Seawolves Takes to the Pitch – The Diamonds Remain Quiet

The Beacon Sports Staff

While the baseball and softball diamonds here on the South Portland campus

have yet to see any play, the women and men’s soccer teams have been battling it

out on the pitch. To date they have accumulated a 3-2-1 record overall with both

teams taking to the pitch against University Maine-Machias on Sunday the 15th.

The Seawolves softball team starts their season on September 19th when

they travel to Rutland, VT to play YSCC foe, the College of St. Joseph. The Seawolves

baseball team starts their season against Bridgton Academy when they travel

westward on September 17th. Both teams will open their home season when they

take to the diamonds against University of New Hampshire club teams on

September 20th.

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The Men’s soccer team started their season on August 30th when they

battled against the Community College of Rhode Island. The men hung with CCRI

throughout the first half keeping the ball out of the net and walking into the break

tied at nil-nil.

The second half turned out to be all CCRI as the Knights found the back of the

net 4 times. The Wolves hung tight for the first 9minutes at which point CCRI

continued its offensive onslaught.

Drew Martin, the SMCC goal tender, saved 11 of the 19 shots that CCRI placed

on net. While CCRI was finding its offensive grove, they remained stingy on defense,

allowing the Wolves only 1 shot.

The Men Wolves took to the pitch 6 days later to face The Knights of Vermont

Tech and walked away with an energy-draining 1-1 tie. Rawanda native Steve

Rwendeye ruffled the back of the net for the Wolves shortly before the 1st half

ended.

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The Wolves held the lead for the majority of the second half until the Knights’

Troy Girard equalized at the 72:47 mark. Martin recorded 10 saves.

The Lady Wolves opened up their season against Vermont Technical College

on the 5th, scorching the Lady Knights 8-0. Kym Hendrix, who hails from Waterboro,

started the onslaught at the 12:26 mark and was followed as 4 more Lady Wolves

padded the lead. Sarah Clough (a goal and an assist), Lourdes Palacious (a goal),

and Hannah Fields (two goals) rounded out a healthy first half for the Lady Wolves.

The second half saw the Lady Wolves rack up 3 more goals, capping an 8 goal

outing while maintaining the shutout. Tori Cormier scored at the 8 minute mark and

was followed by Zyrah Giustra and Samantha Cleaves.

Four days later, the Lady Wolves were back on the pitch against YSCC foe and

reigning champion New Hampshire Community College, maintaining an early

season undefeated streak after a one/nil victory.

Unlike the match against Vermont Tech, scoring was nonexistent until the 87

minute mark when SMCC midfielder Hannah Fields forwarded a corner kick to

Sarah Clough, who followed with a ripping low crossing pass to Kym Hendrix who

put the final touches on a wonderful series of passes, putting SMCC on the board.

The Men Wolves returned to action on the 7th, picking up their first win of the

season against Ben Franklin Institute of Technology. SMCC got on the scoreboard

first at the 12-minute mark with a chop shot that landed in the left hand corner of

the basket.

The Wolves increased their lead when Sean Jackson finished off a precision

pass from Even Meiler four minutes after the Wolves’ first goal. Two goals from

Douglas Cloutier in the final ten minutes of the first half padded SMCC to 4-nil.

As the second half unfolded Ben Franklin took advantage of an SMCC

defensive lapse, netting the ball twice in a 3-minute period and cutting SMCC’s lead

in half. SMCC’s Harrison Charwood secured the victory for SMCC with a goal to give

the Wolves a 5-2 win.

The Men Wolves traveled to Bridgton Academy on the 10th and was unable

to find the net and dropped a 2-0 decision in Bridgton. The Men Wolves record

stands at 1-2-1.

Both the Lady and Men Wolves took to the pitch on Sunday the 13th, squaring

off against the University Maine-Machias. While the games could not be covered in

fullest for this issue, the men Wolves won their contest 2-0 and the ladies fell 1-2 in

the early game of the day. The men’s record improved to 2-2-1, while the record fell

to 2-1.

In golf, the SMCCs men’s team traveled to Concord, NH, opening up their

2015 season. Greayson Waterman placed third overall, scoring 84, leading the

Seawolves to second place out of a field of six teams. Paul Smith College finished as

the top team, followed by SMCC, and finally with NHTI taking third place.

Teammates Ville Wourenjuuri, who comes to SMCC from Helsinki, Finland,

tallied a final score of 86 and was followed by Nicholas Conley (97) and Brian

Gallaher (105).

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