Nail Biting 3-2 Win for Husson Men's Soccer over the Nor'Easters

Photo by Monty Rand Photography
Photo by Monty Rand Photography

BANGOR, Maine – The Eagles (5-8-1, 3-1-0 NAC) overtook the University of New England (4-9-0) men's soccer team in a nail biting 3-2 win thanks to a last-minute goal by Ian Lee


Husson put a point on the board first on Tuesday night as Jahmal Williams found Rod Ghanayem in the box hitting the top left corner out of the keeper's reach, going up 1-0 in the 17th minute with Ghanayem's first goal of his senior year.

Responding less than three minutes later, Nor'Easter Tanner Figueiredo found a wide-open far post receiving the ball from teammate Colin Madigan to settle the score at ones.

Kyle Townsend continued to rack up the points this season, as he booted a long kick over the defenders' heads to a readily awaiting Paxton Oversmith who took the ball directly to net giving Husson the 2-1 advantage going into the second half as Oversmith recorded his first goal of the season and Townsend earned the assist from all the way back in net. 

After a quiet 60 minutes, the Nor'Easters once again tied up the score 2-2, as Cam Twombly took a long cross by Cody Kennedy off his head finding the back of the net with seven minutes remaining in regulation. 

Coming down to the final minutes with overtime looming over the field, Lee recorded his fifth goal of the season to secure the 3-2 win for the Eagles with less than 80 seconds left on the clock in regulation. 

Head Coach Gavin Penny commented, "I am pleased with the result tonight. We have worked so hard again and deserved a win. Again mistakes could have cost us the game, but we did take our chances today which was the differene. I thought on the whole we were the better side and certainly looked the more creative team. it was a big win for us, one that was much needed going into Saturday's game which will be a cup final for us."


By the end of 90 minutes, Townsend had recorded six saves while his adversary Will Shearon stopped two shots.


The Nor'Easters held the advantage in shots, 17-12, while both teams had scoring opportunities with four corners apiece. 


The Eagles will take a trip to Thomas College (Maine) for a conference matchup at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 13th.