September 19, 2009

Lady Mariners 2-1 Winners Over UMF


Castine, Maine - Senior striker Diana Manatt-Rogers (Conway, MA) scored in the 76th minute on a penalty kick to give Maine Maritime the 2-1 victory over The University of Maine at Farmington Saturday evening in a North Atlantic Conference match-up at Ritchie Field. The Mariners outshot the Beavers 18 to 11 in an evenly matched contest, which was both team's conference opener.

The win for the Lady Mariners was the first over the Beavers since the 2004 season when MMA beat UMF 3-1 in Farmington.

The Lady Mariners scored first 26 minutes into the match when Katie Hutchinson (Dixfield, ME) lofted the ball over the Farmington keeper to give MMA the 1-0 advantage. The Beavers knotted the score at 1-1 just before the half when Melissa St. Amand (Windsor, ME) gathered a deflected ball inside the MMA six and tucked it by the keeper for the goal.

Both teams had scoring chances throughout the second half, but with just under 15-minutes to play, a hand ball was called on a UMF defender and the Lady Mariners had a penalty kick to take the lead. Senior striker Diana Manatt-Rogers took the PK and blasted it by the keeper into the top right corner for the 2-1 lead and the eventual game winner.

Lacey Jackson (York, PA) recorded the win for MMA while making 7 saves on 11 shots. McKell Barnes (Durham, ME) took the loss for the Beavers making 5 saves on 18 shots. The win improves MMA's record to 3-3 (1-0 NAC) on the season while UMF drops to 2-3 (0-1 NAC).

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