Gordon Downs Southern Maine in Season Opener 2-0

Senior Cathy Wise
Senior Cathy Wise

            WENHAM, Mass. -- The Gordon College Fighting Scots scored once in each half en route to posting a 2-0 victory over the University of Southern Maine Huskies in a women's soccer match Friday night at the Brigham Athletic Complex.  The match was the season opening game for both squads.

            Senior Karina Scavo (Mount Sinai, N.Y./Stony Brook) paced the Fighting Scots with goal and an assist.  Senior Caitlin Nedde (Colchester, Vt.) had what proved to be the game-winning goal in the 12th minute of play.  Junior goalie Kari Christensen (Standish, Maine/Bonny Eagle) made two saves to earn the shutout.

            Freshman goalkeeper Marissa Temple (Grafton, Mass.) made 12 saves in her collegiate debut for Southern Maine.

            Nedde took a pass from Scavo and split the USM defense to give the host side a 1-0 edge in the 12th minute.  Scavo gave the Fighting Scots some breathing room when she booted home a feed from junior Jane Dietrich (West Hartford, Conn./The Master's School) with less than seven minutes to play.

            Gordon piled up a 27-3 advantage in shots, including 14 on goal, and had a 4-2 edge in corner kicks.

            Southern Maine returns to action on Sunday (1:00 p.m.) when it travels to Thomas College for a non-conference match.  Gordon travels to W.P.I. on Tuesday (4:00 p.m.) for its next match.