STANDISH — Courtney Allen notched the winning goal at the 57:18 mark to lift second-seeded Husson University past top-seeded Saint Joseph’s College 2-1 in the North Atlantic Conference field hockey championship Saturday.
The 10-5 Eagles netted the game-winner when Allen knocked in a pass from Jillian Morin shortly after a penalty corner. Skye Ellis scored the first goal 6:59 into the game on an assist from Sabrina Vaillancourt. Kristen Capen made five saves on nine shots.
Kayla Nowell tied the game for the 13-6 Monks 6:37 into the second half. Renee Leach and Courtney Rague each tallied an assist. Meaghan Johnson stopped 11 of 16 shots.
Thomas 3, Lyndon State 1
At Waterville, Michael Hand scored two goals, including the eventual game-winner, to lead second-seeded Thomas College by fourth-seeded Lyndon State College in the North Atlantic Conference championship Saturday.
Dylan Keller notched an insurance goal in the 71st minute for the Terriers. Kennen Hoedemaker picked up two assists while Harley Colman tallied one. Mikkail Crockwell made six saves on 13 shots.
Kyle Mecham scored for Lyndon State 46 seconds into the game off an Emmitt Simpson free kick. Jason Gray stopped nine of 18 shots.
Castleton State 3, Husson 0
At Castleton, Vt., Hilary Cooke netted what proved to be the winning goal just 3:09 into the contest as Castleton State College shut out Husson University in the North Atlantic Conference championship Saturday.
Brandy White added a goal in the first half for the 16-2-1 Spartans. The third goal came on an own goal in the 65th minute. Kelly Tetreault and Courtney Chadburn each had an assist. Ericka Davis stopped four of seven shots.
Rozlyn Petersen made four saves on 14 shots for the Eagles who end their season at 14-6-1.
Black Bears drop two on road
The University of Maine lost a pair of 3-1 decisions on the road this weekend. The University of Connecticut beat the Black Bears on Saturday and Providence College topped Maine on Sunday.
In Sunday’s game in Providence, R.I., Alyse Ruff and Corinne Buie each had a goal and an assist to pace 8-3-1 Providence College. Amber Yung scored in the first period. Genevieve Lacasse saved 16 of 17 shots.
Brittany Dougherty scored a power-play goal in the third with assists from Ashley Norum and Danielle Ward. Brittany Ott stopped 30 of 33 shots for the 4-6-0 Black Bears.
In Saturday’s game in Storrs, Conn., Alexandra Garcia made 26 saves on 27 shots to lead UConn.
Casey Knajdek and Jocelyn Slattery each scored a goal in the second period for the 2-7-1 Huskies while Taylor Gross chipped in with a goal in the third. Sami Evelyn, Maude Blain, Rebecca Hewett and Jennifer Chaisson each recorded an assist.
Jennie Gallo scored for the Black Bears 12:22 into the third period. Melissa Gagnon and Myriam Croussette each grabbed an assist. Brittany Ott blocked 17 of 20 shots.