Maine-Farmington Routed by Husson in NAC Finale

FARMINGTON -- Husson University scored seven times over the opening 12:46 to take an 18-5 North Atlantic Conference East Division women's lacrosse win over the University of Maine at Farmington today at Prescott Field. The Beavers finished their regular season at 4-6 (3-3 in the NAC), while the Eagles closed out their campaign at 9-1-1 (6-0).

Husson is scheduled to host the NAC East Division championship round on Saturday, with the top-seeded Eagles taking on No. 4 Thomas College at noon followed by the second-ranked Beavers versus No. 3 Green Mountain College at 2:30 p.m. The final is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. with the winner advancing to face the NAC West winner on May 1 at Green Mountain.

Megan Clement (Brunswick, ME) tallied six goals and an assist to power Husson, while Shelby Bradford (Lee, ME) added four tallies, an assist and game-highs in ground balls (12) and draw controls (8). Kim Gambon (Walpole, MA) pitched in two goals and an assist in the win with Megan O'Neil (Hartford, VT) scoring twice and Nikki Burns (South Berwick, ME), Stephanie Eaton (Pittston, ME), Alex Huffman (North Hampton, NH) and Alex Laniewski (Scarborough, ME) each adding a goal.

Alyssa Neptune (Readfield, ME) converted a free-position shot and assisted on a score for the Beavers, who were outshot 40-18 (28-9 in the opening half). Jess Allen (Mexico, ME), Kara Hudson (Wells, ME), Ashley Roderigue (Belgrade, ME) and Ashley Wentworth (North Berwick, ME) each had a goal.

Wentworth and Andrea Knox (North Waterboro, ME) split netminding duties for Farmington. Wentworth stopped nine shots and Knox made five saves. Kristen Capen (Leeds, ME) recorded nine saves for the Eagles.

Clement and Bradford each netted a pair of goals to lead Husson's opening charge. Roderigue briefly cooled the visitors when she scored off a Neptune feed at 16:35 to make it 7-1, but Clement cashed in a free-position bid 25 seconds later to set off a 6-0 stretch for the Eagles before taking a 14-2 lead into intermission.

After Allen scored to open the second half, Clement quelled any hopes of a Beaver rally with two more goals to push the advantage to 16-3 11:13 into the second half as the Eagles cruised to the 18-5 final.


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