Southern Maine Storms Past Maine Farmington

PORTLAND, Maine -- Senior Jessica Knight (Alfred, Maine/Massabesic) scored a game-high five goals and passed out two assists to lead the University of Southern Maine past the University of Maine at Farmington, 16-2, in a non-conference women's lacrosse game Thursday afternoon at Memorial Field.

The win was the first of the season for the Huskies and levels their overall record at 1-1. UMF drops to 0-2 on the season.

Junior Jessica Martineau (Yarmouth, Maine) added three goals and an assist for the Huskies. Junior Mary Vaughan (Brunswick, Maine/Pomfret School) had three assists and two goals, and junior Kristy Kendrick (Waterboro, Maine/Massabesic) and freshman Haley Jordan (Falmouth, Maine) each chipped in with two goals.

Junior Rachel Lolley (Gorham, Maine) and rookie Samantha Kiesel (Lakeville, Mass./Kents Hill) split the goalie chores for USM, each playing a half. Lolley started and made three saves in the opening half while Kiesel recorded six saves in the second half.

Senior Jessica Allen (Mexico, Maine) and freshman Anna Rerrick (South Portland, Maine) each had a goal for UMF. Junior goalie Andrea Knox (North Waterboro, Maine) was busy in the UMF net making 15 saves.

Knight scored the first two goals of the game in the opening 4:29 to stake the Huskies to an early lead. The Huskies pushed their lead to 6-0 before the game was 10 minutes old as Martineau added two scores and Kendrick and Vaughan posted one apiece.

Allen snapped the string of USM goals scoring on a free position shot with 13:02 left in the half. Knight would get two more, and Vaughan one, to give USM a 9-1 advantage at halftime.

USM scored the first five goals, including two from Jordan, in the second half before Rerrick found the net with 4:34 to play.

Southern Maine will travel to West Palm Beach, Florida, on Monday (4:00 p.m.) to play Massachusetts Institute of Technology. UMaine Farmington travels to Rivier College next Wednesday (6:00 p.m.).

2010-03-18



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