BANGOR, Maine — Abbie Charrier made six saves and Taylor Bergeron scored a first-half goal as Thomas College notched its first field hockey win over Husson University since 2004, 1-0 on Seniors Day at the Winkin Sports Complex on Saturday.
Katie Taylor picked up an assist on the goal for Thomas, which had lost the previous 16 meetings.
Kaitlin Dolloff made five saves for Husson, which outshot Thomas 11-8.
Husson and Thomas finished tied with the University of Maine-Farmington atop the North Atlantic Conference standings but defending champ Husson earned the top seed for the this weekend’s four-team tournament as a result of a predetermined tie-breaking procedure.
Husson (6-9 overall) will host No. 4 Colby-Sawyer (8-7, 2-3 in the NAC) and No. 2 UM-Farmington (9-4) will entertain No. 3 Thomas (8-8) in the semis with the championship game slated for Saturday, Nov. 7.
NAC tourney field set
No. 1 Thomas College of Waterville and No. 2 Castleton (Vt.) earned byes in the North Atlantic Conference tourney announced Sunday.
Both schools will host semifinals on Wednesday, Nov. 1 after Sunday’s quarterfinal round when No. 6 UMaine-Farmington will visit No. 3 Colby-Sawyer in New London, N.H., and No. 5 New England College will travel to Bangor to take on No. 4 Husson.
The championship is set for Sunday, Nov. 7 at the higher-seeded team.
Castleton 3, Husson 0
At Castleton, Vermont on Saturday, Blake Hart and Jake Tietgens each had a goal and assist and Amir Pasic made 10 saves to lead Castleton University (12-5-1, 7-1) past Husson.
The third goal was an own goal by Husson. All three goals came in the first half.
Cody Gross made three saves in the first half and Steven Paquette had one in the second half for Husson.
MMA 5, Green Mountain 1
At Poultney, Vermont, on Saturday, Tom Samson scored twice to lead Maine Maritime Academy of Castine past Green Mountain College.
Matt Leblanc, Bryan Soucy and Jonathan Reeks collected the other goals for the Mariners (4-10-1, 3-4-1 North Atlantic Conference). Joshua Reeks and Michael Rust combined for three saves.
Nate Berner-Tobin scored for Green Mountain (1-15, 0-8 NAC).
UM-Farmington 0, Lyndon 0
At Farmington on Saturday, the University of Maine-Farmington and Lyndon State played to a scoreless tie through two overtimes.
The Beavers (5-9-3, 3-4-2 North Atlantic Conference) outshot the Hornets 31-14. Chris Roberts and Matt Wilson split time and teamed up for three saves.
Matt LeClair had a busy afternoon with 15 saves for Lyndon State (2-13-1, 1-7-1).
NAC tourney scheduled
Sixth-seeded Husson will visit Castine to take on No. 3 Maine Maritime Academy in a North Atlantic Conference quarterfinal Saturday as regular-season conference play concluded over the weekend.
No. 5 UMaine-Farmington will travel to Henniker, N.H., to take on No. 4 New England College in the other quarterfinal. The UMF-NEC winner will play at No. 1 Castleton and the Husson-MMA winner will be at No. 2 Colby-Sawyer. Both games are Tuesday, Nov. 3, with the final set at the higher seed on Saturday, Nov. 7.
Castleton 4, Husson 1
At Castleton, Vermont, on Saturday, Mallory Costello notched two goals and assisted on the other two as the Spartans clinched the top seed for the North Atlantic Conference tournament.
Eva Clark and Bronwen Hopwood had the other goals and Bri DiPhilippo picked up an assist. Jessica Binkowski made six saves for the Spartans (10-7 overall, 8-0 NAC).
Taylor Fortin scored with 4:05 remaining for Husson (6-9-1, 3-5 NAC).
Brooke LaBelle had an assist and Kayla Gordon made five saves.
MMA 6, Green Mountain 0
At Poultney, Vermont on Saturday, Makayla Lewis had a hat trick and Susana DeFrank scored twice to lead Maine Maritime Academy past Green Mountain College.
Emily Wyman had a goal and an assist for the Mariners of Castine (9-6-1, 6-1-1 North Atlantic Conference). Maggie McConkey made five saves on eight shots.
Kim Simonetti made four stops on 12 shots for Green Mountain (2-13, 0-8).
UM-Farmington 3, Lyndon 2
At Farmington on Saturday, the University of Maine-Farmington held on for a North Atlantic Conference win over Lyndon State College on Senior Day at Leib Field.
Katie Clark scored the clincher in the 63rd minute off an assist from Lydia Roy for the Beavers (7-9-1, 4-4-1 NAC). Ashley Gleason and Dayle Jordan netted a goal each.
Sam Hatch and Kiana Thompson combined to make three saves.
Aintanna Greenwood and Kajah Rooke scored a goal each for the Hornets (2-12-1, 1-8-0 NAC). Johanna Sargent piled up 15 saves.
Castleton 2, MMA 0
At Castleton, Vt., on Sunday, Nicole Wershoven and Mallory Costello each scored to lead Castleton by MMA.
Maggie McConkey made two saves for MMA.
Albany 1, Maine 0
At Albany, New York, on Sunday, Maine dropped its final game of the regular season and earned the No. 4 seed in the America East tourney. The Bears will host No. 5 New Hampshire at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Caitlyn Paltsios scored off a corner kick at 39:03 for Albany, 9-8-1 overall and 4-3-1 in AE.
Claudia Dube-Trempe made four saves for Maine (9-7-1, 4-3-1).
UMFK 9, UMPI 0
At Presque Isle on Saturday, Yosselin Berrueco and Katherine Ferland each scored two goals to lead UMaine-Fort Kent by UM-Presque Isle.
Tiffany Anderson, Veronica De La Cruz, Marie-Laurance Montagne, Catherine Bruno and Kendra Freund each added a goal for UMFK (18-2).
Allie Lopez made 14 saves for UMPI (5-9-1).