BANGOR, Maine – The Husson University men’s soccer team picked up a 5-0 win against Maine-Machias at Boucher Field on Sunday afternoon.
The Eagles improve to 6-5 (4-2 NAC) with the win, while the Clippers drop to 5-6-1 (4-2-1 YSCC).
Husson had a lot of the ball from the start and attacked the opposition right away. The Eagles made that matter after just seven minutes. Shuby Bodke combined with Spencer Miranda before crossing the ball into the penalty box. Saker Ghanayem reached the cross first and volleyed the ball into the left side of the net, which made the score 1-0.
The home team continued to have the majority of the ball after the goal. After 29 minutes, that led to the second goal of the game. Josh Bellomo found Jahmal Williams and the latter was able to score via a deflection from a defender. That put Husson up by 2-0. Williams was not finished with scoring after his first goal. He got his second in the game after 42 minutes and made sure the Eagles had a 3-0 lead after the first half.
Husson continued to pressure Maine-Machias in the second half. Eventually, it paid off. Miguel Caballerocrossed the ball into the path of Kevin Doyon after 73 minutes. With an open goal from only a few yards out, Doyon could easily put the ball into the back of the net and increase Husson’s lead to 4-0. That was not the final goal of the match.
In the 85th minute, Rod Ghanayem won a free kick for the Eagles just outside the box. He took it himself, but was only able to hit the wall. However, the ball bounced right back to him. This time, he made no mistake. Ghanayem shot the ball into the bottom right corner and made it 5-0 to the home team. That ended up being the final score of the game.
The Eagles outshot the Clippers 20-2 in the game. Kyle Townsend did not have to make any saves for Husson, while Cameron Atherton made three saves for Maine-Machias.
“The lads played very well today I thought,” said head coach Gavin Penny. “They delivered what we had worked on in training and worked hard throughout. I’m hoping this is the kickstart to a great finish for our season. We know we will have to be at our best to beat Newbury midweek”.
Husson return to action on Tuesday. The Eagles travel to Massachusetts to face Newbury at 4:00 PM.