Wednesday, 03 January 2018 00:10

Maine women's basketball eager for America East play

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ORONO - It's been quite the ride for Maine women's basketball this season.

A stunning preseason loss to Division II Stonehill left fans wondering if this team had what it took to win America East.


On the eve of conference play the team has answered that question, it's a resounding yes.


The Black Bears battled through one of the toughest non conference schedules in the nation which included contests against No. 5 Mississippi State, No. 10 Ohio State and No. 17 Duke.


The blue and white went 7-6 in non conference play and now have extra confidence heading into its first America East game Wednesday night against Stony Brook.


Head coach Amy Vachon is excited to see her team open up conference play and is entering the 'new season' with a modest approach.


"As long as we learn from the non conference because they're a lot of things we need to get better at and they know that. We have to keep getting better everyday and if we do that we'll be in good shape," Vachon said.

Andrew Badillo

Sports Reporter/Weekend Anchor
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Andrew Badillo joined the ABC 7 and FOX 22 sports team in August 2017.

Before ABC 7 and FOX 22, Andrew graduated from Quinnipiac University with a degree in broadcast journalism. At Quinnipiac, Andrew was a member of the school's student-run television station, Q30 Television, where he served as its general manager, vice president, sports anchor and reporter. He gained experience covering Quinnipiac Athletics and was recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists and College Media Association for his work.

In addition to his experience at Q30, Andrew also gained professional experience at MLB Network and News 12 Connecticut.

Originally from Orangeburg, New York, Andrew is excited to get his career started in Bangor. He is especially eager to get to know the great local sports community in the North Region.

Andrew can be contacted at [email protected] or on Twitter @andrewbadillo99.