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UMFK Bengals have a successful weekend

September 26, 2005

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The Men's Soccer team celebrates after winning the Potato Barrel Classic rivarly against University of Maine at Presque Isle


The University of Maine at Fort Kent Bengals won the annual Potato Barrel soccer game 2-1 last Saturday, September 24, over the host University of Maine at Presque Isle Owls.

Jules Bodo of Yaounde, Cameroon and Miguel Gomez of De Tenefife, Spain, each scored a goal as the Bengals avenged an earlier season loss to the Owls. Jaime Rodriquez from Madrid, Spain assisted on both goals for 2-3-1 UMFK.

The lone goal for UMPI was scored by Travis Parent from a Patrick Rogers corner kick.

Keeper Nick Thibodeau, from St. Francis, Maine stopped eight shots for the Bengals while Scott Clenchy had seven saves for the Owls.

Both teams had nine shots on goal.

The Lady Bengals improved their soccer record to 3-3-1 last weekend with wins over the University of Maine at Presque Isle and Unity College.

In Saturday's game at UMPI, the Lady Bengals blanked the Owls 1-0 on Maria William's of Bath, Maine unassisted goal late in the first half.

Goalkeeper Heather Hartman, of Fort Kent, recorded the shutout by stopping all 23 shots taken by the Owls. Johanna Bubar had 11 saves on 12 Bengal shots.

Coach Lucas Levesque's UMFK Bengals traveled to Unity College on Sunday, September 25, and scored a 6-2 win over the Rams.

Mindy Watson, from Oakfied, Maine kicked in three goals for a hat trick to lead the Bengals. Maria Williams booted in a pair of goals and Amber Nadeau of Fort Kent added a goal for UMFK who led 1-0 at the halftime break. Karla Berman scored the two Unity goals.

Goalie Whitney Zettergren, from Bridgewater, Maine had six saves for UMFK and Unity's Annie Carter had 13 saves.

The Bengals led in shots on goal 24-12.