Presque Isle, Maine – Steve Babineau, a former UMPI all-conference soccer star, brought a hungry squad of athletes to northern Maine to tangle against his former school. Babineau, now in his fourth year as head coach of the Saint Joseph College Monks (SJC), traveled to Presque Isle with a 0-2-1 record, but the record is awfully deceiving, as both losses came to traditionally strong programs (Roger Williams 3-1, Thomas College 3-2), each of which participated in the 2012 NCAA National Championship Tournament.
The first half saw an attacking Monk offense stopped time and time again by Keeper Caleb Bragg-Grady (Whitefield, ME). Thanks to Bragg-Grady's impressive efforts, the score was tied 0-0 at the half. In all, the Monks outshot UMPI 28-2 in the first 45 minutes of play. Bragg-Grady would finish the match with 19 saves for the match.
Twelve minutes into the second half SJC forward Kyle Shangraw broke through the Owl back line and put home the first goal of the match. The Monks would score 3 more times including a last second goal that would touch the back of the net as time expired to end the match at 4-0.
UMPI travels to UM-Farmington for a match Monday and returns home to battle with Maine Maritime on Saturday, September 14 at 2pm.