Tuttle and Humphrey pace women’s soccer past GMC

Tuttle and Humphrey pace women’s soccer past GMC

FARMINGTON, Maine – Two goals and two assists by University of Maine at Farmington senior Kayla Tuttle helped propel the Beavers to a 7-0 blanking of visiting Green Mountain College, in a North Atlantic Conference women's soccer match Saturday at Prescott Field.

UMaine-Farmington improved to 8-6-2 overall with the win, and 7-1-0 in the NAC – most conference wins for the Beavers since 2007. Green Mountain fell to 5-10-0, 1-7-0 NAC, with the loss.

Junior Ava Amador notched what proved to be the game winner in the 18th minute, scoring her eighth goal of the season with Tuttle picking up the assist.

Tuttle netted her first goal of the day in the 23rd minute, and roughly 10 minutes later Alex Crocker recorded her third of the season off a Tuttle assist. Tuttle struck again in the 37th minute with her 14th goal of the season, and moving her up to sixth in goals and points among UMF career single season leaders.

Freshman Bridget Humphrey picked up a pair of goals late in the first half, in the 41st and 45th minutes respectively, off assists by Crocker and Sarah Pokorny.

A Green Mountain own goal in the 62nd minute closed out the scoring.

UMaine-Farmington outshot Green Mountain by a 22-2 margin, and took seven corner kicks to Green Mountain's two. Senior Beth Lebel got the start in goal for the Beavers and was not challenged over her 45 minutes between the pipes; reserves Amy Jones and Samantha Hatch split the second half goalkeeping duties, with Jones charting a pair of saves.

Amber Heath played all 90 minutes in the Eagles' goal, and was credited with eight saves.

With the win, UMaine-Farmington maintains a second-place tie with Castleton State College, and secures for itself at least the third seed for next week's NAC Women's Soccer Tournament. The Beavers close out the 2013 regular season tomorrow, Sunday, Oct. 27, at 12:00 p.m., when they host Castleton, with the winner claiming the number two seed for the tournament. Green Mountain College faces Thomas College in Waterville, Maine, on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.