Beavers beat back Husson for 9-8 win
BANGOR, Maine -- Five different University of Maine at Farmington players got in on the scoring fun as the Beavers built a four-goal lead and then held host Husson University at bay long enough to post a 9-8 North Atlantic Conference women's lacrosse win over the Eagles, Wednesday night at Boucher Field.
The win marked UMaine-Farmington's third straight victory over Husson in the series, and improved the Beavers' record to 4-7 overall, 2-3 in the NAC. Husson fell to 2-8, 2-3 in conference play.
Hayley Thibodeau charted two goals and one assist for Husson, while six other players scored one goal each.
UMaine-Farmington broke a 1-1 tie on Allen's first goal of the night at the 19:52 mark of the first half, which also started a four-goal run by the Beavers. Balboni tallied an unassisted goal with 3:44 showing on the scoreboard, giving Farmington a 5-1 lead.
Husson scored twice late in the first half, including a score by Charlotte Gerhardy with one second on the clock, and added a goal in the first minute of the second half to cut the UMF lead to 5-4.
The Beavers responded with Shorey's lone goal of the night and two by Jackson to extend their lead to 8-4 with 23:36 remaining. Nearly 15 scoreless minutes passed before Husson could break the scoring drought, and then the Eagles scored twice in less than two minutes to cut the margin to 8-6.
Langevin scored on a free position shot to give Farmington its ninth goal of the night with 5:11 left on the clock, scoring what would prove to be the game winner. Husson scored two goals in the waning minutes, but fell short in its come-back bid.
Senior Hannah Goodenow recorded 14 saves for the Beavers in the win, while Husson goalie Kaitlin Dolloff was credited with eight saves. UMaine-Farmington outshot Husson, 31-28, while the Eagles held a 33-31 advantage in ground balls.
UMaine-Farmington travels to Portland, Maine, on Thursday, April 17, to face Saint Joseph's College of Maine. Husson returns to action on Saturday, April 19, when it faces Castleton State in a road contest.