ORONO, Maine -- Led by a two-goal effort from senior Carly Wilhelm, the Northeastern women's soccer team (3-1-0) knocked off the Maine Black Bears (0-2-1) in a 3-0 road win.
Wilhelm scored twice in the first half after she came off the bench as a substitute. Her goals came only 3:15 apart and quickly turned a 0-0 game into a comfortable 2-0 lead. Senior Kayla Cappuzzo added Northeastern's third goal to ensure the win.
The Huskies dominated Maine defensively throughout the game. They limited the Black Bears to only three shots on goal and only five attempts overall. Freshman Julianne Ross played the full 90 minutes on the back line. Junior Eve Goulet chipped in 77 minutes on defense and sophomore Olivia Ware contributed 73 minutes of shut-down play.
After returning to the lineup on Thursday against Boston University, junior Valentina Soares Gache played 58 minutes against Maine and sent two shots on goal. Freshman Katarina Nilsson made her Husky debut in the win as she played 30 minutes and had one shot on net. Freshman Sophia Thompson also saw her first bit of playing time as she came in for 17 minutes.
Northeastern returns to Parsons Field on Tuesday for a 6:30 p.m. game against Harvard.