Farmington, Maine - The University of Maine at Farmington won the first North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Women's Soccer quarterfinal game of the weekend over Thomas College, 4-1, at Leib field.
The Beavers got on the scoreboard early with a goal by Leah Boyle, assisted by Emily Stevens, at the 4:09 mark. Twenty-one seconds later, Haley Fletcher assisted McKenna Brodeur's goal to put the Beavers on top, 2-0.
Thomas sophomore Katherine Hoving notched a goal off a penalty kick at 30:56 to close the margin to 2-1, where it stayed through the first half.
Twenty minutes into the second half, Brodeur scored her second goal of the match on a penalty kick. With seven minutes remaining, Fletcher connected with Brodeur again for the final score, giving Brodeur a hat trick and UMaine-Farmington a 4-1 victory.
Isabelle Lang collected seven saves for the Terriers before Lauren Bartlett relieved her for the final ten minutes in goal, collecting a save of her own.
Callie Hammer made five saves for the Beavers.
UMaine-Farmington held the advantage in shots (20-12) and corner kicks (6-3).
The Beavers advance to the semifinal round of the NAC tournament and will play #2 Husson on Friday, November 8th at Maine Maritime Academy. The winner of that game will advance to the championship tilt on Sunday, November 10 at the same site.
The season comes to a close for the Terriers at 4-11-1.
All dates and times are subject to change and will be updated accordingly.
Quarterfinals - Saturday, Nov. 2 or Sunday, Nov. 3 (at higher seed)
#3 UMaine-Farmington-4 / #6 Thomas-1
#4 SUNY Delhi (8-6-2, 5-2-1) vs. #5 SUNY Canton (4-12-1, 3-4-1) -- Sunday, November 3 at 1:30 PM at Oneonta State's Red Dragon Field
Semifinals - Friday, Nov. 8 (at #1 Maine Maritime - game times are 4:00 and 7:00 PM with the order to be determined.)
#1 Maine Maritime (11-4, 8-0) vs. #4 SUNY Delhi/#5 SUNY Canton
#2 Husson (6-5-1, 6-1-1) vs. #3 UMaine-Farmington (8-9-1)
Championship - Sunday, Nov. 10, 11:30 AM (at Maine Maritime)
Semifinal Winners TBD