ORONO, Maine – The University of Maine Black Bears fell to 1-5 on the season on Friday afternoon, as the Huskies of Northeastern University came to Orono and put up a dominant offensive effort to best the hosts by a 6-3 final score.
Lauren Rowe had a massive six-point day to lead the Huskies, notching two goals and two assists on the afternoon. The two teams traded goals for the first thirty plus minutes of play, as Chloe Walton came out and evened things at two goals apiece with a rebound put-back goal in the first three minutes of the third quarter. Northeastern turned up the heat after that, scoring three unanswered goals over an eight minute stretch to give themselves all the breathing room they needed to cruise to a 6-3 victory.
MAINE GAME NOTES AND HIGHLIGHTS
Walton notched her second goal of the season in as many games, while freshman Julia Ross notched her first collegiate goal and Riley Field found the back of the net late to round out the scoresheet for the Black Bears. All three Maine goals were unassisted.
After battling a nagging injury and missing this week of practice, Mia Borley took the first 36:43 of goaltime before handing responsibilities over to Mallory Drayer for the final 23:17. Borley recorded both of Maine’s saves on the afternoon, and Drayer recorded her first collegiate appearance.
Shots slanted in Northeastern’s favor 10-7, with an 8-5 advantage in shots on goal.
Nobody on Maine recorded more than a single shot, with seven different Black Bears’ on the final boxscore.
Maine hits the road next after a 1-2 homestand, traveling to Cambridge, Massachusetts to take on the No. 14 ranked team from Harvard University on Sunday at 1:00 pm.