CASTINE, Maine – The Johnson State College men's soccer team fell to Maine Maritime Academy 2-1 in a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) game on Saturday afternoon. Alexander Vetere (Craftsbury, Vt.) scored the lone goal for the Badgers.
1st Half: The Mariners (6-5. 1-2 NAC) scored two goals in less than two minutes to take a 2-0 lead into halftime. The first came in the 13th minute when Matthew Caron found Ike Doiron who scored to give MMA the 1-0 lead. Caron scored one of his own less than two minutes later after a feed from Liam Welch to take the 2-0 lead.
2nd Half: Vetere scored his goal, assisted by John Folsom (Califon, N.J.), in the 72nd minute. The Badgers were unable to score the equalizer and fell 2-1.
Goals: Doiron (MMA), Caron (MMA) & Vetere (Johnson) – 1
Assists: Caron (MMA), Welch (MMA) & Folsom (Johnson) – 1
Shots on Goal: Doiron (MMA) – 5
Shots (On Goal): Johnson – 12 (5), MMA – 26 (11)
Corner Kicks: Johnson – 2, MMA – 9
Fouls: Johnson – 14, MMA – 15
Gerrit Lane (Moretown, Vt., 4-4) was tagged with the loss, stopping nine of 11 shots on goal. Joshua Reeks (2-4-1) got the win, allowing a goal on five shots.
Johnson travels to Husson for a NAC contest on Sunday, October 3rd at 12:00 p.m.