DeHaan Goal Give USM 3-2 Overtime Victory Over Framingham State
GORHAM, Maine -- Junior midfielder Heidi DeHaan (Lewiston, Maine) scored her second goal of the match 56 seconds into the second sudden-death overtime period to give the University of Southern Maine a 3-2 victory over Framingham State College in a non-conference women's soccer match Tuesday afternoon at the USM Soccer Field.
The victory snapped a four-match losing skid for the Huskies who improved to 3-12-0 overall. The Rams dropped their third straight and slipped to 4-9-0.
Freshman Catherine Wise (Cape Elizabeth, Maine/Cheverus) lofted a pass towards DeHaan on the left side that slipped past the FSC defender. DeHaan streaked toward goal and drove a 15-yard shot past freshman goalkeeper Kia Minor (Oak Bluffs, Mass./Martha's Vineyard) for the winning marker. The goal was the sixth of the season for DeHaan.
Framingham State forced the match into added time when sophomore Laura Powers (Norwell, Mass.) lofted a high shot from just outside the penalty area off the hands of USM senior keeper Alison Bradley (Auckland, New Zealand) with 1:43 left in regulation time.
Junior Danielle Poulin (Readfield, Maine/Maranacook) gave USM an early 1-0 lead when she scored her second goal of the season off an assist from Wise in the eighth minute.
The Rams equalized in the 21st minute when freshman Laura Gray (Chicopee, Mass.) picked up a loose ball in the box following a corner kick and knocked home a shot.
DeHaan's first goal of the match, off an assist from sophomore Kristen Willard (Glenburn, Maine/John Bapst), restored the Huskies' lead in 28th minute.
Bradley finished the match making seven saves. Minor was not credited with a save. Framingham State had a 16-10 advantage on shots and a 5-3 edge in corner kicks.
Southern Maine returns to action on Saturday (2:00 p.m.) for its final regular season home match hosting Rhode Island College in a Little East Conference encounter. Framingham State will host MASCAC rival Worcester State College on Thursday (3:30 p.m.).