Maine Tops Siena Field Hockey 4-1
Sept. 7, 2003
ORONO, Maine - Black Bear juniors Traci Rainone and Emily Dooling (Winthrop, Maine) each scored a pair of goals to lead the University of Maine to a 4-1 victory over Siena College, in field hockey action Sunday afternoon at Morse Field in Orono, Maine.
Dooling put Maine on the scoreboard barely three-and-a-half minutes into the game when she deflected Rachael Hilgar's shot on a penalty corner. Siena knotted the game at 1-1 in the 15th minute when Ashley Smaldon jammed a shot past Black Bear goalie Jaye Lance, however Maine responded just 29 seconds later on Rainone's first goal of the day off a feed from Jana Ouellette.
Siena appeared to again tie the game shortly before the half, but the officials nullified the score and instead awarded the Saints a penalty corner.
As a result, Ouellette's goal proved to be the game-winner, as the Black Bears took a lead they would not be forced to relinquish. Dooling added another goal off a penalty corner with 8:34 remaining in the first half, and Rainone added one more for insurance with 30:35 to play in the second half. The Black Bears outshot the Saints 28-5, and held a commanding 15-3 advantage in penalty corners. Lance made four saves on the five shots on goal she faced in 47 minutes in the Maine cage, before being lifted in favor of Jamie Morin with 23 minutes to play in the game.
Saints goalie Kristen Heyde made 11 stops in the Siena goal, but allowed all four Maine goals.
The win improves the Black Bears to 3-1, while winless Siena falls to 0-4.
The Saints are back in action Tuesday evening at Colgate.