POULTNEY, VT – The visiting University of Maine at Farmington Beavers used two second half goals to beat Green Mountain College 3-0. UMF opened the scoring at 28:24 of the first half when the Eagles gave the ball away deep in their defensive third. The ensuing service found a UMF forward who pushed the ball beyond the reach of GMC keeper Ryder Ritchie.
The Eagles threatened to draw level and nearly did after banging a shot of the post in the closing minutes of the first half following a piercing ball from Brendan Regan.
UMF opened the second half with high pressure and were rewarded only 4 minutes in when a lapse in the GMC rear-guard was exploited for the second tally of the game. The eagles chased the game for much of the second half, but were unable to find a goal and conceded a third and final goal with 21 minutes remaining.
Despite the loss, Green Mountain played well during stretches and created numerous scoring opportunities forcing the UMF keeper into 11 saves. GMC keeper Ryder Ritchie made 17 saves in the defeat.
The Eagles are back in action Sunday, September 28 against conference opponent Thomas College of Maine. Kick-off is slated for noon at Green Mountain College.