Thomas and UMaine-Farmington win semifinal games and advance to the NAC Women's Soccer Championship game on Sunday, November 4 at 2:00 pm in Waterville, Maine.
SEMIFINAL 1 - Thomas 2, Husson 1
WATERVILLE, Maine – Nikki Bradstreet scored twice to lead the Thomas College women's soccer team to a 2-1 victory and advance them to the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Finals.
Bradstreet netted her first in the 14th minute, after Katherine Hoving slid her the ball in front to bury the go-ahead goal and send the Terriers into the half with a 1-0 lead.
Husson evened it up in the 57th minute when Olivia Tapley-Gately found Megan Connor at the top of the box, who found the back of the net to make it 1-1. The score stayed tied until the 74th minute, when a Hoving shot from the left wing deflected off the Husson keeper and directly to Bradstreet at the right post who tumbled into the goal with the game-winner to give Thomas the 2-1 victory.
Kayla Gordon made two saves to earn the win in net for Thomas. Sami Ireland stopped two of four shots in the loss for Husson.
Thomas will compete for their first North Atlantic Conference Championship on Sunday, November 4 against No. 3 UMaine-Farmington at 2:00 PM on Smith Field.
~Courtesy of Thomas College Sports Information
SEMIFINAL 2 - Maine Maritime 0, UMaine-Farmington 1
WATERVILLE, Maine – McKenna Brodeur scored in the 17th minute to lift the third-seeded UMaine-Farmington Beavers over the second-seeded Maine Maritime Academy Mariners on Saturday afternoon in a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Semifinal action at Smith Field.
With the loss the Mariners fall to 11-4-1 on the season, and end their bid for a NAC Championship, while the Beavers improve to 7-12 overall and will take on top-seed Thomas College tomorrow in the Championship game at 2:00 pm.
Brodeur headed in the game-winner, when a high pass from outside the box bounced off a defender and found her for the score.
The Mariners outshot the Beavers 8-5 over the course of the 90 minutes, but could not find the equalizer..
Maine Maritime's Emily Conway made two saves in the loss, while Farmington's Callie Hammer collected four saves in the victory.
~Courtesy of Maine Maritime Sports Information