The College of Maine’s area hockey crew had misplaced its common season sport to arch-rival New Hampshire 6-0 and obtained outshot 16-2. It was one of the lopsided convention losses in a very long time.
However the sixth-seeded Black Bears avenged that loss Thursday as senior heart again Poppy Lambert’s objective 8:07 into time beyond regulation gave the Black Bears a surprising 3-2 win over the third-seeded Wildcats in an America East quarterfinal sport at Lowell, Mass.
UMaine, 8-11 total, will tackle second seed Albany, 12-5, in Friday’s 3 p.m. semifinal.
Albany beat UMaine 3-1 in Albany of their common season sport.
Albany and prime seed UMass Lowell acquired first-round byes. UMass Lowell will face fourth seed California at midday.
UNH wound up 12-7.
Lambert’s objective was her sixth of the season and got here off a penalty nook.
Mallory Mackesy managed the ball on the best facet earlier than slipping it to Lambert in the midst of the circle and her blast beat UNH goalie Jemma Woods.
Lambert scored off a nook to open the scoring as she transformed an Eloise Penty go. Madisyn Hartley additionally picked up an help.
Kathelijne Knuttel equalized for UNH with an unassisted tally 7:19 later.
Kate Richardson regained the lead for UMaine within the third quarter when she scored off a breakaway for her third of the season.
However UNH’s Nicole Poulakis compelled the time beyond regulation by discovering the cage for the 14th time this season with 6:30 remaining in regulation.
Freshman Jayde Temby made eight saves for UNH and Woods completed with 5.
UNH tried 15 photographs to UMaine’s 11 and had 10 photographs on objective to UMaine’s 9.