|University of Southern Maine||UMass Dartmouth|
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Freshmen Benjamin Musese (Auburn, Maine/Lewiston), Riley Dinsmore-Patch (Eliot, Maine/Marshwood) and senior Qutaiba Hassoon (Portland, Maine/Deerin each scored goals, and rookie goalkeeper Richard Glemawu (Accra, Ghana/South Kent (Conn.)) turned in another outstanding performance as the University of Southern Maine Huskies rallied from a one-goal deficit to defeat the UMass Dartmouth Corsairs in a Little East Conference men’s soccer game Saturday evening at Cressy Field.
With the win, Southern Maine improves to 6-9-2 overall and 1-4-1 in the Little East Conference. The win stops a two-game losing streak for Southern Maine. UMass Dartmouth suffers its fifth straight loss to stand at 3-9-1 and 2-4 in the LEC.
The Corairs got on the board first taking a 1-0 lead in the 20th minute as seniors Junior Robert (Providence, R.I./Central) and Akere Tambi (Bamenda, Cameroon/Weymouth (Mass.)) connected for a goal. Tambi lofted a searching ball to Robert, who settled and beat to USM defenders for his first goal of the season. The Corsairs would hold the lead for less than 20 minutes however, as Musese scored his third goal of the season, finishing an assist from Hassoon. With Musese’s equalizer, the game entered the halftime break knotted up at one.
In the second half, Dinsmore-Patch scored the go-ahead goal in the 53rd for his third goal of the season. Dinsmore-Patch was on the receiving end of an assist off of the foot of sophomore Sam Anderson (Middletown, Conn./Bristol Central) for the 2-1 lead. The Huskies took a 3-1 lead late in the game as Hassoon finished the rebound off of Dinsmore-Patch’s original shot in the 85th minute for the final score.
UMD outshot the Huskies 22-9 in the game, but Glemawu came up big several times in the game, including stopping a penalty shot from senior Austin Dias (Smithfield, R.I.) in the 71st minute when the score was still 2-1. Glemawu made seven saves to earn the win for USM. UMass Dartmouth freshman goalkeeper Mike Tranghese (Monson, Mass.) made three saves in the loss.
Southern Maine travels to Salem State on Tuesday (7:00 p.m.) for a non-conference game. UMass Dartmouth travels to Coast Guard on Tuesday (6:00 p.m.) for a non-conference game.