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Field Hockey Defeated by UMass, 4-2
AMHERST, Mass. -- The #24 University of Maine field hockey team had its winning streak snapped at six-straight as it was defeated by a score of 4-2 on Sunday afternoon at UMass. The loss slips Maine back to 7-5 while the Minutewomen improve to 5-6. Nicole Sevey (Skowhegan, Maine) tallied a goal and an assist while Holly Stewart (North Vancouver, British Columbia) also scored for the Black Bears.
The Minutewomen were able to grab a 1-0 lead as Kim Young tallied her seventh goal of the season with just 1:58 left in the opening half. Molly MacDonnell fed Young with a pass from the right side of the circle before Young snuck a shot to the left side for the first score of the contest.
UMass added to its lead early in the second half when Nicole Cordero fonud the back of the cage. Brooke Sabia carried the ball into the Maine zone before sliding a pass to Cordero. Cordero then spun and fired a shot past Maine goalkeeper Sydner Kolysher (White Rock, British Columbia).
Noralie Weusthuis gave UMass a 3-0 edge at the 46:01 mark when she capitalized off a pass from Alyssa Ineson. Weusthuis would receive the pass right in front of the cage and was able to tap a shot into the back of the cage.
The Black Bears looked to cut into the UMass lead when Sevey scored the first goal of the day for Maine. Working off a penalty corner, Annabelle Hamilton (North Vancouver, British Columbia) was able to create some offense as she assisted on Sevey's score.
UMass would answer just under four-minutes later when Lindsay Bowman lifted a shot up and over a diving Kolysher, once again giving the Minutewomen a three-goal advantage.
Maine would keep charging as Stewart recorded the second goal for Maine with just 1:45 left in the second half. Sevey was again in on the action as helped set-up Stewart who was able to slide a shot past UMass goalkeeper Sam Carlino.
However, the Black Bears would run out of time on their come back, falling to the Minutewomen by a score of 4-2.
UMass outshot Maine 12-5 but it was the Black Bears holding the slight edge in penalty corners, 5-3.
Kolysher falls to 1-4 on the season after making four saves in the cage for Maine while Carlino improves to 5-6 after making a pair of saves.
The Black Bears return to America East action on Saturday, Oct. 6 when they welcome Fairfield to the Maine Field Hockey Complex. Game time is set for 1 p.m.