Mariners and USM Battle to a 2-2 Draw

Mariners and USM Battle to a 2-2 Draw

GORHAM, Maine -- Matthew Caron (Scarborough, Maine) scored twice as the Maine Maritime Academy men's soccer tied the University of Southern Maine  2-2 on Wednesday night in non-conference action at Hannaford Field.

The game was called due to darkness and overtime was not played.

Caron added his first goal of the game in the 26th minute to give the Mariners the 1-0 lead. Ike Doiron (Wilton, Maine) won a ball and passed ahead to Caron who snuck the ball into net. 

The Huskies tied the game at 1-1 late in the first half when Sam Anderson tapped a ball in past Maine Maritime keeper Andrew Coleman (Saco, Maine). 

Caron broke the tie in the 53rd minute on a pass from Colby Clarke (Ellsworth, Maine), but the Huskies tied things up once again in the 58th minute on a goal from Joseph Kalilwa. 

Neither team found the go-head goal with just over 20 minutes to play in regulation. USM pressured late in the game but Coleman came up big in net for the Mariners. 

Coleman finished the game making seven saves for the Mariners while Simon Hulbert started in goal playing the first 45 minutes for USM, making four saves and Richard Glemawu played the final 45, making a pair of saves. 

The Mariners are now 2-7-3 on the season with the draw, while the Huskies are 5-7-2 overall. Maine Maritime returns to action on Sunday, when they host Saint Joseph's College of Maine for a non-conference matchup at 4:30 pm.