Saturday, October 15th marked the start of the university’s 2022 homecoming weekend on the Gorham campus. Husky athletes and fans were busy this weekend with around-the-clock games. Men’s soccer kicked off the day with a tough game against Rhode Island College that ended in a 0-0 tie, making it their third tie in the Little East Conference. While the men’s team was busy at home, women’s soccer went down to Rhode Island College for their Saturday game. Three goals were scored by #6 Julia McKenna, #21 Catriona Gould and #10 Aly Veilleux. Goalkeeper Breanna Atwood made five successful saves, and allowed no goals in leaving the Huskies victorious with an ending score of 3-0. This win marks their 6th consecutive victory in the LEC, leaving their record 6-0-0.
Also playing at Rhode Island College was the women’s volleyball team who faced a tough loss of 0-3. Down in Boston both men’s and women’s cross country ran at the Suffolk University Invitational. The men’s team ended with a rank of 4th of 22, and the women’s team with a rank of 11 out of 22.
Back at home, women’s field hockey celebrated senior day and honored senior Sam Ellis, and her many accomplishments for the team. USM beat out UMass Dartmouth with an astounding score of 10-0. Goals were scored by #11 Brooke Carson (2) , #5 Sam Ellis (3), #6 Hannah Banks, #17 Ginny Twitchell, #22 Jordan Cummings, #18 Chloe Arsenult, and #7 Adelle Surette. Assists were made by Arsenult, Banks, Carson, and Chartier. After her stellar performance in this week’s games, Carson was named LEC’s offensive player of the week.
To finish off the first day of fun the Student Engagement and Leadership hosted a casino night in the Lower Brooks student center. Students were able to play classic casino games such as roulette, Poker, Blackjack and more with the chance to win chips and exchange them for big prizes.
On Sunday, men’s soccer played again at home, this time against Maine Maritime. #17 Edwin Bonilla scored the only goal of the game, securing the Huskies a 1-0 win. After a very successful week for men’s soccer, goalkeeper Hayes Estrella was made Little East Confrence’s Goalkeeper of the Week for the second time this season.
On the Gorham campus, the Student Engagement and Leadership hosted their annual Octoberfest on Sunday. Students and their families were able to enjoy all the games, food, and activities that it had to offer. The petting zoo had a wide variety of adorable animals including goats, bunnies, alpacas, and miniature ponies. There was something for everyone at the festival, such as an axe throwing pit, a rock wall, and a mechanical bull for those with an adventurous spirit.
Carnival games, cornhole, and minigolf for those with a more competitive spirit. There were several local food trucks present, including our own “Hungry Huskies” food truck, and others from the community whose food was sponsored so participants could eat free of charge. Every fall, the homecoming weekend is a great opportunity for students, their families, and the community to come together to cheer on our student athletes, partake in a wide variety of fun activities, enjoy some great food and of course, make lasting memories.