|UM-Farmington||University of New England|
BIDDEFORD, Maine — Ryan Stephens (SR/Stow, Mass.) scored in the first half and Nick Paine (JR/Dartmouth, Mass.) added a second-half goal to give the University of New England a 2-0 non-conference win over the University of Maine Farmington in men’s soccer action Tuesday night (Oct. 4) at Barbara J. Hazard Field.
The triumph halted a nine-game winless streak for the Nor’easters, who improved to 2-6-4 on the season. The Beavers suffered their seventh consecutive setback to dip to 2-8-0.
Stephens gave UNE the margin for victory in the 23rd minute, receiving a feed from the center of the field from Jose Escamilla (FY/Pawtucket, R.I.) and taking a few touches before directing a low shot from 16 yards away just inside the left post.
Paine doubled the Nor’easters’ margin on a beautiful goal in the 59th minute, heading home a corner kick service by Lee Esposito (SO/Alplaus, N.Y.). Esposito struck the ball from the right flag and connected with Paine, who had raced to the goal mouth from the top of the box.
Nate Delsedernier (SO/Niantic, Conn.) made the lead stand up, finishing with five saves to register his first collegiate victory. UNE had the better part of the stat sheet, topping UMF in both shots (16-7) and corner kicks (6-0).