May 24, 2018
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Husson teams win 3 NAC titles

BDN staff reports

Husson University recorded a clean sweep of North Atlantic Conference championships over the weekend.

On Saturday, the Husson men’s soccer team posted a 3-1 victory over Castleton State and the Eagles’ field hockey team took the conference title with a 2-0 victory over the University of Maine-Farmington.

On Sunday, the Husson women also downed Castleton State 3-1 to claim the NAC crown.

All three teams have qualified for the NCAA Division III Championships, the pairings for which will be announced this week.

In men’s soccer at Bangor, Gavin Madden scored off an assist from Justin Gauvin 30 seconds into the game on the top-seeded Eagles’ first shot to give them the upper hand.

Second-seeded Castleton State (10-7-3) equalized on Jacob Roswell’s goal with 4:30 left in the first half.

Husson (9-8-2) took the lead for good when Alex Martin converted a penalty kick 26:37 into the second half. John DeSteffano provided an insurance goal off a James Crockford assist 10 minutes later.

Tournament MVP Miguel Dominguez made 11 saves on 19 shots for Husson and Mike Anthony made eight stops on 19 shots for Castleton.

In field hockey play at Farmington, Kasja Blindow and Skye Ellis each scored a first-half goal as the No. 4 Eagles (9-7) knocked off the third-seeded Beavers (10-8).

Tournament MVP Lorri Hiltz assisted on Blindow’s penalty-corner goal 4:58 into the game, while Ellis converted a long cross from Courtney Allen at 30:01.

Kristen Capen needed to make only one save on five shots. Sarah Brown had four saves on seven shots for UMF.

In women’s soccer at Castleton, Vt., Megan Clement scored one first-half goal and assisted on another to give No. 2 Husson the lead for good.

Clement’s corner kick set up an Amy Sanz tally 10:30 into the game, then she scored off a Shelby Bradford assist 19:09 later. Alexandra Laniewski added an unassisted goal for the Eagles (15-5).

Jen Plourde made seven saves on eight shots for Husson. Kylan Smith was named the tournament MVP.

Top-seeded Castleton State (7-6-2) got a goal from Courtney Chadburn. Ericka Davis made seven saves on 10 shots.

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