FARMINGTON, Maine - UMaine-Farmington field hockey won their third consecutive NAC contest by outscoring New England College 4-1 on Saturday afternoon at Prescott Field. The Beavers celebrated Senior Day for seven players of the Class of 2018.
With the win, the Beavers move to 5-6 overall and 3-0 in the North Atlantic Conference. The Pilgrims drop to 4-8 overall and 0-3 in the NAC.
BY THE NUMBERS
UMF owned a 22-2 advantage in total shots and also penalty corners (15-3). NEC goalies recorded 12 saves on the day to UMF's one.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Beavers got off to a fast start when Carly Raymond converted a Jenessa Talarico feed 1:13 into the game for an early 1-0 lead. Talarico scored in the tenth minute for a 2-0 lead that the Beavers took into the break.
UMF continued to pressure the NEC defense in the second half (14 shots). Unable to find the back of the cage in the first ten minutes, Talarico finally broke through with another unassisted goal in the 48th minute. NEC got on the scoreboard in the 59th minute as Audrey Carr scored unassisted and cut the Beavers lead to 3-1.
Kyla Sturtevant scored the final goal of the game off an Emma Marineau cross, giving the Beavers the 4-1 victory.
UMaine-Farmington travels to Colby College on Wednesday (October 11) for a non-conference game with the Mules.