UNE Nips Southern Maine 1-0

UNE Nips Southern Maine 1-0

GORHAM, Maine –  Senior Callum Heaslewood (Kennebunkport, Maine) headed in a far-post goal in the 63rd minute to lead the University of New England Nor'easters to a 1-0 win over the University of Southern Maine Huskies in a non-conference men's soccer game Saturday afternoon at Hannaford Field. 

With the win, UNE improves to 2-2-1 overall.  Southern Maine dips to 0-5-2 with the loss. Meeting for the 54th time in series history, Southern Maine leads the overall record 33-16-5; UNE has won the last two contests. 

 

ON THE PITCH: 

            Locked in a scoreless battle, Heaselwood headed in a service from graduate student Lee Esposito (Aplaus, N.Y./Niskayuna).  Esposito drove a lofted cross to the far post, and Heaselwood was able to head it down and away to the lower corner of the net for the eventual game-winner.  The goal marked Heaselwood's fourth of the season and second game-winner. 

 

INSIDE THE STATS: 

Both teams were fairly statistically even with UNE leading in shots 14-11, while both teams had three corner kicks each.  The Nor'easter's had five shots on target, compared to one for the Huskies.  USM freshman Zach Allocca (Buxton, Maine/Bonny Eagle) had a near miss in the 24thminute heading a ball with force off of the right post. 

 

THE GOALKEEPERS: 

Junior goalkeeper Camden Spear (Boothbay, Maine) made one save to earn the shutout victory.  Southern Maine sophomore Cameron Atherton (New Milford, Conn.) made four saves in the loss. 

 

NEXT GAME:  

            The Huskies are back in action on Saturday. Southern Maine travels to Western Connecticut (12:00 pm) for its first Little East Conference game of 2019. 

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