ORONO, Maine-- Laura Martel (Lewiston, Maine) scored the lone goal of the game in the 85th minute to lead the 22nd ranked University of Maine women’s soccer team past New Hampshire 1-0 on a cool, windy day at Alumni Field in Orono, Maine.                     
      The two teams played through a scoreless first half. Maine nearly broke the deadlock around the 34th minute mark when Hailey Blackburn (York, Maine) had a shot from 10-yards out the hit the post. Maine has not allowed a first half goal all season.
       With the game looking as it might head to overtime, Véronique Fleury (Montreal, Quebec) fed Martel who beat a defender and broke in alone on UNH keeper Lynn Gugliuzza (Kenmore, N.Y./Kenmore West). Martel’s shot easily went over the head of Gugliuzza and into the top right hand corner of the goal at 85:05. For Martel, it was her third goal of the season and second game-winner.
       Maine held an 18-7 advantage in shots in the game. Maine keeper Jasmine Phillips (Nepean, Ontario) made one save and improves to 9-1-1 on the season. She records her seventh shutout of the season. Gugliuzza (3-7-0) continues to impress in goal, posting six saves. This marks the sixth time the ‘Cats have been defeated by a single goal during the season.
     The Black Bears improve to 9-1-1 on the season and 1-1-0 in America East play. New Hampshire falls to 3-7-0 on the campaign and 1-2-0 in conference play.
      The Wildcats return to action on Thursday, October 5 when they travel to Binghamton for a 4:00 p.m. start.
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