Panthers Fall To UMFK

September 13, 2009

The Middlebury men's soccer team played its second game in as many days, as they dropped a 1-0 decision at home to the University of Maine-Fort Kent. The NAIA Division I powerhouse moves to 4-0 on the season, outscoring its opponents by a 16-1 margin. The Panthers drop to 1-1 after a 1-0 win over Tufts on Saturday.

Middlebury had the best chance to score in the first half, as Tyler Macnee broke into the box with some space. He was quickly covered by a defender as his shot was partially deflected as it sailed over the crossbar. The Bengals had a pair of quality opportunities as well, but shots by Jermaine West and Luka Odak were both denied by Middlebury keeper Tim Cahill.

Maine-Fort Kent had a golden chance in the 64th minute, as Keith Williams drove to the goal and was met by Cahill, who stuffed the shot. The Bengals finally broke through at 74:16 as a crossing ball deflected off Williams, right to Jermaine West, who quickly scored with a one-touch to the top of the net.

Middlebury threatened late in the game, as a corner kick by Jake Edwards in the 80th minute hooked towards the net and hit the far post.

Giovanni Sinclair made a pair of saves in goal for UMFK, while Cahill made nine stops for the Panthers.

UMaine-Fort Kent (4-0) vs. Middlebury (1-1)
Date: Sep 13, 2009 Attendance: 125

Goals by period 1 2 Tot
UMaine-Fort Kent.... 0 1 - 1
Middlebury.......... 0 0 - 0

1. 74:16 UMFK Jermaine West (Keith Williams)

Shots: UMaine-Fort Kent 13, Middlebury 3
Saves: UMaine-Fort Kent 2 (Giovanni Sinclair 2), Middlebury 9 (Tim Cahill 9)