UMF Gets by Lady Mariners with Late Goal



FARMINGTON — Logan Faulkingham (St. Louis, MO) scored her first collegiate goal with 10:15 left in regulation to lift the University of Maine at Farmington women’s soccer team to a 1-0 season-opening victory over Maine Maritime Academy today at Prescott Field.

The Beavers (1-0) are scheduled to host the University of Maine at Machias on Saturday. The Mariners slipped to 0-2 and are scheduled to visit Machias on Wednesday.

Following a corner kick by Alida Peake (Penobscot), Faulkingham snared a Maine Maritime clearing attempt and drilled the back of the net for the 1-0 difference.

The Beavers were not without their chances throughout the contest as Farmington held a 12-7 shot advantage (8-2 in the second half). Melissa St. Amand (Windsor) forced MMA netminder Lacey Jackson (York, PA) to making a leaping stop six minutes prior to Faulkingham’s game-winner.

The Mariners had the best opportunity of the opening half as a Megan Russell (Peru) takeaway at midfield led to doorstop save by Farmington goalkeeper McKell Barnes (Durham) on an Alexis Bennett (Freedom) bullet. Moments later, Bennett made Barnes come up with a diving save to preserve a scoreless game.

Barnes and Crystal Johnson (Cornville) shared goalkeeping duties for the Beavers with Barnes grabbing five saves and Johnson making one stop.

Jackson recorded four saves in the loss.

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