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Colby Upsets Southern Maine 7-1

Posted on November 03, 2016 in Sports
By USM Free Press

By River Plouffe Vogel, Free Press staff

Gorham,ME —USM’s women’s soccer team hosted Colby College in a tough non-conference loss on Tuesday. The lady Huskies fell to 3-6 on the season. The game came on the heels of a bad loss to Keene State, who moved to 2-0 in LEC play. Despite a hard fought game and excellent goalie play from Taylor Canastra (Fairhaven, MA/ Fairhaven), a sophomore, with 13 saves, Colby ousted the Huskies 7-1.

Colby jumped out to a quick lead with their first goal coming after just a minute of play. Laura Arnold (Dallas, TX/ Greenhill School) scored on a cross from Aliza Van Leesten (New Haven, CT/ Hopkins School), who would go on to have another assist and one goal herself.

The Huskies battled back, but even with their best efforts, great communication and feisty play, they couldn’t stop a barrage of Colby goals with one coming at the 18 minute mark and two more coming at the 22 minute mark, only 40 seconds apart. Hannah Brozdowski (Easton, CT/ Joel Barlow) scored the first two and Nicola Katz (Brookline, MA/ Noble and Greenboro) had the third. Finally, to cap of the half, Kara Wilson (Concord, MA/ Concord Carlisle) scored for Colby in at the twenty-seventh minute of play.

Though down 5-0 at the half, the lady Huskies attitude was positive and upbeat. The second half was a much closer battle with Colby only outscoring Southern Maine 3-1, in the half respectively. Olivia Mull (Portland, ME/ Cheverus) of Southern Maine scored the Huskies only goal in the sixty-third minute of play, her goal was unassisted.

In the final 30 minutes of play Southern Maine seemed to settle in, control the ball more kept it on the offensive end, but Colby really put the game away with two finals goals. One coming at the seventy-first minute by Avan Leesten and the final punch delivered in the seventy-fourth  minute from Catherine Fraser (Orono, MN). The Huskies next game is Oct. 3, against Dean College. The game is non-conference play and scheduled for 4 p.m.

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