GORHAM, Maine – Sophomore Sam Anderson (Middletown, Conn./Bristol Eastern) and freshman Richard Glemawu (Accra, Ghana/South Kent (Conn.)) of the University of Southern Maine Huskies' men's soccer team have earned weekly honors from the Little East Conference for their outstanding play in the opening weekend of the 2017 season.
Anderson, a Linguistics major, earned Little East Conference Player of the Week honors, while Glemawu, a Criminology major, was named the LEC Goalkeeper of the Week after helping Southern Maine to a 2-0 start to its season – the first time since 2007 that the Huskies' men's soccer team has began its season with a 2-0 record.
Anderson is earning the first weekly citation of his career after propelling Southern Maine to its 2-1 overtime win over Castleton University in the Huskies' season-opener. Anderson scored USM's first goal of the season just six minutes into the game, and then came through with overtime heroics tapping in the game-winner with just 44 seconds remaining in the first overtime half. The goal was Anderson's second game-winning goal of his career.
Glemawu had an outstanding weekend to open his intercollegiate career. Southern Maine's rookie goalkeeper backstopped the Huskies to both of their wins. In his first game in net, Glemawu made seven saves, including two in the overtime half to help USM to its 2-1 win over Castleton. In a 1-0 win over Westfield, Glemawu earned the first shut out of his career, making eight saves (seven in the second half). Over two games, Glemawu posted a 0.48 goals against average, and a .938 save percentage in 189:16 minutes played.
Southern Maine returns to action on Tuesday (6:00 p.m.) when it travels to Husson University for a non-conference game.