LEICESTER, Mass. – Junior attacker Maddi Kadnar tallied five goals while freshman Jaclyn Langevin recorded four more to lead the University of Maine at Farmington women's lacrosse team to a 15-7 triumph over Becker College, Saturday afternoon at Alumni Field.
Langevin scored UMaine-Farmington's (1-1) first goal just 91 seconds into the game, and Kadnar doubled the Beavers' lead barely two minutes later on a free position shot.
Becker's (1-3) Kailee Ruyack gave a quick answer with a goal at the 24:06 mark, briefly cutting the margin to one goal at 2-1, but that would be as close as the Hawks would get.
Sophomore Ayla Allen notched an unassisted tally with 17:21 showing on the clock, and Langevin recorded her second of the game less than a minute later to put the Beavers up 4-1.
Ashley Mossey scored Becker's second goal of the contest at the 14:13 mark of the half, but UMaine-Farmington scored five more goals before the end of the half – including one more by Kadnar and an extra-man goal by Langevin – to give the Beavers a 9-2 lead at the break.
Kadnar scored three goals in the span of 3:02 to open the second half, extending the Farmington lead to 12-2. Becker recorded five goals late in the game to close the margin, but the Beavers also received late markers from Langevin, sophomore Mara Balboni, and freshman Alaina Shorey and held a healthy margin over the Hawks the rest of the way.
In addition to Kadnar and Langevin's scoring totals, Shorey, Allen, and Balboni each finished with two goals for the Beavers with Shorey also getting credit for an assist.
Christina Boucher finished with three goals for Becker, while Mossey's ledger included two goals and two assists. Ruyack and Jacqueline Chila each chalked up one goal.
UMF outshot Becker 31-23, but the Hawks held a slim 37-34 advantage in ground balls. The Beavers also forced the Hawks into 35 turnovers, while committing 30 themselves.
Senior goalie Hannah Goodenow charted 12 saves on the 19 shots she faced in the UMF goal, while Becker goalie Shelby Wicks was credited with nine saves.
UMaine-Farmington completes its two-game road trip to Boston on Sunday, March 23, when it faces Wheelock College at 4:00 p.m.