Owls Get Buried in the Second Half

Owls Get Buried in the Second Half

PRESQUE ISLE – The Owls Soccer team took their first loss today, as the Farmington team poured it on at the end, taking the game by a final of 9-1.

The Beavers took the lead early and never looked back as Ashley Gleason (FR, Scarborough, ME) scored the first goal with just over 5 minutes off the clock.  Lydia Roy (FR, Waterville, ME) would find the net, before Gleason knocked in her second, putting the Owls down 3-0 at the half.

The Presque Isle team came out with some energy in the second half and looked as though they were going to make the game interesting.  Just minutes into the half, Janae Libby (SO, Fort Fairlfield, ME) made a nice move to beat her defender and put the Owls on the attack.  A beautiful centering pass was knocked home by Sam Nadeau (SO, St. David, ME) and the Owls were on the board.  They continued to hang tough, and stayed within striking distance at 3-1 for the first portion of that the second half.  The Beavers' Katie Clark (JR, Westbrook, ME) scored a goal in the 60th minute, which opened the flood gates.  Five more goals would pour in over the next five minutes after the Owls defense finally would finally succumb to the constant Farmington barrage.  UMPI would suffer a 9-1 defeat as a result, being outshot 34-8 in the game.

"Some positive, and some obvious pieces that we need to work on as a collective," said Head Coach Trevor Parent of the team's effort today.  "The way we responded coming out of halftime was a great example of what we can do.  If and when we are consistent, we are tough to match up against.  We got away from the process and the score line reflects that.  Kudos to a well-coached UMF side."

The Owls return to action on Friday when they visit Thomas College.  The game is scheduled for a 7 pm start.