|Date and Time:||09/17/2008, 4:30PM|
|Opponent:||at Southern Maine|
GORHAM, Maine - Senior Sinisa Bajic scored a pair of second half goals and had an assist to lead the University of Southern Maine men's soccer team to a 3-1 victory over Bowdoin College in a non-conference match Wednesday afternoon at the USM Soccer Field.
The win snapped a two-match losing skid for the Huskies and improved their overall record to 4-2-1. It was the first win for the Huskies against the Polar Bears since 2004, and just the fourth in 28 tries all-time. The Polar Bears dropped their second straight to fall to 1-2-0 overall.
Southern Maine grabbed a 1-0 lead in the 23rd minute when junior Peter McHugh redirected a low cross from Bajic past Bowdoin junior goalkeeper Garrick Sheldon for his fifth goal of the season. That was only goal of the opening 45 minutes as USM had a 5-2 advantage in shots.
Bajic got his first goal of the match, and the eventual game winner, in the 58th minute when he blasted a 10-yard shot from a bad angle off a Bowdoin defender. He got his second goal in the 67th minute converting on a free kick from about 25 yards out. Bowdoin got on the board with 13:40 left to play when junior Hugh Fleming buried a penalty kick for his second goal of the season.
USM junior goalkeeper David Kreps had a strong game in goal. He and Sheldon each were credited with two saves.