GORHAM, Maine – The Colby College women's soccer team got goals from three different players Wednesday afternoon to defeat the University of Southern Maine 3-0 in a non-conference match played in cold, rainy conditions at Hannaford Field.
The win was the second straight for the Mules and improved their overall record to 7-3-0. The Huskies fall to 2-10-0 overall.
The Huskies frustrated the Mules offense through the opening 40 minutes play despite being outshot. In the 41st minute, a miscommunication in the back created a scoring chance for sophomore Janie O'Halloran (Benton, Maine/Kents Hill), and she made the Huskies pay by burying an eight-yard shot for her first goal of the season.
After the break, Colby turned up the pressure looking for an insurance goal. Junior Annie Papadellis (Hopkinton, Mass./Middlesex School) would convert off a corner kick in the 57th minute to make it 2-0. Rookie Emma Marjollet (Hingham, Mass.) lofted a corner to the back post where junior Grace Dickinson (Northfield, Ill./Hotchkiss School) played the ball back across the goal where the opportunistic Papadellis popped it into the net for her fourth marker of the season.
Five minutes later, sophomore Cami Notaro (Bethesda, Md./National Cathedral School) closed the scoring with a 22-yard shot that dipped under the crossbar after eluding the outstretched hand of USM rookie goalkeeper Marissa Temple (Grafton, Mass.).
Temple played well for the Huskies registering 10 saves as the Mules outshot the hosts 24-3 during the match. Sophomore Emily Brook (Duxbury, Mass.) earned her third shutout, and fifth win, of the season posting one save.
Southern Maine travels to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth on Saturday (2:30 p.m.) for a Little East Conference match. Colby will be on the road on Saturday (12:00 p.m.) playing a NESCAC match at Amherst College.