DURHAM, N.H. – The University of Maine field hockey team (1-2), which came into week on a scoring tear having notched eight goals in two games, were smothered defensively by No. 12 Stanford (3-0), getting shutout 1-0 in a neutral-site game in Durham, New Hampshire, Thursday night. The Black Bears were held to just four shots through the 70 minutes of regulation after averaging 13.5 shots per game through their first two contests.
Stanford controlled play throughout the match holding the Black Bears to just one shot in the first half and three in the second, while recording 12 total as a team. Maine also was edged in penalty corners to the tune of 7-2.
Sophomore Emma Cochran got her chance to start for the Black Bears and made the most of it registering a career-high six saves on seven shots in the loss. Meanwhile Dulcie Davies was once again flawless registering her second shutout of the season.
The Cardinal broke through late in the half in what was a tightly contested frame, as Clemence Couteau notched the lone marker of the game from 10-yards out, scoring a reverse-stick goal at the 30:09 mark.
The Black Bears are in the midst of a tough non-conference stretch where three of their first four games have been against ranked opponents. In the two games that Maine has played ranked opponents, they have lost by just one goal in both, falling to No. 16 Michigan State in overtime last Sunday (5-4) and to Stanford (1-0) today.
That streak will conclude on Friday as the Black Bears will face No. 10 UMass at 4 p.m. in Amherst, Mass.
Aaron began his career at WVII in March of 2008. He attended Old Town High School, where he graduated in 2004. From there he moved on to the New England School of Communications, majoring in Sports Broadcasting and Journalism. Originally a sports radio major, Aaron co-hosted a weekly sports radio show on WHSN called This Week in Sports while also doing play by play and color commentary of Husson Eagle sporting events. He also spent a semester as the stations sports director. After his sophomore year he realized he had run out of radio classes to take, so he began taking TV courses while also working at Stephen King’s sports station WZON. Aaron graduated from NESCom in May of 2008 with a degree in communications, and was named the top broadcast journalist of his class. Since joining ABC-7 and Fox Bangor he has won multiple Maine Association of Broadcasting Awards.
In his free time Aaron likes, surprise, to watch sports and play sports. From mountain climbing to basketball, there are very few sports Aaron doesn’t enjoy. He also likes traveling when he gets the chance, and is happy he has been able to pursue his passion for sports while staying close to his family. You can follow him on Twitter at @AaronRJackson, and you can catch him weeknights at 6, 10 and 11 on ABC-7 and Fox Bangor. He can also be reached via email at [email protected].