FARMINGTON, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy women's lacrosse fell to UMaine-Farmington 15-4 on Friday afternoon in a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Quarterfinal matchup.
The Beavers jumped out to a 7-0 lead early in the first half, before Tori Cooper (Saco, Maine) put the Mariners on the board at 18:05. UMaine-Farmington scored five-unanswered goals to build a 12-1 lead, but Madison Barry (Stoneham, Maine) found Briana Obshatkin (Dedham, Mass.) for a goal, in the final minute of play to cut the Beavers' lead to 12-2.
The Mariners held the Beavers to just three goals in the second half, while Kristen Gier (Cary, Ill.) connected with Barry for a goal at 21:32 and Obshatkin added her second goal of the game on a free position shot, but UMaine-Farmington hung on for the victory.
Obshatkin led the Mariners with two goals, three ground balls, one draw control and a caused turnover, Barry added a goal, an assist and scooped up a ground ball, while Christina Wilson (East Granby, Conn.) led the Mariners' defense with two caused turnovers and a ground ball and Morgan Maxwell (Windham, Maine) scooped up two ground balls and caused a turnover.
Farmington's Rhi Jackson led all players with seven goals, while adding seven ground balls, four draw controls, four caused turnovers and an assist. Sierra Gilley added four goals, and two ground balls, Jaclyn Langevin tallied two goals and two ground balls and Carly Raymond added one goal, three assists, eight draw controls, three ground balls and a caused turnover.
In net, Maine Maritime's Sierra James (Campton, N.H.) stopped four shots in the first half, and Wilson tallied five saves in the second half. UMaine-Farmington's Samantha Bickford earned the victory with seven saves in nearly 49 minutes of play in net.
The Mariners fall to 6-7 overall, while the Beavers improve to 10-3 on the season. Maine Maritime will wrap up their season on the road tomorrow, Saturday, April 29 at Wheelock College for a 6:30 p.m. matchup, while UMaine-Farmington advances to the NAC Semifinals against the second-seed, New England College on Sunday, April 30.