Bangor, ME – The Husson University women's lacrosse team stormed out to an early lead and never looked back, beating the University of Maine at Farmington 16-9 at a breezy Boucher field Wednesday afternoon. NAC player of the week Megan Clement (Brunswick, Me) led the Eagles, scoring 5 goals, while Alex Huffman (North Hampton, NH) had a game high 7 ground balls and also scored a hat-trick to help Husson ensure the win. Kaleigh Morneau (Twin Mountain, NH) had another fine day in the cage, picking up 15 saves and the victory. The Beavers were led by Aimee St. Germaine (Gorham, ME) and Molly Carbin (Scarborough, ME) who each had a pair of goals in the loss.
The Eagles scored their first less than a minute into the game when Jami-Miranda Ladd () stuffed one in off a nice assist from Stephanie Eaton (Pittston, ME) and the two of them would go on to have a pair of goals each on the day. Clement scored her first about a minute and a half later on an assist from Kim Gambon (Walpole, MA) who had 3 dimes in the game. Husson would add one more before Alyssa Neptune (Readfield, ME) scored the first UMF goal of the day with 25:35 left to play in the first half cutting the Eagle lead to 3-1. The Eagles would net three more before the Beavers struck again with a pair giving Husson a 6-3 lead as the clock ticked inside of 10 minutes. Husson scored their third trio of goals, taking a 9-3 lead into the final minute of the half. Abbey Gilbert (Wilton, ME) scored with just 46 seconds to go in the half, and 16 seconds later St. Germain scored her first of the day to bring the Beavers to within 4 at the break.
UMF and St. Germain would strike first in the second frame on the first of a string of three straight free position goals in the first 7 minutes of the half, one for the Beavers and two for Husson, the first from Rebecca Hatin (Jeffersonville, VT), her second of the day, and another from Eaton and the Eagles took the lead 11-6. UMF never quit scoring two more goals amidst Husson's strong offensive attack in the second half, including a man-up opportunity converted by Emma Morrison with 11:05 left to play. The Eagles scored a pair for good measure, before the Beavers' defense stepped up forcing an own goal by Husson and the score would go final, 16-9.
Husson returns to action this Sunday when they travel to Green Mountain College for a 12:00 start, looking to improve on their 2-0 conference record. The Husson Eagles beat the Green Mountain Eagles 15-9 in their previous meeting on Saturday, March 26th at Husson's Boucher Field. Maine-Farmington's next game is also against Green Mountain, continuing their road-trip on Friday, with the start time slated for 2:30