SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine—The Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) women’s soccer team defeated the Rams from Unity College 3-0 in its final regular season Yankee Small College Conference (YSCC) game on Saturday, Oct. 20.
Prior to the game, SMCC Athletics honored and gave thanks to four graduating seniors who have contributed two or more years to the program—Sophia Zidow (Scarborough, Maine), Jessica Haskell (Saco, Maine), captain Callie O’Brien (South Portland, Maine), and captain Emily Harris (Dayton, Maine).
View the photo gallery of the Senior Day festivities HERE.
O’Brien was able to find the back of the net off a corner kick delivery by Harris at 11:49 in the first. First-year Ashley Atwater (Saco, Maine) put the home team ahead by two scores with her first collegiate goal with a distance shot before the half expired.
O’Brien slotted her 21st goal of her sophomore campaign on a through-ball from Haskell with less than two minutes in regulation. First-year goalkeeper Dana Sirois (Saco, Maine) totaled two saves in 90 minutes of work.
In a post-game interview, Head Coach Ethan Wells reflected, “To get a result after celebrating four incredible leaders of this program was a perfect way to finish an amazing regular season. Now the focus turns to what’s at stake in Concord.”
View the photo gallery of the game HERE.
The Lady SeaWolves cap their regular season with an all-time program-best 11th win to improve to 11-1 overall. SMCC will earn a trip to the YSCC Final Four postseason tournament as the #2-seed to match up with #3 University of Maine at Machias. The semi-final game will be played in Concord, N.H. at NHTI on Saturday, Oct. 27 beginning at 1:15 p.m.