FINAL SCORE: #1 University of Maine Fort Kent 0, #2 WVU Tech 2
WVU Tech: Alex Pastor (34') Carlos Sendin (46')
LOCATION: Trace Fork Stadium (Charleston, WV)
ON THE PITCH: The WVU Tech Golden Bears have defended their title and are now USCAA Men's Soccer National Champions for the second consecutive year, defeating the University of Maine Fort Kent Bengals 2-0. The host institution dominated the game, feeding off of the energy of the home crowd.
This was a rematch of the final from the 2013 USCAA National Championship Title Game and the result was exactly the same. 2014 Tournament MVP, Alex Pastor put the Golden Bears on the board first with some great footwork inside of the Bengals penalty area which led to a great shot past the keeper in the 34th minute. Early in the second half, the 2014 USCAA First Team All-American, set up WVU Tech's second goal scored by Carlos Sendin in the 47th minute.
WVU Tech had a stellar game from their back line who along with 2014 USCAA First Team All-American Goalkeeper, Hunter Moles did not allow a goal throughout the tournament. Such an incredible achievement would not have been possible had it not been for the outstanding Golden Bear defense, allowing just two shots on goal.
As the clock wound down to zero the WVU Tech faithful rushed the field to celebrate with their championship team.
- WVU Tech: Did not allow a goal throughout the tournament
- WVU Tech: 2014 USCAA Tournament MVP, Alex Pastor finished with 1 goal and 1 assist in that match.
- WVU Tech : Outshot the Bengals 16-3
- UMFK: Had three shots, two of which were on frame
- UMFK: 2014 USCAA Player of the Year, Ben Kluvers was without a shot attempt throughout the match
NEXT UP: The WVU Tech Golden Bears take home their second consecutive USCAA National Championship trophy to Montgomery, WV and complete their season with only one loss. The Bengals came up short once again in the National Championship game, suffering their only loss of the season and finishing with an overall record of 20-1-1.
2014 USCAA National Championship All-Tournament Team
|Yussuf Olajide||Bryant & Stratton College-Syracuse|
|Sean Latimer||Bryant & Stratton College-Syracuse|
|Jack Ball||Bryant & Stratton College-Syracuse|
|Diego Outeiral||Concordia College-Alabama|
|Ben Kluvers||University of Maine-Fort Kent|
|Willie Monthe||University of Maine-Fort Kent|
|Kennard Brown||University of Maine-Fort Kent|
|Joaquin Rodriguez||WVU Tech|
|Nestor Calzada||WVU Tech|
|Hunter Moles||WVU Tech|
|Carlos Sendin||WVU Tech|
|Alex Pastor||WVU Tech|