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Seacoast United Mariners
National Premier Soccer League

The Seacoast United Mariners will compete in the National Premier Soccer League for the 2015 season, as part of the Northeast-Atlantic Division.  Opponents within the division for the 2015 season include:  Brooklyn Italians (NY), Greater Lowell United (MA), NY Athletic Club, Rhode Island Reds (RI), and the Seacoast United Phantoms (NH).   The Seacoast United Mariners are the first NPSL franchise in Maine.

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Maker & Bland Lift Mariners Past Brooklyn
June 6th, 2015

Saturday the Mariners NPSL team was at home once again at USM's Gorham Campus. Having lost to the Italians 2-0 in their first meeting the Mariners were looking for redemption.

In the 40th minute Elliot Maker received a pass from Ramon Espinoza just beyond mid-field and broke through the Italians defense. Makers first shot was saved by the goalkeeper, but the rebound fell kindly for Maker who made no mistake on the seconded attempt and drove the ball home.  Maker extended his scoring streak to 3 games. The Mariners lead the game 1-0 at the half. In the 58th minute the Italians answered back when the ball was passed across the top of the box to Diego Zuniga who picked his spot perfectly making the game 1-1. It remained that way until the 80th minute when a poorly cleared corner came out to Marc Goulet at the top of the box. Goulet fired a shot through traffic that deflected off of Jerome Bland and dropped to the ground inside the 6 yard box. Bland was able to collect the ball and pass into the back of the goal. The Mariners were able to hold onto the 2-1 lead, thanks to a huge effort from goalkeeper Will Pike. Pike had an outstanding game in goal recording 16 saves. The Mariners are back in action this Friday in Rhode Island against the Reds before returning home for a match against the Phantoms.

NPSL Mariners, Finish 1-1 vs NY Athletic Club
May 30th, 2015

GORHAM, ME - The Seacoast United Mariners recorded their second tie of the 2015 season as they played a very tough NYAC team on the campus of USM.

The Mariners threatened early in the first half when Zach Bouchard touched it past NYAC's last defender and was left 1 v 1 with the keeper. NYAC's goalie came up big and made two saves to keep the ball out of the net. The score remained 0-0 at the end of the first half. Early in the second half Mariners player Elliot Maker collected the ball just inside NYAC's half, split three defenders, and slotted the ball past the keeper to put the Mariners up 1-0. The Mariners were unable to hold on to the lead, in the 75th minute a NYAC strikers shot ricocheted of the post and into the goal. The Men return to action on June 12th in RI.

Mariners NPSL
May 16th, 2015

On Saturday May 16th the Mariners NPSL Men's team took on the league leading NY Cosmos at 6pm. This was the second meeting for the two clubs with the NY Cosmos defeating the Mariners in their first match. The Mariners were able to catch the Cosmos on two counter attacks and were up 2-0 in the first half. With two minutes remaining in the first half a more than questionable obstruction call was made inside the Mariners 18 yard box. This gave the Cosmos an indirect free kick within 10 yards of the goal. Going into the half the score was 2-1 in favor of the Mariners. In the second half the Cosmos were able to take the lead for the first time in the game going up 3-2. With less than 5 minutes remaining the Mariners were able to pull one back and tie the game 3-3 with a strike from the top of the 18. Goal scorers for the Mariners; Grady Trimble, Elliot Maker, and Eric Barthold. The Men will be at home once again on May 30th at USM vs NY Athletic Club.  

2015, This year the Mariners welcome in new head coach Jim Hopkins after 8 season's at Dean College. He presence should ensure the team is very well organized and much more difficult to break down. The squad this season is expected to have a good blend of youthful exuberance and wily older guile and we welcome Venezuelan born striker Ramon Espinoza from Madrid who has a good track record at highly competitive levels.
At a very athletic 6' 4", keeper William Pike will provide a daunting figure in net and is expected to shore up the last line of defense significantly, while former All American midfielder Marc Goulet is the ideal candidate to pull the strings in the heart of the midfield.
This is a very tough conference but with the new additions to the squad, and a great coach at the helm, the Mariners are hopeful of a more successful 2015 campaign.


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