Joshua Joseph, Stefan Simmons, Shane Robinson & Cody Robinson
The #2 seeded University of Maine at Farmington Men's Soccer team fell in penalty kicks to Joshua Joseph, Stefan Simmons, Shane Robinson, and Cody Robinson and their #3 seed Thomas College Men’s Soccer teammates in a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) East Division Semi-Final game held at Husson University.
Down 1 – 0, Thomas would answer in the 69th minute when Joseph would slice through the University of Maine defense down the left sideline and carry the ball along the end line before firing a shot on the ground to the back post that got past senior goalkeeper Jonah Sautter.
The teams would finish at 2 – 2.
In the penalty kicks, the first three kickers for each team was able to convert as Julen Zuidervaart, Gabriel Fortuna, and Joseph all scored for Thomas, while Will Dowse, Alex Thompson, and Aric Belanger converted for the University of Maine.
The fourth kick saw Micky Woodrow find the back of the net past the diving attempt of Sautter to give Thomas a 4 - 3 advantage. Krueger was the next kicker for the University of Maine who had a chance to once again force a tie but would he sent his attempt over the bar. After Krueger's miss, it was up to Logan Rockwood for Thomas, he could send Thomas to the NAC East Championship with a goal, or give the University of Maine another life and a chance to tie with a miss. Rockwood did not miss however as he placed his attempt into the back of the net to Sautter's left and sent Thomas into a matchup on Sunday with Husson.
Mical Hardtman and his University of Southern Indiana (USI) Men's Soccer teammates earned a 1 - 1 draw with Western Illinois University.
Already down 1 – 0, the University of Southern Indiana settled down and used a corner kick to get the equalizer. Sophomore Hardtman fed a ball to the top of the box where graduate Nick Faddis was able to place a beautiful, curved shot into the bottom left-hand corner. USI had lots of chances on the offensive end to take the late lead but a strong stand by the Western Illinois defense kept the game tied till the final whistle.