BANGOR, Maine – Tucking away three early goals in the first 24 minutes, the Eagles (3-9-0, 3-2-0 NAC) held onto their lead as they defeated UMaine-Fort Kent (5-2-1, 3-0-0 USCAA) women's soccer, 3-1, at Boucher Field on Tuesday night.
Striking first, the Eagles displayed a determined offense as Morgan Carver crashed the net to follow up on a shot by Kathryn McGinnis. Alyse Kline fumbled the ball in net for the Bengals just as Carver reached her to take advantage of the slip up running full sprint into the net with the ball. The Eagles took a 1-0 lead barely ten minutes into the match for Carver's first goal of the season.
UMaine-Fort Kent was called on a foul just outside the box in the 22nd minute of the match. Bri Saulter stepped up to take the direct kick and connected with the ball perfectly as the players watched it soar over all of their heads and Kline's outstretched hands to the top right corner hitting the post at just the right angle to bounce back into the net. Barely two minutes later, Saulter helped extend Husson's lead to 3-0 taking a corner which took an unfortunate bounce off a Bengal defender into her own net.
Cutting the deficit to 3-1, Bengal Melissa Hamilton took a close shot chipping the ball up and over Sami Ireland's head in net with 11 minutes left to play. Securing the win with some acrobat saves in the final minutes of the match, Ireland helped Husson top the Bengals, 3-1.
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Ireland turned away nine shots for the win while Kline stopped four shots before being subbed out by Valentina Green for the remaining forty minutes.
UMaine-Fort Kent edged out Husson in overall shots, 21-14, and corner kicks, 7-4.
Husson will face Thomas College (Maine) on the road for a conference game on Saturday, October 13th at 1:30 p.m.