Late Pellerin Goal Lifts Women's Soccer Past New Hampshire
DURHAM, N.H. -- Jordan Pellerin (Waterville, Maine) scored the game's lone goal at 86:23 to lead the University of Maine women's soccer team past New Hampshire 1-0 on a sunny Sunday afternoon in Durham, N.H. Maine improves to 7-4-4 on the season with the win and 4-1-1 in America East play. New Hampshire dips to 4-6-6 overall, 2-1-3 in conference play.
The teams played through a scoreless first half, with the Wildcats holding a 6-2 edge in shots on goal. UNH had four corner kicks in the frame compared to Maine's one.
The second half was a different story as the Black Bears finished with a 8-2 edge in shots. The game remained scoreless late, before Pellerin notched the game-winning goal. Pellerin had an initial shot that UNH keeper Mimi Borkan was able to save. The rebound came back to Pellerin and she shot the ball into inside the far post for her third goal of the season.
After the goal, Maine continued to pressure the Wildcats and did not allow them to make a run at tying the game. The Black Bears finished the game with a 10-8 edge in shots.
Lauren Swant (Oakville, Ontario) made five saves in goal to improve to 7-4-3 on the season. The shutout was the fifth of the season for Swant.
Borkan made four saves for the Wildcats and falls to 3-5-5.
Maine returns to action on Thursday, Oct. 24 when they travel to Albany for a 7 PM game with the Great Danes. The Black Bears then return home to host Stony Brook in the regular season finale on Sunday, Oct. 27. Prior to the game against Stony Brook, Maine will honors its senior class.