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Gordon Downs Southern Maine 4-1

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            WENHAM, Mass. -- Sophomore midfielder Caitlin Nedde (Colchester, Vt.) scored three goals Saturday afternoon to lead the Gordon College Fighting Scots to a 4-1 victory over the visiting University of Southern Maine Huskies in non-conference women's soccer action.

            The victory was the second straight for the Fighting Scots who are now 2-0-0.  The Huskies fall to 0-2-0. 

            Nedde snapped a scoreless deadlock in the 30th minute converting a pass from the left wing by senior Kelly Donlan (Burlington, Conn.) for her first goal of the season.  Nedde added an unassisted marker in the 33rd minute to give the hosts a 2-0 lead at halftime.

            Nedde completed her hat trick in the 54th minute with another unassisted goal after breaking in alone off the right wing side.

            Junior midfielder Tara Moore (Portland, Maine/Deering) put the Huskies on the scoreboard in the 57th minute knocking in a corner kick taken by senior Chelsea Norton (Westbrook, Maine).

            Junior Liz Cheesman (Winslow, Maine) closed the scoring tallying an unassisted goal with a 25-yard shot in the 80th minute for Gordon.

            The Fighting Scots piled up a 22-11 advantage in shots and a 6-3 edge in corner kicks.  Junior Kat Rothe (Leeds, Maine/Leavitt Area) played a strong game in goal for the Huskies making eight saves.  For the Fighting Scots, rookie goalkeeper Kari Christenson (Standish, Maine) made two saves in 81 minutes before giving way to sophomore Abbey McManus (Bel Air, Md.) who recorded one stop over the final nine minutes.

            Southern Maine is back on its home field tomorrow afternoon (1:00 p.m.) hosting SUNY Maritime College.  Gordon travels to Worcester Polytechnic Institute on Tuesday (4:00 p.m.).