|Saint Joseph's College||UM-Farmington|
FARMINGTON, Maine – The University of Maine at Farmington field hockey team (7-3) couldn’t overcome two first half goals by Saint Joseph’s College (8-5) losing for the first time this season on Prescott Field, 2-0.
In a very evenly matched contest with both teams moving the ball from end to end, it was the Monks that cashed in first. At 9:31 junior Elyse Caiazzo sent a crossing pass and found Samantha Silva open on the opposite post, Silva knocked it in for the 1-0 lead.
St. Joe’s scored again just before halftime, Caiazzo dribbled into the circle and fired a shot past goalkeeper Patty Smith at 21:43, giving St.Joe’s the 2-0 lead at the break.
In the second half, neither team was able to get a shot past either goalkeeper.
Megan Baker (6-5) turned back all seven shots she faced on goal to get the win. Smith (6-3) made five saves in the loss.
St.Joe’s won the shots battle 13-11 and the corners margin 10-9.