GORHAM, Maine – A Emma Dennison goal in the 51st minute was the lone score for the Huskies of the University of Southern Maine as they edged women's soccer by the final of 1-0 Saturday afternoon Hannaford Field.
UMass Boston 0, University of Southern Maine 1
UMass Boston (7-4-1, 2-1-1 Little East Conference)
Southern Maine (9-3-0, 2-2-0 Little East Conference)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dennison would score the game-winning goal off a perfectly placed pass by Adela Kalilwa just inside the Beacons goal box. The Huskies, who dominated most of Saturday's conference match held the Beacons to just nine shots on goal in the contest.
Taylor Canastra picked-up the win and the shutout after stopping all nine Beacons chances. Allie Crawford (Kingston, Mass.) led the Beacons offense with four shots on goal, but unfortunately could not hit the mark.
With the loss, the Beacons will now need to beat Eastern Connecticut State University on Tuesday at home to keep their chances of home field advantage throughout the LEC Tournament alive. Despite the loss, the Beacons still sit in the top four in the conference standings with their seven points.
Abby McCulloch (Weymouth, Mass.) dropped to 7-4-1 on the campaign after making six stops in the one goal loss.
The Beacons outshot the Huskies 17-12 and held a 3-2 advantage in corner kicks.
Saturday's contest was a physical one for the two squads as they combined for 34 total fouls, with a pair of yellow cards going to each squad.
BY THE NUMBERS
- With the loss, the Beacons unbeaten streak came to an end at six matches (5-0-1)
- The win for the Huskies was their first over UMB since the 2007 season, and was also their first shutout victory over UMB since 2006
- The Beacons saw their 10-game win-streak over the Huskies end with Saturday's loss
The Beacons will host Eastern Connecticut State on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in a Little East Conference match.