HANOVER, N.H. – The Maine field hockey team pulled off their third straight victory and their fifth win in their last six games with a 2-1 victory over Ivy League foe Dartmouth on Sunday afternoon.
Chloe Walton got the scoring started at the five minute mark in the first quarter, giving Maine a quick 1-0 lead. Dartmouth got the equalizer at the 16 minute mark, and the 1-1 tie lasted deep into the third quarter. The Black Bears would strike with barely a minute left in the quarter, as Brianna Ricker converted the corner-insert play off an assist from Cassandra Mascarenhas to give Maine the 2-1 lead.
MAINE GAME NOTES
Walton’s goal is her seventh of the season, as she’s now scored in five straight games.
Ricker’s clutch goal was her 12th of the season, as she continues to add to her team-high 25 points on the season.
With her fifth assist of the season, Mascarenhas leads the team and now has seven total points on the year.
Maine outshot Dartmouth 13-8 and 7-2 on goal, with corners being dead even at five a side.
The win raises Maine’s overall record to 6-8 on the season, and they’ve outscored opponents 8-2 on their current three-game win streak.
The Black Bears will return to Orono for their next tilt, the home finale on Friday, October 25th against UAlbany at 3:00 PM. The game will also serve as Senior Day for Maine’s five senior student-athletes.