October 26, 2013



Providence, R.I.-Senior goalkeeper Katie Cobb (Lewiston, ME) recorded six saves to lead the University of Southern Maine women’s soccer team to a 2-0 shutout victory over Rhode Island College in Little East Conference action on Saturday afternoon at Hannaford Field.


The win snapped a seven-game winless (0-6-1) stretch for the Huskies, who improved their record to 5-11-1 overall and 2-4-0 in conference play. The Anchorwomen, winners in their previous two matches, slip to 5-9-1 overall and 1-5-0 in LEC play.


Cobb (5-11-1) made two saves in the opening 45 minutes and made four more in the second half to register her third clean sheet of the season.


On the other end, RIC junior goalkeeper Audrey Maia (Norton, MA) made five saves in a losing effort (5-9-1).



 Junior defender Sam Nolte


Southern Maine broke through to get on the scoreboard in the 38th minute as junior defender Mariah Cropley (Topsham, ME) booted home a loose ball following a corner kick. Junior forward Kelly Burrell (Cumberland, ME) played the corner into the box where it bounced off several players before coming to Cropley, who was stationed near the back post. She ripped the shot past Maia for her first goal of the season.


The Huskies got an insurance marker in the 73rd minute as Burrell converted a penalty kick to make it, 2-0. The Huskies were awarded the penalty kick when a player was fouled inside the 18-yard area during a set piece.


The Anchorwomen finished the match with an 18-15 edge in shots, while the Huskies had a 7-1 advantage in corner kicks. Freshman defender Angela Ragosta (Greenville, RI) and junior forward Danielle Peloquin (Pawtucket, RI) paced the visitors with two shots on net apiece.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College hosts Lasell College on Wednesday, Oct. 30 (4:00 p.m.).