The Husson University football and field hockey teams will be battling for championships on their home fields this weekend.
The football teams each play against SUNY Delhi for a place in the NCAA Division III tournament. Husson’s football teams won the East Division of the North Atlantic Conference, while SUNY Delhi’s teams conquered the West Division.
The field hockey team, 9-5 overall and 6-0 in the New England Collegiate Conference, is the top seed for the NECC tournament and hosts fourth-seeded UMaine-Farmington (1-12, 0-6) at 5 p.m. Saturday. There are only four teams in the conference, so there is no automatic berth for the NCAA tournament.
The winner takes on the survivor of the game between second-placed New England College of Henniker, New Hampshire (11-6, 3-3) and No. 3 Thomas College of Waterville (6-9, 3-3) as well play at 5 p.m. at Thomas College.
Sunday’s title game takes place at 3pm at the Winkin Sports Complex in Bangor
Gavin Penny’s Husson men’s soccer team, 14-3-2 and 8-0-1, will play a SUNY Delhi side that drew 1-1 in Bangor on September 24. SUNY Delhi is 10-6-2 and 4-3-2 respectively. Game time is Saturday at 11 a.m.
The women’s game follows at 2 p.m
Dennis Mullins’ Husson women are 11-6-1 and 8-0-1 respectively, while SUNY Delhi women have 8-6-4 and 5-3-2.
The two teams met in Bangor on 24 September with Husson emerging 6-0. Husson attempted 31 shots on SUNY Delhi’s three.
The Husson men were led by their five first-team All-NAC selections – forward Arni Hreidarsson (8 goals, 4 assists), midfielder Mosi Masimango (no points), defender Ben Shumway (0 & 2) and Pedro Molina (3rd). & 0). ) and goalkeeper Alex Rechsteiner (12-1-1, 0.71 goals against average, 0.792 saves).
SUNY Delhi were joined by first-team All-NAC forward Michael Williams Jr. (11 & 2) and second team players Vaughn Bottex (4 & 0), a defender, and Erik Kleczkowski (2 & 1), a midfielder.
EJ Reutemann of the Broncos was named coach of the year.
Forward Natalie Aviolla and midfielder Charlotte Messer were the catalysts for the Husson women. Aviolla has 16 goals and 3 assists and Messer has 8 & 1. They also have a number of strong newcomers led by midfielder Marila Corletto (5 & 2) and goalkeeper Madison Weigler (8-3-1, 1.55, .528). with Kendra Donahue and Caley Nault.
SUNY Delhi features Kelsey Innes (18 & 7), Micayla Slattery (6 & 6) and Olivia LeBrun (6 & 2).
Diann Ramsey’s Husson field hockey team is led by Perkins sisters Maddie and Katie.
Maddie Perkins, a freshman, has nine goals and four assists and senior Katie has 9 & 4. Teagan Blackie has 3 & 2 and goaltender Kimmie Goddard has a 1.99 GAA and a .705 percent save in 14 games.