Soccer: 11-7-1– UMF’s women’s soccer team couldn’t quite figure out Colby-Sawyer as they lost 4-1. The game was scoreless until the tenth minute when Colby-Sawyer took the lead. Within two minutes after their goal, UMF retaliated with a header by senior forward, Alida Peake (Penobscot, Maine / George Stevens Academy). It wasn’t until the 33rd minute when Colby-Sawyer scored to take the lead for good and sent the Beaver’s home. UMF outscored Colby-Sawyer 13-12 in the matchup. The Beavers finished their season 6-2-1 in the conference and 11-7-1 overall. The 11 wins is the most for the program since 14 wins in 2007. Three girls were selected on the All-North Atlantic Conference team. Peake and junior midfielder Kayla Tuttle (Waterville, Maine/Waterville) were both First Team selections, while sophomore forward Ava Amador (Farmington, Maine/Mt. Blue) was named to the Second Team. Kayla Tuttle led the offense with 13 goals and four assists for a total of 30 points for the Beavers. Peake ended her career by ranking eight all time in total points with 55. Beth Lebel (Lewiston,Maine) ends her junior year with a 1.54 goals allowed per game and a 6-3-1 record. She also had seven shutouts and 67 saves behind the net. With a great season that has come to the end, the Beavers look to make a bigger step by winning the NAC championship in the 2013 fall season.
Field Hockey: 8-8 – UMF’s women’s field hockey team fell short in the North Atlantic Conference(NAC) semi-finals to Castleton. The women started off strong by scoring within the first 40 seconds of the game by senior midfielder Annie Agnew (Guilford, Maine). The beavers held their own through the first half by keeping the game close at 2-1 Castleton. The second half was a different story. The Spartans exploded in the second half by scoring five goals to seal the deal in what ended up being a blowout victory, 7-1. The field hockey team may have not won the NAC championship but they stay consistent as since 2000, they have reached the playoffs every season. Senior defender Emma Daniel (Acton, Mass./Acton-Boxborough) was selected to the All-NAC First Team, while Lily Barry (Hermon, Maine/Hermon), Annie Agnew (Guilford, Maine/Piscataquis Community), and Marissa Carrier (Biddeford, Maine/Biddeford) were all Second Team honorees. Barry was the top offensive performer for the Beavers as she scored 17 goals and added four assists for a total of 38 points. Carrier held her own on the defensive position by only allowing 113 shots on goal, which is second fewest in the conference. UMF finished the season with an 8-8 overall record, 7-2 in the North Atlantic Conference. The Beavers look to bounce back next season and surpass the semi-finals and bring home the title.