UNITY, ME - The UMPI Women's Soccer team go the season off on the right foot with a 2-1 victory against Unity College on Tuesday.
Despite having their chances, UMPI ended up playing the first half to a draw against the Rams. The Owls turned up the pressure the second half and finally netted the first goal of the game. In the 48th minute Janae Libby (SO, Midfielder, Fort Fairfield, ME) drove home a ball on an assist from Sam Nadeau (SO, Striker, St. David, ME). The Rams would answer quickly, as Mariza Gionfriddo (SO, Newington, CT) would score an unassisted goal. From there the Owls attack would take control of the game, keeping the pressure on the Unity squad. The go-ahead goal was scored by junior midfielder Mikaelah Tracy (Houlton, ME) as she curled in a corner kick with time starting to wind down. The Owls would hold on to mark their first win of the young season.
"Great team victory against a team that participated in the national tournament last year," said Head Coach Trevor Parent of his team's efforts. "It's a solid result for a mid-week, early season, away match. Our structure and organization was fantastic. There are several unsung heroes in this match. What I can say is we are very proud of each one of our girls today."
The Owls take some time off before returning to the pitch in their home opener on Wednesday, September 9th when they host Maine-Farmington at 2 PM.