The Bengals (17-3) got the equalizer with 32:14 to go in the second half as Ben Kluvers headed in a cross by Kyle Robin. But Fort Kent couldn't capitalize on the momentum shift, in part because of an ensuing injury timeout.
"We had the big stoppage in play there for five, six minutes,'' Ashby said, "and that gave [Tech] a chance to get their legs back under them and get organized. It really turned the flow of play and it was our injury, too, so it was unfortunate.''
Fort Kent's last good chance came with 19:45 left when Kevin Dionne flew in from the left side and got the ball at virtually point-blank range, but was denied by Moles.
Two minutes later, the Golden Bears were on the board and in the lead thanks to Fuerst.
"You can never doubt this team,'' Moles said. "Playing back there in goal, I hope they score because I can't really score, but they do it every game for me. They always put goals on the scoreboard for me.''
Tech led in shots 17-13 and corner kicks 7-2. Fort Kent keeper Jamie Cleland had four saves to Moles' three.
Fuerst was selected as the MVP of the championship event and Moles was joined on the all-tournament team by Golden Bear teammates Miller and Joe Jackson.
"It was an awesome season this year,'' Fuerst said, "because last year, we were really disappointed and we knew the only way we can make it better is win the final - and that's what we did with all the fans here. It's great.''
In the women's final, also at Trace Fork, Ariane Laberge-Pelletier scored a sudden-death goal 5:47 into overtime to give No. 1 seed Fort Kent a 3-2 victory over Daemen.
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