UNE Blanks Southern Maine 2-0

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(Courtesy of Univ. of New England Sports Information)

            BIDDEFORD, Maine -- First-year Morgan Jensen (New Hartford, Conn.) scored in the first half and senior Kristin Meza (San Diego, Calif.) added an insurance goal in the second, as the University of New England recorded its second consecutive shutout with a 2-0 victory over the University of Southern Maine in non-conference women's soccer action Wednesday at Barbara J. Hazard Field.

            Jensen opened the scoring in the 15th minute when she took a feed from senior Cassie Zdrojeski (Massapequa Park, N.Y.) and took several dribbles before driving a low shot past Southern Maine junior keeper Kat Rothe (Leeds, Maine).

            UNE would control play for the majority of the first stanza, establishing a 11-2 advantage in shots and 4-2 margin in corner kicks.

            The Nor'easters doubled their lead off a corner kick in the 77th minute. After a scramble inside the 18, Meza came up with Zdrojeski's service off the corner and deposited a shot into the back of the net.

            For the game, UNE led in both shots (22-8) and corner kicks (8-6).

            Junior goalkeeper Jess Woodworth (Concord, N.H.) made a pair of saves in recording her first collegiate shutout for the Nor'easters, who were victorious over the Huskies for the third straight time after dropping the 10 previous outings versus USM.

            Rothe stopped seven shots in a losing effort.

            Both teams return to the pitch Saturday.  Southern Maine travels to MIT for a 4:00 p.m. contest while UNE hosts Salve Regina University at 5:00 p.m.