BANGOR, Maine - After a big win on Saturday, the Eagles (5-11-0) came up short in their second game on homecoming weekend as the traveling Golden Bears of Western New England University (11-4-1) scored a pair of unanswered goals resulting in a 2-0 win.
IN THE ACTION:
Husson put on an impressive performance from the opening whistle on a warm fall afternoon in front of the homecoming crowd at Boucher Field. The Eagles almost took the lead as Avery Pomerleau snuck through to the goal but an impressive recovery tackle from a WNE defender blocked his shot from 10 yards out. The Golden Bears then had a chance of their own on a free kick in the 34th minute that was swung in towards the back post. Striker, Bryan Atimbo won the header, knocking it down in front of goal for Zack Allard to tap home from five yards out. Western New England took a 1-0 lead into the break.
The second half started as the first half ended, with both teams battling evenly, however, the Golden Bears doubled their lead with just over 20 minutes remaining. Following a cross into the box that Husson defender, Finley Pickard headed away, WNE's Jeremy Obrecht found himself wide open, striking a half volley on the loose ball from the edge of the box into the bottom right corner. Husson had several good chances to get back into the game, but they were left emptyhanded as the match concluded with the final score of 2-0.
A message from the head coach: "Today's performance has been the story of our season. I can't fault the team's effort or performance throughout because I thought we played well and were in the contest throughout the majority of the match. However, we keep allowing the same goals to be scored and I keep making excuses for us but at some point we have to take a look at ourselves and wonder what we can do extra to stop it from happening. We use the ball well and create good chances to score, but don't do enough to get the ball over the line. Fortunately our season is still alive in the conference but it won't be easy from this point on. If we want to win the the league this year we have to be better and willing to improve on the things that we are clearly struggling with. I'm hoping for a reaction, I've been waiting just about all season that the boys will commit themselves to do what's necessary to win games."
IN BETWEEN THE POSTS:
Husson keeper Benjamin Powell made 10 saves whilst his opposing keeper, Ben Mielnikowski made five stops.
The Eagles play in another home conference fixture against Thomas College on Wednesday evening. Kick-off is set for 6:00 p.m. at Boucher Field on October 23rd.