The University of Maine at Presque Isle Owls women’s soccer team took on Northern Vermont-Lyndon for the 2019 UMPI Homecoming game. The Owls beat NVM-Lyndon 2-1 in the game. This gave them their first win in the North Atlantic Conference.
This game ended very differently for the Lady Owls last year when they lost to SUNY Canton 2-1. Emily Ward (Jr. Peterborough, NH), who has been with the team since her freshman year at UMPI, says it is due to the new way the team has been playing. Ward said, “ We managed to really come together as a team in ways we haven’t in the past.”
The attitudes of the players also contributed to their playing. Ward said, “Coming into Homecoming, we were ready to fight. We all wanted this to be our first conference win so bad.”
That new attitude, combined with hard work, carried the day.