Eve L'Abbe Nets Game-Winning Goal in Overtime As Maine Downs Holy Cross 1-0
|Holy Cross (0-1-0)||0||0||0||0|
|3rd - 90:26||L'Abbe, Eve (Maine)|
Sh: 4 Players (#2, #4, #20, #22 - 1)
Sv: McCabe,Carly - 7
Eve L'Abbe - 1
A: Maggie Malone - 1
Sh: Eve L'Abbe - 4
Sv: Lauren Swant - 2
|TEAM STATISTICS||Holy Cross||Maine|
|Shots (on goal)||4 (2)||15 (8)|
PORTLAND, Maine – Eve L'Abbe (Laval, Quebec) scored 26 seconds into overtime as the University of Maine women's soccer team opened the season with a 1-0 victory over Holy Cross on Friday afternoon in Portland, Maine.
Maine controlled play early in the first half and finished the frame with a 7-1 edge in shots. Jordan Pellerin (Waterville, Maine) led the way for the Black Bears with three shots on goal.
Holy Cross opened the second half with a shot by Alyssa Heiser, but Maine keeper Lauren Swant (Oakville, Ontario) made a nice save to keep the game scoreless.
Maine followed up with three quick shots of the own, two by Charlene Achille (Longueuil, Quebec). The team traded chances, but neither team was able to find the back of the net.
Just 26 seconds into overtime, Maggie Malone (Halifax, Ontario) gave the ball to L'Abbe in the box, who beat Crusader keeper Carly McCabe for the game-winning goal.
Swant made two saves in goal for for the Black Bears. McGabe made seven saves for the Crusaders.
Maine returns to action on Sunday, August 25, 2013 when it travels to Bryant University for a 1 PM game with the Bulldogs