The UMaine Fort Kent soccer teams open defense of their USCAA national championships today down in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

The USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association) is an organization designed for small colleges across the country to participate in national championships in several sports.

UMFK is a four-time defending national champ in women's soccer. The men's team is the reigning two-time champion.

Pool play begins today. Pool winners move to the semi-final round Sunday and the championship games are set for Monday at noon and 2:30pm.

USCAA Women's Soccer:   #1 UMFK 5    #8 NHTI  0     Final / 1st game Pool Play (Bengals senior Sherifatu Sumaila scored four goals...UMFK plays Cincinnati Claremont at 12:15pm Friday in the second pool play game.)

USCAA Men's Soccer:   #2 UMFK  4     #7 Illinois Tech  0    Final / 1st game Pool Play