November 4, 2007

UMF Repeats as NAC Field Hockey Champions

FARMINGTON, Maine – The University of Maine of Farmington field hockey team repeated as North Atlantic Conference champions with a 3-1 victory over Husson College at Prescott Field on Sunday.

The Beavers (13-5) advance to the NCAA Division III Championships. The tournament field is scheduled to be announced on Monday. The Eagles finished their season at 12-5.

Farmington bolted out to a 3-0 lead over the first 20 minutes. Kristen Chambers (Gorham, ME) one-timed a feed by Elyse Cole (Winthrop, ME) at 9:55 for a 1-0 edge. Rebecca Roy (Skowhegan, ME) padded the insurance lead with a pair of tallies. Roy knocked in a Chambers pass at 16:54 and scored off an assist by Alyssa St. Pierre (Jay, ME) for a 3-0 command.

Farmington goalkeeper Kaeleigh Barker (Chicester, NH) kept the Eagles at bay with 10 saves, including a kick save on a penalty stroke by Shawna Bell (Corinth, ME) late in the second half. Ashley Weeks (Wilton, ME) also stepped up defensively with a defensive save in the first half.

Husson broke up the shutout at 66:54 with a goal by Krystal Doughty (Lisbon Falls, ME), but the Beavers went on to claim its fourth NAC title in the last five seasons.

Husson goalkeeper Kelly Bocchio (Vassalboro, ME) made seven saves in the loss. The Eagles held a 17-13 shot advantage and a 15-7 command in penalty corners.

2007 NAC Field Hockey All-Tournament Team

NAC Tournament MVP - Kristin Chambers, Farmington
Ashley Wentworth, Farmington
Erika Lucas, Farmington
Nicole Lyons, Farmington
Renee Trafton, Farmington
Elisha Dorso, Husson
Michelle Barden, Husson
Erin Nason, Husson
Tricia Watson, Castleton
Kayla Blank, Castleton
Tia Pratt, Lasell
Rachael Johnson, Lasell
 

2007 NAC Field Hockey Championship

Quarterfinals - Saturday, October 27 at higher seeds

(8) Elms

at

(1) Me.-Farmington

12

(7) Wheelock

at

(2) Castleton

6

(6) Thomas

at

(3) Husson

8

(5) Simmons

at

(4) Lasell

4

 

 

 

 

 

Semifinals - Tuesday, October 30 at higher seed.

(4) Lasell

at 

(1) Me.-Farmington

(3) Husson
at
(2) Castleton
         

Championship - Saturday, November 3 at highest remaining seed. 

(3) Husson 

1
at  (1) Me.-Farmington 

UMF/Husson matchup for NAC Field Hockey Postponed

FARMINGTON, Maine – The North Atlantic Conference field hockey championship game schedule for Saturday at University of Maine at Farmington has been postponed due to forecasted inclement weather. The contest bewteen Husson and UMF has been rescheduled for Sunday at 11:00 a.m.

Maine-Farmington will attempt to defend their NAC field hockey title against instate rival Husson. UMF defeated fourth seed Lasell 2-0 in semifinal action on Tuesday while third seed Husson upset second seed Castleton on the road 3-1.

UMF field hockey will host NAC final after 2-0 defeat of Lasell

FARMINGTON, Maine -- Ashley Wentworth (North Berwick, ME) and Emma Deans (Gorham, ME) each scored a goal as the top-seeded University of Maine at Farmington field hockey team blanked No. 4 Lasell 2-0 in North Atlantic Conference semifinal action on Tuesday at Prescott Field.

The Beavers ran their record to 12-5 and are scheduled to host No. 2 Husson (12-4) in the NAC title game on Saturday. Game time is to be announced. The Lasers closed out their season at 8-11.

Farmington struck first at 24:48 when Wentworth converted a feed by Alyssa St. Pierre (Jay, ME) for a 1-0 lead at intermission. Deans gave the Beavers an insurance marker at 57:38 with an unassisted score for a 2-0 win.

Kaeleigh Barker (Chichester, NH) recorded one save in registering her seventh shutout of the season. The Beavers held a 22-3 advantage in shots and were awarded 14 penalty corners to none for Lasell.

Laura Gallagher (Westwood, MA) made 15 saves for the Lasers.

Husson upsets Castleton 3-1 to advance to the NAC Final

Castleton, VT-The second-seeded Castleton State College field hockey team was upset by number three seed, Husson College 3-1 in North Atlantic Conference semifinal action. The loss drops Castleton to 12-6 on the season while Husson improves to 12-4.

The Spartans came out seeming destined to take control of the game scoring just 1:32 in as Trishia Fellows scored her third goal of the season. Husson would score three unanswered however and punch its ticket to the NAC Finals.

Courtney Allen tallied her fourth goal of the year with 21:27 remaining in the half off an Erin Nason assist to knot the game at 1-1.

The game would remain tied until Elisha Dorso showed off her speed with 32:24 remaining in the game. Dorso took a pass at midfield and sreaked down the right sideline, beating the Castleton defense and eventually Spartan keeper, Trisha Clark for the game winner.

Nason would tack on an insurance goal with 17 minutes remaining off a Dorso assist to put the game out of reach.

Castleton would have its chances but Kelly Bocchino stopped all five shots that came her way after the first goal in earning the win. Clark finished the game with a pair of saves.

The Eagles will take on top-seed U. Maine Farmington (by virtue of a 2-0 win over Lasell in the other semifinal) in Farmington on Saturday, November 3 game time to be determined.


Top seed UMF advances past Elms in NAC Quarterfinal

FARMINGTON -- The University of Maine at Farmington field hockey team had eight different players score a goal as the top-seeded Beavers dispatched No. 8 Elms College 12-0 in North Atlantic Conference quarterfinal action on Saturday at Prescott Field.

The Beavers ran their record to 11-5 and are scheduled to host No. 5 Lasell College (8-10) in semifinal action on Tuesday. The Blazers ended their season at 2-15.

Kristen Chambers (Gorham, ME), Hattie Agnew (Guilford, ME) and Emma Deans (Gorham, ME) each scored a pair of goals for Farmington with Renee Trafton (Corinth, ME) and Alyssa St. Pierre (Jay, ME) each adding a goal and an assist and Ashley Wentworth (North Berwick, ME), Amanda Fortin (Jefferson, ME), Ashley Weeks (Wilton, ME) and  Nicole Lyons (Cape Elizabeth, ME) each chipping in a goal.

Kaeleigh Barker (Chichester, NH) and Sarah Brown (Windham, ME) shared netminding duties for the Beavers with Barker stopping two shots. Farmington held 43-2 command in shots and took 20 penalty corners.

Katelyn Wasgatt (Worcester, MA) recorded 19 saves for Elms.

Castleton advances to semifinal round of NAC Tournament with 6-0 win over Wheelock


Castleton, VT-The second-seeded Castleton State College field hockey team advanced to the semifinal round of the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Tournament with a 6-0 win over seventh-seeded Wheelock College.

Castleton came out strong early, as junior forward Kayla Blank scored three goals, upping her season total to 17 on the season. Blank scored the first Castleton goal 5:04 into the game after Wheelock goalie, Lauren Tavares stopped two shots in a row. Blank collected the second rebound and beat Tavares for what would prove to be the game winner.
Carolyn Griggs netted her 12th goal of the year just over one minute later as she carried the ball past the defense and sent a rocket past Tavares. Blank would score once more in the half, this time with 15 minutes to play, off a perfect cross from Calla Taft.

Tavares made nine saves in the first-half to keep the Wildcats in the game. In the second half it proved to be too much Blank and Griggs as each tallied one more, sandwiched around Meghan Konowich’s first goal of the season. Griggs’ 13 goals equals her previous high for a season, she has now scored 13 goals in each of her first three years at Castleton. Blank’s 17 is an all-time record at Castleton.

Tavares finished the game with 13 saves, including a pair of penalty strokes. Wheelock’s season ends at 5-12.

Castleton’s Trisha Clark and Siobhan Whittemore split time in goal, with Clark making the only necessary save. The Spartans improve to a program-best 12-5, and will host third-seed, Husson College in the semifinal round on Tuesday, October 30, time to be announced.

Husson defeats Thomas 8-3

Bangor, ME – #3 Husson advanced to the NAC semi-finals with a 8-3 win over #6 ThomasCollege.  Elisha Dorso (SO, Farmingdale, ME) paced the Eagles with 3 goals and 1 assist while Erica Dorso (JR, Farmingdale, ME) added 1 goal and 3 assists.

Four different Eagles scored in the first half staking Husson to a 4-0 lead.  Lindsay Barnes (SO, Rockland, ME) put Husson up 1-0 at the 10:22 mark.  Elisha Dorso set her up with a nice centering pass.  Shawna Bell (Corinth, ME) scored next off an assist from Krystal Doughty (JR, Lisbon Falls, ME).  Elisha Dorso scored her first goal at 21:16 as she put home a rebound and Cassandra Kidd (FY, New Vineyard, ME) finished the first half scoring for the Eagles with an assist from Alyssa Bragdon (SO, Newport, ME).

Thomas scored three unanswered goals.  Amy Miles (JR, Waldo, ME) got the Terriers on the board with just under 8 minutes to go in the first half.  Miles put home a rebound to cut the lead to 4-1 at the half.  Alyssa Audie (JR, Skowhegan, ME) scored just four minutes into the second half.  Audie dove for the ball as to put home a pass from Sarah Estes (FY, Brewer, ME) on the left side.  Miles would strike again 11:24 into the second half to cut it to 4-3 with 23:46 left in the game.

Husson would score four unanswered goals to close the game.  The Dorso’s connected on the Eagles next two goals with Erica setting up Elisha on both of them.  Erica Dorso next set up Doughty to push it to 7-3 with under 10 minutes to play.  Erica Dorso scored the last goal on an assist from Erin Nason (JR, Unity, ME).

Thomas goalie Drielle Mitchell (FY, Sanford, ME) finished with 13 saves against 25 shots.  Eagles goalie Kelly Bocchino (Vassalboro, ME) had 5 saves against 9 shots.

Husson is now 11-4 on the season and advance to the NAC Semi-Finals.  They will travel to #2 Castleton State College and play on Tuesday, October 30.        


Maine-Farmington Enters as Top Seed in NAC Field Hockey Championship

Defending champion Maine-Farmington earned the top seed in the North Atlantic Conference Field Hockey Championship when tournament play begins this Saturday, October 27. UMF finished tied atop the NAC standings at 7-1 with rivals Castleton and Husson but earned the top seed following predetermined conference tiebreakers. The Beavers, 10-4 overall, will host eighth seeded Elms (2-14 overall, 1-7 NAC).

Castleton (11-4 overall, 7-1 NAC), who defeated Husson in overtime in the final weekend of regular season play,  will enter as the second seed and will host seventh seeded Wheelock (5-11 overall, 3-5 NAC). Husson (10-4 overall, 7-1 NAC) earned the third seed and will meet Thomas (5-6 overall, 3-5 NAC). Fifth seed Simmons (7-10 overall, 4-4 NAC) will travel to fourth seed Lasell (7-10 overall, 4-4 NAC). The higher seeded Lasers turned back the Sharks 2-1 earlier this season on the road.

The top eight teams qualify for the NAC Championship. Predetermined tiebreaking procedures were used to seed teams with identical conference winning percentages. Quarterfinal games will be played on Saturday, October 27 at the higher seed. Quarterfinal winners will advance to the semifinals held at the higher seed on Tuesday, October 30 at 2:00 p.m. Semifinal winners will meet Saturday, November 3 at the highest remaining seed. Game times are subject to change. The NAC Champion receives an automatic berth to the NCAA Division III Championship.

2007 NAC Field Hockey Championship

Quarterfinals - Saturday, October 27 at higher seeds

(8) Elms

 

at

(1) Me.-Farmington

1:30 pm

(7) Wheelock

 

at

(2) Castleton

1:00 pm

(6) Thomas

 

at

(3) Husson

6:00 pm

(5) Simmons

 

at

(4) Lasell

TBD

 

 

 

 

 

Semifinals - Tuesday, October 30 at higher seeds

Winner of 1/8 vs. Winner of 4/5

Winner of 2/7 vs. Winner of 3/6

 

 

 

 

 

Championship - Saturday, November 3 at highest remaining seed

Semifinal Winners