Tight Leads Mules Past Southern Maine 3-0

Southern Maine faces Plymouth State in a Little East Conference match on Saturday (1:00 p.m.)
Southern Maine faces Plymouth State in a Little East Conference match on Saturday (1:00 p.m.)
            GORHAM, Maine – Senior Maddie Tight (San Rafael, Calif./Terra Linda) scored a goal and had two assists to lead the Colby College Mules to a 3-0 win over the University of Southern Maine Huskies in a non-conference women's soccer game Wednesday afternoon at Hannaford Field. 

            Colby snaps a three-game winless streak (0-2-1) with its shut out of the Huskies and improves its record to 2-3-1.  Southern Maine suffers its second consecutive loss to stand at 2-6-1.

            Tight scored the first goal of the game, volleying in a pass off of the head of classmate Cami Notaro (Bethesda, Md./National Cathedral) in the 27th minute.  Tight's second goal of the season gave the Mules a 1-0 lead, which stood through the half.

            In the second half, Notaro and Tight reversed roles as this time Notaro benefitted from a Tight assist.  Notaro headed in Tight's cross in the 66th minute for a 2-0 Mules' advantage.  Tight set up the third and final goal of the game minutes later when she fed senior Amanda Findlay (Manchester, Maine/Maranacook) for her first goal of the season in the 68th minute.  Findlay ran onto a well-played ball from Tight and was able to find the back of the net despite a brave challenge from Huskies' junior goalkeeper Marissa Temple (Grafton, Mass.).

            The Huskies' best chance of the game came in the 56th minute.  Trailing the Mules 1-0, senior Mariah Cropley's (Topsham, Maine/Mt. Ararat) put the ball on frame from 20-yards out only to have the potential equalizer denied by the crossbar.   

            Temple continued her strong work in goal for the Huskies, turning back 12 shots. Colby senior goalkeeper Emily Brook (Duxbury, Mass.) made a pair of saves for the Mules who had a 27-5 edge in shots and a 7-1 lead in corner kicks.

            Southern Maine hosts Plymouth State on Saturday (1:00 p.m.) in a Little East Conference match.  Colby hosts Middlebury in a NESCAC contest on Saturday (11:00 a.m.).