Mariners Fall 5-0 in First Round of NCAA Tournament

Mariners Fall 5-0 in First Round of NCAA Tournament

AMHERST, Mass. – Maine Maritime Academy women's soccer fell to Amherst College, 5-0 on Saturday afternoon in the first round of the NCAA Division III Tournament. This was the first ever appearance for the Mariners in the tournament.

With the loss the Mariners conclude their season at 13-5 overall, while the Mammoths improve to 15-3-1 overall and extend their winning streak to nine games.

The Mariners held the Mammoths scoreless for the first 32 minutes of action before giving up an unassisted goal to Isabel Stern in the 33rd minute, to give Amherst a 1-0 lead. The Mammoths added on another goal shortly before half as Natalie Landau found Ruby Hastie in the 40th minute to push the lead to 2-0 going into halftime.

Amherst picked up a quick goal early in the second half as Stern scored her second of the game off of another Landau assist to make it 3-0. Hanna Gustafson scored her first of two in the 61st minute, when Landau found her for her third assist of the game, making it 4-0 Mammoths. Gustafson scored minutes later in the 68th minute from Navva Sedigh, extending the lead to 5-0. Maine Maritime would hold Amherst scoreless for the final 22 minutes of the game.

Emily Conway (Charleston, S.C.) picked up eight saves in 78 minutes of action for the Mariners, while Bess MacArthur (Castine, Maine) added two more in 12 minutes of relief. Antonia Tammaro made zero saves in the start and 28 minutes of action for the Mammoths, while Erica Sanders added one saves in 62 minutes of relief and the win.

Lauren Wood (Vallalboro, Maine) and Kelsea Anair (Richmond, Maine) each picked up a shot for the Mariners on the day.