by the Beacon Sports Staff
Since the last Beacon the wom-en and men’s soccer squads have secured six wins and one tie. The women’s squad took on Yankee Small College Conference rival New Hampshire Technical College in Concord on September 18th, battling the Lynx to a 1-1 tie that lasted through two extra play periods.
Entering the contest, both the Lynx and the SeaWolves were undefeated, as the Wolves had allowed one goal to date and the Lynx had held their opponents from finding the back of the net. It would only take the Lynx seven minutes to score the con- test’s first goal of the match as NHTI’s Maura Hart ruffled the netting for the Lynx. A rare Lynx miscue on the defensive side of the pitch would lead to the SeaWolves goal as Logan Pray would anticipate the Lynx clearing kick setting up a one-on-one showdown knotting the score at one all.
The contest would stay equalized at one a piece for the remainder of the first half, second half and two extra periods.
Head coach Ethan Wells would comment after the game that: “Today lived up to what it was supposed to be. These are the games you look forward to as a player and get up for. What a fun rivalry in the making, both teams respect each other and play hard.” SMCC outshot NHTI 21 to 17, landing 15 on goal. SMCC’s first year goalkeeper, Calley Baker turned away eight shots in 110 minutes of work.
Since the tie with NHTI, the Lady SeaWolves would defeat Central Maine Community College (2-0) and win on the road against the Community College of Rhode Island (2-0).
The Wolves would fall to Bryant & Stratton-Syracuse (3-1) this past Sunday in a non-conference match up. After spotting Bryant & Stratton a three-goal lead, Callie O’Brien would collect SMCC’s lone goal at the 42:35 mark. O’Brien leads the Lady SeaWolves offense with 9 goals and 1 assist.
On the Men’s side of the pitch, SMCC would follow the Lady’s double overtime draw by besting NHTI 4-nil. The win would be the fifth one in a row for the men Wolves, as well as notice to the defending YSCC champions that there’s a new face in town.
The Wolves didn’t waste any time getting on the board as first-year Mohamed Matan found the back of the net at the 6:24 mark. A half an hour later, Matan would find the back of the net again after controlling a pass from striker Keto Tchiputo. The goals would be the sixth and seventh for Matan.
SeaWolf Joel Musese would pad the lead to three seven minutes into the second half, as center back Hussein Hassan would redirect a corner kick with his head to round out the scoring for the SeaWolves.
Head coach Brian Dougher would state after 90 minutes of play, “After a late arrival and a quick warm-up, we did a great job to play from the kickoff. At this point in the season, we’ve nearly reached our goal total from last season while logging another clean sheet. We’re trending in the right direction—Friday will be another test.”
The men SeaWolves would follow the win in Concord with wins against Bridgton Academy (3-1), Hampshire College (10-0), and the Community College of Rhode Island (2-0).
The Lady SeaWolves travel to Massasoit Community College on October 6th and then to Unity College on the 10th before returning home for two games against the University of Maine-Ma- chias on the 12th and Central Maine Community College on the 15th.
On the men’s side of the pitch, the SeaWolves travel to Unity College on October 2nd, and then to Massasoit Community College on the 5th before return- ing home for matches against Bowdoin’s JV squad on the 8th, the University of Maine-Machias on the 12th and Central Maine Community College on the 14th.
Both squads will play a Yankee Small College Conference play-in game for a spot in the YSCC Final Four Championships in Concord on the 26th.