VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Central Maine Community College men’s soccer team earned a one-day layover after beating UC-Clermont 2-0 in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association Division II men’s soccer championships at Princess Anne Athletic Complex on Friday.

The sixth-ranked Mustangs (10-3-2) scored a goal in each half against the second-ranked Cougars (9-3-2). CMCC gets a day of rest and then will face third-ranked Berkeley on Sunday at 2:15 p.m. 

Minot’s Oleksandr Bruno set up Lewiston graduate Ivan Domingues for Central Maine’s first goal 2:10 into the game. The Mustangs maintained that 1-0 edge throughout the first half. Romano Bassa, another former Lewiston High School player, went it alone in the second and scored an unassisted goal at 82:11.

CMCC goalie Arnaud Nyagasaza kept the Cougars at bay, making six saves. UC-Clermont outshot CMCC 26-16, but the Mustangs held the advantage in corners, 6-3.

PSU-YORK 3, CMCC 2: The season came to an end for Central Maine Community College, which lost a five-set heartbreaker to Penn State-York on the final day of pool play at the United States Collegiate Athletic Association Division II national championship tournament Friday in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

The Mustangs conclude their season with a 13-5 record, including going 0-2 in USCAA tournament pool play.


After dropping the opening set 24-16, CMCC picked up its first two set wins of the tournament, 25-15 and 33-31, to take a 2-1 lead in the match. But Penn State-York tied the match with a 25-14 win in the fourth set before taking the match with a 16-14 win in the deciding fifth set.

Aaliyah Smith made 23 kills and 23 digs for CMCC, and Tiara Begishe showed out with 27 assists, 14 digs and 10 kills. Lewiston grad Sage Cormier pitched in with nine digs.

Jess Dunbar recorded 19 digs and 15 kills for Penn State-York (2-0 in pool play), and Makayla Dyson notched 25 assists, 25 digs and eight kills.

MERRIMACK 1, MAINE 0: Matt Copponi scored in the first period to lift the Warriors (7-3-0, 5-1-0 Hockey East) past the Black Bears (2-7-1, 0-4-1) in North Andover, Mass.

Hugo Ollas made 16 saves for Merrimack. Victor Ostman had 16 saves for Maine.

MAINE 4, HOLY CROSS 0: Rahel Enzler, Ally Johnson, Mira Seregely and Alyssa Wruble each had a goal as the Black Bears (6-7) topped the Crusaders (2-9) in Orono.


Brooklyn Oakes had 25 saves in the shutout for Maine. Brooke Loranger turned away 46 shots for Holy Cross.

MAINE 90, UMAINE-FORT KENT 45: Peter Filipovity had double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds as the Black Bears (1-1) beat the Bengals (1-1) at Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Gedi Juozapaitis had 15 points for Maine, while Kellen Tynes had 14 points, six assists and seven steals.

Jordan Guerrero led UMFK with 13 points. Nate Huynh added 12 points.

CMCC 78, WORLD OF LIFE 29: Jade Smedberg, Emily Strachan and Destiny Mora Lopez each scored 12 points in the undefeated Mustangs’ victory over the Huskies (1-2, 1-1) in Pottersville, N.Y.

By halftime, the CMCC (6-0, 5-0) had the game well in hand with a 44-14 lead. Mikenzie Melendez also scored 10 points for the Mustangs.


Kayli Hayden scored 13 points for the Huskies.

ROWAN (N.J.) 38, U. OF NEW ENGLAND 20: The Profs (7-3) outscored the Nor’easters (5-5) 28-10 in the second half as they coasted to victory at home in Glassboro, New Jersey.

Mike Husni completed 10 passes for 196 yards and three touchdowns for Rowan. He also rushed for 107 yards. John Maldonado racked up 139 yards and two touchdowns on five receptions. James Fara ran for 133 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries.

Jarrett Henault threw for 174 yards and a score for UNE. Jack Mahoney had 58 rushing yards along with a touchdown. Robert Inniss nailed a pair of field goals.

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