Soccer - men 2015: UMaine-Farmington

Posted by: MBR on Sun Oct 11th, 2015 7:53 am
Beavers Hold the Spartans to Lowest Goal Tally in Three NAC GamesFARMINGTON, Maine – The University of Maine at Farmington (3-6-2, 1-3-1) men's soccer team held Castleton University (9-3-1, 5-0-0) to its lowest goal total in the last three conference games with a 3-0 shutout loss on Saturday at Leib Field.The Spartans, who sit at the top of the North Atlantic Conference standings at the moment, took the lead in the 15th minute when Solo Felekeni dished a pass through the Beavers' defense and Jake Tietgens lined a shot for his eighth goal of the season.Castleton doubled its lead nearly ten minutes later as Paul Phillips struck a pass into the box and Derek Blouin jumped up and headed in the second goal of the contest.Late in the second half, Tayoung Nuyepga (Framingham, Mass./Framingham) made a critical defensive save for UMF to keep the game locked at 2-0. When Thomas Kirk got past UMF keeper Matt Wilson (Hamden, Conn./Hamden), Kirk took a shot on the far right of the goal and Nuyepga came in at the last moment to deflect it away.Blake Hart added third goal of the game for Castleton shortly into the second half. Hart fired a shot on goal and Wilson's deflection was not enough to stop the shot from landing in the back of the net.Wilson saved three shots in the game as the Beavers only allowed six shots on goal. Amir Pasic earned his sixth shutout victory of the season for the Spartans. ... 1010qe4549
Posted by: MBR on Mon Oct 12th, 2015 6:59 am
Achekh Charts UMF’s First Hat Trick Since 2010FARMINGTON, Maine – Ibrahim Achekh (Aboudeia, Chad/Lewiston) recorded a hat trick in the second half to guide the University of Maine at Farmington (4-6-2, 2-3-1) men's soccer team to an, 8-1, North Atlantic Conference victory over Green Mountain College (0-12-0, 0-5-0) on Sunday afternoon.The opening half only saw one goal scored and it came from a Luke Sterling (Auburn, Maine/Edward Little) throw-in. Sterling stood next to the Eagles' bench and the freshman launched a flip-throw on goal and as Green Mountain keeper Samuel Nichols tried to save it, the ball deflected off his hands into the back of the net.Sterling also assisted UMF's second goal early in the second half. Sterling dished a cross in the box to Yusuf Yama (Goma, Congo/Portland), who lined a grounder into the right side of the net.Achekh recorded his hat trick in a five-minute span to blow the game open. Sterling added another assist by passing through the Eagles' defense for the breakaway and Achekh chipped his shot over Nichols. Yama assisted Achekh's next two goals, including an attempt to score his second goal of the contest but after a deflected save, Achekh booted in the rebound to give UMF a 5-0 advantage. Achekh's hat trick was the first by a UMF player since Jordan Hale accomplished the feat in a 7-0 win over Unity College on September 28, 2010.UMF also had a pair of first-career goals later in the second half. Luke Dwornik (Newark, Del./ Cab Calloway School of the Arts) tallied his first goal as a Beaver after the assist from Ryan Fairbanks (Lisbon Falls, Maine/Lisbon). Dwornik found an opening in the Eagles' defense and Fairbanks lined a pass to the freshman and Dwornik scored the breakaway goal. Dwornik set up fellow freshman Tyler Caswell (Weare, N.H./John Stark) for the seventh goal of the game for UMF in the 80th minute. Dwornik launched a cross from the corner of the box to Caswell, who trapped the pass and sent a laser into the back of the net. Victor Gollub ruined the shutout for the Beavers and got Green Mountain on the scoreboard in the 83rd minute. After UMF saved a pair of shots, Gollub took a shot on goal that deflected off a UMF defender and into the top right corner of the net.Henry Ametti (Skowhegan, Maine/Skowhegan) gave UMF its final margin of victory in the 85th minute off a free kick. Ametti stood just beyond the Beavers' bench and his bending shot hooked into the left side of the net for his second goal of the season.Matt Wilson (Hamden, Conn./Hamden) earned the win with four saves for the Beavers and Chris Roberts (Arundel, Maine/Thornton Academy) saved one shot in a second half relief appearance.UMaine-Farmington will host Thomas College on Wednesday at 3:15 p.m. ... 1011pwspsq
Posted by: MBR on Thu Oct 15th, 2015 7:15 am
A Strong Second Half Pushes Terriers Past BeaversFARMINGTON, Maine – Thomas College (9-4-0, 5-1-0) tallied three unanswered goals in the second half to sneak past the University of Maine at Farmington (4-7-2, 2-4-1) men's soccer team with a 3-1 North Atlantic Conference win on Wednesday at Leib Field.Uriah Forest-Bulley (Turner Falls, Mass./Turner Falls) pushed the Beavers into the lead in the 20th minute. Luke Sterling (Auburn, Maine/Edward Little) set up the attack with a throw-in near the visitor bench. As Sterling launched a pass into the box, Forest-Bulley leaped up and knocked in the goal with a header.The Terriers wasted very little time with the equalizer. On the opening kickoff in the second half, Willie Clemons sent a through ball to DJ Nickolas, who fired a line drive past UMF keeper Matt Wilson (Hamden, Conn./Hamden) to even the score at one-apiece.Clemmons gave the Terriers the lead in the 77th minute with a successful corner opportunity. After the Beavers defended the initial kick, Clemmons jumped up and booted in his seventh goal of the season while standing next to the left pipe.UMF had one more opportunity with a minute and a half remaining to tie the game with a corner kick, but Thomas' defense held strong. With thirty seconds left, Josh Emard added an insurance goal for the Terriers for the final margin of victory.Wilson nearly had nine saves for the Beavers and Joakim Sternas saved five shots to earn the victory for the Terriers.UMaine-Farmington travels to Daniel Webster on Saturday in non-conference action. ... 1014qpz3fd
Posted by: MBR on Mon Oct 19th, 2015 7:56 am
Beavers Can’t Rebound from Late Second Half Goal by Daniel Webster, Fall 1-0NASHUA, N.H. – A late second half goal gave Daniel Webster College (12-3) a 1-0 non-conference win over the University of Maine at Farmington (4-8-2) men's soccer team on Saturday afternoon at Eagle Field.Marcus Vieira Filho scored the game's only goal in the 59th minute. Filho's eventual game-winner came off an Ian Hutchinson pass play and Filho sent a low rocket to the right back post for his team-leading eighth goal of the season.Despite the low score, the Beavers' defense was busy all afternoon as the Eagles fired 36 shots their way.Goalie Matt Wilson set a career-high with 13 saves and kept his composure by only surrendering the one goal.UMaine-Farmington returns to conference play on Tuesday at Husson. ... 1017u839lk
Posted by: MBR on Wed Oct 21st, 2015 9:21 am
Dwornik's Game-Winner Gives UMF a Win over Husson After Epic BattleBANGOR, Maine – University of Maine at Farmington (5-8-2, 3-4-1) men's soccer freshman Luke Dwornik chipped in the game-winning goal in the final seconds to lift the Beavers to a 1-0 shutout victory over Husson University (7-5-1, 4-3) on Tuesday evening under the primetime lights of Boucher Field.With less than a minute remaining, UMF keeper Matt Wilson (Hamden, Conn./Hamden) lined a free kick to set up the offense. The kick was defended by Husson, but Tayoung Nuyepga (Framingham, Mass./Framingham) was able to control the ball after Husson knocked it away.Nuyepga volleyed a pass into the box where Luke Dwornik (Newark, Del./Cab Calloway School of the Arts) slid and chipped a shot over Husson keeper Steven Paquette.The victory snapped a four-game skid against Husson dating back to 2010.Wilson came up big for the Beavers in net with a dozen saves.UMaine-Farmington will wrap up the regular season on Saturday against Lyndon State at 2:30 p.m. ... 1020xx0i2d
Posted by: MBR on Fri Oct 23rd, 2015 7:12 am
USM Silences UMF in Non-Conference FinaleDEERING, Maine – The University of Maine at Farmington (5-9-2) men's soccer team wrapped up non-conference play on Thursday night with a 2-0 shutout loss to the University of Southern Maine (2-11-1) at Deering High School.The Huskies landed the first blow only two minutes into the game. Ahmed Adnan sent a cross from the right wing and Jay McStowe jumped up and landed the header from about 15 yards out.The lone goal stood until the Huskies added to their scoreboard total with five minutes and change remaining in the game. After USM took a corner kick, Adnan recorded another assist after he landed a cross from the left wing to Justin Pierce, who just got a body on the ball for the goal.In his first-career appearance in net, Chandler Bridge saved a pair of shots for the Beavers.UMaine-Farmington wraps up the regular season on Saturday at home versus Lyndon State. ... 1022xcqhyz
Posted by: MBR on Sun Oct 25th, 2015 8:56 am
Senior Day Battle Between UMF and Lyndon Ends in Double Overtime DrawFARMINGTON, Maine – The University of Maine at Farmington (5-9-3, 3-4-2) drew its third double overtime game of the season on Saturday with a scoreless tie against Lyndon State College (2-13-1, 1-7-1) in North Atlantic Conference action.The Beavers outshot the Hornets, 31-14, in the contest. UMF had prime scoring chances in the second half from Yusuf Yama (Goma, Congo/Portland) and Ibrahim Achekh (Aboudeia, Chad/Lewiston), but both of their shots sailed past the goal post.In the first overtime period, UMF was on the attack for the entire ten minutes with five total shots and did not surrender one in return.The roles were reversed in the final overtime session. With six minutes remaining, Lyndon fired two shots, which resulted in a UMF save and then a block, and also had another scoring opportunity immediately following with a corner kick but the shot flew wide.Chris Roberts (Arundel, Maine/Saco Academy) and Matt Wilson (Hamden, Conn./Hamden) split time during the shutout with Roberts saving a shot and Wilson stopping a pair. Lyndon's keeper Matt LeClair had a busy afternoon with 15 saves.UMaine-Farmington will have to wait until Sunday to hear its playoff fate when North Atlantic Conference office will announce the pairings. ... 1024qgg2xu
Posted by: MBR on Mon Nov 2nd, 2015 7:55 am
Yama Guides UMF to Upset at Colby-Sawyer in Double OvertimeNEW LONDON, N.H. - University of Maine at Farmington (6-9-3) men's soccer sophomore Yusuf Yama (Goma, Congo/Portland) scored midway through the second overtime period in Sunday's 2-1 North Atlantic Conference quarterfinal win over Colby-Sawyer (11-7). Yama tallied his third game-winning goal of the season when he scored off the right post less than five minutes into double overtime after a failed clear attempt by the Chargers' backline.The contest was scoreless until ten minutes into the second half when Uriah Forest-Bulley (Turner Falls, Mass./Turner Falls) leaped up and knocked in a header. Zach Sathasivam (Valley Stream, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial) set up the scoring play on a corner kick. On the boot, Ryan Fairbanks headed a pass to Forest-Bulley, who notched the game's first score. Colby-Sawyer answered back in the 69th minute when Eddie Garcia volleyed a pass off his chest and lined a shot into the left side of the net. Yama ended the game in the 104th minute to advance the Beavers into the NAC semifinals. Matt Wilson (Hamden, Conn./Hamden) recorded ten saves for the Beavers. UMaine-Farmington travels to Castleton University on Wednesday for the NAC semifinal. ... 1101ox5hb0
Posted by: MBR on Thu Nov 5th, 2015 7:12 am
UMF’s Cinderella Story Comes to a Halt at CastletonCASTLETON, Vt. – The No. 2 seeded Castleton University (14-5-1) eliminated the No. 6 seeded University of Maine at Farmington (6-10-3) men's soccer team with a 4-1 win in the North Atlantic Conference semifinal matchup on Wednesday afternoon.The Spartans produced four first half goals with Jake Tietgens recording a hat trick. Tietgens scored the first two goals of the contest in the sixth minute and then added a penalty kick in the 14th minute. Blake Hart tallied a goal in the 20th minute with a strike from the left side of the box and then five minutes later, Tietgens notched the Spartans' final score of the contest. ... 1104nwgqj6