Southern Maine Falls to UNE in Season Opener 17-6

Sophomore Allison Irish (white jersey), seen here against UMass Dartmouth in April 2017, scored three goals in the Huskies' season-opening loss to UNE (file photo by Jason Johns).
Sophomore Allison Irish (white jersey), seen here against UMass Dartmouth in April 2017, scored three goals in the Huskies' season-opening loss to UNE (file photo by Jason Johns).

Huskies Travel to Castleton Next Saturday

            GORHAM, Maine -- Rookie Keara Dwyer (Cazenovia, N.Y.) scored six goals to lead the visiting University of New England Nor'easters to a season-opening 17-6 victory over the University of Southern Maine Huskies in a non-conference women's lacrosse game Saturday afternoon at blustery Hannaford Field.

            Junior Mackenzie Collins (Gorham, Maine), rookie Molly Camelo (Melrose, Mass./Bishop Fenwick) and sophomore Anna Stowell (Sutton, N.H./Kearsarge Regional) complemented Dwyer scoring three goals apiece.  Juniors Nichole Carvalho (South Kingstown, R.I.) and Amber Jenkins (Harrison, Maine/Oxford Hills) had the other two UNE goals.

            Junior Maritza Nary (Dover, N.H.) and rookie Taylor Hopkins (Pelham, N.H.) split the goalie chores for the Nor'easters as each played a half.  Nary played the opening 30 minutes allowing two goals and making two saves to get the win.  Hopkins played the second half surrendering four goals and making three saves.

            Sophomore Allison Irish (Lyman, Maine/Massabesic) led the Huskies tallying three goals.  Rookie Alex Farley (Buxton, Maine/Bonny Eagle) had two scores, and sophomore Taylor Colangelo (Windham, Maine) scored once.  Junior goalie Hala Van Nostrand (Granby, Conn.) made 13 saves for the Huskies.

            Farley put the Huskies on top in the opening minute with an unassisted marker.  Less than three minutes later, Dwyer equalized to ignite a run of 10 unanswered by the Nor'easters.  Dwyer had the first three goals of the run before Stowell, Collins and Camelo etched their name on scoresheet.

            Irish finally snapped the run of UNE goals with her first marker of the season with 6:08 left in the half.  Dwyer scored her fifth goal of the half with just under three minutes to play giving the Nor'easters a comfortable 11-2 lead at the break.

            Dwyer, Stowell, Carvalho and Camelo scored goals within a span of five minutes in the early stages of the second half to expand the Nor'easters' lead to 15-2.

            Southern Maine will begin a stretch of three straight road games next Saturday when it travels to Castleton (Vt.) University.  UNE heads to #23 Bowdoin College on Tuesday (6 p.m.).

 

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