Men's Soccer Preview: #13 UMaine-Machias vs. #4 UMPI

Men's Soccer Preview:  #13 UMaine-Machias vs. #4 UMPI
Game Men's Soccer:  UMaine-Machias at UMPI Owls
Time 3:00pm Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Location Park Field - Presque Isle, ME
Last Meeting UMM def. UMPI, 2-1 on 9-18-11


University of Maine-Presque Isle OWLS

2012 Record 3-1
Head Coach Alan Gordon (22nd year)
Last Game WIN, 5-2 vs. Berkeley (NY) (9-9-12)
Affiliation NCAA Division III & USCAA
Conference Association of NCAA Division III Independents
About the Owls

*  The Owls have yet to lose a game in the United States this season (3-0)

*  UMPI did not win their 3rd contest until game #10 last season.

Joel Massa (So./Millbury, MA) and Kobe Ashkir (So./Portland, ME) have accounted for 6 of UMPI's 10 goals this season.  The tandem combined for just one goal in their freshmen years.

Today's matchup between two USCAA ranked opponents will give the victor a much stronger resume come National Tournament selection time.


UMaine-Machias CLIPPERS

2012 Record 2-2
Head Coach Danny Mariscal (1st Season)
 Last Game LOSS vs. Thomas College, 4-1, on 9-9-12
 Affiliation USCAA
 Conference Yankee Conference
 About the Clippers

The Clippers have only played one road game so far this season, a 4-0 win over Unity.

While Machias has new players and a new coach, they are led by a couple of holdovers: goalkeeper Luis Herrera is back between the pipes and least year's top scorer Stefon Zalucky is back as well.