Bengals notch loss, play in Fort Kent Saturday

SYDNEY, Nova Scotia — The University of Maine at Fort Kent men’s soccer team was shut out Monday afternoon in what was their first loss of the regular season. The loss came at the hands of the Cape Breton University Capers, who notched three goals on the scoreboard to do away with the Bengals.

Although both teams were scoreless at halftime, the home field advantage for the Capers prevailed in the second half as they scored an early goal only three minutes into the second half. Another goal came at the 58th minute, and a final goal sealed the deal for Cape Breton in the 83rd minute.

The Bengals struggled offensively and were only able to attempt three shots on goal throughout the match.

On Friday afternoon, the Bengals took one from the St. Thomas University Tommies in a home match, pouncing on the Tommies early in the game as Travar McCollah scored a goal that bounced off the crossbar and just over the outstretched arms of the St. Thomas keeper.

The rest of the match was full of back-and-forth action. The Bengals shared the ball well throughout the remainder of the first half and into the second half, though were unable to score. It was not until the 72nd minute that Shawn Genus was able to extend the lead with a goal, on an assist from Travar McCollah. Luke Wentland, a newcomer to the Bengals roster this season, added a goal late to seal the deal for the home team.

The Bengals now sit with a record of 2-1-1 and will look to turn things around as they return to Fort Kent for a home match against Berkeley College of New York on Saturday, Sept. 8.

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