The University of Maine at Presque Isle held women and men’s soccer games with SUNY Canton of New York at Park Family Field to celebrate Homecoming on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018.
The UMPI women’s soccer team kept passing the ball very well. In the first half, Hannah Nadeau overpowered defenses and got the first goal of the game at 5:54. In the second half, SUNY Canton got the chance to equalize the score. Allison Wakefield and Ryan Shubert (both SUNY Canton) interacted to get a goal at the 61:55 mark. The Owls had many good chances to tip the balance, but always lost the back of the net. Finally, the game ended up with the last goal of senior midfielder Jaedyn Ossont of SUNY Canton at the 73:54.
Melanee Terry, who was in the audience, said with a smile, “They performed very well. Although they lost, they went very strong and they finished very well.”
The UMPI men’s soccer team met a very strong rival in SUNY Canton of New York. SUNY Canton team members proved to people how skillful they are at shooting, passing and dribbling. Kyle Smith (SUNY Canton), a midfielder, pushed the team higher up the pitch. In total, he kicked three goals into the net. The Owls had some opportunities early in the second half, but the game ended with a score of 8 to 0 in favor of SUNY Canton.
“This year there are a lot of new faces on the team. Maybe they need a period to understand and practice fitting together to produce a successful team. I believe in them!” Alex Wang, a spectator, said.
The Owls will close out their season with several home games at the end of the month.