College of St. Joseph's men's soccer team will host University of Maine at Fort Kent this Friday, Sept. 30 at 2 p.m.
The Fighting Saints enter tomorrow's match riding a six game winning streak. They have an overall record of 6-4 and a 5-2 conference record. CSJ has finally found their groove after starting the season with four straight losses. They have been playing beautiful soccer, sharing the ball and controlling the tempo, which has led them to six straight victories.
CSJ Goalkeeper Kyle Milligan has been superb, recording five shutouts this season against stellar competition. Amani Francois and Hericles Tavares have been a huge help on the defensive side of the ball as well. They have made it a challenge for any opponent to build momentum, due to their ability to change possession and move the ball upfield to the offensive front. The Saints have figured out the recipe for success and it could not have come at a better time.
The Fort Kent Bengals have been the best team in the nation all season. They are a perfect 10-0, with seven of their victories coming in shutouts. They have only allowed three goals all year, while scoring an average of almost six goals per game. The Bengals have been a powerhouse team and the Saints need to bring everything they have in order to compete with them.
Ben Kluvers and Rodney Witter make up the two-headed monster that CSJ will have to deal with throughout the match tomorrow. Kluvers leads the Bengals in scoring with 18 goals on the season, good enough for second best in the USCAA. Witter has been his sidekick, earning seven assists this year, which is tied for third in the nation. They both feed off each other and it will be a point of emphasis for the Saints to try containing them. This match has all the makings for an instant classic.