Women's Soccer's Season Draws to an End

Women's Soccer's Season Draws to an End

PRESQUE ISLE, ME – The University of Maine at Fort Kent controlled the game from the outset, connecting on nine goals and shutting out the Owls.

The Bengals scored two goals before four minutes had even ticked off the clock, and the University of Maine at Presque Isle never had much of an opportunity to get into the game.  The USCAA number 1 ranked Fort Kent squad controlled possession throughout, outshooting the Owls 40-8 on the day.  Seven different players scored on the day for the Bengals, illustrating just how deep and talented the team is.  Allie Lopez (SO, Kingfield, ME) collected 14 saves in the effort.

Three Owls took the field for their last game on Saturday.  Bethany Heald (JR, Enfield, ME) is planning on taking advantage of the UMPI's International Exchange Program and plans to finish her English degree next year in the UK.  Abi Riitano (SR, Abbot, ME) will graduate this spring with a major in Biology and plans to attend medical school next fall.  Mikaelah Tracy (JR, Houlton, ME) will graduate with her Physcal Therapist Assistant degree this spring.  "I just want to thank Bethany, Mik, and Abi for their contributions during their career here," said Head Coach Trevor Parent.  "Their hard work and dedication have made them fun to coach and valuable members of the program.  They will be missed."

The game wrapped up the regular season schedule for UMPI.  They finish the season 5-9-1, an improvement from a year ago.  The season looked to be a promising one early, as the Owls went 3-2-1 in their first six games, despite a challenging schedule.  Sophomore Sam Nadeau (St. David, ME) received AD3I player of the week honors for the week ending September 20th, and things seemed to be clicking for the Owls.  An injury to Nadeau would change the fate of the 2015 season, as an ankle injury would keep the Owls most potent offensive threat sidelines for several weeks.  Although she was able to return to the field, Nadeau was never 100%, and the Owls faltered down the stretch winning just two of their nine remaining games.