(UMaine news release)
Orono, Maine — The nationally-ranked University of Maine field hockey team defeated Quinnipiac 3-1 on Sunday afternoon at the UMaine Field Hockey Complex. Juniors Samatha Wagg, Ella Mosky, and Libby Riedl all netted their first goals of the season against the Bobcats.
Maine out shot Quinnipiac 16-0 in the first half and finished the contest with a 30-3 advantage in the column. Both Wagg and Riedl each added an assist on the day and finished the game with three points apiece. Emily Hindle and Brianna Ricker also tallied an assist against the Bobcats.
The Black Bears controlled the pace of play for the majority of the game, but Quinnipiac executed when given chances. Quinnipiac goalkeeper and York, Maine native Livy Govlini played well in between the pipes for the Bobcats, registering 13 total saves.
MAINE GAME NOTES AND HIGHLIGHTS
- Maine extended its winning streak over Quinnipiac to seven, which started in the 2010 season.
- Maine now leads the all-time series by an 11-4 margin.
- For the second-straight game, redshirt senior goalkeeper Emma Cochran only allowed one goal.
- The Black Bears finished the game with eight penalty corners, while Quinnipiac only mustered two. Two of Maine’s penalty corners immediately led to scores.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Maine recorded its first goal of the season off of a penalty corner in the 15th minute of the first half, as junior midfield Emily Hindle passed the ball to Samantha Wagg, who settled the pass, and immediately shot the ball past the Quinnipiac keeper .
- The Black Bears’ second goal also came off a penalty corner, as Libby Riedl settled the corner pass to Wagg who set up Mosky with a scoring opportunity and she delivered in the 45th minute.
- Quinnipiac scored its lone goal of the contest in the 51stminute, when Valerie Perkins made a move past the Maine goalie set up a shot with an open net.
- Libby Riedl added an insurance goal with 1:33 left in the contest to secure the win for Maine. After receiving a pass from Brianna Ricker, the junior made a move and shot passed the Quinnipiac goalkeeper.