Friday’s college roundup: MMA 2, Husson 1 (OT)

Posted Sept. 07, 2012, at 10:42 p.m.

Men’s soccer

BANGOR, Maine – David Clough headed home a goall 103:08 after the opening tap Friday night to deliver Maine Maritime its first men’s soccer victory over Husson since Oct. 22, 2005. Clough cashed in on Maine Maritime’s sixth corner of the night to deliver the 2-1 win at Boucher Field.

Clough’s finish finished a seven-year drought that saw Maine Maritime go 0-5-2 against its Husson. Gabriel Warren served up the corner for the sophomore-transfer’s first goal in a Mariners uniform, moving Maine Maritime to 2-1 on the season. Husson slipped to 1-2.

The Mariners struck first when David Lord played a ball across the box for Benjamin Russell, who went to the back post for the 1-0 lead. It held only briefly as the Eagles’ Phil Frost finished off a cartwheel throw-in to draw the teams even early in the 18th minute. The keepers conspired from there to force the pair of overtime periods.

Mason Smith stopped seven shots for Husson, while William Trace Lacour stopped three for the Mariners. Maine Maritime fired 15 shots in Smith’s direction, while the defense limited Husson to 11 advances.

Women’s soccer

Dartmouth 3, Maine 1

Orono, Maine – The University of Maine women’s soccer team lost a 3-1 battle to Dartmouth Fiday at Alumni Field Friday. Eve L’Abbe (Laval, Quebec) scored her first career goal as a Black Bear. Maine falls to 3-3-0 on the season.

Dartmouth scored the opening goal of the game at the 11-minute mark off the header by Chrissy Lozier. Corey Delaney crossed from the left side of the field through the box for the assist. Corey Delaney posted her second assist on the day when she passed the ball forward to Emma Brush who found the back of the open net. Emma Brush found the net for the second time today at the 52-minute mark off a between the legs pass from Libby Hamlin.

The lone goal for the Black Bears came at the 64-minute mark off the deep strike by L’Abbe where she found the top of the net.

Lauren Swant started in goal for the Black Bears and played all 90 minutes. Swant allowed three goals against while saving eight shots on goal. She falls to a 2-2 record in her freshman campaign.

Tatiana Saunders started the game for Dartmouth where she would post four saves on the afternoon. Sam Fearer also saw some time in net this afternoon allowing one goal.

Dartmouth held a 16 to 9 shot advantage over Maine.

St. Thomas 2, UMPI 1

FREDERICTON, New Brunswick — With the score knotted 1-1 with less than 8 minutes remaining, St. Thomas University took advantage of an “own goal” off a corner kick to notch a 2-1 victory over the visiting University of Maine-Presque Isle Owls.

Lainey Herring (Sr./Houlton, ME) registered the lone goal for the Owls (1-1) at the 22:45 mark in the contest. It was already her fourth goal of the season.

Taylor Ussery (Sr./La Verne, CA) was the hard luck loser in goal for the Owls. Ussery kept UMPI in the game with some clutch 2nd half saves. For the evening, she would finish with 11 saves.

Men’s soccer

St. Thomas 2, UMPI 0

FREDERICTON, New Brunswick — One goal in each half was enough for St. Thomas University (Canada) to notch a victory over the visiting Owls of UMaine-Presque Isle on Thursday. The loss drops UMPI to 2-1 on the young season.

“They are a strong team. Very physical,” said Owls’ head coach Alan Gordon. “we had a few chances to tie but just couldn’t put one by their keeper.”

Field hockey

Maine 2, Rutgers 1

ORONO, Maine — With 58 seconds remaining in the second half, Annabelle Hamilton (North Vancouver, British Columbia) was able to convert on a penalty shot to give the University of Maine field hockey team a 2-1 lead over Rutgers, a lead it would not relinquish. Zoe Adkins (Coquitlam, British Columbia) also scored for the Black Bears who improve their record to 2-4 while the Scarlet Knights fall to 2-3.

Rutgers took a 1-0 advantage when Cornelia Duffin tapped in her third goal of the season, 12:20 into the first half. With the Scarlet Knights set-up on the penalty corner attack, Danielle Freshnock flicked a shot towards the Maine cage that went over Maine goalkeeper Alicia Frisch (Calgary, Alberta) and right to Duffin who was able to finish the goal, tipping the ball in on the right post.

Adkins tied the game up when she tallied her first goal of the season with 22:13 left in the second half. Adkins inserted the ball to the top of the circle on a penalty corner to begin the play. The ball worked its way around to Nicole Sevey (Skowhegan, Maine) who put a shot towards the cage which was kicked wide by Rutgers goalkeeper Sarah Stuby. However, the save ended up right on Adkins stick as she was able to hit the back of the cage, tying the contest at 1-1.

Frisch came up big late in the second half and kept the game tied as she made a point blank save on Christie Lonsky with 12:27 to play in the second half. Lonsky, stationed on the left post, received a pass and looked to one-time the ball into the cage. However, Frisch dove and was able to get her right blocker on the shot to keep the contest knotted at 1-1.

The save proved to be big as with 58 seconds remaining Hamilton was able to give the Black Bears a 2-1 lead on a penalty shot. With just over a minute remaining, Maine started its penalty corner opportunity with Adkins inserting the ball to the top of the circle. A shot from the top of the circle was saved by Stuby. Abbey Gutowski(Conway, N.H.) controlled the rebound and backhanded a shot towards the cage that hit the body of Laura Rose. The play was whistled dead, giving Maine a penalty shot try. Hamilton’s penalty shot try was good as the sophomore deposited the ball into the top left corner of the cage. Maine was able to hold on for the remaining 58 seconds to take the victory, 2-1.

Frisch moves to 2-1 on the season after making three saves while Stuby takes the loss for Rutgers, falling to 2-3 after making five saves.

The Black Bears held a slight advantage in shots on goal, 9-8, and penalty corners, 6-4.

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