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Providence, RI – The University of Maine field hockey team moves to 5-0 in America East play as they defeated the Bulldogs of Bryant on Friday afternoon, 6-3.

Madisyn Hartley wasted little time getting the Black Bears on the board first as she scored just 3:15 into the contest for her first goal of the season. Chloe Walton (4) picked up the assist.

Chloe Walton would follow up her early assist by finding the back of the net herself. The score was her eighth of the season. Bhreagh Kennedy (1) picked up the assist on the score.

With 41 seconds remaining in the opening quarter, Bryant would find an answer to the early scores by the Black Bears as Lotte Guitink scored her sixth goal of the season in unassisted fashion.

The bulldogs would tie up the contest at two apiece as Taryn Rauff scored her third goal of the season. Brittany Gouws (6) picked up the assist on the score.

Maine would take back the lead with 3:32 remaining in the second quarter as Poppy Lambert netted her conference leading 15th goal of the season to make it a 3-2 opening half. Madisyn Hartley (conference leading 13th) picked up the assist on the score.

Tereza Holubcova would get the Black Bears going to open up the second half as 3:35 into the third period she would find the back of the net. The unassisted score was her second goal of the season.

Bryant would answer quickly as just 24 seconds later Taryn Rauff scored her second of the contest, fourth of the season to make it a 4-3 contest. Ella Davison (1) picked up the assist on the score.

Maine would have an almost as equally quick answer as just 25 seconds after the Bryant score, Poppy Lambert would find the Back of the net for her 16th goal of the season, second of the game. Madisyn Hartley (14) picked up the assist on the penalty score.

Kate Richardson would wrap up a three goal third period for the Black Bears as she netted her first collegiate goal, an unassisted score.

Mia Borley picked up the win in net, making two saves in the contest.

Maine (11-3, 5-0 America East) have the second longest win-streak in program history with 10-straight wins with their win over the Bulldogs. The 2011 Black Bears (11) hold the record for most consecutive wins in program history.

The Black Bears will stay on the road and take on Boston University on Tuesday, Oct. 18. That game is scheduled to begin at 3:30 P.M.



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