Women's soccer edges Southern Maine, 1-0

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: October 13, 2010
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Sam Merriweather

GORHAM, Maine --- Junior Samantha Merriweather (Los Altos, Calif.) scored the only goal and sophomore goalkeeper Jayde Bennett (Lynn, Mass.) registered five saves as Colby College defeated the University of Southern Maine, 1-0, in a non-conference women's soccer match at the USM Soccer Field Wednesday afternoon.

The win puts the Mules at 4-3-3 overall.The Huskies dropped their third straight match to slip to 4-10-0 overall.

Merriweather tallied the only goal in the 25th minute of play when she converted a pass from rookie Annie Papadellis (Hopkinton, Mass.) into her first goal of the season.Pappadellis made a strong run down the left wing side to the end line before centering a pass out to Merriweather 12 yards from goal.

Bennett played a steady game in goal for the Mules to record her fifth shutout of the season.Southern Maine employed two goalies as junior Kat Rothe (Leeds, Maine/Leavitt Area) and sophomore Katie Cobb (Lewiston, Maine) each played a half.Both were credited with two saves.

Colby piled up a 17-7 edge in shots and a 5-1 advantage in corner kicks during the match.

Colby will be at Amherst College on Saturday at noon for a NESCAC match.

Colby 1, Southern Maine 0

Colby (4-3-3)                                                    1             0                     1

Southern Maine (4-10-0)                            0             0                     0

Scoring:1. C, Sam Merriweather (Annie Papadellis) 24:30.

Goalie Saves:C, Jayde Bennett (90:00) 5.SM, Kat Rothe (45:00) 2, Katie Cobb (45:00) 2

Corner Kicks:C, 5 SM, 1. Shots: C, 17 SM, 7.

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