GAME RECAP • 10/1/2014
WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL vs. UNIVERSITY OF MAINE PRESQUE ISLE
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In Presque Isle, history was made as the women’s volleyball team eclipsed the school record of 13 victories tonight by winning two at UMPI, bringing their record to an impressive 14-3 on the season. Meanwhile, in Fort Kent, it was a battle of the last two unbeaten teams in USCAA men’s soccer, but after Wednesday afternoons battle there was only one left standing. UMFK, now 11-0, crushed University of Maine Machias, 8-0.
Sophomore Ben Kluvers started the scoring in the 13th minute for the Bengals and they cruised from there. Senior Kennard Brown had a hat trick, with 2 in the first and was able to complete it in the 52nd minute. Senior Willie Monthe added two goals, Sophomore Ross Downie scored his first of the season in the 2nd half, and Freshman James William Hone-Blanchett added a late goal in the 87th minute.
Sophomore keeper Jamie Cleland was solid in goal, picking up his 6th win of the season, by saving the only shot on goal he faced.
Men’s soccer will travel to Prince Edward Island for a match at Holland College on Sunday October 5th.
The UMFK women’s volleyball team is in the midst of the most successful year the program has ever seen. Led by seven Californians, the Bengals have already surpassed last season’s record win total of 13. With at least 11 more matches guaranteed, UMFK will try to hit the 20 win mark.
The Bengals started slow in the first match but only improved and took it in straight sets, 25-18, 25-13, and 25-16. Junior Tiara Nolen led the charge with 9 kills and 5 service aces. Nolen is currently fourth in the country in total aces. The second match also went in straight sets, 25-9, 25-13, and 25-19. It was Nolen again leading UMFK this time with 7 kills and 6 aces. Senior Jessekah McCorkle had a combined 37 assists in the two matches, currently sitting at eighth place in the USCAA ranks.