Presque Isle, ME - With a strong wind behind their back and an aggressive approach, the University of Maine at Farmington women's soccer team dominated play in their offensive zone for first 45 minutes of the game scoring three times before the halftime break.
UMF (4-12, 4-2 in NAC Play) got on the scoreboard very quickly when Sophie Manning scored an unassisted goal at the 2:15 mark of the opening half. Senior forward Lydia Roy of Waterville, Maine was on the receiving end of a pass from teammate Haley Fletcher at the 16:17 mark to put the Beavers up 2 to 0. Six minutes later Roy found the back of the net again when she got behind the Owls defense and the visitors went into the halftime break with a 3 to 0 advantage.
UMPI goalie Alexis Levesque (Jr. Grand Isle, ME) had constant pressure on her by the Me-Farmington squad as the Beavers put 20 first half shots on goal with Levesque coming up with 16 saves. The Owls (2-11, 0-6) could not muster much of an offensive threat early in the game to counter against the aggressive play of their opponents.
Despite the wind in their face, the second half saw the UMaine-Farmington team quickly put the game out of reach when Hadlee Yescott made it 4 to 0 with an assist from teammate McKenna Brodeur at the 54:42 mark. Fern Calkins and Roy would add scores to up the lead to 6 to 0 before Jordi Legassie (Sr. Presque Isle, ME) would get past her defender on the left wing, turn the corner, and drill a shot into the upper net over the outstretched arms of UMF keeper Callie Hammer. UMF freshman midfielder Paige Ring would finish out the scoring on a feed from Brodeur resulting in the final 7 to 1 score.
Owls keeper Levesque recorded 20 saves on 27 shots on the afternoon while Hammer turned back 3 of the 4 shots put on goal by Me-Presque Isle.
Next up: UMPI Hosts the University of Maine at Fort Kent Sunday, October 21st at 12:00PM.