Beavers and Eagles advance to the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Women's Soccer championship tournament semifinal round. Third seed UMaine-Farmington topped sixth seed Northern Vermont-Johnson 5-0 on Saturday and fourth seed Husson bested fifth seed SUNY Canton 2-0 on Sunday.
UMaine Farmington and Husson move on to the semifinal round to face No. 2 Maine Maritime and No. 1 Thomas, respectively. Both games are Saturday, November 3 at Thomas College in Waterville, Maine. The semifinal winners will compete for the NAC title at Thomas College on Sunday, November 4.
Quarterfinal 1 - UMaine Farmington 5, Northern Vermont-Johnson 0
FARMINGTON, Maine - Sophomore McKenna Brodeur scored three goals and assisted on another to lead the University of Maine at Farmington (6-12, 5-2) women's soccer to a 5-0 victory over Northern Vermont University-Johnson (7-10, 2-5) on Saturday. With the win, UMF advances in the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) playoffs and will face the number two seed Mariners of Maine Maritime on Saturday, Nov. 3rd.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Brodeur opened the game scoring an unassisted goal just under three minutes in
- Lydia Roy set-up Brodeur's second goal of the game with a nifty feed in the circle
- Sophomore Fern Calkins scored on an assist from Brodeur that sent UMF into halftime with a commanding 3-0 lead.
- Junior Ashley Gleason added a second-half goal and Brodeur completed the hat trick to round out the scoring for UMF
INSIDE THE BOX
- UMF dominated the shots with a 35-0 advantage
- The Beavers held a 9-1 advantage in corners
- With the three goals, Brodeur now has 19 on the year
- Sophomore goalie Callie Hammer picked up her fourth win of the year
~Courtesy of UMaine Farmington Sports Information
Quarterfinal 2 - Husson 3, SUNY Canton 0
BANGOR, Maine - Husson controlled offensive action in a 3-0 victory in a cold and wet game at home. SUNY Canton ends the season 4-1-1 (2-4-1) while Husson improves to 6-9-1 (4-2-1) and moves on to the semifinal round of the NAC Championship tournament. The Eagles will face the top seeded Thomas College squad on their home turf on Saturday November 3.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- McKenzie St. Pierre scored an unassisted goal to put the Eagles up 1-0 five minutes into the game
- Bri Saulter scored a solo goal at 69:10
- St. Pierre dished out an assist to Joan Overman with under five minutes to play
INSIDE THE BOX
- Sami Ireland made two saves for the shutout win
- Allison Wakefield made eight saves in goal for the Roos
- Husson sustained offensive pressure, outshooting Canton 22-2
- Husson forced eight corner kicks without having to defend one
Saturday, October 27
No 3. UMaine Farmington 5 vs. No. 6 NVU-Johnson 0
Sunday, October 28
No. 4 Husson 3 vs. No. 5 SUNY Canton 0
Semifinals - Sat Nov. 3 (at Thomas)
No. 1 Thomas vs. No. 4 Husson - 1:00 pm
No. 2 Maine Maritime vs. No.3 UMaine-Farmington - 3:30 pm
Championship - Sun Nov. 4 (at Thomas)
Semifinal winners - 2:00 pm