By Abbey Randall, Sports Editor
Men’s Cross Country
Finishing fourth out of five teams at the Husson Invitational the men’s cross country showed improvement at the Thomas College Invitational resulting in third out of a total of seven teams. At the Gordon College Pop Crowell Invitational the men’s team finished in the top half with sixth place out of fourteen teams. In their last meet at Bowdoin College Invitational the team finished in seventh place out of ten teams. Sam Leal, senior at UMF, received Rookie of the Week for the North Atlantic Conference for men’s cross country. Leal finished 12th at the Gordon College Pop Crowell Invitational with a total of 155 finishers. In the Bowdoin College Invitational, Leal finished 46th and Joshua Wynne, sophomore at UMF, finished right behind him in 55th place out of 129 finishers. The next meet is on October 19th at Colby College.
With a roster of nine golfers the men’s team has struggled to make it to the top of the results standings in their matches. First invitational was at Bowdoin College and they ranked eleventh out of thirteen teams. The men did much better in the third match at the Sunday River Golf Course, finishing fourth out of eight teams, with a total of 321 points. In the Husson University Invitational the team tied in fourth place out of ten teams with a total of 345 points, not to far behind USM who finished in third with a score of 339. At the St. Joseph’s College John Queenan Invitational the men finished fifth place out of six teams with a score of 353 points. In the Maine Maritime Invitational the team finished seventh out of eight teams.
Record: 5-5-2 overall, 4-1-0 conference
In their conference the women’s soccer team has only lost one game against Colby-Sawyer, giving the team number one in standings for the NAC. Since playing Thomas the women have lost two games against Colby and Colby-Sawyer, and have won one against New England College with a shutout score of 1-0, goal scored by senior Kayla Tuttle. Also, recently tying against University of Southern Maine, 2-2, goals scored by Tuttle and junior, Ava Amador. Next conference game for women’s soccer is against Johnson State on October 19th.