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Gators Season Comes to end with 3-2 Tourney loss to UMPI

Gators Season Comes to end with 3-2 Tourney loss to UMPI

Scarborough, ME - The opening half featured a back and forth between the two teams and a scoreless tie through most of the first half.

The Owls would outshoot Pine Manor and finally break the tie in the 22nd minute when Carla Halvorson (Easton, ME) found the net off of a great centering pass from Sam Nadeau (St. David, ME). Despite UMPI controlling the possession and outshooting Pine Manor 15-7, The Gators' leading scorer would tie the game near the end of the half. Cassie Cavender would drill a shot into the net in the 43rd minute, sending the game to break in a tie.

The Owls would open the second half with a couple of opportunities. UMPI would capitalize and Halvorson would set up Deliah Schreiber (Liston, ME) would fire a shot in the lower left corner of the net.

The Gators would answer after a hard shot right on goal was denied, Pine Manor would keep the momentum. In the 54th minute Marcella Martinez's would allude the Owl keeper and roll into the net to tie the game once again.

The back and forth affair would see the Owls would grab the lead again in the 76th minute as Nadeau would blast a shot from deep, and place it beautifully over the outstretched hands of the Gator keeper, putting UMPI up 3-2. It would prove to be a game winning goal as the Owls would fend off the efforts of Pine Manor to advance to the finals on Sunday.

The loss eliminates Pine Manor from the tournament. UMPI will meet the #1 seed SUNY Canton at 1 PM Sunday afternoon. The winner of that matchup will be named the ACAA Champion.