Black Bears Offense Downs Providence, 4-1
KINGSTON, R.I. – Freshman Danielle Avian was one of four different players to record goals as the Black Bears defeated the Friars, 4-1, in Kingston, R.I. on Monday afternoon. The win improves the Black Bears record to 10-8 overall while they remain 2-2 in conference.
The Black Bears opened the scoring as Becca Paradee scored her first goal of the season, tipping a Syndey Veljacic pass, past goalkeeper Deidra Clymer, to make it 1-0.
Providence cut the deficit in half just before halftime as Sally Adua punched it past Natasha Ford off a rebound, making it 2-1. However Nicole Sevey regained the two-goal advantage just over two minutes later, scoring off a penalty corner as Veljacic earned her second assist of the night.
Aviani scored the only goal of the second half as she carried the ball into the circle and fired a shot from the right side to make it 4-1.
Providence recorded opportunities late in the contest but the Black Bears closed out the game to win 4-1.
Providence outshot the Black Bears 14-9, while Maine had the advantage in penalty corners earning seven chances to Providence's five.
Ford earned her ninth win of the year making 10 saves on 11 shots on goal. Clymer fell to 8-8 overall as she tallied one save on five shots on goal.
Maine readies for itself for its final game of the season on Saturday when they take on America East foe, Vermont for senior day on Nov. 2. The Black Bears host the Catamounts with the game beginning at 12 p.m.