ORONO, Maine - Senior Carole LeBlanc (Grand-Digue, New Brunswick) scored in the 27th minute to lead the University of New Hampshire women's soccer team to a 1-0 victory against the University of Maine on Sunday at Alumni Field.
The Wildcats improve to 6-6-3 on the season, including 2-2-0 in America East play, while the Black Bears fall to 6-5-0 overall and 2-2-0 in the conference. The win for UNH snapped a three-game skid against the Black Bears, which dated back to 2008.
LeBlanc netted her third goal of the season, all of which have come in the last four matches, when she collected a loose ball off a free kick and beat Maine goalkeeper Meagan Price-Leibenzeder to give her team the 1-0 lead. It was LeBlanc's second game-winning tally in the last three contests.
Freshman goalkeeper Erica Correa (Cheshire, Conn.) made five saves - including four in the second half - to earn the fourth shutout of her career, as well as America East Player of the Game honors for the Wildcats. Carolyne Nellis was named the America East Player of the Game for Maine. Price-Leibenzeder stopped four shots for the Black Bears.
UNH held a 16-10 shot advantage, including 8-4 in the first half, and also edged Maine in corner kicks, 3-1.
The Wildcats return to action Thursday, Oct. 14 at 3:30 p.m. when they play host to Stony Brook University at Lewis Fields.