GORHAM, Maine – Despite firing a total of 20 shots to Southern Maine's eight, the ball bounced the Huskies' way on Saturday as the hosts dealt the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth women's soccer squad a 2-0 defeat in Little East Conference play.
Score: Southern Maine 2, UMass Dartmouth 0
Records: Southern Maine (4-11-0, 1-5 LEC) | UMass Dartmouth (4-13-1, 2-4 LEC)
How it Happened
Both of Southern Maine's goals were registered late in the opening half, beginning with Emma Cost (Waterboro, Maine) making good on a through-ball from Ally Little (Stoneham, Mass.), hitting the far post in the 35th minute for the early advantage.
Moments later, a short Husky corner kick by Elise Porter (Ballston Spa, N.Y.) was played to Sarah Michaud (Candia, N.H.), who drove her kick into the upper 90 right post.
UMass Dartmouth dialed up the pressure significantly in the second half, beginning just three minutes in with a shot from junior Taryn Carley (Kingston, Mass.) hitting the crossbar. The narrow misses continued, with senior Abby Silva (Fall River, Mass.) and sophomore Jaimie Nakamura (Aiea, Hawaii) both making contact with the post later in the frame. Southern Maine goalkeeper Taylor Canastra (Fairhaven, Mass.) finished shutout effort with eight saves on the game.
Inside the Numbers
- The Corsairs saw a significant number of solid looks in the second half, with 13 of their 20 total shots coming in the final 45 minutes.
- Freshman Alexis Pacheco (Swansea, Mass.) paced the offensive effort for UMass Dartmouth with seven shots, four on goal.
- Senior goalkeeper Madison Boucher (Southampton, Mass.) registered two saves on the contest.
- Southern Maine earns a win over the Corsairs for the first time since 2010, when the Huskies claimed a 2-1 double-overtime showdown.
UMass Dartmouth sticks to the road for a non-conference game on Tuesday, traveling to Worcester State for a 7 p.m. start.