BANGOR, Maine – Hosting their first North Atlantic Conference (NAC) match of the season, the Husson University women's soccer team (1-6-0, 1-1-0) fell just short to the University of Maine-Farmington Beavers (1-7-0, 1-1-0) by the final score of, 2-1, at Boucher Field on Saturday afternoon.
UMaine-Farmington jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead in the 10th minute of play as Hadlee Yescott passed the ball to McKenna Brodeur waiting inside the box. Just feet away from Sami Ireland in net, Brodeur took advantage of the proximity catching her off guard and shot the ball right under Ireland's legs.
The duo of Yescott and Brodeur struck again in the 18th minute, swapping roles with Brodeur earning the assist off a toed in goal by Yescott just inside the left corner to bring the score to 2-0.
Just minutes after the Beavers 2nd goal, the Eagles responded with their lone goal of the contest. Megan Connor sent a corner kick into the box which was nearly cleared out by the Beaver defense, but Olivia Tapley-Gately reached it first volleying the ball into the top left corner to the score in half, 2-1. Unfortunately, the scoring would come to a standstill for the remainder of the match as UMaine-Farmington captured the close 2-1 win.
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Ireland recorded a single save in net for Husson, while Mikayla Cameron picked up five saves for UMaine-Farmington.
The Eagles outshot the Beavers ,11-5, and sent in five corners to the Beavers' two.
The women's soccer team will head straight down to Massachusetts to take on Wheaton College (Mass.) in less than 24 hours, on Sunday, September 23rd with kickoff scheduled for 1:00 p.m.