Friday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy (6-6, 4-5 NAC) at. UMaine-Farmington (9-3, 7-2 NAC), 4:00 pm, Prescott Field, Farmington, Maine.
Series History: The Beavers hold a 3-0 all-time record over the Mariners.
Last Meeting: Maine Maritime Academy women's lacrosse fell to the University of Maine at Farmington, 10-1, on April 12 at Thomas College.
Despite an early goal by Farmington's Danielle Conway, the two teams battled back-and-forth until the Beavers scored four goals in the final 15 minutes of the half to take a 5-0 lead into halftime.
The Beavers scored five goals in the second half to take a 10-0 lead, but Maine Maritime's Madison Barry (Stoneham, Mass.) broke up the shutout, with her 11th goal of the season, at 1:32 but UMaine-Farmington held on for the win.
Defensively, Christina Wilson (East Danbury, Conn.) and Sydney Adams (Trumbull, Conn.) led the Mariners with four ground balls each, Wilson and Morgan Maxwell (Windham, Maine) both scooped up three ground balls, and Briana Obshatkin (Dedham, Mass.) led the team with two draw controls.
Conway, Rhi Jackson, Carly Raymond, and Sierra Gilley led the Beavers with two goals each, while Alaina Shorey and Nicole Schofield both tallied a goal. Jackson led the team with nine ground balls and seven caused turnovers, while Raymond led the team with three draw controls.
Sierra James (Campton, N.H.) recorded three saves in net for the Mariners in the loss, while Farmington's Samantha Bickford earned the win in goal stopping all eight shots she faced in just under 53 minutes of play.
Post Season History: This is the first-ever meeting between the Mariners and Beavers in the post season.
Maine Maritime Academy's Last Game: Maine Maritime Academy women's lacrosse fell to Husson University 11-3, on Tuesday afternoon.
The Eagles scored seven-unanswered goals before Madison Barry put the Mariners on the board with a free position goal with 14 seconds to play in the first half.
Husson added four goals in the beginning of the second half to take an 11-1 lead, but the Mariners continued to battle as both Ashlee Knight (Anson, Maine) and Tori Cooper (Saco, Maine) added free position goals in the final 12 minutes of play to cut the final deficit to 11-3.
Mariah Carrier led the Eagles with four goals, Mattie Russell chipped in with a hat trick and an assist, and Amanda Deshaies scored a pair of goals for Husson. Both Deshaies and Serian Williams led the Eagles with four caused turnovers, Deshaies scooped up a team-leading seven ground balls and Megan Bataran added a goal, two assists and a game-high five draw controls.
In net, Sierra James recorded 12 saves in the loss for the Mariners, while scooping up a game-high eight ground balls, and Husson's Kaitlin Dolloff tallied 10 saves, four ground balls, and two caused turnovers in the victory.
UMaine-Farmington's Last Game: UMaine Farmington defeated Thomas College on Monday, 15-6.
Jaclyn Langevin scored four goals on four shots to go along with seven ground balls, while Rhi Jackson and Carly Raymond each scored three goals and combined for three assists. Sierra Gilly added two goals and three assists while Samantha Cross tallied five groundballs.
Lindsey Allen and Samantha Greenlaw each scored two goals for the Terriers while Alexis Felch scored one goal.
Samantha Bickford played 51:05 minutes, making 16 saves against 21 shots while Heather Boland made four saves on five shots. Sydni Collier made three saves on 18 shots.
The Beavers tallied a total of 26 ground balls while Thomas notched 24. Each team won 12 draw controls. The Terriers outshot UMF 28-23
The Mariners: After 12 games, the Mariners average 9.33 goals per game and 26.3 shots per game, while allowing opponents to score 8.5 goals per game. Maine Maritime averages 34.7 percent on free position opportunities.
Tori Cooper leads the Mariners with 37 goals, 37 ground balls and eight assists. Shelby O'Neil (Bar Harbor, Maine) leads the team with 25 draw controls and 22 caused turnovers. In net, Sierra James has tallied 94 saves and allowed 102 goals for a 48.0 save percentage.
The Beavers: After 12 games, the Beavers average 11.25 goals and 25.2 shots per game, while allowing opponents to score 9.31 goals per game. The team averages 41.3 percent on free position shots.
Rhi Jackson leads the team with 42 goals, 58 draw controls, 51 ground balls, and 35 caused turnovers. Carly Raymond leads the team with 21 assists. In net, Samatha Bickford leads the Beavers with a 48.5 save percentage, stopping 99 shots while allowing 105 goals.
UMaine-Farmington in the NAC Tournament: The Beavers have appeared in the NAC Tournament for the eighth-consecutive season. The Beavers enter the NAC Tournament as the highest seed by the program since 2010 when they were the No. 2 seed.
Maine Maritime in the NAC Tournament: In just the third year of NCAA competition, the Mariners are making their first-ever post-season appearance.
The Mariners' Historical Season: This season, the Mariners have set new program heights in numerous categories.
Team Season Records:
Points (147), Goals (112), Assists (35), Shots (315), Shots on Goals (225), Free Position Goals (35), Ground Balls (304), Caused Turnovers (121), Save Percentage (48.0%), Goals Against Allowed (8.5), and Most Wins (6).
Tori Cooper – Points (45), Goals (37), Shots (84), Shots on Goal (61), Down Goals (2), and Free Position Goals (17).
Christina Wilson – Ground Balls (40).
Shelby O'Neil – Caused Turnovers (22).
Sierra James – Save Percentage (48%), and Goals Against Allowed (8.5).
Tori Cooper – Points (49), Goals (41), Down Goals (3), and Free Position Goals (17).
Briana Obshatkin – Ground Balls (80), Caused Turnovers (36), Assists (9), Shots (151), Shots on Goal (102), Games Started (33).
Sierra James – Saves (199), Save Percentage (45.3%), and Wins (6).
Morgan Maxwell & Ashlee Knight – Games Player (39).
2017 NAC WOMEN'S LACROSSE CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
All dates and start times are subject to change
Quarterfinals • Friday, April 28
No. 5 Husson (6-6 overall, 5-4 NAC) at No. 4 Colby-Sawyer (9-6, 6-3) - 12:00 p.m.
No. 6 Maine Maritime (6-6, 4-5) at No. 3 UMaine-Farmington (9-3, 7-2) - 4:00 p.m.
Semifinals • Sunday, April 30
3/6 winner at No. 2 New England College (10-6, 8-1) - TBD
4/5 winner at No. 1 Castleton (9-6, 9-0) - TBD
Championship • Saturday, May 6 (at highest remaining seed)
Semifinal Winners - TBA