By Abbey Randall, Sports Editor
University of Maine at Farmington (UMF) women’s soccer came out for a win at Prescott Field on Saturday and that is just what they did, finishing the game with a shutout score of 5-0 in a conference game against Thomas College, ranking number two in their overall conference standings.
Ava Amador, junior at UMF, scored the first goal eighteen minutes and thirty four seconds into the game will a through ball down the middle from number four, Kayla Tuttle, senior midfielder at UMF.
“It felt great to get on the board and as a team we moved forward very well today,” said Amador. “It felt good to be able to finish.”
The women’s soccer team kept the pace of the game in their own hands and controlled the majority of the play. UMF focused on working the ball around through precise passing and team play.
“We don’t try to change our set of play to much to what our opponents are doing,” said Coach Wilkie in a pregame interview. “We just want to know what their tendencies are so we are ready for them.”
UMF women’s soccer win on Saturday over Thomas College put them at a four game winning streak for the season and at a three North Atlantic Conference game winning streak, with the win over Lyndon State, Husson and University of Maine Presque Isle in the past week and a half.
“It was awesome to have a win today,” said Sara Quimby, Junior defender. “This is a big conference game and to get our third conference win in a row is huge.”
Lady Beavers scored two goals in the first half, by Amador and Renee Dupre, Senior forward, and scoring three goals in the second half, by Jenna Silliboy, Junior defender, and the last two by Amador, giving Amador three goals for the game.
“We went out strong and played our game the entire 90 minutes,” said Amador.
Many other players had great looks at the net during the game, Tuttle assisting two of the goals, as well as Junior forward, Sarah Pokorny with two assists.
UMF defense was able to keep the soccer ball in the offensive half of the field for the majority of the game, helping support their teammates on the attack.
“Communication is key, we played today as a team and we trusted each other and it all worked out,” said Quimby.
UMF women’s soccer team will be heading to New Hampshire for two conference games against New England College and Colby Sawyer.