WATERVILLE, Maine – The Thomas College women's soccer team began their 2019 regular season with a 4-0 loss to the University of Southern Maine on Friday afternoon at Smith Field.
The Huskies earned the best scoring opportunity of the first half when Ciera Berthiaume broke free all alone on the left wing, but Thomas goalkeeper Isabelle Lang (Lincolnville, Maine) cut off the angle and made a sliding stop just outside the goalie box to keep it tied at zero.
The score stayed tied until the 68th minute, when a corner kick by Berthiaume found the head of Madi Freeman for the go-ahead goal. The Huskies scored again in the 76th minute on a nearly identical goal, with Freeman once again heading in a corner kick from Berthiaume.
USM continued to see success off the corner kick as they scored once again three minutes later when a Freeman header off a corner deflected to Elise Porter, who scored a header goal of her own to make it 3-0. The Huskies scored their final goal in the 85th minute when Alex Allain picked up a through ball right up the middle and scored after beating the goalkeeper and a defender.
Kayla Gorman earned the shutout in goal for the Huskies, stopping both shots she faced. Lang took the loss for Thomas, making nine saves on 13 shots on goal. She was relieved in the final minutes by Caitlin Labbe (Vassalboro, Maine) who didn't see a shot on goal.
Thomas will return to action on Wednesday, September 4 when they host cross-town rival Colby at 7:00 PM.