WELCOME BACK HEALY...JUNIOR NETS WALKOFF IN FIRST ACTION OF SEASON

WELCOME BACK HEALY...JUNIOR NETS WALKOFF IN FIRST ACTION OF SEASON

Farmington, Maine --  The Maine-Presque Isle Owls went to overtime to defeat UMaine-Farmington 2-1 Saturday afternoon at Prescott Field.

The match went into halftime without a score registered for either squad, but at 48:49 the Beavers saw a penalty kick from Jordan Luks soar above the cross bar.  The match would stay knotted at 0-0 for more than 15 minutes of action before UMF would strike at the 62 minute mark.  Junior Uriah Forest-Bulley gave the Beavers the first lead of the match, with a header off a throw-in that went just past the out stretched arms of Owl keeper Caleb Bragg-Grady.

Presque Isle tied the game in the 77th minute when freshman Solomon Fast scored his first collegiate goal in front of the goal through a cluster of Beaver defenders. Erik Gumaer sent a cross from the right side to Fast, who was sitting in a sea of maroon of white, and he booted the shot into the bottom right side of the goal.

It took 2013 USCAA All-American Derek Healy only 77 seconds into overtime to make his presence felt in his first match back from a pre-season ankle injury.   Playing in his first game of the year, Healy found himself one-on-one with UMF keeper Matt Wilson.  Healy lined a shot into the bottom left corner of the goal to give UMPI the walk-off win.

Matt Wilson recorded four saves in his second career start for UMF. Bragg-Grady saved seven shots for the Owls.

The Owls will next travel to Boston to play Pine Manor on Friday and Fisher College on Saturday.