BANGOR, Maine – After a goal in the 9th minute of the match by Maine Maritime Academy (8-2-0, 4-0-0 NAC), both teams played a strong defense keeping the ball out of the net on both ends for the remaining 81 minutes of the match as Husson women's soccer (2-9-0, 2-2-0 NAC) dropped the conference game, 1-0, to the Mariners on Saturday afternoon at Boucher Field.
The Eagles had a couple of extremely close scoring opportunities following the Mariners taking a 1-0 lead after 8:06 had ticked off the clock in the first half with an unassisted goal by Eryn Doiron. With pure determination, Doiron followed up on a shot that she'd rocked off the crossbar and caught Sami Ireland in net by surprise with the immediate rebound.
Maine Maritime's defense saved the game a number of times after backing up their goalkeeper Emily Conway in net to prevent any rebounds from passing through after Conway made the initial saves. In the final countdown of 60 seconds left in regulation, Alex Speed nearly broke through the defense and placed a high shot just barely over the crossbar for a last attempt to tie up the score.
BETWEEN THE POSTS:
Both Ireland and Conway played all 90 minutes in between the posts seeing seven shots apiece as Conway stopped one more shot that Ireland to secure the win.
The Mariners barely held the edge in overall shots, 12-10, while posting a clear advantage in corner kicks, 4-0.
Husson women's soccer will host the lone home event of the week for Husson athletics with a non-conference match against UMaine-Fort Kent on Tuesday, October 9th at 6:00 p.m.