Women’s Soccer Set To Host Quinnipiac for Sunday Afternoon Tilt

Women’s Soccer Set To Host Quinnipiac for Sunday Afternoon Tilt

ORONO, Maine– The University of Maine women’s soccer team will return to Mahaney Diamond for the first of three-straight home matches, kicking off against Quinnipiac on Sunday, Sept. 5 at 12 p.m. 

Game Information 
DATE: Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021 
TIME: 12:00 p.m. 
SITE: 2021 RECORDS: Maine 2-0-1, Quinnipiac 2-0-0
LIVE STATS: GoBlackBears.com
TWITTER: @MaineWSoccer 

The Series 

The Black Bears are 1-1 all-time against the Bobcats. The teams met most recently on Sept. 13, 2015 in Hamden, Connecticut. Maine lost 3-1. 

The year prior, Maine defeated Quinnipiac 1-0 at Mahaney Diamond. 

Black Bear Notes and Notables 

  • The Black and Blue are looking to get back into the playoffs for the 14th time in the last 19 seasons. Maine is led by 10 seniors and one graduate student.
  • Five freshmen and one transfer junior joined the Black Bears this fall – Abby Kraemer, Olivia Bammel, Elle Vermilya, Melina Peloteau, and Myla Schneider. Halle Rogers rounds off the newcomers as a transfer from Xavier.
  • Delaney Labonte scored her first career goal in Maine’s 1-0 victory over Bryant University on Sunday. Kira Kuzinski recorded a shutout in the game. 
  • Abby Kraemer and Kayla Kraemer both scored their first career goals in Maine’s season-opening 2-0 victory over Sacred Heart. 
  • Tiana Bucknor scored her first career goal in the Black Bears’ 1-1 tie at Merrimack College. 
  • Senior Julia Mahoney (Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Québec) comes into the season with 14 career points. Seniors Emma Donovan (Québec City, Québec) and Hannah Bamford (Rochester, New Hampshire) both enter the 2021 campaign with six career points.
  • Kutziniski (Bünde, Germany), started six games last season, brings her 1.54 GAA from last season back to the pitch in Orono.

A Bit About the Bobcats

  • Quinnipiac went 5-3-1 in the 2020-2021 season, qualifying for the MAAC Tournament. 
  • The Bobcats fell 2-0 in the semifinals of the tournament to Monmouth University.
  • Quinnipiac returns reigning Rookie of the Year and forward Rebecca Cooke and senior defender, and First Team All-MAAC selection, Selena Salas.

About Head Coach Scott Atherley 

Now in his 29th season as a head coach in the NCAA, Scott Atherley is entering his 23rd season as the Maine women’s soccer program’s head coach.

Atherley has led the Black Bears 13 of the last 18 America East postseason tournaments.
In 1993, Atherley became head coach of the UMaine men’s team and took on head coaching duties of the women’s team in 1999, coaching both squads that year.
Atherley was a four-year letter-winner at UMaine between 1984 and 1987, serving as captain during his final season.

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