Southern Maine Shuts Out Maine Maritime 4-0
WATERVILLE, Maine -- Senior forward Jordan Grant (Concord, N.H.) scored two goals for the second straight game as the University of Southern Maine Huskies shut out the Maine Maritime Academy Mariners 4-0 Saturday afternoon in the second day of play in the Terrier Women's Soccer Classic hosted by Thomas College.
The win was the second straight for the Huskies and improves their overall record to 3-1. The Mariners, who picked up their first win of the season beating the University of Maine Presque Isle on Friday, slip to 1-3.
Grant scored twice in the second half as the Huskies broke open a 1-0 game with three markers. Junior Emily Staples (Gardiner, Maine/Gardiner Area) picked up her second goal of the season in between Grant's two scores.
Southern Maine snapped a scoreless stalemate just before halftime when junior Shannon Brozyna (Orrington, Maine/Bangor) netted her first goal of the season. Brozyna took a through pass from sophomore CC Pelletier (West Newfield, Maine/Massabesic) and beat MMA junior goalkeeper Taylor O'Malley (Middletown, R.I.) with a low shot in the 43rd minute. The goal was the first of Brozyna's career.
USM held the edge in play in the opening 45 minutes piling up a 9-2 advantage in shots and taking the only two corner kicks.
Grant doubled the Huskies lead with her first goal of the match, and fourth of the season, in the 53rd minute. In the 75th minute, Staples slotted home the rebound of junior Kelly Burrell's (Cumberland, Maine/Greely) free kick that was stopped O'Malley. Grant closed the scoring when she beat an MMA defender at the top of the 18 and put a shot past O'Malley.
Senior Katie Cobb (Lewiston, Maine) and sophomore Marissa Temple (Grafton, Mass.) split the goalkeeper duties for USM as each played a half. Cobb made two saves in the first half while Temple recorded one stop in the second half. O'Malley finished the match with 12 saves.
For the match, Southern Maine rolled up a 23-3 edge in shots and took all four corner kicks.
The Huskies return home on Tuesday (4:00 p.m.) to take on Bates College. Maine Maritime travels to northern Maine next weekend to face UMPI on Saturday (12:00 p.m.) and the University of Maine Fort Kent on Sunday (12:00 p.m.).