BANGOR, Maine - The Eagles recorded a 3-0 victory in a conference matchup against the University of Maine-Farmington Beavers (3-4-0, 1-1-0 NAC) following a dominant display on a sunny Saturday afternoon at Boucher Field. With the win, Husson bumps up their record to 1-1-0 in the conference and 2-4-0 overall.
IN THE ACTION:
Husson came out of the blocks quick, creating chances early on in the game. Their bright start showed on the scoreboard as Ali Essallamy brilliantly brought the ball down on his chest and struck it on a volley from the edge of the box to give his team the lead. The opening goal was scored in the 7th minute, assisted by Oscar Berntsson recording his first collegiate point after flicking the ball over his head from behind to his teammate.
Essallamy doubled the Eagles' lead in the 36th minute as freshman Carlos Bermudez Roa picked up a loose ball on the left wing, cutting to his right foot and sending a fantastic cross for Essallamy to head the ball home and earn his first collegiate point as the Eagles took a 2-0 lead into halftime.
The second half was closely matched between the two teams, with UMaine-Farmington looking to spark a comeback. The Eagles secured the victory after Will Paradis played a sublime ball through to Joao Passoni, who finished the game off by slotting the ball home in the final minute of the match to make it 3-0 while scoring his first goal of the season.
Coach Penny's comments after the game – "I was pleased with our efforts today. We responded well to last weekend's harsh defeat. We had worked on some things throughout the week and the boys did a decent job implementing them today. By no means our best performance and we had to labor more than was necessary to get the game over the line, but we got the three points at the end of the day. The lads know that I am continually challenging them to be better. We have so much quality here and I know they are capable of so much more. We did use a lot of bodies today and preserved some energy for tomorrow which will be a tough contest against RWU."
Husson goalkeeper Benjamin Powell made fives saves as he recorded his first clean sheet of the season and his career, whilst opposing goalkeeper, Bradley Neal made two stops.
The Husson Eagles face Roger Williams University next on Boucher Field tomorrow, September 22nd at 2:30 p.m.
On Sunday, September 22, 2019, Bangor Public Works crews will be closing Husson Avenue in order to replace some culverts. To access or leave the Husson University campus, you'll need to use Kenduskeag Avenue or Griffin Road.