Varin-Tremblay, Swant Lead Black Bears to Win and 2-0-0 Start to Season
SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The University of Maine women's soccer team defeated Bryant 1-0 on a sunny Sunday afternoon in Smithfield, R.I. Camille Varin-Tremblay (St.-Hubert, Quebec) tallied Maine's lone goal early in the first half and keeper Lauren Swant (Oakville, Ontario) recorded her second straight shutout as the Black Bears improved to 2-0-0 on the season.
Maine took a 1-0 lead at 10:07 of the game when Joanie L'Abbé (Laval, Quebec) crossed the ball to Camille Varin-Tremblay (St.-Huber, Quebec) in the box. Varin-Tremblay fired the ball into the far lower corner of the goal to give the Black Bears the early lead. Bryant keeper Kaylan Conrad got a piece of the ball, but not enough to stop Varin-Tremblay's shot.
The lead would stand the remainder of the game. Bryant finished with a slim 10-8 edge in shots. Varin-Tremblay led the Black Bears in shots with two.
Swant made three saves in the victory as she improves to 2-0-0 on the season. She recorded her second straight shutout in the win. Kaylan Conrad stopped three shots as well in goal for Bryant. She allowed one goal and falls to 0-2-0 on the season.
Maine returns to action on Tuesday, Aug. 27 when it plays its home opener. The Black Bears host Central Connecticut State University at 1 PM at Alumni Field in Orono.