Bangor, ME – The reigning NAC player of the year Dorothy Cameron (South Plainfield, NJ) flexed her muscles in leading Husson University to a 3-2 come from behind victory in their opening game of the conference tournament over the University of Maine at Farmington from O'Keefe field on Husson's campus. Cameron sparked the Eagle rally in the top of the 7th when she ranged all the way back to the wall in left to rob McKell Barnes (Durham, Maine) of a homerun. The Eagle left fielder capped things off in the bottom of the inning, driving in the go-ahead run to give Husson the opening round victory.
The Eagles were stifled at the plate for most of the game as they racked up just 6 hits off UMF starter Emma Valancourt (Saco, Maine) who went all of the 6 and 2 thirds that the Beavers were in the field. She finished the game with 4 earned runs and 6 strikeouts. Four of the Eagles' six hits came from the 5 and 6 hitters in the Husson lineup as Lona Sargent (Sullivan, ME) and Sarah Risser (Brewer, ME) each went 2-3 in the game. Sargent scored a pair of runs, while Risser came around for the game winner.
UMF actually out-hit Husson despite dropping the game, tallying 8 in the hit column. The Beavers were led offensively by their catcher Barnes, who was inches away from adding a homer to two base hits, an RBI and a run scored on the day. Second baseman Meaghan Donnell (Rochester, NH) went 2-2 and reached on a walk, scoring a run for the Beavers.
Farmington will pay close attention to the next contest between Maine Maritime Academy and Thomas College; the loser will play the Beavers at about 2:00 pm, and the winner will play the Eagles in the final game of day one with the first pitch scheduled for around 4:00 pm this evening.