UMFK Wins 2 National Soccer Titles In 1 Day
Make it two USCAA national soccer championships in one day for the University of Maine Fort Kent.The women's team defeated SUNY-ESF 2-0 in the title game. Later in the afternoon the UMFK men beat Bryant & Stratton-Syracuse 4-2 in penalty kicks to claim that championship.
The win completes a 22-0 season for coach Lucas Levesque and his UMFK women's squad.
The Bengals got first half goals from Jennifer Cudjoe and Sherifatu Sumaila. Goalkeeper Peighton Ahlberg stopped all nine shots she faced.
UMFK has now won four straight national titles.
The UMFK men's title run was a bit more interesting. The Bengals lost in the semi-final round to Florida National University. But, the USCAA ruled a forfeiture and allowed UMFK to advance to the championship game. The forfeit came as a result of the Florida National coach being red carded and then had contact with his team.
In Monday's title game, the Bengals and the New York tied 3-3 through regulation and two overtime periods. Then UMFK won the penalty kicks 4-2 and claimed a second straight championship.