The 2017 UMPI men’s soccer team has a lot of young, new players. On Sunday, Sept. 17, the team started the game with five freshmen, again. During the previous three games, the players had been becoming familiar with the college game. They had learned and practiced. For this match, they put in a full performance, the kind that all fans want to see every game. The men won the game against Fisher with a score of 1 to 0.
The Fisher Falcons and the Owls have played each other for around 12 years. The game was not only the first time UMPI beat them in the last three years, but also was UMPI’s first win of the season.
With only three minutes remaining, Ansumana Morrow passed the ball to No. 7, Sean Barbosa. He controlled the ball and fired a shot into the back of the net. “I am a fan of my son! That was impressive! They were passing well, capturing well and defending efficiently,” Mary Kate Barbosa, Sean’s mother, said.
The coaching staff members were pleased with the team’s effort. “This game was the best we played this semester,” the head coach, Alan Gordon, said with a smile.
“We are getting better, passing better and communicating is a lot better ,” No. 10, Brandon Danforth, said.
The game was a good forecast for the 2017 UMPI men’s soccer team. They all are getting better and stronger.