Gameday Preview: UMPI at St. Thomas (Canada)
|Game||Men's Soccer: UMPI Owls at St. Thomas Tommies|
|Time||6:00pm Thursday, September 6th|
|Location||Fredricton, New Brunswick, Canada|
|Last Meeting||1st Meeting|
University of Maine-Presque Isle OWLS
|Head Coach||Alan Gordon|
|Last Game||WIN 4-1 at College of St. Joseph - VT (9-2-12)|
|Affiliation||NCAA Division III & USCAA|
|Conference||Association of NCAA Division III Independents|
|About the Owls||
The Owls opened the season with a pair of wins in Vermont last weekend; 3-2 over Vermont Tech on Saturday and 4-1 over College of St. Joseph on Sunday.
Joel Massa (So./Millbury, MA) had a strong weekend scoring the game-winning goal against VTC and adding two more tallies the next day against CSJ.
UMPI has a big opportunity to separate themselves from last year's team today in Canada. Last season, after a 2-0 start the Owls struggled with a 7-match losing streak.
Playing well and earning a victory tonight vs. the Tommies would not give more confidence to a young 2012 squad but also keep them undefeated heading into their first home game coming up this weekend vs. Berkeley (NY) College.
St. Thomas TOMMIES
|Head Coach||Darren Cann (11th Season)|
|Last Game||1st match of season|
|Affiliation||Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association|
|Conference||Atlantic Colleges Athletic Association|
|About the Tommies||
Tommies' head coach Darren Cann said playoffs are always the goal and that's no different this season.