WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Evé L'Abbe (Laval, Quebec) notched the game's lone goal at 79:05 as the University of Maine women's soccer team defeated Hartford 1-0 on Thursday night in West Hartford, Conn. The Black Bears improve to 5-3-3 on the season and a perfect 2-0-0 in America East play. Hartford falls to 6-3-3 overall, 1-1-0 in conference play. Maine and Hartford played a scoreless first half. Hartford outshot Maine in the frame 7-6. The Hawks nearly took the lead late in the first half, but a Maine defender on the goal line made a tremendous block on the play. The Black Bears came out and controlled play early in the second half, but were unable to find the back of the goal until just over 11 minutes remaining. The Black Bears had an initial shot that Hartford keeper Jessica Jurg was able to save, but Evé L'Abbe (Laval, Quebec) got her foot on the rebound and fired the ball past Jurg. It was the third goal of the season for Evé L'Abbe. Despite Hartford trying to bring pressure, the Black Bears remained in control the remainder of the game to earn the 1-0 victory. Hartford finished with a 13-12 edge in shots on goal. Maine keeper Lauren Swant (Oakille, Ontario) made one save in goal for the Black Bears and improves to 5-3-2 on the season. The shutout was the fourth of the season for Swant. Jung made three saves in net for the Hawks. Maine returns to action on Sunday, Oct. 6 when it travels to Vermont for a 1 PM game with the Catamounts.
Aaron began his career at WVII in March of 2008. He attended Old Town High School, where he graduated in 2004. From there he moved on to the New England School of Communications, majoring in Sports Broadcasting and Journalism. Originally a sports radio major, Aaron co-hosted a weekly sports radio show on WHSN called This Week in Sports while also doing play by play and color commentary of Husson Eagle sporting events. He also spent a semester as the stations sports director. After his sophomore year he realized he had run out of radio classes to take, so he began taking TV courses while also working at Stephen King’s sports station WZON. Aaron graduated from NESCom in May of 2008 with a degree in communications, and was named the top broadcast journalist of his class. Since joining ABC-7 and Fox Bangor he has won multiple Maine Association of Broadcasting Awards.
In his free time Aaron likes, surprise, to watch sports and play sports. From mountain climbing to basketball, there are very few sports Aaron doesn’t enjoy. He also likes traveling when he gets the chance, and is happy he has been able to pursue his passion for sports while staying close to his family. You can follow him on Twitter at @AaronRJackson, and you can catch him weeknights at 6, 10 and 11 on ABC-7 and Fox Bangor. He can also be reached via email at [email protected].