PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Junior Adela Kalilwa (Lewiston, Maine) scored the only goal of the game in the 70th minute to lead the University of Southern Maine Huskies to a 1-0 win over the Plymouth State University Panthers in a Little East Conference women's soccer game Saturday afternoon at Arold Field.
Winning its second consecutive game, Southern Maine is now 7-1 overall and 1-1 in the Little East Conference. The win over the Panthers is the first in five games, snapping a four-game losing streak to PSU. The last time USM defeated Plymouth State was September 28, 2013, 1-0. Plymouth State drops to 4-2-1 overall and remains winless in the LEC at 0-2.
Outshot 10-5 in the contest, including 6-0 in the first half, Southern Maine found a way to win late in regulation. Pressing high on offense, junior Emma Cost (Waterboro, Maine/Massebesic) slotted a through ball towards Kalilwa into the box. Collecting the ball, Kalilwa touched the ball past PSU freshman goalkeeper Cat Robbins (Franklin, Mass.) for her fourth goal of the season and her third game-winner of 2018.
USM senior goalkeeper Taylor Canastra (Fairhaven, Mass.) made three saves to earn her career-best fourth shutout of the season. Robbins made two saves in the loss.
Southern Maine remains on the road for its next contest and will face Wentworth on Wednesday (7:00 p.m.) in non-conference action.