Southern Maine vs. Univ Of New England
April 8, 2004
The Game Story:
GORHAM, Maine - Senior T.J. Bell (Farmington, Maine) and junior Ben Sylvia (Bristol, Maine) netted three goals apiece and the University of Southern Maine Huskies pulled away from the University of New England Nor'easters en route to an 11-5 triumph in non-league action at Hodgdon Field Thursday afternoon.

Southern Maine, which improved to 3-4 on the season, will travel to Western Connecticut State University on Saturday. The University of New England, which slipped to 0-5, will host Daniel Webster College on Saturday.

The Huskies took control of the contest in the second quarter, when they outscored the Nor'easters by a 4-2 margin to take a 7-4 edge into the break. Bell, Sylvia and sophomore Jeff Donovan (Walpole, Mass.) each scored a pair of first half goals, while freshman David Bates (Fryeburg, Maine) added one. UNE countered with first half goals from sophomores Josh Carnevale (Beverly, Mass) and Kevin Benasich (Manchester, Vt.), junior Matt Vieira (South Paris, Maine), and freshman John Livatino (East Greenwich, R.I.).

Southern Maine broke the game open by outscoring UNE, 3-0 in the third quarter. Donovan and Bell completed their hat tricks and freshman Mark St. John (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) added a goal.

The teams traded fourth period goals to account for the 11-5 final. Benasich netted his second goal of the game for UNE, before junior Matt Butler (Barnstable, Mass.) closed out the scoring for Southern Maine.

Butler's goal was set up off a length-of-the-field pass from Huskies' junior goalie Mark Morissette (Wales, Maine), who turned aside 14 shots. In goal for the Nor'easters, senior Paul Tabor (Bristol, R.I.) made 22 saves, before yielding to freshman Josh Perrone (Haverhill, Mass.), who added three saves