Bennington, Vt. – UMaine Farmington men's soccer team rallies past Southern Vt. at the LINAO Mountaineer Invitational by a score of 3-0 on Sunday afternoon on Everett Field.
Head coach, Nathan Kronewetter said "It's always nice to rebound and perform as a team after a tough result and following a day full of adversity. Today shows a lot about the character the team possesses. Even when there are many different areas for development and growth, the guys showed something today that should translate toward more success moving forward."
IN THE BOX
- The Beavers outshot southern Vt. 18-12 while making nine saves to Southern Vermont's eight.
- UMF took a total of 11 corner kicks while also committing 11 fouls.
- Southern Vt. took two corner kicks and had seven fouls.
- Each team had a yellow card, Dan Bernier of UMF and Jared Lacoste of Southern Vt.
"Very happy to see the boys play with a little grit and fighting spirit. Now the next step is to secure our defending and limit the amount of chances we are giving up. Additionally, we will focus on limiting our unforces turnovers and play a bit more to the feet." Said coach Kronewetter.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Beavers took the opening 20 minutes till they scored their first goal off the foot of Jake Heimlich after he found the loose ball in the box.
With about seven minutes to go in the first half, the Beavers found the back of the net a second time when James Pelletier scored after finding the ball in a scramble in the box.
The Beavers goalie Matt Wilson made a total of nine saves on the day with a big one coming in the second half. Matthew Hatch took a wide open shot at the 79:49-minute mark, but Wilson made the save and sent it over the cross bar.
The Beavers will be back in action Wednesday as they travel to Saint Joseph's College of Maine.
Coach said, "Splitting an early tournament on the road and being 2-1 on the season, not a bad thing."