Presque Isle, ME – The University of Maine at Presque Isle women's soccer team hosted North Atlantic Conference opponent Thomas College. The Terriers left Presque Isle with an overtime win after a 0-0 finish at the end of regulation. Thomas finished the game with 21 shots to the Owls 9.
Early on, the Owls put pressure on the Terriers defense with the majority of the first 20 minutes of the match being on the Terriers side of the field. The Terriers defense held up despite three quick shots and a couple of corners in an aggressive five minutes early on. Thomas did not stay on the defensive very long as they spent the remainder of the second half on the offensive end. First half ending 0-0, Thomas led with seven shots to the Owls three.
Another back and forth second half, Malyssa Kubik (So. Seymour, CT) led the Owls in goal finishing with 13 saves in regulation seven of which were in the second half. Just before the end of regulation, the Terriers were on the aggressive with five shots in the final ten minutes of regulation. Coming into overtime the Owls took control early with three shots, two being on goal, in the short five-minute start to overtime. The third shot attempt by junior transfer Amber Chasse (Jr. Ashland, ME) was quickly countered by the Terriers as Nikki Bradstreet took the ball for a number of yards down the field to finish with the first goal of the year.
The talented Owls first year players and new transfers made up of eight of the nine shots in the game. Returner Hannah Nadeau (Jr. Madawaska, ME) finished with one shot attempt while Kassandra Nelson (So. Portage Lake, ME) and Monica McLaughlin (So. Caribou, ME) led the Owls on the defensive end of the field.
The hard fought loss for the Owls will be redeemable next Saturday October 17th at Thomas College. Time is to be determined.