Southern Maine Gets First Win, Sinks Maine Maritime

CASTINE, Maine -- Junior Tim Bryant (Peterborough, N.H./ConVal) and sophomore Kayle Hamilton (Buxton, Maine/Bonny Eagle) each scored four goals to lead the University of Southern Maine to its first win of the season by defeating Maine Maritime Academy, 16-10, in a non-conference game Saturday afternoon at Ritchie Field.

Southern Maine is now 1-2 on the season. The game was the season opener for Maine Maritime.

Bryant had two assists in addition to his four goals for a six-point game to lead the USM offense. Freshman Mark White (Oakville, Ontario) scored three goals and passed off two assists while junior Matt Norton (Bremen, Maine/Coastal Christian) found the net twice. Junior Chris Gassman (Kennebunk, Maine) chipped in a goal and an assist, and sophomore Willie Joy (Portland, Maine/Deering) had two assists.

Junior Chris Keiley (Holliston, Mass.) led the Mariners offense with four goals and one assist. Sophomore Andrew DiSalvo (Glastonbury, Conn.) had six points on three goals and three assists. Junior Richard McKee (Plymouth, Mass.) added two goals and an assist.

Both sides employed two goalies during the contest. For USM, freshman Jacob Groom (Cumberland, Maine/Greely) and sophomore Kyle Dussault (Lewiston, Maine) each played a half. Groom had eight saves while Dussault registered 12 stops. Sophomore Kevin Boucher (Gorham, Maine) recorded 20 saves in 42 minutes of action, and sophomore Erik Milles (Bangor, Maine) stopped six shots for MMA.

Junior Wade Mondoux (North Berwick, Maine) gave the Mariners an early 1-0 lead before the Huskies scored four consecutive goals to take a 4-1 lead. McKee and DiSalvo scored before the end of the first quarter to make it 4-3, and DiSalvo scored his second goal of the game early in the second quarter to tie the score.

The Huskies outscored the Mariners, 4-1, over the final 10 minutes of the half, getting goals from White, sophomore Kyle Baker (Kennebunk, Maine), Bryant and Hamilton to take an 8-5 lead into halftime.

White and Hamilton sandwiched a goal by Keiley in the third quarter to make it 10-6. USM opened the fourth quarter with a 5-1 outburst, paced by two goals from Bryant, over the first 6:19 to put the game away.

Southern Maine will travel to St. Joseph's College on Wednesday (4:00 p.m.) for its next game. Maine Maritime will host Massachusetts Maritime Academy next Saturday (2:00 p.m.) in Portland.


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