Huskies’ Marissa Temple Named Little East Goalkeeper of the Week

Huskies' junior goalkeeper Marissa Temple.
Huskies' junior goalkeeper Marissa Temple.
            GORHAM, Maine – Junior goalkeeper Marissa Temple (Grafton, Mass.) of the University of Southern Maine Huskies' women's soccer team has been named the Little East Conference Goalkeeper of the Week.

         Temple recorded double-digit saves in a pair of games for the Huskies last week leading her team to an 0-1-1 record. In a scoreless double overtime draw with traditional rival Salem State University, Temple made 16 stops over 110 minutes.  Temple's 16 saves against the Vikings were two shy of her career best of 18. Temple was active the entire game making five saves in the first half and seven in the second half, forcing the overtime action.  In the extra stanza, Temple kept the score sheet clean with four saves, including a game-saving tip up and over the cross bar. Temple also controlled her space effectively cancelling out the Vikings' 10-2 advantage in corner kicks. In USM's 3-0 loss to UMass Boston, Temple was again busy in goal turning away 11 shots.

         Temple is averaging 10.88 saves per game and leads the Little East with 87 total saves on the season.  She has played all 740 minutes of the season thus far and has a 2.31 goals against average and an 82.1 save percentage.  She has posted three shutouts this season.

         Temple and the Huskies return to action on Wednesday (4:00 p.m.) when they host Colby College in a non-conference game.