countered early in the second half when Joshua Bean set up Stephen Berenyi for his first goal of the season in the 46th minute.
Husson’s Brian Potter had 13 saves.
At Fort Kent on Saturday, forwards Ben Kluvers and Kennard Brown each had two goals and an assist to lead a balanced UMFK attack. Sophomore midfielder Ashlee Davis came off the Bengal bench and scored three times and Ross Downie, Matias Gandulfo and Willie Monthe each added a score.
VTC keepers Darian Calverley and Logan Heald combined to make 11 saves on 35 Bengal shots.