ORONO, Maine — Zoe Adkins (Coquitlam, British Columbia) picked up her fourth goal of the season in a big way on Saturday afternoon as the senior captain tallied the game-winner, 3:32 into the overtime period to give the University of Maine field hockey team (8-5, 2-0 America East) a 2-1 victory over visiting Fairfield (7-7, 0-2). Senior goalkeeper Alicia Frisch (Calgary, Alberta) made several key stops in the cage for Maine while Hannah Keating (York, Maine) added a goal for the Black Bears.
After back and forth action for much of the first 20 minutes, Keating was able to break a scoreless tie with her third goal of the season. Keating received the ball right in front of the cage and put back-to-back shots on net which were saved by Stags’ goalkeeper Maddy Sposito. However, Keating would make the third try count as she flipped the ball high on the left post for Maine’s first tally of the day.
With 5:30 remaining in the opening half, Frisch made the first of her key stops on the day to keep the Black Bears in front. Fairfield would come on an attack off a penalty corner as the Stags’ leading goal scorer, Felicitas Heinen, flicked a shot from the top of the circle on net. Frisch was able to extend and make a big save with her right pad, keeping Maine on top heading into the half.
However, just 2:28 into the second half Fairfield would knot the score at 1-1 when Kaitlyn Taddeo found the back of the cage. Taddeo would come out of a scramble in front with the ball and slid a shot towards the Maine cage. Her shot tipped off a Maine stick and redirected up and over a sprawled out Frisch who was looking to make the original low save.
Back and forth action would follow for much of the second half as the game remained tied thanks in part to another pair of big saves by Frisch. With eight-minutes remaining in the second half, Frisch made back-to-back point block stops for Maine. The senior goalkeeper would make the original stop on a try from Michelle Loor before turning arond and making another huge save on a rebound shot from Emily Leo to keep the game tied and send things into overtime.
After shuttng down a pair of Fairfield corner tries early in the extra period, the Black Bears would quickly move the ball into the Stags’ zone where they would create a penalty corner opportunity of their own. Adkins inserted the ball to the top of the key where Zoe Berkey (Duncan, British Columbia) stopped the ball and setup Annabelle Hamilton (North Vancouver, British Columbia) for a blast. Sposito laid out and made the save on Hamilton’s shot but could not recover as the rebound found Adkins’ stick and she was able to flip the ball up and into the back of the cage, giving the Black Bears the 2-1 win.
Maine outshot the Stags 13-9 while Fairfield held the edge in penalty corner tries, 10-8.
Frisch picks up her sixth-straight win as she moves to 7-1 in the cage for Maine after making five saves. Sposito falls to 6-6 after making seven stops for the Stags.
UMF 4, Husson 1
FARMINGTON, Maine – Four different University of Maine at Farmington field hockey players logged the Beavers’ four goals as UMF cruised to a 4-1 win over Husson University, in a North Atlantic Conference matchup Saturday at Prescott Field.
UMaine-Farmington improved to 4-5 overall, 4-1 in the North Atlantic Conference with the win. Husson dropped its first conference game of the season, falling to 5-1 in the NAC and 7-7 overall.
Senior Annie Agnew scored just over 10 minutes into the game off an assist by Kaitlyn Bullen. Fellow senior Lily Barry put the Beavers up 2-0 just 25 seconds later when she deflected a shot from Kashley Weymouth past Husson goalie Maicee Gustin.
Husson’s Sabrina Vallancourt got the Eagles on the scoreboard with just 2:13 remaining in the first half, redirecting a shot by Melissa Souza to make the score 2-1 at the break.
The Beavers doubled down their lead over Husson in the second half, scoring twice more. Bullen picked up goal to go with her first half assist, beating Gustin on a shot just under three minutes into the second half. Agnew was credited with an assist.
Weymouth notched an unassisted goal with 8:44 showing on the scoreboard, to cap the scoring.
UMF goalie Felisha Taylor recorded three saves on the day, while Gustin was credited with six. Farmington outshot Husson 15-7, but Husson held a 13-10 advantage in penalty corners.
St. Joseph’s 2, Thomas 0
WATERVILLE, ME- Thomas (4-8, 2-4 NAC) was shut out 2-0 by Saint Joseph’s College (7-4, 4-2 NAC) in a North Atlantic Conference field hockey game Saturday afternoon. Terriers goalkeeper Sofia Sourgiadakis (Littleton, N.H.) made four saves in the losing effort.
Amanda Celeta gave the Monks the early lead in the first half, firing a shot from the left side of the net for the 1-0 edge just four minutes into the contest. Celeta would strike again at the 7:54 mark from a cross by Meghan Williams to double Saint Joe’s lead.
The Monks held a 8-5 advantage in shots over Thomas, including a 8-6 edge in penalty corners.
Lauren Hachey (Oakland, Maine) notched two shots on goal for the Terriers in the loss.
Wesleyan 4, Colby 2
WATERVILLE, Maine —- Taylor Wells (Darien, Conn.) had one goal and two assists Sunday as Wesleyan University fired 30 shots on goal and had 17 penalty corners in a victory over Colby College in NESCAC field hockey Sunday at Bill Alfond Field.
Wesleyan, which had a win over Bates College on Saturday, improved to 5-4 overall and 4-3 in the league. Colby dropped to 4-6 overall and 0-6 in the conference.
The Mules did strike first in the game when Misha Strage (Westport, Conn.) tipped in a blast from Caitlin Murray (Chatham, N.J. at 18:41 of the opening half.
Wesleyan, though, tied it up quickly at 20:15 when Vanessa Block (Saratoga, Calif.) scored in front when her shot deflected off a Colby defender and in.
The Cardinals took a 2-1 edge at halftime when Hannah Plappert (Newtown, Pa.) took a pass from Wells and scored from a tough angle on the left side of the goal.
Despite Wesleyan’s 30-11 shot advantage and 17-7 margin in penalty corners, Colby did stay close. The Cardinals took a 3-1 advantage when Averill Roberto (Darien, Conn.) scored off a penalty corner from assists by Wells and Blair Ingraham (Northport, N.Y.) at 53:47.
On a wild scramble in front of the net, Erin Maguire (Wolfeboro, N.H.) scored off her own rebound for Colby with just 6:16 to play in the game to make the deficit 3-2. The Mules decided after the goal to pull goalkeeper Michelle Burt (Woodbridge, Conn.) to add an extra attacker. However, less than two minutes later Wesleyan earned a penalty corner and Wells tallied off a pass from Ashley McLaren (Essex Junction, Vt.).
Burt kept Colby in the game with 13 saves, while Wesleyan goaltender Tori Redding (Branford, Conn.) stopped five shots.
Bowdoin 3, Williams 0
BRUNSWICK, Maine — Brooke Phinney scored a pair of first half goals to propel the Bowdoin College field hockey team to a 3-0 win over Williams on Sunday afternoon at Ryan Field.
The sixth-ranked Polar Bears extend their winning streak to five-straight games with the win and improve to 9-1 (5-1 NESCAC) this fall. Bowdoin has outscored their opponents 26-1 during the current streak. The Ephs lose their second game in as many days and drop to 5-5 (3-4 NESCAC) on the year.
Bowdoin got on the board twice courtesy of Phinney in the opening period on nearly identical plays. Katie Riley inserted the ball on a penalty corner to the stick of Kassey Matoin, who set the ball for a low blast from Phinney just 7:59 into the contest. Then, almost seven minutes later, Phinney converted a carbon-copy penalty corner opportunity at 14:16 to give the hosts a two-goal edge at the break.
The Polar Bears put the game on ice midway through the second half when Katie Riley played a pass ahead to Adrienne O’Donnell, who lifted a shot over oncoming Williams goaltender Ariana Spiliotes for a 3-0 lead at 50:45.
Bowdoin’s Kayla Lessard made four saves in the shutout win as the Polar Bears held a 27-7 edge in shots. Spiliotes kept her team in contention in the first half, making 10 stops as the Polar Bears held a 18-0 edge in shots in the opening stanza. She finished with 16 saves for the game.
Bowdoin 3, Colby 0
WATERVILLE, Maine —- Cathleen Smith (Larchmont N.Y.) played a part in every score for sixth-ranked Bowdoin College as the Polar Bears took a 3-0 victory over Colby College in NESCAC field hockey Saturday at Bill Alfond Field.
Bowdoin improved to 8-1 overall and 4-1 in the conference, while the Mules fall to 4-5 overall and 0-5 in the league.
Katie Riley (Hingham, Mass.), who had a goal and an assist, scored the game-winning goal at 7:31 of the opening half. Smith’s centering pass was blasted into the back of the cage by Riley.
The two Bowdoin women reversed roles at 15:25. This time Riley had the cross and Smith scored her first goal of the game from in front on a hard blast.
Smith scored the final goal of the game at 45:50 on a play that started off a penalty corner. Brooke Phinney (Dedham, Mass.) dumped in a pass to Smith, who turned and shot for the score.
Bowdoin had a 21-2 shot advantage and a 5-1 margin in penalty corners. The Polar Bears’ Kayla Lessard (Enfield, Conn.) did not have to make a save, while Colby keeper Michelle Burt (Woodbridge, Conn.) made 10 stops.
UMass Dartmouth 5, USM 0
GORHAM, Maine – Five different players scored as the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Corsairs cruised to a 5-0 win over the University of Southern Maine Huskies in a Little East Cofnerence field hockey game Saturday afternoon at Cressy Field in North Dartmouth, Mass.
The win is the sixth straight for the Bears who improve to 9-3 overall and remain undefeated in the Little East Conference with a 7-0 record. The Huskies fall to 5-9 overall suffering their second straight loss and drop to 2-5 in the LEC.
The Corsairs to a 2-0 lead into the halftime break as senior Taryn Cardiel (Moorpark, Calif.) and junior Tiffany Richard (Fitchburg, Mass.) each scored. Cardiel’s goal came just 48 seconds into the game, while Richard knocked in her fifth goal of the season in the 14th minute.
Freshmen Alison Ladue (Bridgewater, Mass./Bridgewater-Raynham) and Cory Connolly (Duxbury, Mass.) and senior Jenna Miedzionoski (Beverly, Mass./Hamilton-Wenham Regional) each scored in the second half for the 5-0 final. Richard assisted on Connolly’s goal in the 51st minute, while senior Erica Allan (Ahmerst, Mass.) had a pair of second half assists for the Corsairs.
UMass Dartmouth held a 26-11 advantage in shots and out-cornered the Huskies 22-3. USM junior goalkeeper Kayla Kennedy (Windham, Maine) made six saves and allowed five goals in 55:10 of action before being relieved by freshman Casey White (Brewer, Maine). White made one save and did not allow a goal in the final 14:50. UMass Dartmouth junior Lauren O’Brien (Rochester, Mass./Old Rochester Regional) made six saves to earn the shutout.
Freshman Marina Davidson (Windham, Maine) and junior Crissy Mountain (Dexter, Maine) each made a pair of defensive saves for the Huskies.
Wesleyan 5, Bates 1
LEWISTON, Maine — Averill Roberto scored four straight goals in the second half to turn a 1-0 lead for Wesleyan University into a 5-1 victory over host Bates College in a NESCAC field hockey game played Saturday at Campus Avenue Field.
Wesleyan (4-4, 3-3 NESCAC) scored in the eighth minute of the game for a quick lead, as Ashley McLaren converted a flawlessly executed penalty corner with a big hit, assisted by Vanessa Block and Roberto on the play.
The score remained at 1-0 until the 10th minute of the second half, when Blair Ingraham set up Roberto’s first tally, dribbling down the sideline, angling in and centering the ball to Roberto from the end line for a 2-0 Wesleyan advantage.
McLaren set up Wesleyan’s third goal at 52:16, driving into the circle uncontested and finding Roberto at the top of the arc for a rocket shot into the far left corner of Bates’ goal. Eight minutes later, McLaren and Roberto teamed up again, with McLaren dribbling through Bates defenders to again set up Roberto, for a 4-0 lead with 9:49 left in the game.
Just 29 seconds later, Roberto scored her fourth straight on another penalty corner play, assisted by Ingraham and Taylor Wells.
Bates got on the board in the 67th minute, when Laura Baran scored on a penalty stroke to close the gap to 5-1.
Bates first-year goalie Cristina Vega made nine saves in 62:55, allowing all five goals. Wesleyan goalkeeper Tori Redding made three saves, as the Cardinals outshot the Bobcats 27-5 and held a 15-3 advantage in penalty corners.
Vestal, N.Y. – The University of Maine women’s soccer team defeated Binghamton University this afternoon by a score of 3-1. With the win, The Black Bears improve to 6-5-2 (2-2-1) while the Bearcats fall to 6-7-1 (0-4-1) on the season.
Binghamton’s Jamie Holliday would strike first as she laced a 16 yard shot to the upper right side of the net. Sarah Furminger would notch the assist for the Bearcats to take the 1-0 lead 1:20 into the first half.
First half action would end in a 1-1 tie as Maine held a 9-5 shot advantage over Binghamton.
Second half play saw all Black Bear action as Camille Varin-Tremblay (St.-Hubert, Quebec) took a 14 yard unassisted shot that would bank off the crossbar and trickle in for the goal at the 47-minute mark. Misener would later tally her second goal of the game at 59:00 as she took an assist from Charlene Achille (Longueuil, Quebec).
Lauren Swant (Oakville, Ontario) anchored the Black Bears in goal, as she allowed one goal against while saving two attempts. Elise Applegate (Lewiston, Maine) saw nearly nine minutes of action in net for the Black Bears, where she would save two shots on target. Swant improves to 6-4-2.
Carrie Martin and Stephanie Speirs split time evenly in goal for the Bear Cats. Martin allowed one goal with three saves while Speirs allowed two goals.
Swant improves to 6-4-2 with Speirs falling to 2-5-0.
Maine held a 12-9 shot advantage over Binghamton.
Husson 2, New England Coll. 0
HENNIKER, NH- Husson University women’s soccer shut down New England College 2-0 Saturday Afternoon, remaining undefeated in NAC play.
For much of the first half NEC hung even with Husson, both teams remaining scoreless until the 40th minute when Senior Emily Zurcher (Topsham, ME) put Husson ahead with a shot over the head of NEC goal keeper Tricia Sardagnola (Shrewsbury, MA).
First Year Hannah Clough (Mount Vernon, ME) put the Eagles up 2-0 when Sophomore Michaela Bicknell (West Addison, VT) redirected a rebounded shot her way. Clough was able to direct the ball in the lower left corner of the net past Sardagnola in the 64th minute.
Husson finished the match leading NEC 17-11 in shots and 5-2 in corner kicks. Sophomore goal keeper Jess Poulin (Albion, ME) stopped all 7 shots she faced, including two big shots in the final minutes of the game.
“When we passed and connected with each other today, we were really productive and dangerous. I am really proud that we got this win today, and that we’ve put ourselves in a really good position in the NAC,” Said Coach Carly Gettler after the match.
With this win the Eagles improve to 5-9 overall and 5-0 in North Atlantic Conference play. Next up for Husson they will host MIT in a non-conference matchup on Tuesday (October 9) at Boucher Field at 4:00PM.
MMA 1, UMPI 0
CASTINE, Maine – Sarah Brochu’s (Hardwick, Vt.) fifth goal of the season was all of the offense as Maine Maritime defeated Maine-Presque Isle 1-0 in women’s soccer Sunday afternoon. The Mariners improved to 4-7-1 on the season, while the Owls slid to 4-7.
Andi Flannery (E. Machias, Maine) delivered a through ball from midfield leading to a Brochu breakaway late in the 14th minute. Brochu went inside the low left post for her first collegiate game-winning goal. Mariners keeper, Taylor O’Malley (Middletown, R.I.) made sure it held up, turning away six saves in the win. The shutout was the second of the sophomore’s career.
The Owls’ Amanda Larrabee (Jackson, Maine) denied five of Maine Maritime’s 17 shots, including a handful of stops on breakaway situations. Taylor Ussery (La Varne, Calif) worked 21:50 scoreless minutes with two saves to her credit.
Colby-Sawyer 3, MMA 0
NEW LONDON, N.H. – Laurel Bauer scored two goals to lead Colby-Sawyer to a 3-0 victory over Maine Maritime in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action on Saturday. The Chargers improved to 8-2-2 (4-0-1 NAC), while the Mariners fell to 3-7-1 (1-3-1 NAC).
Bauer put the game-winner on the board 6:57 into play. She added an insurance marker in the second half. Her Chargers outshot Maine Maritime 23-2. Mariners’ keeper, Taylor O’Malley (Middletown, R.I.) turned aside seven shots in absorbing the loss.
UMFK 3 WAU 0
At Tacoma Park, Md., the University of Maine-Fort Kent used three first-half goals to defeat host Washington Adventist University.
UMFK improved to 11-0 with the win while WAU dropped to 4-7.
Thomas 2, Green Mountain 0
Poultney, Vt. – Jenn Day’s two goals off of direct kicks helped spur Thomas College past Green Mountain College 2-0 in North Atlantic Conference action on Saturday afternoon at Eagle Game Field.
Day’s first marker came in the 20th minute as she lofted in a free kick over the outstretched hand of Eagle keeper Emma Lord. The remainder of the frame was a scoreless affair as the visitors headed into half up by one. The Terriers outshot the Eagles nine to three in the opening half.
Day extended the lead to 2-0 in the 64th minute with a shot similar to her first that again was out of the reach of the Eagle keeper.
The Eagles (0-10 overall, 0-4 NAC) kept pressing and were rewarded with a chance close in. Emma Christensen attempted to put home a loose ball off of a Casey McGill direct kick, but was blocked by a defender before the ball crossed the goal line.
The Terriers (3-8 overall, 1-4 NAC) won the edge in the shot department again in the second half by an eight to four margin.
Kate Thibodeau (2-5-0) earned the win and shutout for the Terriers by making four saves, while Lord (0-4-0) took the loss for the Eagles, turning aside eight Thomas shots.
Colby 2, Wesleyan 0
WATERVILLE, Maine —- Abby Hatch (Wilbraham, Mass.) placed a shot into the upper left corner of the net at 23:19 of the first half and Emily Brook (Duxbury, Mass.) posted the shutout Sunday as the Colby College women’s soccer team took a win over Wesleyan University in New England Small College Athletic Conference play.
The Mules move to 6-3 overall and 3-3 in the conference, while Wesleyan drops to 4-5-1 overall and 2-5 in league play.
Junior forward Annie Papadellis (Hopkinton, Mass.), who was a force all day with her speed, was first to a loose ball and quickly got it over to Hatch. The sophomore forward hit a shot from about 18 yards out over diving Wesleyan goalkeeper Jessica Tollman (Brookline, Mass.) and into the upper left corner. Hatch scored her second goal of the year and Papadellis pushed her team-leading point total to nine on three goals and three assists.
The Mules added the big insurance goal at 58:49 when Crysti Tsujiura (Scarborough, Maine) broke in and had her shot saved by Tollman, but the ball went directly to Kate Laxson (Wayzata, Minn.) on the right side of the goal and she ripped into the net for her second goal of the season.
The Mules still pushed forward the rest of the half and had 12 of their 18 shots in the final 45 minutes. The Cardinals had 11 shots in the game and both teams had three corner kicks.
Brook made four of her six saves in the first half for the Mules. Tollman had five saves in 82 minutes and Rachel Hobert (Chicago, Ill.) added two stops over the final eight minutes.
Bowdoin 2, Colby 0
WATERVILLE, Maine —- Morgan Woodhouse (Portland, Maine) scored off a header with 9:25 left in the game to break a 0-0 tie and lead Bowdoin College to a 2-0 victory over Colby College in NESCAC women’s soccer Saturday.
The Polar Bears move to 8-1 overall and 4-1 in the conference, while the Mules fall to 5-3 and 2-3 in the league.
Kiersten Turner (Gorham, Maine) picked up the assist on Woodhouse’s goal off a cross.
Alexa Yurick (New York, N.Y.) added an insurance goal with 4:25 to play when she knocked in a shot from in front.
Bowdoin goalkeeper Bridget McCarthy (Hopkinton, Mass.) stopped five shots for the shutout. Emily Brook (Duxbury, Mass.) stopped six shots for the Mules.
Williams 1, Bowdoin 0
BRUNSWICK, Maine — Bridget Gallagher scored the game’s only goal as the Williams College women’s soccer team dealt Bowdoin its first home loss of the season, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon.
The Ephs improve to 7-2-1 (6-0-1 NESCAC) on the season with the win. Bowdoin dips to 8-2-0 (4-2-0 NESCAC) with the setback.
Gallagher came off the bench early to deliver the game-winner in the 15th minute. She received a pass from Carla Nicasio on the right side of the box and ripped a strike that tucked inside the left post, just beyond the outstretched arms of Bowdoin netminder Bridget McCarthy at 14:03.
The Polar Bears would control the pace of play for the majority of the second half, but could not find the equalizer. Their best chance came off a perfectly-place corner kick by Alexa Yurick with 11 minutes to go. The ball came to the head of Toni DaCampo, forcing a diving save by Williams goaltender Hannah Van Wetter.
McCarthy finished with two saves in the loss for Bowdoin. Laura Wann made four stops in the first half for Williams before Van Wetter came in at halftime to make on save over the final 45 minutes.
USM 1, Plymouth State 0
GORHAM, Maine – Sophomore Amy Jose’s (Oakland, Maine/Messalonskee) goal in the 76th minute proved decisive as the University of Southern Maine Huskies shut out the visiting Plymouth State University Panthers 1-0 in a Little East Conference women’s soccer match Saturday afternoon at Hannaford Field.
The victory snapped the Huskies’ eight-match losing skid, and improved their record to 2-9-0 overall and 1-3-0 in LEC play. The Panthers dropped their third straight match to slide to 2-9-0 overall and remain winless in conference play.
With each side searching for a goal, the Huskies got a lift when sophomore Shannon Brozyna (Orrington, Maine/Bangor) entered the match. On a counter attack, Brozyna made a strong run down the side and fired an eight-yard shot that was tipped up onto the crossbar. The rebound bounced out to Jose who calmly headed the ball into the net for her first goal of the season.
The Huskies defended the lead over the final 14 minutes, but not without some anxious moments. PSU had a serve into the box from the left side created some confusion in the USM defense. The ball squirted loose after a collision among three players, including USM goalkeeper Katie Cobb (Lewiston, Maine), and appeared headed inside the left post, but USM senior back Cara Radino (Franklin, N.J./Walkill Valley) was able to clear the ball away.
Junior Cassie Graham (Foster, R.I./Ponagansett) would get a threatening 1 v 1 situation against Cobb, but the senior keeper was able to stuff any shot attempt.
Jose had another opportunity for an insurance goal when she found her way around a PSU defender to track down a ball, but PSU senior goalkeeper Chelsea Duval (Dover, N.H.) came off her line to thwart Jose’s bid.
Cobb made four saves to earn her first shutout of the campaign. Duval recorded five stops. Southern Maine held an 11-8 advantage in shots and a 6-3 margin in corner kicks.
St. Joseph’s 2, Norwich 0
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Saint Joseph’s (Maine) freshman forward Jodi Pollack (Andover, Mass.) scored a pair of goals 35 seconds apart late in the first half to give the Monks all the offense they would need on their way to a 2-0 win over Norwich University women’s soccer team on Saturday in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) action at Howard Field.
After battling through an even opening 39 minutes, Pollack struck first blood for St. Joseph’s (Maine) (5-4-1, 2-4-1 GNAC) in the 40th minute by finishing off a cross at the top of the 6-yard box from Doe Leckie to put the Monks up 1-0.
Just 35 seconds later Pollack struck again, getting by the NU backline and finishing off a pretty strike off the cross bar and down into the back of the net to make it 2-0 Saint Joseph’s (Maine).
Norwich (4-6-2, 2-4-2 GNAC) junior goalkeeper Liz Chapdelaine (Somerset, Mass.) made five saves for the Cadets in the loss. St. Joe’s Maine keeper Jaci Lorenzen made one save to pick up the win for the Monks.
The Cadets are now faced with a tall order to try and clinch a GNAC Tournament playoff berth with just four league games remaining and currently sitting on the outside looking in at ninth place. NU hosts league-leading and unbeaten Lasell on Monday at 3:30 p.m. before traveling to Emerson on Saturday.
Wesleyan 3, Bates 1
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — Wesleyan University quickly overcame a 1-0 first-half deficit and defeated Bates College 3-1 in a NESCAC women’s soccer game on Saturday at Russell Street Field.
The Cardinals’ win evens their overall record at 4-4-1, and they move to 2-4-0 in NESCAC play. Bates dropped to 2-6-1 overall and 1-5-1 in the NESCAC.
Bates first-year Julia Rice got Bates on the scoreboard with 24:45 left to play in the first half, receiving a cross from Dakota Donovan right in front of Wesleyan goalie Jessica Tollman. Rice drilled a shot into the upper part of the goal for the lead.
Bates’ lead lasted only 39 seconds, however, when Laura Kurash’s shot was saved by Bates goalie Anabel Schmelz, only to carom toward Mikaela Curtin, who knocked it in from her position near the left goal post to tie the game.
With 13 minutes left in the half, Wesleyan went ahead for good. Kerry Doyle sent a through pass that Kurash caught up to, and Kurash kicked it past Schmelz from inside the top of Bates’ penalty area. It is Kurash’s 15th career game-winning goal.
The Cardinals controlled the game from there, amassing an 18-6 advantage in shots. Less than 10 minutes into the second half, Wesleyan went up 3-1, when Beth Alexion took advantage of a bobbled ball by Schmelz and, from the top of the box, chipped the loose ball over Bates’ defense and in.
Schmelz made five saves in goal, and Alyssa Morgosh added two more saves in relief. Tollman stopped one shot for Wesleyan.
UNE 3, Salve Regina 0
BIDDEFORD, Maine — Sophomore Margaret Palmer (Scarborough, Maine) had two goals and an assist to augment a 12-save performance by junior goalkeeper Samantha Guyette (Newport, Vt.) as the University of New England defeated Salve Regina University, 3-0, in a Commonwealth Coast Conference women’s soccer match Saturday (Oct. 6) at Barbara J. Hazard Field.
The win was the second consecutive shutout in conference play for the Nor’easters, who improve to 5-8 overall, 3-2 in CCC matches. Salve Regina dips to 7-5-1 overall, 2-2-1 in conference play. UNE has now won six straight meetings with the Seahawks.
After Salve had some quality chances real early but was unable to convert, the Nor’easters opened the scoring 8:27 into the contest. Junior Morgan Humphreys (Rocky Hill, Conn.) lobbed a high service from just inside midfield that Palmer brought down and deposited into the back of the net from about eight yards out.
Big Blue would double its lead in the 34th minute when junior Katy Marshall (Eliot, Maine) took a pass from Palmer out of the left corner and rocketed a high shot just inside the right post for her third marker in two games.
Palmer gave the Nor’easters more breathing room 1:53 into the second half as she converted a header off a service from the right side by sophomore Jayne Kelly (Hooksett, N.H.).
Guyette preserved the shutout with a spectacular save in the 74th minute. Salve Regina senior Kaitlyn Birrell (Hope, R.I.) got in behind the UNE defense, but Guyette came off her line and made a diving stop to her right to deny the CCC’s top goal scorer. For the match, Guyette piled up 12 saves.
Junior goalkeeper Jacqueline McPherson (Mansfield, Mass.) made four stops for the Seahawks, who led in shots (25-14) and corner kicks (6-5).
UMFK 2 Asbury 1
At Wilmore, Ky., freshman Ross Downie’s goal in the 42nd minute proved to be the game-winner as the University of Maine-Fort Kent defeated Asbury University Saturday night.
UMFK 4 SUNY ESF 1
At Syracuse, N.Y. on Friday, the University of Maine-Fort Kent defeated USCAA No. 6-ranked State University of New York College of Environmental Science & Forestry.
MMA 6, UMPI O
CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy exploded for six goals in the second half to rout Maine-Presque, 6-0 in men’s soccer at Ritchie Field Sunday afternoon. Six different players accounted for the tallies on the Mariners’ most productive offensive day since a 6-1 defeat of Unity in September, 2010.
With the win, Maine Maritime improved to 7-5 on the year, while the Owls slipped to 5-7.
Bryan Soucy (Windham, Maine) solved Presque Isle’s keeper, Joshua MacKinnon (Lismore, Nova Scotia) 6:47 into the second period, netting his second goal of the season. It stood up as his second game-winning goal of the year as well. Soucy’s shot from the top of the box finished a wild scramble that began with a well-placed cross from Abdullah Alkhayyat (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia) that resulted in a point blank shot for Benjamin Russell (Farmington, Maine). MacKinnon came up with the most brilliant of his seven saves in the game, sending a rebound to the top of the box. Nicholas George (Bangor, Maine) tried to bang it home from there, but caught the crossbar. Soucy collected the carom up top and found the third shot in the flurry to be the charm.
After needing 51:47 to break through, Maine Maritime needed only 1:14 to double its lead when David Clough (Mt. Vernon, Maine) sent a cross through the box to be headed home by George for his team-leading seventh goal of the year. The Mariners got another quick pair 11:34 later. Chad McDonnell’s (E. Lyme, Conn.) throw-in from was headed by Clough over to Kyle Haslam (Lamoine, Maine), who then headed home his sixth goal of the season. That was followed by an Alkhayyat penalty shot into the right corner 53 seconds later.
Jeffrey Johnston (Calais, Maine) headed in a David Lord (Kenduskeag, Maine) throw-in at 81:12 before Lynn Jay Madison (Rockledge, Fla.) weaved his way through four defenders for the final marker at 88:30.
Maine Maritime fired 26 shots in the game, including 14 in the second half. UMPI got eight shots off, four in each half. William Trace Lacour (Charlottesville, Va.) and Jesse Perkins (Bangor, Maine) split the shutout. Lacour had four saves in exactly 71 minutes of work. Perkins stopped one in the balance.
UMPI 5, EMCC 1
BANGOR, Maine — Led by the first two goals in the college career of Mickey Savage (Fr./Sherman, ME) the University of Maine-Presque Isle men’s soccer team defeated Eastern Maine Community College, 5-1 on Saturday afternoon. The game was played at the soccer field on the campus of Husson University.
UMPI moves to 6-6 on the season. EMCC falls to 6-3.
Presque Isle outshot EMCC, 46-4.
NMCC 13, UM-Augusta 0
At Presque Isle on Sunday, Nick McIntosh notched a hat trick and an assist to power the Falcons to victory.
Brandon Anthony provided two goals and two assists for 5-6-1 Northern Maine Community College, while Josh Allen scored twice and Pat Goodall contributed a goal and an assist. Bryce Keenan, Cody Robinson, Alex Myers, Kyle Murray and Matt Till added a goal apiece and Brad MacKenzie made one save on four shots.
Husson 2, UNE 1
HENNIKER, NH- Husson Junior Zach Emeigh netted two goals, including a game winner in overtime to lift the Eagles past New England College 2-1 on Saturday afternoon.
Both teams remained scoreless in the first half with Sophomore Brian Loiselle (Bangor, ME) providing Husson with their best scoring opportunity in the first 45 minutes, when he struck a pass off a corner kick that fell just wide of the net in the 41st minute.
NEC’s Zak Harris (Bennington, VT) netted a free kick rebound from Rob Lucas (Hooksett, NH) putting the Pilgrims up 1-0 in the 60th minute.
Husson would match the score in the 76th minute when Emeigh (Ellsworth, ME) dribbled through two Pilgrim defenders earning his fourth goal of the season.
The score remained 1-1 for the final 14 minutes of regulation forcing overtime. Emeigh came up big once again scoring the game winner 5:30 into the overtime. Emeigh’s shot bounced off NEC goal keeper Robert Millar (Barrington, RI) and into the goal.
Husson Sophomore goal keeper Brian Potter (Waterville, ME) earned the win in net with 4 saves.
With this win the Eagles improve to 7-3 on the season and 4-1 in North Atlantic Conference play.
MMA 1, Colby-Sawyer 0
NEW LONDON, N.H. – Benjamin Russell (Farmington, Maine) scored the game’s only goal to lift Maine Maritime to a 1-0 win at Colby-Sawyer in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) play Saturday afternoon. The Mariners improved to 6-5 overall and 4-1 in conference action. The Chargers fell to 3-8-1 overall and to 2-3 in NAC play.
Russell connected on his second tally of the season after ripping a shot from 25 yards out that snuck just under the crossbar at 38:20.
The game was evenly played throughout with Colby-Sawyer holding a slight edge in shots 12-11, while the Mariners had a 7-5 advantage in corner kicks.
Junior William Trace Lacour (Charlottesville, Va.) made five saves en route to the clean sheet for Maine Maritime. Colby-Sawyer keeper Nick Austin (Westerly, R.I.) stopped six shots in the loss.
Thomas 2, Green Mountain 0
Poultney, Vt. – Joshua Phelps scored two goals to help Thomas College to a 2-0 North Atlantic Conference win against Green Mountain College on Saturday, October 6th. The loss drops GMC to 2-7-0 on the season and a North Atlantic Conference record of 1-3-0. With the win Thomas moves to 7-2-2 and are 4-0-1 in conference play.
The game witnessed a scoreless first half as both teams spent the majority of their possessions in the midfield. The Terriers outshot the Eagles eleven to two in the opening frame and had a couple of near misses in close but both times shot the ball high.
Joshua Phelps opened the scoring in the 51st minute when he converted a through ball from Dakota Duplisse past a diving Nate Kishbaugh. The Terriers threatened to extend the lead when Jacob Sirois was awarded a penalty kick when he was taken down in the box. The attacker picked the lower left corner, but a diving Kishbaugh turned aside the shot with an excellent sprawling save.
Thomas continued to pressure the ball and received numerous quality chances, but was unable to add to their lead until Phelps put a head on a corner kick by Kenny Cano and put it over a leaping Eagle keeper in the 78th minute.
Mikkail Crockwell (7-2-2) picked up the win and shutout for the Terriers by making three saves. Kishbaugh (2-5-0) gets saddled with the loss despite turning away nine shots in all.
Bowdoin 2, Colby 0
WATERVILLE, Maine – Eddie Jones scored 8:45 into the game with what proved to be the game-winning goal as the Bowdoin College men’s soccer team added a penalty kick later on in a 2-0 win over Colby College in NESCAC play Saturday.
The Polar Bears moved to 7-1-1 overall and 3-1-1 in conference play and have not lost in their last eight outings. Colby, which plays host to Wesleyan University on Sunday at 1:30 p.m., falls to 3-4-2 overall and 0-3-2 in the league.
Jones scored off a pass from the corner from Andrew Jones. The two teams combined for just 14 shots in the game and the contest stayed 1-0 in Bowdoin’s favor to halftime. Eric Goitia converted a penalty kick 14 minutes into the second half to give the Polar Bears a two-goal margin.
Will Wise stopped just two shots in earning the shutout. The Polar Bears have allowed just one goal over the past eight games. Cody Funkhouser also had two saves for the Mules.
Plymouth State 1, USM 0
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Junior Adam Groves (Brooksville, Maine) scored the only goal of the game on a header with 4:29 remaining in regulation Saturday afternoon as Plymouth State University nipped the University of Southern Maine, 1-0, in a Little East Conference men’s soccer game at Panther Field.
Groves, who transferred to PSU this year after playing the last two seasons at USM, scored the game-winner from right in front of the Husky goal. A Panther corner kick from the right side went through traffic to the left end line, where freshman Petro Masumbuko (Manchester, N.H./Central) ran it down. Masumbuko fed the ball back into the box, and Groves’ header went off the crossbar and across the goal line, his first career score for either team.
Groves also keyed a Panther defense that posted its second shutout of the season as PSU won its third straight game. Senior keeper Bjorn Ohlsson (Halmstad, Sweden) made four saves to register the clean sheet. The Panthers improve to 5-7-0 overall and 2-2-0 in the LEC while USM dips to 3-9-0 overall and 1-3-0 in conference play.
The action was slow to get going as neither team managed a shot for the first 16 minutes of the game. Each team took just four shots in the first half, with the best scoring chance coming with a minute to play when PSU junior Jacob Sjoberg (Linkoping, Sweden) took a feed from senior Parker Spear (Sodus Point, N.Y.) along the left side and got a good shot off, but the ball hit the lower left post and USM senior keeper Jeremy Turner (Portland, Maine) covered up the rebound.
PSU started to apply more pressure on the Husky goal in the second half, out-shooting USM 8-3 and having a 7-1 margin in corner kicks, but could not break through. Sjoberg had a couple of scoring chances but his shots went over the net. Overtime appeared looming until Groves scored the game-winner.
The home team ended up with a 12-7 advantage in shots. Turner finished with four saves for the Huskies.
St. Joseph’s 2, Norwich 1 (2OT)
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Saint Joseph’s (Maine) junior forward Ross Suleski scored the game-winning goal with 5:01 left in the second overtime to lift the Monks to a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over the Norwich University men’s soccer team on Saturday at Howard Field in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) action.
Suleski headed home a cross from the left side sideline from junior midfielder Garrett Darnell to beat Norwich sophomore goalkeeper Greg Payne (State College, Pa.) over his head to complete the Monks’ come back and spoil Norwich’s hopes of avenging last year’s GNAC Tournament final loss.
After a scoreless first half, Norwich (7-4-1, 4-2-1 GNAC) struck first blood when Mike Ravenelle beat Saint Joseph’s (Maine) goalkeeper Scott Benner with a hard low shot from the top of the 18-yard box to give the Cadets a 1-0 lead in the 50th minute.
NU clung to the one-goal lead for a little over 30 minutes before an own goal in the 81st minute broke the Cadets’ impressive 460+ plus minute consecutive shutout streak that dated back to a 5-1 loss to Lasell on Sept. 19.
Jack Lafreniere took a thrown in that bounced off a Norwich player in the box and then deflected into the far corner of the net just out of the reach of Payne to level the score.
Just 30 seconds after St. Joe’s tied the game at one, things continued to unravel for Norwich as the Cadets lost a player for a red card and were left with 10 men to finish the game.
Neither side was able to score again through the remainder of regulation, or the first overtime session. However, Suleski became the golden goal hero almost exactly halfway through the second overtime period to lift the Monks to the crucial three points and the win.
St. Joe’s (Maine) outshot Norwich 22-18. Payne made six saves for Norwich and was saddled with his first loss since losing to Middlebury 2-0 on Sept. 11. Benner picked up the win for the Monks after turning aside seven shots.
Wesleyan 2, Bates 0
LEWISTON, Maine — Wesleyan University scored a pair of goals 12 minutes apart in the first half to deliver a 2-0 men’s soccer victory over host Bates College on Saturday at Russell Street Field, sending Bates to its fourth straight loss, all in conference contests.
Wesleyan (6-1-2, 4-1-1 NESCAC) won its third straight game and increased its unbeaten streak to six games. Bates dropped to 2-6-1 overall, 0-6-1 in NESCAC play.
After starting the game with a 6-0 advantage in shots taken, Cardinals struck in the 27th minute. Ian Waldron sent a cross from deep in the corner to the front of Bates’ goal, where Chris Kuehn headed it past Bates goalie Joe Maffly-Kipp for a 1-0 lead.
With 6:24 left in the half, the Cardinals doubled the lead when Noah Schlesinger scored on a breakaway, assisted by Spencer Tanaka.
Wesleyan outshot Bates 20-10 in the game, and took eight corner kicks to Bates’ three.
Bates first-year Luis Pereira put the most pressure on Wesleyan’s defense, putting three of his five shot attempts on goal.
Wesleyan goalie Adam Purdy made four saves in the shutout. Maffly-Kipp totaled seven saves for Bates.
UNE 2, Salve Regina 0
BIDDEFORD, Maine — After a pair of first-half goals, the University of New England men’s soccer team held on down the stretch to blank Salve Regina University, 2-0, in a Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) match Saturday afternoon at Barbara J. Hazard Field.
The win snapped a four-game UNE losing streak at the hands of the Seahawks (9-3-1, 4-1-0 CCC), and was just the second Big Blue victory in the last 12 meetings between the teams. The Nor’easters now stand at 6-6 overall and 2-3 in conference outings.
Already holding a 1-0 advantage — courtesy of an SRU own goal in the 12th minute — UNE sophomore Sean Goodrich (Gorham, N.H.) doubled the margin for the hosts in the 41st minute. Senior Ethan Wells (Franconia, N.H.) set up the play on the left side with a serve towards the far post, and Goodrich ran under it to put a header just under the crossbar for his first tally of the year.
On two occasions in the opening 45 minutes, Big Blue sophomore goalkeeper Aidan McParland (Brockville, Ontario) made key stops to keep his side in front. SRU sophomore Zachary Kraft (Tenafly, N.J.) provided the first test in the 15th minute, with a low, hard shot from in close that McParland pushed away with a dive to the left. Ten minutes later, sophomore Issa Demirgioglu (Smithfield, R.I.) put one on frame from the top of the box, forcing McParland to punch the chance up over the goal.
The Seahawks continued to apply pressure in the final stanza, amassing a 13-1 edge in shots during the period. McParland was again up to the task of stopping Salve’s most-threatening second-half attempt in the 63rd minute, diving to his left to deny a well-placed free kick try from 25 yards out off the foot of Demirgioglu.
For the contest, McParland registered nine saves. On the other end of the field, first-years Daniel Stern (Kings Park, N.Y.) and Jeffrey L’Heureux (Litchfield, N.H.) split time between the posts for the Seahawks, with Stern posting four stops in the initial frame.