ASHEVILLE, N.C. — The University of Maine-Fort Kent men’s and women’s soccer teams advanced to the semifinal round of the USCAA National Championships with victories Thursday.
The top-seeded UMFK men beat Warren-Wilson College 10-2 while the top-seeded UMFK women also beat Warren-Wilson 4-0.
In the men’s game, the Bengals scored in bunches to roll to the victory.
The Bengals advance to the semifinals where they will play fifth-seeded Lindenwood University-Belleville Friday.
Phathizwe Sacolo and Wilfred Monthe each notched a hat trick for the Bengals and Jermaine West added a goal and chipped in an assist. Jamie De Abreu, George Oliver, Kendrick McLeod, Abdel Renane, and Victor Gollub each tallied a goal and Lincoln Bressor contributed an assist.
David Girouard and Bryan Plaseczny combined to make 2 saves on 11 shots for the Bengals. David Francis made 8 saves on 37 shots for Warren-Wilson College.
In the women’s game, the Bengals scored one minute into the game and rolled to the victory.
The Bengals will face fifth-seeded Marygrove in the semifinal round.
Jenn Colpitts scored the first goal for the Bengals and Jamie Pelletier chipped in a goal. Donika Perriera netted two goals as she turned in a strong performance.
Sydney Proctor made 1 save on 1 shot for the University of Maine at Fort Kent. Kendra Orians made 19 saves on 36 shots for Warren-Wilson College.
Ohio MU 5, UMM 0
At Asheville, NC, Ohio Midwestern University relied on a big second half from Sydney Kurz as it blanked the University of Maine at Machias 5-0 in the USCAA National Tourney.
Kurz flew out of the gate after intermission as she netted four goals, all in the second half, for Ohio Midwestern University. Kara McClain scored the game winning goal and Marcela Salum pitched in an assist.
Stacey Shuckman made 5 saves on 10 shots for Ohio Widwestern. Stephanie Wunderlay made 11 saves on 22 shots and Rebecca Young played 23:00 and made 0 saves on 0 shots for the University of Maine at Machias.
St. Joseph’s 4, Emmanuel 1Men’s Soccer
At Standish, second-seeded Saint Joseph’s mounted an impressive offensive attack Thursday as the Monks earned the 4-1 victory in a GNAC semifinal.
Saint Joseph’s advanced to the GNAC finals with the win over sixth-seeded Emmanuel College.
Zach Johnson netted a goal and chipped in an assist for the Monks and Ross Suleski, Mike Sanfilippo, and Nick Lemieux each pitched in goals. Zak Hollingstead and Alex Day each notched assists.
Johnson’s goal is his 18th on the season, tying him for the single season school record set by Jesse Beers.
Danny Richman buried a goal for Emmanuel.
Kenny Grade made 5 saves on 18 shots for 13-5 St. Joseph’s. Garrett Charette made 7 saves on 17 shots for Emmanuel.