By Cullen McIntyre, Editor-in-Chief
Two goals from sophomore business major Brooke Carson in the third quarter helped the Huskies in toppling the Husson Eagles at Hannaford Field. USM got off to a quick start in the first quarter, as senior nursing major Samantha Ellis took the ball around the Husson goalie for the first goal only 2:35 into the game.
The Huskies did not hold their early lead for long, as Husson’s Adele Foss grabbed her fourth goal of the season. Foss worked her way through the USM defense and found the back of the net with an unassisted finish.
The game stayed level through the rest of the first half, but the Huskies came out firing in the second. Sophomore health sciences major Chloe Arsenault broke the deadlock two minutes into the half, giving USM a 2-1 lead.
Three minutes later, Carson would grab her first of the night as freshman Sage Drinkwater played a well placed ball across the goal for Carson to redirect. Only one minute after Carson scored her second of the night, this time a cross from Ellis that Carson put past the Husson goalie for the 4-1 lead.
USM would keep the lead through the end of the game, getting their third win of the season improving to 3-4 overall. Meanwhile the loss finds the Eagles at 0-4 on the year. The Huskies outscored Husson, but were outshot by the Eagles 11-10, while the Huskies led shots on goal 8-6. Junior business management major Julianna Kiklis had five saves on the night for the Huskies.
Carson’s two goals see her lead the team with six goals on the season. She now has six goals and an assist for a total of 13 points, even with Drinkwater with five goals and three assists.
The Huskies will take on Salem State University (3-3) on Tuesday, Sept. 28 at Hannaford Field at 7:00 p.m. for a Little East Conference (LEC) matchup.