ORONO, Maine — The University of Maine women’s ice hockey team skated to a 3-2 victory over Connecticut Sunday at Alfond Arena. With the win, the Black Bears improve to 1-3-0 (1-1-0) while the Huskies fall to 1-5-1 (1-1-0).

Connecticut got on the board first with a Caitlin Hewes power play goal at 11:45, with an assist going to Michela Cava, and Casey Knajdek.

The Black Bears would go on to score three unanswered goals in the remaining minutes of the first period. Brianne Kilgour (Hamilton, Ontario) scored her first goal of the 2012-13 campaign as she found the back of the net at 14:26 off the Katy Massey (Waterville, Maine) assist. Kilgour wasted little time as she gave the Black Bears a 2-1 lead at 18:15 when she cleaned up the rebound off a Brittany Dougherty (Chesterfield, Michigan) shot, Dougherty picked up the assist on the goal.

Kilgour sent the puck to Dougherty as she added to the Maine lead at 19:44, beating the Connecticut goalie for a 3-1 lead.

The second period went scoreless as the Black Bears held a 12-3 shots advantage over the Huskies.

Brittany Ott (St. Clair Shores, Michigan) saw action for the first time this year as she anchored the Black Bears between the pipes. Ott notched 25 saves and Sarah Moses had 34.

Women’s ice hockey

UConn 3, Maine 2

ORONO, Maine – The University of Maine women’s ice hockey team dropped a 3-2 decision to Connecticut Saturday afternoon at Alfond Arena. Maine falls to 0-3-0 (0-1-0) while Connecticut improves to 1-4-1 (1-0-0).

The Huskies got off to a quick start, taking a 1-0 lead just 3:01 into the first period. Michela Cava found the back of the net off a Britta Berisoff assist.

Audra Richards (Maplewood, Minnesota) tie the game at 1-1 as she took an assist from Missy Denk (Poplar Grove, Illinois) and Brittany Dougherty (Chesterfield, Michigan) at 8:07. Richards was camping out in front of the Connecticut goalie when Denk found her with a nicely placed pass.

The Black Bears would take a 2-1 lead late in the second period, as Dougherty would beat the goalie on a short-handed breakaway goal. Dougherty was unassisted on the score at 18:29.

Cava scored her second goal of the contest less than a minute later on the unassisted power play score.

The third period was left scoreless.

Kayla Campero scored with just 50 seconds gone in the overtime period to give the Huskies a 3-2 win.

Meghann Treacy (Lake Peekskill, New York) anchored the Black Bears between the pipes as she allowed three goals with a career high 27 saves. Elaine Chuli got the start for the Huskies as she allowed two goals with 18 saves. Sarah Moses took over in net for the third period as she posted 16 saves.

Women’s soccer

UMF 4, Johnson State 1

JOHNSON, Vt. – Visiting University of Maine-Farmington used three second half goals to surge past host Johnson State College on Saturday for a 4-1 North Atlantic Conference women’s soccer victory at Minaert Field. The Badgers end their regular season at 6-8-2 overall, 2-5-2 in the NAC while UMF stands at 10-6-1, 6-2-1 NAC.

The Beavers received a pair of scores from junior Kayla Tuttle (Waterville, Maine/Waterville) and sophomore Ava Amador (Farmington, Maine/Mt. Blue) recorded a goal and an assist to help spark the win. Senior Alida Peake (Penobscot, Maine/George Stevens Academy) accounted for the fourth UMF goal and sophomore Sara Quimby (Albion, Maine/Lawrence) was credited with an assist in the match.

Johnson received their lone goal from junior Chelsea Hostetter with senior Ally Bataille dealing out the assist.

Amador put the Beavers on the board first in the 14th minute taking a feed from Quimby and beating JSC keeper Katja Langmaid to the right post.

Hostetter would tie the game with 6:28 remaining in the first half when she and Bataille broke loose for a two-on-one. Hostetter found an open Bataille running up the left side, who then touched it right back to Hostetter who pushed the ball to her right foot and tucked a shot under the crossbar and off the hands of UMF keeper Beth Lebel (Lewiston, Maine/Lewiston) making it 1-1.

There the score would stay until Tuttle scored the first of her two goals just over five minutes into the second half with an unassisted effort.

The Beavers all but sealed it with a goal in the 85th minute from Peake, a long dead ball strike off the hands of Langmaid, and then added insurance just 1:22 later with Tuttle’s second goal of the contest.

Langmaid would make 10 stops for Johnson while Lebel notched a trio of saves in the victory for Farmington.

Colby-Sawyer 2, Husson 1

BANGOR, Maine —- Husson got on the board early in the 8th minute of the game when Junior Becca Jones (Newmarket, NH) maneuvered her free kick shot around the wall of defenders and past Colby-Sawyer goalkeeper Shay Spencer (Natick, MA).

Sophomore goalkeeper Jess Poulin had another strong performance in net stopping 5 of the 7 shots she faced including a huge save at 27:35 when she stopped a shot from Chargers Junior Stephanie Huntley (Woodbury, CT) who exploded a ball on net.

Colby-Sawyer finally got past Poulin at 36:50 when Sophomore Michelle Upham (Chelsea, VT) found the back of the net following a corner kick leveling the score at 1-1.

Both teams played the following 48 minutes without scoring. It wasn’t until the 85th minute in a confusing play in front of the net that Colby-Sawyer found themselves on top 2-1. On a corner kick the ball was deflected out by Poulin, and then stopped by a Husson defender, however the referees ruled that the defender was inside the net and that Chargers Freshman Tallon Tomasi (Berkshire, VT) had scored what would turn out to be the game-winning goal.

Husson finishes their regular season 7-12-0 overall, and 7-2-0 in NAC play.

Prior to the game Husson paid tribute to their Senior Class in a ceremony involving friends and family. Meghan O’Neil (Hartford, VT), Lauren Marcoux (Shawmut, ME), Emily Zurcher (Topsham, ME), Kayleigh Piccirillo(Walpole, NH) and Amanda Mora (Stratford, CT) were honored during their final regular season game at Husson University.


PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — Katherine Ferland bookended four UMaine-Fort Kent first-half goals to give the Bengals women’s soccer team a 4-0 halftime advantage and eventually an 8-3 win over host University of Maine-Presque Isle on Saturday.

UMFK is now 14-0 on the season and ranked No. 1 in the USCAA Coaches’ Poll.

On a rainy and windy day, the Owls were trying to avenge a 9-1 loss earlier in the season at Fort Kent. And while 1st year head coach Trevor Parent’s squad showed it was up for a physical battle in adverse conditions, Fort Kent proved to be too strong spending much of the afternoon on UMPI’s end of the field and firing off 30 shots at goalkeeper Taylor Ussery (Sr./La Verne, CA).

After trailing 4-0 at halftime, the Owls were able to put 3 shots past Bengals’ keeper Liz Morneault. Kallie Pelletier (So./Madawaska, ME) pulled UMPI to within 4-1 in the 47th minute. UMFK would score the next four goals before UMPI finished out the day with goals from Audra Kirk (So./Limestone, ME) and Lainey Herring(Sr./Houlton, ME).

The match was the last of the 2012 campaign for the Owls. They finish the season 5-10. During pregame, the Owls honored six seniors playing for the last time for UMPI: Kellie Peers (Sr./Caswell, ME), Herring, Ussery, Elizabeth Keagan (Sr./Amherst, Nova Scotia), and Chelsea Beauchemin (So./Adams, ME).

Lyndon 3, Thomas 1

LYNDON CENTER, Vt. — Lyndon secured a berth in the 2012 North Atlantic Conference women’s soccer tournament Saturday with a 3-1 victory over Thomas.

With the victory, the Hornets end their regular season with a record of 4-11-1 overall and a mark of 2-6-1 in the NAC. The loss drops Thomas to 4-11-1 and 1-7-1 in league play.

Kajay Rooke gave Lyndon the lead for good at the 38:18 mark of the opening half when she took a touch pass from Emily Strese and drilled a shot into the lower left corner of the net. The Hornets maintained the advantage into intermission before taking a two-goal lead 20 minutes into the second half when Sarah Cornell punched home a cross off the foot of Hilary Bonasera.

The Terriers battled back to cut the deficit to a single goal at 76:03 when Bronte Howorth lifted a shot over the head of Lyndon goalkeeper Samantha Smith from 20 meters out. In the final minutes of the contest, the Hornets regain their two-goal advantage as Ritza Arias headed home a cross from Cornell to close out the scoring in the game.

Smith made six saves to get the win while Terriers’ goalie Kate Thibodeau collected 10 saves in the loss. Lyndon outshot Thomas 22-15 and held a 6-1 edge in corners kicks in the contest.

Bowdoin 2, Trinity 1

BRUNSWICK, Maine – Molly Popolizio scored the game-winning goal with 14:51 remaining to lift the Bowdoin College women’s soccer team to a 2-1 win over Trinity on Saturday.

The Polar Bears improve to 10-3-0 (6-3-0 NESCAC) with the win and reach a pair of milestones with the victory. Bowdoin reaches the ten-win plateau for the first time since 2007 and clinches the fourth seed for the upcoming NESCAC Tournament. The Polar Bears will host a NESCAC Quarterfinal next Saturday, October 27 for the first time since that same 2007 campaign.

Trinity drops to 4-7-1 (3-6-0) and is in a battle for the eighth and final spot in the conference tournament entering the final week of action.

Bowdoin wasted little time getting on the board Saturday as Alexa Yurick accepted a cross from Stacie Sammott and put home the game’s first goal just five minutes into the contest. The Polar Bears held a 8-4 edge in shots in the opening half and carried their one-goal lead through intermission.

Trinity evened the tally early in the second half as Elisa Dolan ripped a shot from outside the box that banged off the cross bar and straight down, trickling over the goal line in the 50th minute to tie the contest at one apiece.

Bowdoin’s game-winner came after a string of consecutive chances for the hosts. Sarah Wallace controlled the ball on the wing and served a perfect cross into the box to Popolizio, who buried the go-ahead goal in the 76th minute to put the Polar Bears on top.

ECSU 4, Southern Maine 1

GORHAM, Maine – Senior Kelly Wallace (South Windsor, Conn.) had three assists to help the visiting Eastern Connecticut State University Warriors defeat the University of Southern Maine Huskies, 4-1, in a Little East Conference women’s soccer match Saturday afternoon at Hannaford Field.

The win snapped a three-match winless stretch (0-2-1) for the Warriors, and improved their record to 7-6-2 overall and 5-1-0 in conference play. The Huskies dropped their fourth straight match to slide to 2-13-0 overall and 1-5-0 in LEC matches.

Wallace had a hand in the first three Warrior goals. She set up senior Chelsea Downer (Colchester, Conn./Bacon Academy) in the 15th minute for a 1-0 Warrior lead. The goal was Downer’s eighth of the campaign. In the 33rd minute, Wallace and junior Tamar Merheb (Bethel, Conn.) combined to set up seniorDaniela Marchitto (Orange, Conn./Amity Regional) for what proved to be the game-winning goal and a 2-1 Warrior advantage. The marker was Marchitto’s eighth of the season.

In the second half, Wallace’s corner kick in the 59th minute was right on target to Merheb who headed the ball back across goal into the top right corner for her second goal of the season.

Freshman Brianna Curcio (Southbury, Conn./Pomperaug) netted the Warriors’ final goal in 68th minute netting a set-up from sophomore Whitney Mantel (Stamford, Conn./Westhill).

Southern Maine sophomore Mariah Cropley (Topsham, Maine/Mt. Ararat) scored the lone goal for the home side knocking in a corner kick taken by freshman Brooke Lawrence (Lisbon Falls, Maine/Lisbon). The marker was the first of the season for Cropley.

Senior Mackenzie MacLeod (Northfield, Conn./Litchfield) and sophomore Rachel Skelton (East Lyme, Conn.) split the goalkeeping duties for the Warriors. MacLeod did not record a save before giving way to Skelton midway through the first half. Skelton had one save and received credit for the win. Senior Katie Cobb (Lewiston, Maine) made five stops for the Huskies.

Middlebury 3, Bates 0

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. — Middlebury head coach Peter Kim became the first women’s soccer coach in school history to earn 100 wins as the No. 17 nationally ranked Panthers topped Bates 3-0 on Saturday.

With the win, the Panthers (11-1-1, 7-1-1) have locked up a NESCAC Quarterfinal home game on October 27th, following their regular season finale at Williams this Wednesday. A victory in Wednesday’s contest would give the Panthers the top seed for the entire NESCAC Championship.

Bates (4-8-1, 1-7-1) junior goalkeeper Anabel Schmelz (Monmouth Beach, N.J.) finished with five saves in the game. Sophomore Dakota Donovan (Marblehead, Mass.), sophomore Nicki Brill (Westport, Conn.), junior Jaimie Cappucci (Saugus, Mass.), sophomore Krista Prouty (Norwell, Mass.) and first-year Maggie Coco (Avon, Conn.) all put shots on goal for the Bobcats.

Middlebury took a 1-0 lead late in the first half when Scarlett Kirk found Claire Nishioka in the box, with a quick finish for her second of the season.

Middlebury kept coming with a great chance in the 56th minute, but a great save from Bates junior keeper Anabel Schmelz denied Kirk from point-blank range. Kirk saw another great shot on a header denied by Schmelz in the 61st minute, after a nice feed from Hannah Robinson.

The Panthers made it a 2-0 game at 67:45, when Kirk broke through for her team-leading seventh goal of the season. Rachel Madding dribbled through the middle before making a quick feed to Kirk, who finished from 10 yards out. The Panthers added a late goal when Hannah Newman converted a penalty kick for her first score of the year.

Williams 2, Colby 1

WATERVILLE, Maine —- With good scoring chances for both sides, it was Carla Nicasio (Rowayton, Conn.) who scored with 11:40 left in the game to lift Williams College to a 2-1 win over Colby College in NESCAC women’s soccer Saturday.

The Ephs stayed unbeaten in the league at 8-0-1 and stand at 10-2-1 overall. Colby falls to 7-6 overall and 3-6 in league play.

Williams struck first in the game and led 1-0 at halftime when Nicasio’s hard shot from the left side deflected off Alison Magrunder (St. Louis, Mo.), went high into the air over Colby goalkeeper Emily Brook (Duxbury, Mass.), and went into right corner of the net at 21:40.

Annie Papadellis (Hopkinton, Mass.) knotted the game at 1-1 when Amanda Findlay (Manchester, Maine) pushed a pass to her and Papadellis used her speed to get off a shot for the goal at 52:20.

The Ephs’ Hana Tomozawa (Honolulu, Hawaii) had the pass inside the box to Nicasio for the game-winning tally.

Brook finished with seven saves for Colby, while Hannah Van Wetter (Lakewood, Colo.) played the first half and Laura Winn (Palos Verdes, Calif.) played the final 45 minutes in net for Williams. Winn made a diving stop just a few minutes before Nicasio’s goal.

Men’s soccer

Husson 2, Colby Sawyer 0

BANGOR, Maine — In a rain soaked afternoon on Saturday Husson was able to dominate in all facets of the game leading shots 16 to 10 and corner kicks 5 to 2.

Husson sophomore Phil Frost (Bangor, ME) came up huge once again scoring both goals on the night. His first goal came right before half in the 44th minute of the game when Stephen Berenyi (Levant, ME) and Chris DelGiudice (Oakland, ME) connected their passes to Frost who placed the ball into net.

The second goal of the night came right after the half in the 50th minute when Andrew Austin (Ellsworth, ME) connected his throw in to Frost who headed the ball past the Chargers goalkeeper Sophomore Nick Austin (Westerly, RI).

Husson goalkeeper Brian Potter (Waterville, ME) earned the win stopping all three shots he faced.

The Eagles improve to 12-4-0 on the season overall and 8-1-0 in the NAC. Husson looks to close out their regular season at Rivier this Tuesday (October 23) at 7:00 PM in a non-conference match-up.

Prior to the game Husson honored their Seniors in a Senior Night Ceremony. Each Senior was presented with a framed photograph of themselves taken during their time on the team. Trevor Higgins (Kittery, ME), James Crockford (Watford, England), Taylor Wentworth (Ellsworth, ME) and Mason Smith (Houma, LA) were recognized for their accomplishments.


PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — UMaine-Fort Kent’s Ross Downie scored two of the Bengals four first-half goals to lead his squad to a 5-0 victory at the University of Maine-Presque Isle on a windy and rainy Saturday afternoon.

Fort Kent, ranked No. 1 in the latest United States Collegiate Athletic Association Coaches’ Poll, improved to 15-1 on the season. They have accepted an invitation to the USCAA National Tournament in North Carolina in Nov. 1-3.

The match was the last of the 2012 season for Me.-Presque Isle. They finish the year with a record of 6-11, improving upon a 4-10 campaign in 2011.

The Owls were able to step up defensively in the 2nd half, thanks in large part to some inspired goalkeeping by Josh MacKinnon (Sr./Lismore, Nova Scotia). MacKinnon was peppered by 32 UMFK shots including 19 in the 2nd half.

It was the Owls’ offense that could not put a dent into the Bengal defense, mustering only 6 shots (3 on goal) in 90 minutes.

Saturday was Senior Day at Presque Isle. Prior to the match, the team held a brief ceremony for seniors MacKinnon, Kyle Corrigan (Sr./Caribou, ME), and Will Cole (Sr./Truro, ME).

UMF 3, Johnson State 1

JOHNSON, Vt. – Visiting University of Maine-Farmington ended the Johnson State College men’s soccer season on Saturday as the visiting Beavers topped JSC 3-1 in North Atlantic Conference action at Minaert Field. The Badgers end their campaign at 1-16, 0-9 NAC while Farmington improves to 2-14, 1-7 NAC.

UMF received scores from senior Jake Constantine (Woodland, N.J./Seneca), freshman Dahir Muktar (Lewiston, Maine/Lewiston), and senior Michael Kelly (Norton, Mass./Norton) while sophomore Matt Potter (Waterville, Maine/Erskine Academy) and sophomore Luiz Ristow (Joinville, Brazil/Positivo Joinville) each earned assists.

Johnson’s single score came courtesy of a converted penalty kick by senior Chandler Halbur.

Potter sent in a long, arcing pass from a dead ball strike from just inside midfield and Constantine was able to get behind the Johnson defense and beat Johnson keeper Ryan Belen from point blank range for the 1-0 lead in the 13th minute.

Muktar’s goal in the 53rd minute came via a nifty feed from Ristow who had possession in the middle of field just outside the penalty box and sent a pass to the left side for Muktar who deposited the shot just inside the far post.

Kelly’s unassisted effort came when the senior lofted a shot from the right side line and well outside the penalty box over the extended arms of Belen with 32:42 left in the match.

Halbur’s conversion of the penalty kick came after freshman Brendan Mulhern was pulled down inside the box after a nice moved freed him up.

Bates 2, Middlebury 0

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. — Although each time has qualified as an upset, the Bates men’s soccer team came away the winner in its third consecutive trip to Middlebury on Saturday, prevailing 2-0 on the strength of excellent defense and another two goals by senior captain John Murphy.

Middlebury edged Bates 5-2 in shots on goal in the first half, but the teams remained in a scoreless tie through intermission. Early in the second half, two quick Middlebury attacks were thwarted with saves from first-year goalie Joe Maffly-Kipp (Chapel Hill, N.C.).

Murphy (Yarmouth, Maine) snared the lead for the Bobcats with a free kick at the 52:05 mark from the right side. The shot was a low curving blast that skipped once and found its way into the back of the net. In Bates’ previous game, a 5-1 win at Southern Maine on Wednesday, Murphy scored three times and assisted on Bates’ two other goals.

The Panthers looked to tie the game in the 72nd minute as a header from Deklan Robinson after service from Graham Knisley went just over the crossbar.

Bates gained some breathing room not long after, with the second of the game from Murphy at the 73:34 mark. After taking a nice ball from senior Ethan Hirshberg (Concord, N.H.) on a counter-attack, Murphy broke in one-on-one and scored with a shot that just caught a piece of Panther keeper Zach Abdu-Glass.

Maffly-Kipp (four saves) played exceptionally well in goal for Bates — even when he wasn’t making saves, he was aggressively breaking up Panthers’ scoring opportunities in the box, along with Bates’ stellar back line.

Williams 4, Colby 0

WATERVILLE, Maine —- Zach Grady (East Bridgewater, Mass.) scored the first goal of the game for Williams College and added an assist as the Ephs stayed unbeaten on the season with a 4-0 win over Colby College on Saturday in NESCAC men’s soccer.

Williams moves to 10-0-2 overall and 7-0-2 in conference play, while Colby falls to 3-8-2 overall and 0-7-2 in the conference.

Grady tallied at 29:20 of the first half for the lone goal before intermission. He took a cross from Patrick Ebobisse (Bethesda, Md.) and scored into the bottom right corner of the net.

The Ephs added some insurance goals at 55:15 and 58:40 to make it 3-0. Christman tallied unassisted off a shot to the top left corner of the goal, while Jonathan Westling (Sudbury, Mass.) made it 3-0 from Grady.

Troy Ritter (Santa Barbara, Calif.) entered the game with about 15 minutes left and then tallied about 10 minutes later off a header from a cross by teammate Chris Seitz (Missouri, Texas).

Than Finan (Williamstown, Mass.) stopped five shots for the Williams shutout. Cody Funkhouser (Hopewell, N.J.) made a pair of saves for Colby.

Thomas 3, Lyndon 1

LYNDON CENTER, Vt. — Thomas College remained unbeaten in North Atlantic Conference play Saturday with a hard-fought 3-1 victory over Lyndon at the Lyndon Athletics Field.

The win ups the Terriers record to 11-2-2 overall and 7-0-1 in the NAC while the Hornets close out their regular season with an overall mark of 4-13 and a league record of 3-6.

Kenny Cano gave Thomas a 1-0 lead 17 minutes into the game off an assist from Khamisi Lightbourne. The advantage stood into early in the second half when Lyndon’s Patrice Lumumba took a through ball from Stefan Vergura and drilled a shot into the lower right corner of the net.

Unfortunately for Lyndon, its momentum did not last long as Thomas stormed back to retake the lead just over one minute later. Dakota Duplisse picked a pass from Marcus Johnson just inside the penalty area, side-stepped a Hornet defender and fired home a shot from 15 meters out.

Lightbourne provided an insurance goal late in the contest when Lyndon goalkeeper Jason Gary misplayed a ball that rolled through his legs and into the net.

Mikkail Cromwell made three saves for the Terriers and Gray had seven or the Hornets. Thomas outshot Lyndon 20-11 in the game while the Hornets held a 7-5 advantage in corner kicks.

Bowdoin 2, Trinity 0

BRUNSWICK, Maine – Sam White and Eric Goitia each scored to lead the Bowdoin College men’s soccer team to a 2-0 decision over Trinity on Saturday afternoon.

The win puts the Polar Bears (8-3-2, 4-3-2 NESCAC) in good shape heading into its regular season finale at Tufts on Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. With a win, Bowdoin will clinch the fourth seed and a home NESCAC Quarterfinal match on Saturday, October 27.

Trinity (5-4-4, 3-4-2 NESCAC) is eliminated from contention for a home quarterfinal and will battle for playoff position in its regular season finale at Wesleyan on Wednesday at 3:00 p.m.

Bowdoin controlled the pace of play in the early going and cashed in shortly before halftime when Nabil Odulate played a throw-in on Bowdoin’s offensive end to the head of Ben Brewster, who flicked it to the far post where Sam White spun side-winding effort into the net at 41:40. The Polar Bears got some much-needed insurance midway through the second half as a Trinity foul in the penalty area awarded Bowdoin a penalty kick. For the second-straight week, Eric Goitia deposited the penalty kick in the 64th minute to seal the win for the Polar Bears.

Will Wise made two saves in net as the Polar Bears held a 15-5 edge in shots and 8-2 lead in corner kicks. James Ciano made three saves in net for Trinity.


WILLIMANTIC, Conn. — The unbeaten Eastern Connecticut State University Warriors got goals from three players Saturday en route to a 3-0 victory over the visiting University of Southern Maine Huskies in Little East Conference men’s soccer action Saturday afternoon at Thomas Nevers Field.

The victory, coupled with Keene State College’s overtime win over the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, lifted Eastern Connecticut into first place in the LEC standings. The Warriors are 14-0-1 overall and lead the LEC with a 5-0-1 mark. Southern Maine falls to 4-12-0 overall and 1-5-0 in conference play.

Eastern scored the first goal just 73 seconds into the game on Mitch Power’s (Douglas, Mass.)seventh goal of the season, on assists from Matt Furman (Montville, Conn.) and Cory Tobler (Portland, Conn.). Furman started with the ball and passed it to Tobler who gave a great lead pass to Power who was able to beat USM senior keeper Jeremy Turner (Portland, Maine/Deering) in the box.

One of the limited opportunities Southern Maine had came in the 37th minute when sophomore Mazen Aljari (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia) had a shot on Eastern senior keeper Jordan Munsell (Waterford, Conn.) that would have tied the match. Aljari had an open look from the left corner of the box and attempted to beat Munsell on the near post but the shot was caught.

This missed chance to tie the game proved costly for Southern Maine when just three minutes later Eastern added its second goal. Carl Stensland (Storrs, Conn.) scored from an assist by Zach Kice (Denver, Colo.) off a ball that had been batted out of the box by Turner moments earlier.

In the 84th minute, freshman Timothy Jennison (Coventry, Conn.) scored the final goal to extend the lead to three. Jennison scored unassisted as he put the ball off the hand of Turner before it found the back of the net.

Munsell needed only two saves to register his eighth shutout of the season. Turner was credited with three saves. Eastern had a 19-4 advantage in shots and a 2-1 edge in corners.

Field hockey

Husson 4, Colby-Sawyer 3

BANGOR, Maine — Junior Sabrina Vaillancourt (Newport, ME) scored her 16th goal of the season to get Husson on the board in the fourth minute of the contest on Saturday, but the Chargers quickly answered with a seventh minute goal by Nichole Danehy. The score remained tied for the rest of the half, despite Husson’s 19 shots to Colby-Sawyer’s 5.

Vaillancourt struck again in the 41st and 44th minute, to bring the Eagles to a 2 goal lead and her season scoring total to 18 goals. Mariah Arno (Dover-Foxcroft, ME) and Kara Poirier (Berlin, NH) were credited with the assists on these goals, and Poirier added another assist, her seventh of the season, on a 48th minute goal by sophomore Chrissy Larrabee (Brooks, ME).

Colby-Sawyer kept fighting until the end, getting two late goals in the game’s 68th and 70th minutes by Cassandra McAlister and Rebecca Perley. The late goals weren’t enough for the Chargers, as the Eagles came out on top, 4-3.

Jodi Dumayne made 10 saves for the Chargers in the loss, while Maicee Gustin (Dexter, ME) and Chelsea Kondratowicz (Kingston, NY) each recorded two saves for the Eagles’ win. The Eagles put on their pink to raise awareness for breast cancer.

Albany 1, Maine 0

ALBANY, N.Y. — The University of Maine Field Hockey team fell in a tightly contested contest to No. 23 Albany by a score of 1-0 on Saturday afternoon. The loss slips Maine back to 9-8 overall and 2-2 in America East action while Albany improves to 9-7 and 2-2 in league play. Annabelle Hamilton (North Vancouver, British Columbia) and Elke Jacobse (Badhoevedorp, Netherlands) each had a pair of shots for the Black Bears.

The Great Danes tallied the lone goal of the afternoon at the 12:54 mark of the opening half as Corrine McConville tallied her 11th goal of the season. The goal developed off a penalty corner as Jessica Longstreth insert the ball to Laura Page who made the stop, setting up McConville for a shot which snuck past Maine goalkeeper Alicia Frisch (Calgary, Alberta).

The Black Bears would keep battling throughout the remainder of the game but just couldn’t find the back of the cage, dropping the close match 1-0.

Albany held the edge in shots 15-6 and also had the advantage in penalty corners 7-3.

Frisch picks up the loss in the cage for Maine as she falls to 7-4 on the season after making five saves. Kristi Troch picks up the win for Albany, improving to 9-7 after making three saves for the Great Danes.

Even with the loss, the Black Bears have secured a spot in the America East Championship tournament. A location for the tournament is still yet to be decided.

Maine 2, Hofstra 1

ORONO, Maine — Annabelle Hamilton‘s (North Vancouver, British Columbia) late second-half goal was the difference as the Black Bears picked up their tenth win and moved to 10-8 overall Sunday. Cassidy Svetek (Burlington, Ontario) also scored for the Black Bears.

Svetek got the scoring started with her eighth tally of the season, 7:31 into the opening half. Holly Stewart (North Vancouver, British Columbia) broke out on a breakaway as Stewart carried the ball into the right side of the Hofstra circle. Stewart bounced a pass over Pride goalkeeper Kaitlyn De Turo to Svetek who was able to corral the pass and tip a shot into the back of the cage.

The Pride knotted the score at 1-1 with a goal 4:12 into the second half. Setup on a penalty corner try, Hofstra inserted the ball and worked a pass along the top of the circle and over to the left side where Micaela Gallagher fired a shot towards the Maine cage. Krizia Layne was in perfect position as she stuck her stick out, redirecting a shot past Maine goalkeeper Alicia Frisch (Calgary, Alberta).

Hamilton regained a one goal edge for the Black Bears with a goal at the 65:31 mark. Working off a penalty corner, Stewart inserted the ball to the top of the circle where Zoe Berkey (Duncan, British Columbia) made the stop and slid a pass to Hamilton. Hamilton would carry the ball along the left side of the circle before unleashing a reverse stick shot which sailed through the defense and slammed the back of the cage.

The Black Bears held strong the rest of the way, taking the contest 2-1. Maine outshot the Pride 12-5 but it was Hofstra with a 6-4 advantage on penalty corner attempts.

Husson 6, Castleton 5

BANGOR, Maine — Fittingly for senior day, Kara Poirier led the way for the Husson Eagles, scoring two goals with an assist on Sunday. She earned the helper just under two minutes into the game feeding Mariah Arno for her fifth goal of the season at 1:53 for the 1-0 lead.

Castleton stormed back caging their first less than a minute later as reigning NAC Player of the Week Blake Wardwell scored on the hookup with Mercedes Maltbie to even the game. Kealy Chipman then, less than two minutes later, fed Rachel Preusser for the second Spartan tally. The third unanswered came by way of Chipman once again, who put away a ball in front of the net after Husson keeper Maicee Gustin turned away her first attempt. Now in the 12th minute, Castleton led 3-1.

Both teams went on an 18 minute scoring drought, proving to be the quiet before the storm of Eagle goals. Husson seemed to feed off the intensity and cheering from the entire Eagle Football team who attended the game.

The first goal of which came from Britt Mellor, her second of the year unassisted. Poirier wanted back in the action scoring from Sabrina Vaillancourt just under three minutes later collecting beautifully in front of the cage to tie the game at three going into intermission.

Both teams came out of halftime slow, managing a shot each in the first five minutes but Poirier bucked that trend scoring her 19th of the year. Vaillancourt fed the play once again, giving the Eagles a 4-3 lead just over 45 minutes into the game.

Chrissy Larrabee joined in five minutes later scoring on yet another pretty goal set up by Amanda Stubbs. The Husson lead stood at two goals, 5-3.

Vaillancourt finished the scoring run just over a minute later which ended up being the game winner. Emily Child fed Husson’s leading scorer for her 20th goal of the year, capping a streak of five unanswered goals this time in favor of the Eagles.

UMF 4, New England Col. 1

FARMINGTON, Maine – Senior Lily Barry notched three goals on senior day to lead the Beavers to a 4-1 win over New England College, in a North Atlantic Conference matchup Sunday afternoon on Prescott Field.

Barry’s hat trick helped lift UMaine-Farmington to a 7-7 overall record and a 7-2 conference mark, assuring the Beavers of a home game in the first round of next weekend’s NAC Tournament. NEC fell to 8-10 overall, 6-3 in the NAC, but should also be in position to host a tournament quarterfinal.

Exact seedings, pairings, and game times for the NAC Tournament will be announced Tuesday night after the conclusion of all conference games.

UMaine-Farmington carried a 1-0 lead into the intermission on Barry’s first goal of the day – a shot from point-blank range to the right of Pilgrims goalie Courtney Duquette (Enfield, N.H./Mascoma Valley). Annie Agnew (Guilford, Maine/Piscataquis Community) was credited with an assist on the goal, which came with 19:42 showing on the first half game clock.

The Barry-from-Agnew combination was responsible for UMF’s second goal, and ultimately the game winner, at the 27:27 mark of the second half, when Barry knocked in a high pass from Agnew.

NEC’s Jennifer Adams (Brimfield, Mass./Tantasqua) got the Pilgrims on the scoreboard and broke UMF’s shutout bid just over five minutes later with 22:25 remaining, when she scored on a penalty corner off a feed from Kristen O’Connell (Melrose, Mass./Bishop Fenwick) .

Barry completed her hat trick with 13:42 left to play, finishing with a nifty shot to the far corner of the New England cage after a pass right across the goalmouth from Agnew.

St. Joseph’s 6, Colby-Sawyer 0

STANDISH, Maine — Saint Joseph’s (9-5, 5-4 NAC) defeated Colby-Sawyer College (5-8, 1-7 NAC), 6-0, in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) field hockey action on Sunday afternoon. Junior Carley Denis (Lewiston, Maine) scored a pair of goals in the one-sided triumph.

Prior to the start of the game, the Saint Joseph’s field hockey program took a few moments to honor the team’s four seniors – Elizabeth Andersen (Cumberland, Maine), Melanie Allen (Jackson, N.H.), Brittany Locke (Waterville, Maine) and Taylor Allison (Pawtucket, R.I.) – for their contributions to the Monks’ recent success. This quartet has helped Saint Joseph’s post a 49-22 (.690) overall record and a 27-5 (.844) mark in NAC play with a pair of conference regular-season crowns over the last four seasons.

Thomas 7, Rivier 1

WATERVILLE, Maine — Senior Bre Girard (Westbrook, Maine) scored two goals on senior day, in the final regular season contest of the year as the Thomas Terriers (7-9, 4-5 NAC) defeated the Rivier Raiders 4-1 (2-16, 0-9 NAC) in a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) field hockey matchup Sunday afternoon.

Thomas got the first tally of the game in the fifth minute on an own goal by Rivier. At the 10:59 mark the Terriers would strike again, as fellow senior Ally Kennedy (Winthrop, Maine) found Girard in front of the net, burying it past the Raider keeper.

Rivier would cut the deficit at 25:32 as Ashley Ruocco got a shot past Terrier netminder Sofia Sourgiadakis(Littleton, N.H.). Just a few minutes later however, Girard would pick up her second goal, which would be the eventual game-winner, and Kennedy would be credited with the assist.

Kennedy would get her turn to score on senior day in the second half, as she picked up a feed from Michelle Greene (Winslow, Maine) to add to the Terrier lead.

Thomas held a commanding 17-8 advantage in shots, while taking 13 penalty corners to the Raiders nine.

Jasmine Bishop (Waterville, Maine) was credited with the victory in net for Thomas while her counterpart Makenzie Flagg suffered the loss, while having a game high six saves.

Williams 2, Colby 1

WATERVILLE, Maine —- The Williams College field hockey team clinched a NESCAC playoff spot with Saturday’s hard-fought 2-1 win over Colby College at Bill Alfond Field.

Williams moved to 6-7 overall and 4-5 in the conference, while Colby fell to 5-8 and 1-8 in the league. The Mules came into the game knowing they had to win the final two regular season games against the Ephs and Bates College for any chance at making the conference playoffs.

The Mules did play with some urgency and had shots (17-14) and penalty corner (13-8) advantages in the game. While Colby had more total shots in the game, Williams had a 10-5 shots on goal margin.

After a scoreless first half, Colby struck first off a penalty corner at 43:19. Caroline Chessare (Hopkinton, Mass.) tipped in a shot to the upper left corner of the cage after a blast by Caitlin Murray (Chatham, N.J.).

The Ephs tied the game about seven minutes later when Katie Jolin (Guilford, Conn.) was left wide open in front of the cage for the goal. Annie VanWagenen (Rye, N.Y.) had the centering pass from the left side of the goal.

The Ephs got the game-winning goal at 60:18 when Cary Hairfield (Richmond, Va.) came strong to the goal from the left side and knocked in the winner after a scramble in front of the cage.

Ariana Spiliotes (Bethesda, Md.) made four stops in goal for Williams, while Michelle Burt stopped eight shots for the Mules.

Southern Maine 4, Fitchburg State 3

GORHAM, Maine – Sophomore forward Peyton Dostie (Standish, Maine/Bonny Eagle) scored a pair of goals to lead the University of Southern Maine Huskies to a 4-3 win over the Fitchburg State College Falcons in a Little East Conference field hockey game Saturday afternoon at Hannaford Field in Gorham, Maine.

The win is the second for the Huskies who improve 7-11 overall and 4-6 in the Little East Conference. Fitchburg State falls to 5-10 overall and 2-8 in the LEC with its seventh consecutive loss.

Dostie and sophomore forward Annabelle Frenette (Old Orchard Beach, Maine) each scored goals in the first half to carry Southern Maine to a 2-0 halftime lead. Dostie redirected a rocket of an assist from junior midfielder Cristina Mountain (Dexter, Maine) for the Huskies first goal just 4:24 into the half. Frenette doubled the Huskies’ advantage in the 14th minute with her first goal of the season on an assist from junior midfielder Rebecca Pratt (Cornville, Maine/Skowhegan).

The Huskies continued to attack in the second half and lead 4-0 following Dostie’s second goal of the game and team-leading 14th of the season in the 39th minute and goal from junior Stephanie Lomasney(York, Maine) in the 44th minute. Dostie’s 14 goals are tied for seventh in USM single season records.

Despite trailing the Huskies’ 4-0 with just over 20 minutes left to play, the Falcons rallied to pull within a goal thanks to the herculean efforts of senior forward Jamie Kelley (Pepperell, Mass./North Essex). Kelley finished the game with three goals for the hat trick and increased her total for the season to 15.

Middlebury 12, Bates 0

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. — The Bates field hockey team couldn’t stand in the way of another win for No. 1 nationally ranked Middlebury on Saturday, as the Panthers clinched the top seed for the upcoming NESCAC Championship with a 12-0 win on Kohn Field.

Middlebury (13-0, 9-0 NESCAC) has now shut out its last six opponents, not allowing a goal since a September 29th game at Wesleyan (435:17). The Panthers wrap-up their regular season at Williams on Wednesday, before hosting a NESCAC Quarterfinal game on October 27th.

Middlebury opened the scoring with a blast from the top of the circle by Catherine Fowler 2:25 into the contest. Lauren Greer scored with a high shot into the cage on a penalty corner at 3:02, while Anna Kenyon scored the first of her two straight goals at the 3:45 mark, deflecting in a pass from Charlotte Gardiner.

Kenyon’s second tally came off a deflection on a feed from Fowler at 20:31, before Greer scored two straight to make it a 6-0 game at the 24:27 mark. The two goals pushed Greer’s career total to 99 in 69 games played.

Alyssa DiMaio converted a pass from Clara St. Germain to make it a 7-0 game at the intermission. The Panthers added five second-half goals, including a pair from Katherine Theiss and Chrissy Ritter to pick up the victory.

Bowdoin 3, Trinity 2

BRUNSWICK, Maine – First-year Rachel Kennedy scored two goals, including the game-winner in the second half, to lead the Bowdoin College field hockey team to a 3-2 comeback win over Trinity in a battle of nationally-ranked squads on Saturday.

The Polar Bears, ranked third in the nation in the latest polls, improve to 12-1 overall (8-1 NESCAC). Trinity, ranked 12th, drops to 10-3 (6-3 NESCAC) with the loss.

Trinity’s Sophie Doering made a spectacular defensive save to stymie the Bowdoin offense barely five minutes into game, but Kennedy would finally break through at 24:56. Katie Riley slid a pass across the face of the goal to Kennedy, who evaded her defender and one-timed the bouncing ball into the Trinity cage. Both teams would battle for possession for the remainder of the halftime to no avail, heading into the break with a one goal difference.

The Bantams gained control of the game immediately after the start of the second half. Paige Duke finished off a rebound that kicked off the post and ricocheted to her waiting stick to tie the game at 32:05. Shortly after, Hadley Duncan put the Bantams on top. Haley Thompson dished a pass to Duncan in the circle, who lifted a well-placed backhand shot past Kayla Lessard at 27:28.

Following a Bowdoin timeout, the Polar Bears set to work on the offensive end. Senior Cathleen Smith tied the game at two apiece with 21:17 remaining. Smith received the ball from Kassey Matoin’s stop on a corner insert, dangled around a rushing Trinity defender, and unleashed a rocket labeled for the back of the net.

UNE 2, Gordon 0

WENHAM, Mass. — Junior Hannah Tavella (Putnam Valley, N.Y.) and senior Emily Koehler (Pelham, N.H.) scored just over five minute apart midway through the second period to provide the University of New England field hockey team all it would need for a 2-0 Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) victory over Gordon College at the Brigham Athletic Complex Saturday afternoon (Oct. 20).

The triumph is the fourth straight for the Nor’easters (9-6, 6-2 CCC), and seventh in-a-row over the Fighting Scots (5-12, 2-6 CCC).

Sophomore goalie Kaitlyn Warren (Boscawen, N.H.) turned in eight saves for her third shutout of the season — the second against Gordon, which UNE defeated by a 3-0 margin back on September 22.

After a scoreless first half, Tavella recorded her sixth marker in the last six games at the 44:16 mark to give Big Blue a 1-0 lead. Junior Hayley LaPointe (Topsham, Maine) assisted on the play.

In the 50th minute, Koehler doubled the cushion with a goal just off the left post, following a pass down from the top of the arc off the stick of senior Laura Egounis (Boscawen, N.H.).

Castleton 3, St. Joseph’s 0

NORTH YARMOUTH, Maine – A trio of second-half goals lifted Castleton State College (14-2, 8-0 NAC) past Saint Joseph’s College (8-6, 4-4 NAC) in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) field hockey action at Lewis Field on Saturday afternoon.

The Monks outshot the visiting Spartans by a 6-1 margin in the opening stanza, but could not get a shot past Castleton sophomore keeper Jessica Galatioto (Queensbury, N.Y.), who recorded a pair of stops in the first half.

The conference counterparts made halftime adjustments and the Spartans wasted little time getting on the board in the second half, as senior Mercedes Maltbie (Warrensburg, N.Y.) beat SJC keeper Taylor Allison (Pawtucket, R.I.) with a shot off a penalty corner just 1:20 into the latter period. Junior Rachel Preusser (Craryville, N.Y.) was credited with an assist on the play.

Castleton, ranked fifth in New England East according to the latest NCAA Regional Rankings, managed to tack on two more goals later in the second half, both following scrums near the goalmouth. Junior Blake Wardwell (Bridgewater, Vt.) added the Spartans’ second goal of the afternoon at the 50:50 mark after collecting a rebound off a Preusser shot and Preusser, who tallied a game-high four shots on goal, netted her 16th goal of the season nine minutes later. Allison stopped a shot taken by sophomore Karissa McCoy (Waterboro, Maine), but Preusser was in position to corral the rebound and pushed a shot to the back of the cage to account for the 3-0 final.