Gordon Shuts Out Southern Maine 6-0

Huskies' Return to Action on Friday (7:30) at Thomas College
Huskies' Return to Action on Friday (7:30) at Thomas College
            WENHAM, Mass.  – Junior Lauren Hayes (Wantage, N.J./High Point Regional) and freshman Naomi Shearer (Hampden, Maine) each scored two goals to lead the Gordon College Fighting Scots to a 6-0 triumph over the University of Southern Maine Huskies in the final game of the Gordon College Soccer Invitational Saturday afternoon in Wenham, Mass.

            With the win, Gordon bounces back from an opening day defeat to stand at 1-1 early in the 2014 season. Southern Maine suffers its second straight setback with the loss to own a 0-2 record.

            Shearer fed Hayes for her first goal of the season in the fourth minute to put Gordon on the scoreboard early.  Shearer's first goal of the game and her collegiate career came less than two minutes later on a feed from Jamie Breton to spot the Fighting Scots a 2-0 advantage.  A goal from sophomore Kara Dry (Madison, Conn./Daniel Hand) in the 18th minutes made it 3-0, a lead Gordon would take into the break.

            In the second half, Shearer found the back of the net in the 57th minute off of an assist from senior Olivia Balloveras (Freeport, N.Y./Valley Stream Christian Academy), before Hayes made it 5-0 in the 86th minute following an assist from rookie Jordan Van Althuis (Sherburne, N.Y./Sherburne Earlville).  Gordon's final goal came in the closing minutes of the game as junior Christina Martin (San Diego, Calif./River Valley Charter) connected for an unassisted strike in the 88th minute.

            Gordon out shot the Huskies 35-6 and had a 7-0 advantage in corner kicks.  Southern Maine junior goalkeeper Marissa Temple (Grafton, Mass.) made 12 saves in the loss.  Gordon junior McKenzie Dion (North Grafton, Mass./Whittinsville Christian) made two saves in 62:46, before giving way to freshman Emmalee Sloman (Oneonta, N.Y.) for the final 27:14.  Sloman made a pair of saves.

            Southern Maine remains on the road for its next contest and will face Thomas College in the Terrier Soccer Classic on Friday (7:00 p.m.). Gordon heads to WPI on Wednesday (7:00 p.m.) for its next game.