Southern Maine Wins Third Straight, Downs Allegheny

WEST PLAM BEACH, Fla. -- Junior Mary Vaughan (Brunswick, Maine/Pomfret School) scored a game-high five goals as the University of Southern Maine won its third straight game defeating Allegheny College, 19-14, in a non-conference match Wednesday afternoon in West Palm Beach, Florida. The win improves the Huskies' overall record to 3-1. The Gators dropped their second straight game to fall to 1-3 overall.

Senior Jess Knight (Alfred, Maine/Massabesic) continued her torrid scoring pace netting four goals and an assist to support Vaughan. Junior Kristy Kendrick (Waterboro, Maine/Massabesic) added three goals and an assist. Freshmen Shelby Turcotte (Lewiston, Maine) and Haley Jordan (Falmouth, Maine) and junior Jessica Martineau (Yarmouth, Maine) each scored two goals. Junior goalie Rachel Lolley (Gorham, Maine) registered 14 saves.

Junior Jensen Paterson (Atlanta, Ga./The Lovett School) led the Gators scoring four goals and dishing out an assist. Senior Meg Grossman (Lexington, Ky./Sayre School) added three goals. Junior Abby Silvester (Mentor, Ohio/Lake Catholic) and senior Christina Zanic (Pittsburgh, Pa./Upper St. Clair) had two goals. Junior goalie Rebecca O'Shurak (Meadville, Pa.) stopped 19 shots.

Vaughan (3 goals), Knight (2 goals) and Kendrick (2 goals) helped the Huskies build an 11-8 lead in the first half. The three each scored a goal during a 3-0 outburst in a span of 1:32 to snap a 6-6 tie and give the Huskies the lead for good.

The Gators pulled within one on two occasions in the second half, the last time on Paterson's fourth goal with 18:56 to play, before the Huskies got goals from Knight and Martineau within 64 seconds to restore their three-goal advantage. The Huskies extended their lead over the final eight minutes outscoring the Gators 5-2.

Southern Maine travels to Castleton, Vt., on Sunday (1:00 p.m.) to play at Castleton State College. Allegheny opens conference play on Saturday (2:00 p.m.) hosting Ohio Wesleyan University.


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