Thursday, 16 October 2014 22:32

Maine Women's Soccer Ends in 0-0 Stalemate

ORONO, Maine -- The University of Maine women's soccer team battled to a 0-0 double overtime tie with league-leading Hartford on Thursday night at Mahaney Diamond in Orono. It is the fourth time in five games that Maine has gone to double overtime. 

The Black Bears move to 3-7-5 on the season and 1-1-4 in America East action. Hartford sees its record move to 8-2-4 overall, 4-0-1 in conference play. 

Maine had a great chance in the 19th minute when Jordan Pellerin (Waterville, Maine) got a step on the Hartford defense, got the ball past Hawks keeper Jessica Jurg, but saw a defender kick the ball away just prior to it crossing the goal line. 

Hartford's Chanel Johnson had a great breakaway opportunity with 20 minutes left in regulation, but Maine keeper Claudia Dube-Trempe (Chambly, Quebec) made an outstanding save to keep the game scoreless.

Maine nearly won the game at the end of regulation, but a header by Charlene Achille (Longueuil, Quebec) went just over the cross bar. 

The Hawks had another great chance in overtime when they came close to a breakaway, but Dube-Trempe outraced the attacker to the ball and kicked it away outside the penalty area. 

Maine had a 12-11 edge in shot. Dube-Trempe made four saves in route to her sixth shutout of the season. She moves to 3-2-5 overall. Jurg made six saves and moves to 6-0-1 on the campaign. 

The Black Bears return to action on Sunday, Oct. 19 when they travel to UMass Lowell. Kick-off is scheduled for 4 PM.