October 20, 2012

Undefeated Fort Kent Defeats Owls; 8-3

(PRESQUE ISLE, ME) -- Katherine Ferland bookended four UMaine-Fort Kent first half goals to give the Bengals women's soccer team a 4-0 halftime advantage and eventually an 8-3 win over host University of Maine-Presque Isle on Saturday.

UMFK is now 14-0 on the season and ranked #1 in the USCAA Coaches' Poll.  The Bengals are two-time defending USCAA National Champions.

On a rainy and windy late-October day in Presque Isle, the Owls were trying to avenge a 9-1 loss earlier in the season at Fort Kent.  And while 1st year head coach Trevor Parent's squad showed it was up for a physical battle in adverse conditions, Fort Kent proved to be too strong spending much of the afternoon on UMPI's end of the field and firing off 30 shots at goalkeeper Taylor Ussery (Sr./La Verne, CA).

After trailing 4-0 at halftime, the Owls were able to put 3 shots past Bengals' keeper Liz Morneault.  Kallie Pelletier (So./Madawaska, ME) pulled UMPI to within 4-1 in the 47th minute.  UMFK would score the next four goals before UMPI finished out the day with goals from Audra Kirk (So./Limestone, ME)  and Lainey Herring (Sr./Houlton, ME).

The match was the last of the 2012 campaign for the Owls.  They finish the season 5-10.  During pregame, the Owls honored six seniors playing for the last time for UMPI:  Kellie Peers (Sr./Caswell, ME), Herring, Ussery, Elizabeth Keagan (Sr./Amherst, Nova Scotia), and Chelsea Beauchemin (So./Adams, ME).