CHARLESTON, West Virginia — The University of Maine-Fort Kent women’s soccer team successfully defended its United States Collegiate Athletic Association national championship on Saturday with a 2-0 victory over Daemen College.
This the fourth championship in the last five seasons for coach Lucas Levesque’s Bengals.
Brianna Mills scored the only goal UMFK would need when she connected on a direct kick in the 73rd minute. USCAA National Player of the Year Katherine Ferland put the game away with a goal off a Marie-Laurence Montagne assist.
Michelle Delgadillo registered her sixth straight shutout.
Kathryn Haessner was the keeper for Daemen.
Husson 4, Thomas 0
At Bangor on Saturday, Phil Frost recorded a hat trick to power the third-seeded Eagles past the No. 4 Terriers for the North Atlantic Conference championship at Boucher Field.
Frost surpassed 100 career points while Brian Potter made 12 saves to post his school-record 18th shutout for 13-7 Husson, which has earned a spot in the NCAA Division III championship. Coach Jeff Gettler picked up his 300th career coaching win.
Michael Curtis scored in the first half for Husson, which was outshot 28-17. Josh Bean assisted on Frost’s first two goals 1:11 apart and Dylan Wetmore had the other assist. Winston Trott did not have to make a save in 10 minutes.
Husson’s Stephen Berenyi was named the tournament’s MVP while Potter, Kyle Hargreaves, Frost and Bean also made the all-tourney team along with Thomas’s Dakota Duplissie, Tre Ming and Lukas Bohman.
Joakim Sternas made three saves for 10-5-3 Thomas College of Waterville.
Michael Skarbelis and Brandon Currier of New England College and Rick Prindiville and Carlton Wheeler-Omiunu from Colby-Sawyer were other all-tournament choices.
Husson 1, UM-Farmington 0
At Bangor on Saturday, Britt Mellor scored off the rebound of a Hanna Jordan shot with 3:25 left in the second overtime to propel Husson University past the University of Maine-Farmington to claim the North Atlantic Conference title.
Husson (9-8) earns the program’s fourth NCAA tournament berth and its first since 2011.
The Eagles (9-8) received two saves from Kaitlin Dolloff and Patty Smith racked up 30 saves for the 8-7 Beavers.
Husson defender Annika Durrell was named the Most Valuable Player. Joining her on the all-tournament team were Melissa Souza, Libby Kaine, Taylor Lovley and Mikayla Toth along with Chelsea Morley, Meghan Plant and Meghan Hughes of UMF.
Also chosen were Castleton’s Kristy Pinkham and Karissa Premo and Thomas’ Brittany Premo and Erin Nelligan.
WVU Tech 2, UMFK 0
At Charleston, West Virginia, on Saturday, Alex Castor scored in the 34th minute to spark defending champion and host West Virginia University Tech past the University of Maine-Fort Kent for the USCAA national championship.
Akheim Forbes made four saves for the 20-1-1 Bengals, who were outshot 16-3. Jamie Cleland also had a save.
Carlos Sendin scored 90 seconds into the second half for the winners. Hunter Moles made two saves to earn the shutout.