The U-Maine Fort Kent women’s soccer team outlasted Daemen College (Amherst, NY) 3-2 in a USCAA match-up from Fort Kent, Maine on Saturday afternoon. UMFK (9-0-0) and Daemen (3-5-0) played their second close contest of the season and will meet again in Fort Kent on Sunday at 11am.
The Lady Bengals defeated Daemen in Amherst, NY 2-1 in overtime back on September 2nd and on Saturday the two teams battled through another tight contest. UMFK held a slight 17-15 edge in overall shots and had a 11-6 discrepancy in shots on goal. Daemen had the advantage in corner kicks 7-3.
The visiting Wildcats got on the board first as Meghan Lipinoga scored off a corner kick in the 21st minute. UMFK would answer in the 37th minute when USCAA points leader Katherine Ferland (Fr., Fwd., Montreal, Quebec) tucked a low shot into the corner of the Daemen net and the teams went into halftime tied at one.
UMFK freshmen Megan Perry (Newport, Maine) knocked home a rebounded off a misplayed ball by Daemen keeper Kayla Hampton just 43 minutes into the second half (45’) as the teams opened in a steady mist of rain. Daemen would answered again with the equalizer in the 68th minute as Alexa Amato beat a UMFK defender and found the back of the net on a low shot past a sprawling keeper Kimika Forbes (Jr., Trinidad & Tobago). Both teams then traded great scoring opportunities hitting a cross bar each in a five minute stretch of intense play. Ferland then scored the eventual game winner off an indirect kick roughly 20yrds out on the top corner of the 18 beating Hampton low to the short corner. Team captain Theresa Biggs (Sr., Cape Town, South Africa) picked up the assist on the well designed set piece for UMFK.
Forbes picked up her ninth win in goal for UMFK as she made four saves on six Daemen shots while Hampton picked up seven saves on 11 UMFK shots in the loss for the Wildcats.