STANDISH, Maine – Husson University (3-3-0) topped Saint Joseph's College (1-7-0), 2-0, in a non-conference men's soccer match at Westerlea Way Field on Sunday afternoon.
All of the game's offense took place early in the contest as the Eagles scored twice, with the tallies coming exactly two minutes apart, in the first third of the opening half. Junior forward Phil Frost (Bangor, Maine) struck first off a Stephen Berenyi (Levant, Maine) feed at the 11:20 mark and sophomore midfielder Josh Bean (Ellsworth, Maine) potted his first goal of the season two minutes later to put the visitors up by two for good, as it played out.
Husson owned an 18-14 advantage in shots while Saint Joseph's posted a 5-2 lead in corner kicks on the afternoon. Junior keeper Scott Benner (Post Falls, Idaho) made six saves with two goals allowed in the first half while first-year Hugo Palacios (Revere, Mass.) tallied three saves after entering the game at halftime. Husson senior netminder Brian Potter (Waterville, Maine) registered three saves in the shutout effort.
With the setback, Saint Joseph's falls to 3-20 in the history of the series with Husson University, a side that edged the Monks by a 2-1 margin in the last meeting between the in-state rivals – a match that took place in Bangor on September 12th, 2010.
Saint Joseph's, winless in the team's last four games, has not scored a goal in 374:52 minutes despite being outshot by a slim 53-49 margin during the scoreless drought.
The Monks begin a four-game road swing with a non-conference contest at University of New England starting at 6:00 PM on Wednesday. The Eagles play host to Colby College on Wednesday at 5:00 PM.
Saint Joseph's College is Maine's only Catholic liberal arts college, providing a supportive, personalized and career-focused education for more than 100 years. From its 430-acre campus on the shores of Sebago Lake, the College offers more than 40 undergraduate programs to a population of approximately 1,000 students. Saint Joseph's College Online provides certificates, undergraduate and advanced degrees for working adults through an online learning program. For more, visit www.sjcme.edu.