Gameday Preview: UMPI at UMaine-Fort Kent
|Game||Women's Soccer: UMPI Owls at UMaine-Fort Kent Bengals|
|Time||12:00pm Thursday, September 6th|
|Location||Fort Kent, ME|
|Last Meeting||September 24th, 2011 UMFK def. UMPI, 6-1|
|Broadcast||Game will be streamed online here beginning 10 minutes before start|
University of Maine-Presque Isle OWLS
|Head Coach||Trevor Parent (1st Season)|
|Last Game||LOSS, 2-1 at St. Thomas University (9-6-12)|
|Affiliation||NCAA Division III & USCAA|
|Conference||Association of NCAA Division III Independents|
|About the Owls||
A busy first week schedule cleared up a little for the Owls this weekend when it was announced Friday that a match with UMaine-Augusta scheduled for Sunday will be postponed until later in the season. That leaves UMPI's sole focus for the weekend on regaining the "Potato Barrel" from UMFK, a trophy the two teams play for every season.
Last season it was the Bengals, who were ranked #1 in the USCAA at the time, coming to Presque Isle in September and earning a 6-1 victory over the Owls. That was to be the last time UMPI would lose in 2011 as they ran off wins in their final 6 contests.
UMPI is coming off their first loss of the season, a 2-1 decision at St. Thomas University (Canada).
Lainey Herring (Sr./Houlton, ME) scored the team's only goal and has 4 tallies already this young season.
UMaine-Fort Kent BENGALS
|Head Coach||Lucas Levesque (9th Season)|
|Last Game||WIN 2-1 OT win at Daemon (NY) College|
|About the Tommies||
Coach Levesque is now in his ninth season at the helm of the UMFK Lady Bengals Soccer Team. The team is coming off back-to-back USCAA National Championships and head into the season winners of 31 of their previous 32 matches. With a strong core group of players returning, the team has high expectations for the season in hopes of making another successful run to a championship.
The Bengals are off to a strong start in 2012 earning wins over University of New Brunswick, Sheridan College, and Daemon College.