CASTINE — Maine Maritime striker Alexis Bennett (Freedom) scored two goals propelling the Lady Mariners to a 3-0 victory over the University of Maine at Presque Isle on Wednesday afternoon at Ritchie Field. With the win MMA improves 6-5 on the season while UMPI drops to 5-4 on the year.
Maine Maritime took the 1-0 lead in the 31st minute when Bennett took a pass from Emily Brogden (Union) at the edge of the box and slid it by the UMPI keeper for the goal.
The Lady Mariners increased their lead to 2-0 midway through the second half when Katie Hutchinson (Dixfield) gathered an UMPI deflection and blasted it by the keeper into the top right corner. Bennett finished off the match with her second goal of the day when she broke away from the UMPI defense and scored an unassisted goal.
Lacey Jackson (York, PA) picked up the win and the shutout for MMA making 3 saves on 8 shots. Taylor Ussery (Montclaire, CA) took the loss for Presque Isle facing 9 shots.