DARTMOUTH, Mass. - Southern Maine used three different goal-scorers to rise over the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth at Cressy Field on Senior Day, defeating the Corsairs by a score of 3-1.
Score: UMass Dartmouth 1, Southern Maine 3
Records: UMass Dartmouth (3-9-1, 2-4-0 LEC) | Southern Maine (6-9-2, 1-4-1 LEC)
How it Happened
Two of the six Corsair Senior Day honorees, Akere Tambi (Bamenda, Cameroon) and Junior Robert (Providence, R.I.) connected with each other to give the Corsairs a first-half lead. The defender Tambi lofted a deep pass from the UMass Dartmouth 18-yard box up and over the head of Robert, who went on to split two defenders and beat goalkeeper Richard Glemawu (Accra, Ghana) to the left side of the net to put the hosts up 1-0.
The Huskies found the equalizer with seven minutes to spare before halftime, when senior Qutaiba Hassoon (Portland, Me.) gathered a misplayed ball by the defense and popped a pass straight up in the air. On the receiving end was freshman Benjamin Musese (Auburn, Me.), who blasted a bending kick off the hands of goalkeeper Mike Tranghese (Monson, Mass.), but into the top right corner of the goal.
After five minutes had elapsed in the second half, a corner by Tony Gonzalez (Medellin, Colombia) set up Junior Robert in front of the goal but Glemawu's dive deflected the ball to his right. Tambi collected the rebound and fired a kick of his own, but had it slam off the left post.
Southern Maine's offense broke through two more times before the final whistle. Sophomore Sam Anderson (Middletown, Conn.) raced up the middle of the pitch with just the keeper to beat, then sent a pass to his right to set up Riley Dinsmore-Patch (Eliot, Me.) for his third goal of the season. The freshman was again involved on the Huskies' third and final goal, this time on the assisting end, as his pass to Qutaiba Hassoon (Portland, Me.) extended the Southern Maine lead to 3-1.
Inside the Numbers
- Senior Akere Tambi picked up his first assist of the season.
- The Corsairs outshot the Huskies, 22-9.
- UMass Dartmouth entered tonight with an eight-game winning streak against Southern Maine, dating back to 2008.
- After tonight, the Corsairs' all-time record against the Huskies is now 20-8-1.
UMass Dartmouth continues its LEC slate at Coast Guard for its penultimate match of the 2017 season on Tuesday, Oct. 24, scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. On the same day, Southern Maine will travel to Salem State for a LEC contest of their own, starting at 7 p.m.