The Beacon Staff
This past weekend saw four of the five fall athletic teams playing home games here at SMCC and at the Wainwright Athletic Fields. While it might not have been a spectacular day for the Seawolves in terms of winning, the combined record for Saturday’s endeavors tallied out at one win and four losses, the action on the diamonds and soccer pitch was never dull.
The Men’s Golf team had the weekend off and will hit the links this coming Saturday for the YSCC Championships. The tournament is hosted by Great Bay Community College and will be played at Pease Golf Course in New Hampshire.
Saturday morning, the Lady Seawolves softball team started the day off first by taking to the diamond to play YSCC rival New Hampshire Technical Institute in the first game of a three-game Seawolves Invitation. The Lady Seawolves would close out the triple header against the College of Saint Joseph’s later in the afternoon.
The Lady Seawolves season has been marred by numerous cancelled games, six in all, which is the main reason for their sparse three win and five loss record.
The Lady Seawolves battled it out with the Lynx in a game that would not be settled until the last inning when NHTI plated 4 runs to take the win. In the last game of the day, the Lady Wolves would fall short to the Saints of the College of Saint Joseph’s seven to eight.
On the soccer pitch at Wainwright Athletic Fields the Lady Seawolves would start the day off against Unity College. The Wolves would ruffle the back of the net twice in the first half building a two to nil lead by halftime.
Hannah Fields opened the first half scoring at the 38 minute mark. Hannah’s 12th goal this season would tie her with Cady Gagnon for the all-time points record in the program’s history.
Five minutes later it would be Lillian LaRochelle who would ruffle the back of the net with a goal sending the Lady Wolves into the half with a comfortable two goal to nil lead.
The Rams of Unity would get on the scoreboard first in the second half a little more than two minutes into play. Thirty seconds later Taylor Currier would find a seam in the Ram’s defense and slipped a shot pass the Unity goaltender pushing the Seawolves lead back to two. Thirteen and a half minutes later the Rams would pull within one and then tie the game at with 19 minutes and a few seconds left in the match. The teams played even up for the remainder of the match until the Rams found the back of the net stealing a four to three road win with fifty seconds remaining.
The Men Seawolves would take to the pitch shortly after the Lady game and secure a hard fought one-nil victory over the Unity Rams. Co- Captain Douglass Cloutier would put the Seawolves on the board first when he placed a long volley in the back of the net from Jeremy Miller.
The Wolves defense was incredibly stingy allowing Unity only two shots on goal as SMCC placed 8 on net. Seawolve’s goaltender Patrick Duddy would walk off the pitch with his third goose egg of the season.
Both squads will have faced Dean College on Monday, October 10th, as the Lady Wolves will travel to University of Maine-Machias to face the Clippers in the YSCC play-in game on Saturday the 15th. The Men Wolves will take to the pitch at Wainwright Athletic Fields on Saturday the 15th against Unity in the YSCC play in game. The winner of these games will travel to NHTI for the YSCC Soccer Final Four.
Rounding out the day of games saw the Seawolves baseball team battle it out on the diamond against Central Maine Community College.
With Seawolve pitcher Kyle Parmley taking to the mound the Wolves looked to grab a win against the Mustangs who hold a one game advantage in their season series. A win would tie the fall season series with the Mustangs as both teams would end the season with two-two and one records.
The Mustang batters would plate two runs in the fifth inning against Kyle Plummer who lasted the nine innings of play. At the end of the day, Kyle would strike out six and walk two.
After spotting the Mustangs the two run lead, the Seawolves would see their rallies die by way of double play balls in the middle and later innings.
The Beacon would like to congratulate the seniors on the soccer squads for their devotion and hard work on and off the pitch, as well as in the classroom. On the women’s team the Beacon would like to recognize: Bailey Crawford, Madelyn Wade, Shayna Hicks and Hannah Fields.
On the men’s squad the Beacon would like to acknowledge: Douglas Cloutier, Zachary Pits, Bronson Kieltyka, Harrison Charwat, Jamal Durrani, Jacob Coffey, Jacob Cavacas, Abdirahman Mohammed and Denver Grant.
To all of the seniors, the Beacon wishes you the best for the rest of your academic endeavors here at SMCC, and for wherever you may land when you leave SMCC.