Game Notes: Maine Maritime Academy vs. UMaine-Farmington

Game Notes: Maine Maritime Academy vs. UMaine-Farmington

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Wednesday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy (5-2, 3-1 NAC) vs. University of Maine at Farmington (4-3, 2-2 NAC), 1:00 p.m., Bernatchez and Smith Turf Fields, Thomas College, Waterville, Maine.

Series History: The Beavers hold a 2-0 all-time record over the Mariners. 

Last Meeting: Last season, Maine Maritime Academy women's lacrosse fell to the University of Maine at Farmington on April 19, 2016, 13-5 on Ritchie Field.

The Mariners went on a 2-0 run to open up the game, led by back-to-back goals from Rachael Redles but the Beavers scored four in a row to take a 4-2 lead. Briana Obshatkin (Dedham, Mass.) found Redles open in front of the net for her third of the day, and Christina Wilson (East Granby, Conn.) grabbed a goal at 10:20 to tie things up at 4-4.

UMF scored nine-straight to enter the final two minutes of the game with a 13-4 lead. Sierra James (Campton, N.H.) added a free position shot with four seconds remaining to cut the final deficit to 13-5.

Hannah Fleming led the Mariners with four ground balls, while causing three turnovers and James tallied seven saves in net in just over 43 minutes, while Wilson tallied four saves in the final 16:44 of the game.

Carly Raymond led UMF with four goals and two assists, while teammates Sierra Gilley and Jaclyn Langevin each added hat tricks. Raymond also led the Beavers with seven ground balls, and Alyssa Arsenault and Danielle Conway split time in net, combining for four saves.

Maine Maritime Academy's Last Game: Tori Cooper (Saco, Maine) scored five goals and dished out an assist to lead Maine Maritime Academy women's lacrosse to a 15-1 victory over Johnson State College, on Sunday afternoon in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action at St. Michael's College.

The Mariners scored 10-unanswered goals before Nichole Weeks scored Johnson's only goal of the game, with 26:29 remaining.

To go along with her six points, Cooper scooped up a team-high seven ground balls, recorded three draw controls and caused two turnovers. Madison Barry (Stoneham, Mass.) added her second hat-trick of the season, while scooping up a ground ball and causing a turnover. Ashlee Knight (Anson, Maine) tallied two goals and two ground balls, while Shelby O'Neil (Bar Harbor, Maine) chipped in with a pair of goals, four ground balls, and a draw control.

Briana Obshatkin scored a goal and dished out an assist, while scooping up four ground balls, and both Julia Dillon (Norway, Maine) and Sydney Adams (Trumbull, Conn.) picked up their first career goals. Haley Eckert (Harrington, Maine) led the team with four draw controls, and also tallied a ground ball.

Weeks led the Badgers with a goal, eight ground balls, five draw controls, and four caused turnovers.

Sierra James earned the victory in net for the Mariners, stopping seven shots, while Johnson's Heatherann Esden registered 12 saves in the losing effort.

University of Maine at Farmington's Last Game: UMaine Farmington fell to Castleton University on Sunday afternoon by a score of 17-4 in a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) women's lacrosse match at Spartan Stadium.

Maine-Farmington depended on Rhi Jackson for its offense, as she scored all four goals for the Beavers, plus she collected four ground balls, four draw controls, and three caused turnovers. Carly Raymond also earned four draw controls for the Beavers, while Castleton's Nadine Downing led all players with seven draw controls.

Castleton goalie Samantha Hebb was challenged in the first half but made three of her four saves before halftime. Bria Willis took over for Hebb with 12:27 remaining in the game and earned one save. Samantha Bickford played the entire game in net for Maine-Farmington and finished with eight saves.

Junior Emily Cross enjoyed a career day, scoring five goals and earning four assists for nine totals points. For the sixth time this season, Tiffany Danyow scored four goals in a single game, plus she dished out three assists to tie her career high with seven points. Grace Johnson picked up her fifth hat trick of the season with three goals, and Ashley Pelkey contributed two goals and two assists.

Cross set up Danyow for the first goal of the game just 1:37 into the contest, and then Danyow assisted on Pelkey's consecutive goals to give Castleton a 3-0 lead. Johnson and Cross alternated goals during the next four minutes before Cross assisted on Danyow's second goal of the game midway through the first half.

The Spartans slowly pulled away as the afternoon went along, led by Cross with three goals and two assists during the second half. Bre Babiarz scored her third goal of the season, her first in front of the home crowd, with 12 seconds left in the first half, and Nicolle Trivino scored her second goal in as many days to close out the scoring in the second half.

The Mariners: After seven games, the Mariners average 11.71 goals per game and 28.4 shots per game, while allowing opponents to score 7.14 goals per game. Maine Maritime averages 47.4 percent on free position opportunities.

Tori Cooper leads the Mariners with 26 goals, 26 ground balls and six assists. Shelby O'Neil (Bar Harbor, Maine) leads the team with 21 draw controls and 12 caused turnovers. In net, Sierra James has tallied 50 saves and allowed 50 goals for a 50.0 save percentage.

The Beavers: After seven games, the Beavers average 9.29 goals and 23.4 shots per game, while allowing opponents to score 12.47 goals per game. The team averages 37.2 percent on free position shots.

Rhi Jackson leads the team with 27 goals, 36 draw controls, 28 ground balls, and 18 caused turnovers. Carly Raymond leads the team with 10 assists.