Women's Soccer Downs Albany 2-1; Black Bears Remain Atop the America East Standings With One Game to Play
ALBNAY, N.Y. – The University of Maine women's soccer team downed Albany 2-1 on Thursday night in Albany, N.Y. The two teams combined for three goals in the opening nine minutes of the contest. Maine improves to 8-4-1 on the season and 5-1-1 in America East play.
Maine jumped out to an early 1-0 lead just 2:01 into the game on a goal by captain Maggie Malone (Halifax, Nova Scotia). Malone got the ball off a deflection in the box and fired it past Albany keeper Jackie Ubert for her third goal of the season.
Albany knotted the score at 1-1 at 8:29 when Kari Quinn scored on a breakaway. Alexa Schneider picked up the assist on the goal.
Maine answered right back less than 30 seconds later. Evé L'Abbe (Laval, Quebec) crossed the ball to Charlene Achille (Longueuil, Quebec), who was uncontended in the box. She fired the ball past Ubert for her fourth goal of the season.
Despite several scoring opportunities, the game finished with a 2-1 score. Maine outshot Albany 18-7 in the contest. Maine keeper Lauren Swant (Oakville, Ontario) made two saves in the game and improves to 8-4-3 on the season. Great Dane keeper Ubert recorded six saves in the game.
Maine, which controls its own destiny in the 2013 America East standings, hosts Stony Brook in the regular season finale on Sunday, Oct. 27. The Black Bears sit atop the conference standings with 16 points with one game to play. UMBC, Stony Brook and Hartford are all one point behind the Black Bears with 15 points. Kick-off on Sunday is scheduled