The number two seeded Thomas College Men's Soccer team will advance to the North Atlantic Conference Championship Game after defeating the number three seeded University of Maine at Farmington Beavers 3-1. Freshman Casey Castle (Bermuda) led the way for the Terriers netting two goals while fellow freshman Mikkail Crockwell (Bermuda) played a stellar game in the goal making six saves.
Castle started the Terriers off with his first goal of the game in the 26th minute when he headed in a Danny Plumbe (England) free kick. The Beaver's answered back when Sophomore Jake Constantine netted a goal in the 29th minute off of a free kick.
Freshman Matt Ford (Wales) put the Terriers back on top in the 30th minute when he finished a Keenan Hoedenmaker (New Zealand) assist. At halftime the score board read 2-1 Thomas.
In the second half the Castle struck again at the 72nd minute scoring his second goal off Plumbe's second assist on the day. The goal put the Terriers up 3-1 over the Beavers and it remained that way when time ran out.
Freshmen Edwin Reyes (Dallas, TX) and Paul Rechichi (Australia) both played superb games on the defensive end for the Terriers helping Crockwell manage the Beavers attack.
UMF goal keeper Tennessee Peters had nine saves on the day for the Beavers.
The Terriers will play for the NAC Championship when the face the victor of the (1) Castleton State and (4) Lyndon State match up. Please watch the Thomas Athletics and the NAC web sites for date, time, and location.