SUNY Canton and Thomas will Play for the 2018 Men's Soccer Championship
No. 5 SUNY Canton and No. 2 Thomas will play for the 2018 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Men's Soccer Championship Sunday, November 4 at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, Maine. Game time will be either 1:00 pm or 2:30 pm, to be finalized Sunday morning.
Semifinal 1 - #1 Maine Maritime 1, SUNY Canton 2
CASTINE, Maine -- The fifth-seeded SUNY Canton Kangaroos upset the top-seeded Maine Maritime Mariners 2-1 on Saturday afternoon in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Semifinal action at Ritchie Field.
The two teams battled evenly in the first half, and remained in a scoreless deadlock for the first 74 minutes of play.
Canton's Kyle Smith tallied the first goal of the game in the 75th minute and teammate Brett Anderson added the Kangaroos' second goal of the game in the 88th minute.
Matthew Caron (Scarborough, Maine) played a ball ahead to teammate Colby Clarke (Ellsworth, Maine) who placed the ball over Canton's keeper into net with 48 seconds remaining, but the Mariners comeback fell short and the Kangaroos held on the for the upset.
The Mariners held a 14-12 edge in shots, while the Kangaroos took two corner kicks while Maine Maritime took none.
~Courtesy of Maine Maritime Sports Information
Semifinal 2 - #2 Thomas 2, #3 Husson1
WATERVILLE, Maine – The Thomas College men's soccer team scored twice in the first 16 minutes to take a 2-1 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Semifinal win and move on to the NAC Finals.
MacQuille Walker (Hamilton Parish, Bermuda) took a feed from Adam LaBrie (Yarmouth, Maine) and buried the opening goal of the game in the 8th minute to give Thomas the 1-0 lead. Justin Bell (Hamilton Parish, Bermuda) made it 2-0 in the 16th minute on his fifth of the season to send Thomas into the break with the lead.
The Eagles pulled within one in the 81st minute on a goal by Joao Passoni but were unable to get the equalizer as the Terriers took the 2-1 win.
Jonathan Dutka (Durham, N.H.) picked up the win for Thomas, stopping three shots on goal. Kyle Townsend made two stops in the loss for the Eagles.
Thomas will look to clinch their fifth NAC Championship in program history on Sunday, November 4 at Maine Maritime. Due to uncertainty with MMA's power outage situation, the start time will be finalized tomorrow morning. If MMA has power, the game will go on as planned at 2:30 PM, if not the game will begin at 1:00 PM.
~Courtesy of Thomas Sports Information