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Nadeau leads Owls to first soccer win

The UMPI women’s soccer team has finally experienced a victory this season.

The Owls snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 3-1 home triumph over Unity College Sunday. Hannah Nadeau and Kelsey Robinson scored first-half goals, while Nadeau secured the win with a goal in the final minute of regulation. Nadeau, a freshman from St. David, had a part in all three goals as she picked up the assist on Robinson’s tally.

Casey Lovely made four saves on five shots in goal for UMPI as she played the first half. Alexis Levesque came on in the second half and stopped both shots she faced. Stephanie Strauss scored the lone Unity goal and it came in the first half.

The Owls had lost at home to Thomas College Saturday, 10-0.

All the other UMPI fall teams were in action over the weekend.

The UMPI men’s soccer team was swept at home, losing to Thomas College Saturday, 3-0, and to Unity College Sunday in overtime, 2-1. Ansumana Morrow scored the Owls’ only game of the weekend off a Jacob Worthley assist in the 65th minute. That goal gave UMPI (4-8-1) the lead at the time, but Unity scored in the 77th minute to knot the score and then had the game-winner nearly 10 minutes into overtime.

The Owl golf team played in matches hosted by UM-Farmington Oct. 3 and Maine Maritime Academy Oct. 4. Michael Boone shot an 85 to lead UMPI at the UMF Invitational held in Waterville and he carded the same score the following day at the Augusta Country Club in Manchester.

At the Runnin’ Monks Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 6, Valentine Degiovanni came in 21st in 22:06.9 and Irina Norkin was 27th in 22:47.3 to pace the UMPI women’s cross country team in the meet.

For the Owl men’s cross country squad, Nino Manzella had the fastest time of 32:01. He placed 30th overall. Hunter Dionne (33:14.4) and Devon Maynard (33:22.5) were 39th and 40th, respectively.

The volleyball team is now in the midst of a seven-match losing streak after falling to both UMass-Dartmouth and Keene State by scores of 3-0 on Saturday, Oct. 6.

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