FARMINGTON — Skowhegan graduate Lorri Hiltz converted a sudden-victory stroke to lift No. 5 Husson over No. 4 University of Maine at Farmington 3-2 in a North Atlantic Conference field hockey quarterfinal game Saturday.

The Eagles improve to 9-8-0 and advance to play the winner of today’s quarterfinal between No. 1 Castleton State and No. 8 Lassell. UMF ends the season 8-8-0.

In the penalty stroke round, UMF’s Lily Barry was stopped by Husson’s Kristen Capen before Hiltz scored the game-winner. Capen and UMF’s Curran Brierley each stopped two shots in the first round of penalty strokes.

UMF rallied from an early two-goal deficit to force the two overtimes and the shutout. Jessica Martin of Winthrop tied the game at 2-2 with an assist from Renee DesPres of Skowhegan. Sara Lane also scored for UMF.

New England College 6, Thomas 1: Emily Kuctha scored two goals and two assists to lead the Pilgrims in a NAC quarterfinal game.

New England College (11-8-0) will play No. 2 St. Joseph’s in the NAC semifinals.

Ali Kriegel scored the lone goal for the Terriers, who finish 6-12-0.

Maine 4, Vermont 0: Lelia Sacre scored a hat trick and Brittany Fleck recorded a shutout as the Black Bears won the America East game in Orono.

Holly Stewart added a goal for Maine (16-3-0, 3-2-0). Fleck had four saves.

Maine enters the America East tournament as the No. 3 seed and will play No. 4 Boston University on Friday.

Men’s soccer

MMA 1, Thomas 0: Ben Russell scored in double overtime to lift the Mariners to a victory in a NAC quarterfinal game at Alumni Field in Waterville.

Mikkail Crockwell had nine saves to lead Thomas (10-7-0), which out-shot MMA (9-4-3) 18-11.

William Trace Lacour had six saves to earn the shutout.

Amherst 4, Colby 0: Spencer Noon scored two goals and an assist to help the Lord Jeffs win a New England Small College Athletic Conference quarterfinal game at Hitchcock Field in Amherst, Mass.

Milton Rico and Alejandro Sucre also scored for Amherst (12-1-2). Lennard Kovacs didn’t need to make a save to earn the shutout.

Ben Joslin had five saves to lead Colby (7-7-1).

Women’s soccer

Middlebury 2, Colby 0: Scarlett Kirk scored two goals and Elizabeth Foody had two saves to lead the Panthers in a NESCAC quarterfinal game in Middlebury, Vt.

Middlebury (11-3-1) will play Williams in the semifinals.

Emily Brook stopped six shots to lead Colby (7-7-1).

Castleton State 6, Thomas 1: Hilary Cook scored two goals and an assist to lead the Spartans to the NAC quarterfinal win in Castleton, Vt. Kelsey Lenney also had two goals. Jenna Bostwick and Courtney Chadburn each had a goal. Ericka Davis did not have to make a save for the Spartans (15-4-0), who will play No. 5 New England College in the semifinals Tuesday.

Terissa Ridge scored off an assist from Monmouth graduate Kristi Hilton for the Terriers (3-14-0). Katie Thibodeau made 15 saves.

Husson 3, UMF 0: Alexandra Laniewski scored twice to lead the Eagles to the NAC quarterfinal win in Bangor. Emily Zurcher also scored for Husson (7-3-0). Lawrence graduate Jessica Poulin made three saves.

Beth Lebel stopped six shots for the Beavers (4-5-1).

Cross country

Women: Colby’s Berol Dewdney finished sixth to help the Mules women’s team finish sixth at the NESCAC championships in Amherst, Mass. The Mules scored 134 points, to finish behind Williams, Middlebury, Amhert and Tufts.

Dewdney finished in 23 minutes 1 second over the 3.8-mile course. Also for Colby, Claire Dunn finished 27th, Eva Lauer was 29th, Layne Schwab was 46th and Kate Connolly was 49th.

Men: Colby’s Ben Lester finished 54th in 27:30 in the NESCAC championship to help the Mules into the top 10 for the first time since 2006. Colby had finished 11th and last each of the last four years. This season, the Mules finished ahead of Trinity College and just three points behind Hamilton College with their 259 total.

Charlie Coffman was 57th (27:37), Will McCarthy was 60th (27:42), Corey Park took 64th (27:45) and Jeff Hale was 68th in 27:49.

Also Saturday: Augusta native Morgan Beede earned all-Little East Conference honors after leading the University of Southern Maine women’s cross country team to a second-place finish at the conference meet at UMass-Dartmouth.

Beede finished sixth overall with a time of 19:19.


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