Gameday Preview: UMPI at St. Thomas (Canada)

Game Women's Soccer:  UMPI Owls at St. Thomas Tommies 
Time 4:00pm Thursday, September 6th
Location Fredricton, New Brunswick, Canada
Last Meeting 1st Meeting

 

University of Maine-Presque Isle OWLS

2012 Record 1-0
Head Coach Trevor Parent (1st Season)
Last Game WIN 7-2 at Vermont Tech (9-1-12)
Affiliation NCAA Division III & USCAA
Conference Association of NCAA Division III Independents
About the Owls

The Owls got their season off to a victorious start last weekend with a 7-2 win at Vermont Tech.   It was the first game of the season for both teams and the result gave new UMPI head coach Trevor Parent his first win. 

Lainey Herring (Sr./Houlton, ME) scored three times to lead UMPI.

The Owls will play Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday this weekend including their first of only four home contests this season on Sunday when UMaine-Augusta being in town.  With matches in Presque Isle being a rare commodity this season, the Owls will need to take advantage of the ones they do have.  

Before they can worry about that though, they'll have to focus on one game at a time, starting with the Tommies of St. Thomas tonight in Canada.  With Herring leading the scoring brigade and experience between the posts in goalkeeper Taylor Ussery (Sr./La Verne, CA) expect the Owls to be able to focus on one game at a time.

 

St. Thomas TOMMIES

2012 Record 0-0
Head Coach MacKay Singh (5th Year)
 Last Game  WIN 6-0 vs. Dalhousie (Exhibition)
 Affiliation Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association
 Conference Atlantic Colleges Athletic Association
 About the Tommies

STU women's soccer team enters 2012 in search of their first Atlantic Colleges Athletic Association (ACAA) championship berth in 13 years.

Head coach MacKay Singh has taken a different approach to training camp this season with a philosophy of all girls all the time.

"We ran two a day's all week and also went to the beach at one point," said Singh. "The reason I did this was to make sure the girls bonded early and it worked well."

This year's squad is a young one. They've been going through a considerable rebuild with eight new players joining last year and eight others joining the roster this season.

The Tommies have struggled in years past but showed positive growth last season, competing to the final day of the season for a playoff spot.