Huskies Battle Back For 1-1 2OT Draw With Colby Sawyer

Huskies Battle Back For 1-1 2OT Draw With Colby Sawyer


NORTHFIELD, Vermont  –  Down 1-0 after the 18th minute, freshman Mohamed Abdurahman (Portland, Maine/Deering) recorded his first intercollegiate goal in the 40th minute following an assist from junior Joseph Kalilwa (Lewiston, Maine) to pull the Huskies even with the Colby-Sawyer College Chargers as the University of Southern Maine men's soccer team worked its way back for a 1-1 double overtime draw. 

Playing in back-to-back overtime contests, Southern Maine stands at 0-1-1 early in the 2019 season with the draw. Colby-Sawyer also stands at 0-1-1 having loss 3-0 to Wheaton in its season-opener.   

Kalilwa's assist was the fifth in his career and first points of the season.  Abdurahman's goal marked the second game in as many chances that a Husky freshman found the back of the nets for USM joining classmate Zack Allocca (Buxton, Maine/Bonny Eagle) in the scoring column. 

Colby-Sawyer took a 1-0 lead over USM early in the first half as sophomore Mason Galbato (North Easton, Mass./Oliver Ames) converted an assist from junior Dallas Robinson (Enfield, Conn.) to record the Chargers first goal of the season. 

Both teams played evenly registering 10 shots and two corner kicks a piece.  USM sophomore goalkeeper Cameron Atherton (New Milford, Conn.) made a pair of saves in the draw, facing three shots on goal.  Atherton came off of his line to punch away several dangerous balls in the second overtime to help preserve the tie.  Colby-Sawyer senior Jarod Parkins (North Kingston, R.I.) and sophomore Lucas Boetsch (Rockport, Maine/Camden Hills) combined to make five saves.  

Southern Maine hosts non-conference opponent Babson College in its home-opener on Tuesday, September 3 (3:00 pm).