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Women's Soccer Explodes for Six Goals on Senior Day - Dubuc Notches Hat Trick
ORONO, Maine -- Christine Dubuc (Blainville, Quebec) scored three goals and added an assist as the University of Maine women's soccer team exploded for a season-high six goals in a 6-0 victory over Stony Brook on Thursday afternoon at Alumni Field in Orono. Prior to the game, Maine honors its six seniors who were playing their final home contest.
Maine improves to 5-8-1 on the season and 2-5-0 in America East play. Stony Brook falls to 4-11-1 overall and 2-4-1 in conerence play.
Maine opened the scoring at 25:19 when Nikki Misener (Burlington, Ontario) crossed the ball to Carolyne Nellis (Quebec City, Quebec) in the box. She one-timed the ball past Stony Brook keeper Chelsea Morales for her fifth goal of the season. The Black Bears added to their lead at 29:46 when Dubuc found Misener at the top of the penalty area. Her shot found the upper corner of the net, giving Maine a 2-0 advantage. For Misener, it was her second goal of the season.
Camille Varin-Tremblay (St.-Hubert, Quebec) then set up Dubuc for her first goal of the game at 34:08. Varin-Tremblay crossed the ball to Dubuc who headed it into the right side of the goal.
Maine took the 3-0 lead into halftime. The three goals in the half tied Maine's season-high for goals in a game.
After 30 scoreless minutes to start the second half, Maine tallied three goals in just over 10 minutes. Dubuc got her second of the game when Nellis crossed the ball to her in the box. She headed it past Stony Brook keeper Morales at 76:06. Varin-Tremblay also assisted on the goal.
Varin-Tremblay then picked up her third assist of the game when she had her cross nearly find the right post. Dubuc slid and kicked the ball into the goal for her third goal of the game.
Nellis capped the scoring for the Black Bears at 86:55. Maggie Malone (Halifax, Nova Scotia) began the play with a shot on goal. Nellis then had a shot that was stopped, before getting her foot on the ball. Nellis booted the rebound past Allyson Lambros, who had replaced Morales in net for the Seawolves. For Nellis, it was her team-leading sixth goal of the season.
Maine finished the game with an 11-10 edge in shots on goal. Maine keeper Meagan Price-Leibenzeder (Surrey, British Columbia) stopped all six shots that she faced to record her fourth shutout of the season. She improves to 5-8-1 on the season. Morales made one save in 82:45, while allowing five goals. She falls to 4-9-1. Lambros stopped one shot in 7:15. She also allowed a goal.
Four different players finished the game with three or more points for the Black Bears. Varin-Tremblay had three assists, while Misener a goal and an assist for three points as well. Nellis two goals and an assist for five points, while Dubuc added three goals and an assist for seven points.
Before the game, Maine honored seniors: Stephanie Frenette-Blais (Quebec City, Quebec), Courtney Harnais (Braintree, Mass.), Kaitlyn MacIsaac (Bedford, Nova Scotia), Tierney Minte (Yarmouth, Maine), Carolyne Nellis (Quebec City, Quebec) and Sady Tobin (Paul Smiths, N.Y.).
Maine returns to action on Sunday, Oct. 23 when it travels to New Hampshire for the final game of the 2011 regular season. Kick-off is scheduled for 2 PM.