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Wednesday, Oct. 7, 3:46 p.m.

UMaine field hockey season ends against Albany

The University of Maine field hockey team was knocked out of the America East tournament with a 4-1 semi-final loss to Albany at the University of New Hampshire on Friday. The Black Bears fell into an early hole and were unable to gain momentum for any type of comeback.

Albany junior forward Daphne Voormolen would grab the Great Danes a 1-0 lead just 7 minutes into the contest. Voormolen was set up at the top of the circle by junior back Corrine McConville and sent a shot through the UMaine defense for the goal.

Albany would strike again when senior midfielder Jessica Longstreth went on the break to the Black Bear zone. Longstreth slipped a pass to the left of the circle where Voormolen buried the one-timer past UMaine senior goalie Alicia Frisch and make it 2-0 Great Danes.

UMaine got on the board early in the second and cut the lead to 2-1. Senior back Zoe Adkins sent the ball to the top of the circle off a penalty corner where junior midfielder Annabelle Hamilton would take a quick blast. Albany senior goalie Kristi Troch made the initial save, but Black Bear freshman midfielder Nicole Sevey would knock the rebound in for the score.

Minutes later, the Great Danes would add to their lead with two quick goals. Albany would grab the ball in the UMaine end off a turnover and capitalize as the ball found its way to Longstreth alone on the left post. Longstreth redirected the loose ball past Frisch and made it a 3-1 advantage.

Voormolen would net her third goal of the game just a minute later to cap off the 4-1 victory for the Great Danes.

Albany held the advantage in penalty corners, 8-4 and shots, 13-6.

Frisch ends her senior season with a five-save effort and an 8-6 record. Troch improved her record to 12-7 while making one save for Albany.

Hamilton led the Black Bears this year on offense with 24 points, scoring nine goals and recording six assists. Svetek also recorded nine goals for UMaine, finishing with 18 points. Stewart contributed 14 points to UMaine with five goals and four assists.

Frisch lead UMaine in goal, playing in 15 games, starting 14 of them. She went 8-6 on the year, saving 70 shots and allowing 1.84 goals per game for a 72 percent save percentage, while recording one shutout.

The Black Bears finish their 2012 campaign with an overall record of 10-10, with seven players being named to all-conference teams. Svetek was named co-Rookie of the Year and Hamilton was named co-Offensive Player of the year and named to the first team All-America East team. Adkins joins Hamilton on the first team; Adkins, sophomore midfielder Zoe Berkey and sophomore forward Holly Stewart were named to the All-America East second team. Adkins, freshman midfielder Nicole Sevey, and freshman forward Elke Jacobse were All-Rookie selections.