W. Soccer: Owls Upset by USM 1-0
'KEENE, N.H. 9/24/05 - Eva Hanson's (Warner, N.H.) goal late in the first half lifted the University of Southern Maine to a 1-0 upset win over Keene State College in Little East Conference women's soccer action at Owl Athletic Complex on Saturday.
Hanson put a rebound shot past Owl goalie Sarah Campbell (Auburn, Mass.) for the game-winner and her fourth goal of the season. It was the first win by the Huskies (6-2, 2-0 LEC) over the Owls (5-1-2, 0-1-1 LEC) in LEC play, a span that includes nine games. KSC, which suffers its first loss, came into the game ranked seventh in New England.
Both goalies came up with big saves in the early stages of the game. Campbell made diving saves on Hanson and Liz Brunton (Birch Harbor, Me.).
Later in the half, USM goalie Mindy Morneault (Eagle Lake, Me.) stopped a break-in bids by Breanne Lucey (Keene, N.H.) and Katie Stevens (Londonderry, N.H.).
Stevens had a chance to tie the game at the 24:52 mark of the second half, but her shot from short range was saved by Morneault. Morneault was shaken up on a collision following the save but remained in the game.
Lucey hand another chance to knot the score but her shot with 11 minutes to play went wide of the post.
Campbell finished with eight saves for KSC while USM's Morneault stopped eight shots for her first shutout of the season.
Keene State is at Clark University on Wednesday (6:30 p.m.).
USM is off until next Saturday when they host UMass-Boston. (1 p.m.)