GAME RECAP • 11/6/2014
MEN'S SOCCER vs. WASHINGTON ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY
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Charleston, WV—The University of Maine Fort Kent men’s soccer team got their bid for a USCAA national championship off to a winning start, defeating #9 seed Washington Adventist, 5-1. UMFK is looking to get back to the National Championship game and take it a step further and bring the trophy back to Northern Maine.
The 2014 USCAA Player of the Year and 1st team All-American, sophomore Ben Kluvers struck first for the Bengals in the 7th minute as Jamie Reid corralled a Kluvers shot on goal at the top of the box, fed Ross Downie on the left flank who crossed it perfectly onto Kluvers head for the first goal.
It was all Bengals from there as Milton Christopher added a first half goal as Kyle Robin’s free kick was wrapped beautifully around the Washington Adventist wall and found the right foot of Christopher’s in the 17th minute. Senior “super sub” came off the bench to add the first of his two goals in the 41st minute after taking a marvelous left footed cross from Kluvers and headed it past keeper Jordhon Horelien.
Washington Adventist did get on the scoreboard when Emmanuel Ajayi headed the ball past keeper Akheim Forbes in the 22nd minute from a corner kick. Forbes otherwise was perfect in the net saving the other three shots on goal he faced as he went the full 90’ in the net.
The second half was a typical one for the Bengals as they were flawless in the back and were able to add two more goals to the final tally. Monthe added his 23rd goal in the 47th minute as this time Monthe was there to rebound a Kluvers shot after a great save by Horelien. James William Hone-Blanchett added an insurance goal in the 87th minute to close the scoring for the night. Stefan Petricevic hustled all the way across the field to track down the ball and then crossed it into the box where Hone-Blanchett put it away.
The Bengals will play their semifinal match against #4 seed Concordia-Alabama at 5:00pm tomorrow evening.