In the men’s game, 26 fouls were whistled in a rough, physical game. The Bengals dominated play, but Machias never quit. UMFK scored two goals in the first 11 minutes and that would prove to be enough. The first, Ryan Merckel, in his first career start for the Bengals, received a chip pass inside the box that he then chipped over to Odean Irons who put the ball away. Three minutes later, Rodney Witter came flying in to head a Stuart Conway corner kick to the back of the net.
Machias would get a ball past the normally, stingy Bengal defense and Lorenzo Segura was able to rebound his initial shot, which hit off the post and put it home. Ben Kluvers added a late goal in the second half for UMFK.
Butch Forbes made two saves for the win.