CASTINE, Maine – The Thomas College men's soccer team won the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Championship for the second-straight year and sixth time in program history with a 4-1 win over top-seeded Maine Maritime on Sunday afternoon.
MacQuille Walker (Hamilton Parish, Bermuda) got it started for the Terriers in the 19th minute, taking a feed from Josh Irving (Portland, Maine) and burying the shot for the 1-0 lead. He scored again in the 25th minute, taking a through ball from Zenawi Bowen (St. George's, Bermuda) and slipping between the MMA defenders for the 2-0 lead.
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Walker factored into the third Thomas goal, laying a perfect free kick into the box that found the head of Princiel Kunieki (Portland, Maine), who redirected it in for the 3-0 advantage at the half.
Eric LaBrie (Yarmouth, Maine) scored the final goal for the Terriers in the 49th minute when he took the ball in transition, dribbled through the defense and send a shot against the grain and past the keeper for the 4-0 lead.
MMA added one in the 57th, but Thomas shut them out the rest of the way for the 4-1 victory.
John Villanueva (Gray, Maine) earned the win in goal, making two saves on three shots. Trevor Gray took the loss, making six saves for MMA.
Thomas earns the NAC automatic qualifier to the 2019 NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Tournament. The Terriers will learn their first-round destination on Monday, November 11 at 1:30 PM during the NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Selection Show which will be streamed live on NCAA.com.