ORONO, Maine -- The University of Maine women's soccer team shut out Binghamton 2-0 on Thursday afternoon in the America East quarterfinals, played at Alumni Field in Orono, Maine. The Black Bears, who got goals from Evé L'Abbe (Laval, Quebec) and Jordan Pellerin (Waterville, Maine) in the victory, improve to 9-5-4 on the season. Binghamton falls to 8-8-2.
Maine struck just 5:00 into the game when L'Abbe kicked a ball from 20-yards out that when over the head of Binghamton keeper Gaby Gold and found the back of the net. It was the team-leading fifth goal of the season for L'Abbe.
The Black Bears wasted little time extending their lead. Off a corner kick, Maggie Malone (Halifax, Nova Scotia) had an initial shot that was stopped, but Pellerin was able to direct the ball off the rebound into the back of the goal to give Maine a 2-0 lead at 12:50. For Pellerin, it was her fourth goal of the season.
Neither team scored the remainder of the first half or during the second half as the Black Bears earned the 2-0 win.
Maine finished the game with an 11-10 edge in shots. The Black Bears had a 6-3 advantage in corner kicks.
Lauren Swant (Oakville, Ontario) made two saves in 27:26 of action, before leaving the game. Swant earned the victory and improved to 9-5-3 on the season. Swant was replaced by rookie Claudia Dube-Trempe (Chambly, Quebec) who made three saves in 62:34. It was the sixth shutout of the season for the Black Bears. Gold made four saves for the Bearcats.
Maine returns to action on Sunday, Nov. 3 when it travels to Stony Brook for the America East semifinals. Game time is set for 2 PM.
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].