The College of Maine ladies’s soccer staff will probably be going to the NCAA Event for the primary time in program historical past.
Junior midfielder Lara Kirkby rifled the ball into the highest of the web with 5:28 left within the second additional time to present UMaine a 3-2 win within the America East championship sport at Mahaney Diamond on Sunday afternoon.
Kristina Kelly took a nook kick and it bounced round within the penalty space earlier than Kirkby scored off a half-volley.
UMaine improved to 11-1-6 and can discover out Monday who it faces within the NCAA Event.
UMass Lowell wound up 5-7-7.
The River Hawks rallied from a 2-0 deficit to pressure additional time on a late first-half purpose by graduate scholar midfielder Julia Edholm and her penalty kick with simply 4:45 remaining in regulation after she was introduced down within the penalty space by UMaine ne sophomore again Rebecca Grisdale.
Edholm discovered the higher proper hand nook.
UMaine senior ahead Kayla Kraemer and junior midfielder Lara Kirkby scored first-half objectives for the Black Bears with Kirkby changing from the penalty spot.
The Black Bears had been on the verge of taking a 2-0 lead into the intermission when UMass Lowell was awarded a free kick with 19 seconds left within the half.
The play was stopped as a result of the UMass Lowell participant who was fouled was injured and finally walked off the sector together with her coach.
Calliste Brookshire lofted the lengthy free kick into the UMaine penalty space and Edholm was capable of head it over the top of UMaine goalkeeper Kira Kutzinski with 13 seconds left.
It was Edholm’s seventh purpose of the season.
Kraemer opened the scoring on the 14:50 mark.
Julie Lossius made a run down the left flank to the top line and despatched a low cross into the realm.
The ball pinballed off a River Hawk and a Black Bear within the six-yard field and Kraemer directed into the purpose from shut vary.
It was her fourth of the season.
Kirkby made it 2-0 from the penalty spot after Burgess was issued a yellow card for a violent collision that injured UMaine’s Gillian Rovers, who was capable of depart the sector on her personal energy.
Kirkby calmly slotted the penalty kick into the nook to the left of Burgess.
Burgess made two terrific saves off Abby Kraemer within the first half, diving to her proper to get her proper hand on Kraemer’s bouncing shot that was labeled for the nook.
Later within the half, Kraemer took a move on her chest together with her again to purpose, wheeled round and fired a bullet that was parried over the crossbar by Burgess.
UMaine had eight pictures makes an attempt within the first half and Burgess had three saves.
UMass Lowell had two pictures and Kutznski wasn’t required to make a save.