FARMINGTON, Maine – Three different players scored as the University of Southern Maine Huskies' field hockey team rolled to a 3-0 win over the UMaine Farmington Beavers Wednesday afternoon at Prescott Field.
Bouncing back from a season-opening loss, the Huskies' win evens out their record at 1-1. The win marks the 200th career win for veteran head coach and former Husky All-American Bonny Brown-Denico. UMaine Farmington dips to 1-2. Both of the Huskies' opening games of the 2018 season have been on the road.
Sophomore Hayden Spencer (Sabattus, Maine/Oak Hill) scored her first goal of her Husky career in the 10th minute to give the Huskies an early 1-0 lead over the Beavers. The score remain unchanged through the half as both teams played evenly recording two shots each.
USM increased its offensive output, outshooting UMF 9-0 in the second half, and quickly doubled its lead just five minutes into the second half on senior Kerrigan Demers (Westbrook, Maine) first goal of the season in the 40th minute. Southern Maine closed the books on the game in 63rd minute when freshman Samantha Ellis (New Vineyard, Maine/Mt. Blue) and sophomore Emily Skvorak (Windham, Maine) connected for the Huskies' third and final goal of the game for the 3-0 final. The goal is Skvorak's first of her Southern Maine career.
Husky freshman Lindsay Pych (West Milford, N.J./Morristown-Beard) earned her first collegiate win and first collegiate shut out making a pair of saves in 59:44 of action. Sophomore McKenzie Cormier (Hiram, Maine/Sacopee Valley) played the final 10:16 and did not make a save for the Huskies. UMF goalie Grace DiMarco made one save in the loss.
Southern Maine returns to action this weekend with a two-game home stand. The Huskies will host Salem State in a Little East Conference game on Saturday (11:00 a.m.), and then return to action on Sunday (12:00 p.m.) for a non-conference game with Manhattanville.
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