Strong second half carries UMF over UNE

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BIDDEFORD – Sophomore forward Hattie Agnew (Guilford, Maine) came off the bench to score the go-ahead goal, and the University of Maine Farmington added an insurance goal late for a 3-1 victory over the University of New England in a non-conference field hockey game Tuesday afternoon.

After the two teams played to a 1-1 tie in the first half, Agnew made her first goal of the season count when she set up in front of the left side of the cage and poked home a cross from senior Bethany Marshall (York, Maine) with just over 14 minutes remaining.

The Beavers (7-5) tacked on another on a penalty corner with just over six minutes to play. Senior Elyse Cole (Winthrop, Maine) pushed the ball to sophomore Emma Deans (Gorham, Maine), who set-up a drive by junior Ashley Wentworth (North Berwick, Maine).

The first half saw UNE get on the scoreboard early when junior Taryn Flagg (Livermore Falls, Maine) ripped a hard shot from the right side for her team-leading 11th goal.

UMF drew even with just over five minutes remaining in the half, as junior Alyssa St. Pierre (Jay, Maine) tipped in a shot from close range. Deans was credited with an assist on the play.

Senior Kaeleigh Barker (Chichester, N.H.) made six saves for the Beavers, who play a North Atlantic Conference game at Husson College on Saturday.

For UNE (4-7), sophomore Ayla Nelson (Auburn, Mass.) recorded eight stops.

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