GORHAM, Maine – Sophomore Sam Anderson (Middletown, Conn./Bristol Central) scored twice in the final six minutes of the game and freshman goalkeeper Richard Glemawu (Accra, Ghana/South Kent (Conn.)) turned in a strong performance in net to lead the University of Southern Maine Huskies to a 4-2 win over the University of New England Noreasters in a non-conference men's soccer game Monday evening at Hannaford Field.
Snapping a three-game slide, Southern Maine evens its record at 3-3 with the win and improves its series record against UNE to 33-14-5. UNE drops to 1-6 on the season.
Anderson recorded the first brace of his career, including the game-winner in the 85th minute to record his third and fourth goals of the season. Anderson's penalty kick in the 85th minute proved to be decisive and came just 10 minutes after UNE had rallied to pull even with Southern Maine in the 75th minute. Anderson added the final goal of the game in the 89th minute to seal the victory on an outstanding individual effort and display of speed down the right side of the field for the 4-2 final.
UNE got on the board first benefitting from a Southern Maine own goal after a Husky defender misplayed a header over the hands of Glemawu in the ninth minute. The Huskies rebounded quickly however to make the score 1-1 in the 10th minute on a hustle play from freshman Riley Dinsmore-Patch (Eliot, Maine/Marshwood). Dinsmore-Patch recorded his first collegiate goal hustling to get a strike on the ball on a lead pass from senior Charlie Mull (Portland, Maine/Cheverus). Freshman Benjamin Musese (Auburn, Maine/Lewiston) put the Huskies up 2-1 in the 29th minute jumping for a header off of a corner kick service from classmate Joseph Kaililwa (Lewiston, Maine), and USM took the lead into the break.
UNE pressured in the second half seeking the equalizer. Junior Lee Esposito (Niskayuna, N.Y.) launched a shot off of the cross bar in the 61st minute from distance nearly tying the game. The Noreasters continued to press, and senior Dexter Doucet (Newmarket, N.H./Berwick Academy (Maine)) was able to convert to make it 2-2 in the 75th minute. Doucet took advantage of a failed clearance and hit a well-struck ball that deflected off of a USM defender to beat Glemawu.
The Huskies were able to pull out the win, however, as Anderson came through in the clutch in the final 10 minutes of regulation to save Southern Maine from going to its third overtime game of the season.
Glemawu earned the win, making seven saves as UNE outshot USM 15-8 in the contest. Junior Tom Benoit (Scituate, Mass.) made three saves in the loss.
Southern Maine travels to Rhode Island College on Saturday (1:00 p.m.) for a Little East Conference game.