Gators Can't Overcome Early Deficit Against Maine Maritime

Gators Can't Overcome Early Deficit Against Maine Maritime

CASTINE, Maine. – Multi-goal games by freshman Emily Wyman (Brockton, Mass.) and junior Sarah Brochu (Hardwick, Vt.) were too much for Pine Manor to overcome as the Gators fell to Maine Maritime 6-0 on Sunday afternoon.

The loss drops the Gators record to 0-11 this year, while Maine Maritime improves to 5-9.

Sophomore goalkeeper Maria Vaughan (Okinawa, Japan) got the start once again for PMC and was put to work early. She made three of her seven saves of the day in the first six minutes of the match.

Maine Maritime maintained heavy offensive pressure for much of the half as they outshot PMC 17-0.

Wyman got the scoring started for the Mariners. The first-year midfielder beat Vaughan with a header just four minutes into the match to give her team the early lead.

They extended the gap with three goals in a four minute span. Brochu recorded her first of the day in the 16' off an assist from fellow junior forward Victoria Cooper (Saco, Maine). Less than two minutes later, Brochu scored again to give the hosts the 3-0 lead. Just two minutes after that, Wyman added her second to give the Mariners the four goal lead.

Freshman forward Peyton Ward (Greenville, Maine) finished off the first-half scoring in the 41' with the first collegiate goal of her career.

Coming out of the break, Pine Manor really stepped up their defensive game. Aside from a goal by sophomore Lauren McKenna (Wilmington, Mass.), the Gators' backline of Beverly Abrego (Somerville, Mass.), Samantha Jones (Springfield, Mass.), Rachel Sanchez (Hyde Park, Mass.), and Nevina Smallpiece (Boston, Mass.) held Maine Maritime to just one shot-on-goal.

Pine Manor is right back on the pitch tomorrow afternoon as they close out their regular season schedule with 3:30 p.m. match against Daniel Webster at Hedley Field.

Maine Maritime jumps back into NAC action next Saturday, Oct. 25, as they host conference foe Castleton at 1 p.m.