Field hockey collects first win

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FARMINGTON – Emma Deans (Gorham, ME) and Ashley Wentworth (North Berwick, ME) each scored a goal and assisted on a score as the University of Maine at Farmington field hockey team notched its first victory of the season with a 3-1 win over the University of Southern Maine today at Prescott Field.

The Beavers improved 1-3 and are scheduled to host North Atlantic Conference foe Husson University on Saturday at 3 p.m. The Huskies (1-3) dropped their third straight game and are scheduled to host Western Connecticut Saturday at noon.

Despite outshooting the visitors 24-9, Farmington found itself in a 1-1 deadlock with USM when Caitlin Albert (Gorham, ME) knocked in a pass from Brianna Beisaw (Jay, ME) five minutes into the second half.

Deans broke the 1-1 tie at 48:28 when she teed up a pass from Wentworth just inside the circle to give Farmington a 2-1 edge. Wentworth tacked on an insurance marker off a Deans feed in the waning moments for a 3-1 win.

Andrea Tyler (Augusta, ME) gave the Beavers a 1-0 halftime edge when she knocked in a pass from Alyssa St. Pierre (Jay, ME) 21:12 into the contest.

Kaeleigh Barker (Chichester, NH) recorded eight saves in the victory. The Huskies held a 7-6 edge in penalty corners.

Allison Hill (Cape Elizabeth, ME) stopped 20 shots for USM and was assisted by a defensive save from Christine Hill (Morrell, ME). The netminder Hill kept the game tied shortly after Albert evened the score with a stop of Bethany Marshall (York, ME) followed by a scrum for the rebound that was cleared after three shots.

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