Presque Isle, ME – Your University of Maine at Presque Isle Owls played in their North Atlantic Conference home opener today on UMPI's Park Family Field. The match vs University of Maine at Farmington ended with a 4-0 loss for the Owls.
The Owls and Beavers played a back and forth defensive game during the first half. UMF was able to put one in the back of the net, just 20 seconds before the first half time expired. Andrew Longhurst scored the unassisted goal. Longhurst added one more early on in the 53th minute of the game.
The Beavers quickly added another goal by Nick Marshall in the 54th minute. The Owls and Beavers continued to battle on the defensive end. Aric Belanger scored the Beavers final goal at the 77th minute mark.
The Beavers defense held the Owls to four shot attempts, while the Owls goalie, Keith Mank (Fy. Raymond, ME) put on a great performance on the game, despite UMF's impressive second half. Mank had seven saves on the game. The Owls ended the game with four shots on goal.
The Owls will take on University of Maine at Machias tomorrow, Sunday the 15th at 1:00 PM, in their second home match on the season.