GORHAM, Maine – An early Huskie goal stood the length of the game clock as freshman Alexandria Allain’s (Carmel, Me.) right-footed finish piloted Southern Maine to a 1-0 Little East Conference women’s soccer win over UMass Dartmouth at Hannaford Field on Saturday afternoon, snapping the Corsairs’ six-match unbeaten streak.
The Huskies (11-3, 4-2 LEC) took the upper-hand just over seven minutes after the inaugural whistle as junior Emma Cost (Waterboro, Me.) centered a ball from the far side to Allain atop the 18, who took care of business from there with a shot to the lower right portion of the goal. The host back line muzzled the visiting Corsairs (5-6-5, 2-2-3 LEC) as the Huskies had not conceded a single corner kick in the affair.
UMass Dartmouth’s offense had been limited to just one shot on the afternoon but a promising opportunity arose with under a minute remaining in the tightly-contested battle on freshman Kaitlyn Bernier’s (Dartmouth, Mass.) series of dribbles up left side of the pitch, but her look towards the six had been intercepted and grasped by senior keeper Taylor Canastra (Fairhaven, Mass.). The Southern Maine keeper made two stops to her counterpart Jaimee O’Brien’s (West Springfield, Mass.) four.
The Huskies will take on Maine Maritime at home on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. UMass Dartmouth will take the week to rest up ahead of their next LEC battle against Western Connecticut, scheduled for Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
(Recap By Kyle Diangkinay, Athletic Communications Graduate Assistant)
(Photo Credit: Lyrik Gelmete '21)