DURHAM, N.H. – Daphne Voormolen scored three goals and second-seeded Albany advanced to the championship game of the America East field hockey tournament with a 4-1 win Friday over third-seeded Maine.
Nicole Sevey had the only goal for Black Bears (10-10).
Albany (12-7) will play top-seeded New Hampshire at noon Sunday.
UMFK WOMEN ADVANCE, MEN ELIMINATED: Katherine Ferland scored three goals as UMaine-Fort Kent rolled to a 7-1 win over Albany College of Pharmacy in the semifinals of the U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association national tournament at Asheville, N.C.
Jenn Colpitts, a junior forward from Scarborough, had an assist for the top-seeded Bengals (16-0), who will try for their third straight national title Saturday against Daemen College of Amherst, N.Y. UMFK has beaten Daemen three times this season, each by one goal.
The UMFK lost 2-1 to Briarcliffe in double overtime. Curvin Bannister, a freshman from Trinidad and Tobago, scored for the Bengals.
PROVIDENCE 4, MAINE 3: Allison Micheletti broke a 2-2 tie with 4:57 left in the second period as the Friars (5-3-1) edged the Black Bears (1-6) at Orono.
Haley Frade’s power-play goal at 6:24 of the third gave Providence a two-goal lead.
Audra Richards scored twice for Maine and Brittany Ott made 37 saves.
CASTLETON STATE 7, USM 3: Ryan Delorme scored in each of the first two periods and the Spartans poured on four goals in the third to beat the Huskies in an ECAC East opener at Gorham.
Jamie Osborne, Ryan Seward and Jon Grandinetti scored for Southern Maine.
SKIDMORE 9, UNE 4: Brad Schuler scored three goals and Vlad Gavrik had four assists for the Thoroughbreds, who took a 5-0 first-period lead in an ECAC East opener at Biddeford.
Adam Laite and Sean Sullivan each had a goal and an assist for UNE.