BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – Junior Maggie Redman (Alfred, Maine/Massabesic) scored her third goal of the season in the 65th minute to lead the University of Southern Maine Huskies to a 1-0 win over the Bridgewater State University Bears in a Little East Conference field hcokey game Saturday afternoon at Swenson Field.
Winning its seventh straight game, Southern Maine is now 12-7 overall and 9-3 in the Little East Conference. In a three-way tie for third place in the regular season standings, Southern Maine earns the tie-breaker over Western Connecticut and Worcester State with its win over regular-season champion Castleton earlier this season. The third-seed in the upcoming Little East Conference tournament, USM will host sixth-seed Fitchburg State on Tuesday (4:00 p.m.) at Hannaford Field.
In a back-and-forth contest, Redman scored the unassisted goal, collecting a rebound off of a shot from senior Brooke Dugan (Rockland, Maine/Oceanside). It is the second game-winning goal of the season for Redman. The Huskies and the Bears were fairly even statistically, with the Bears holding a 16-13 edge in shots and a 7-4 lead in penalty corners. Southern Maine goalkeepers freshman Lindsay Pych (Morristown, N.J./Morristown-Beard) and McKenzie Cormier (Hiram, Maine/Sacopee Valley) combined for the clean sheet. Pych got the start, making three saves in the first half. Cormier earned the win, making eight saves in the second half. BSU goalkeeper Allison Chappell made six saves including four in the second half as USM outshot the Bears 10-8. Bears' Katherin McKenna had a defensive save in the game.
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