Viking boys boot to OT win, other Waldo County squads downed Oct. 6Kneeland tallies four goals in Searsport's win over Islesboro
Four Waldo County high school soccer squads hit the pitch — two against one another — n recent days as they searched for victories as the regular season winds to a close.
The Viking boys posted a 4-3 win in overtime over host Islesboro, while the Lion boys were downed 5-1 by the Purple Panthers, in a pair of games on Thursday, Oct. 6.
The Viking girls also were bested by host Bucksport 6-1 on Wednesday, Oct. 5.
The following is a recap of reported results:
Searsport 4, Islesboro 3 (OT)
At Islesboro Oct. 6, the Vikings got the game-winning goal with 1:03 remaining in overtime from Connor Kneeland as the visitors bested the Eagles.
Kneeland creased the net four times, for a hat trick-plus, in the win for Searsport, while Barrett Grant, Jason Frazee and Aaron Wiley logged assists.
Patrick Kehoe, Sage Kelley and Jon Runnion-Bareford scored for Islesboro.
Ben Powell made 15 saves on 22 shots in goal for Searsport, while Devin Small made nine saves on 22 shots in net for Islesboro.
In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class D South, Islesboro (5-3, 40.5044 points) is sixth, while Searsport (7-4, 27.5680 points) is ninth. Seacoast Christian of South Berwick (7-1, 58.8306 points) is first in the 15-team region. The top 10 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Waterville 5, Belfast 1
At Belfast Oct. 6, the Purple Panthers prowled to a four-goal victory.
Justin Wentworth creased the net four times in the win for Waterville — two in each half — while Belfast also gave up an own-goal on the day.
Felix Faller scored the lone goal for the hosts.
Max Lewis and Brandon Cournoyer combined to make 10 saves on 21 shots in goal for Belfast, while Jackson Aldrich made six saves on 15 shots in net for Waterville.
In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Belfast (0-11, no points) is 18th (last), while Winslow (10-0-1, 103.2398 points) is first in the 18-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Bucksport 6, Searsport 1
At Bucksport Oct. 5, the Golden Bucks prevailed over the Vikings. Bucksport led 1-0 at halftime.
Tine Hjelle tallied three goals in the win for Bucksport, while Cassy Coombs (goal), Darian Jellison (assist), Victoria Rich (goal), Bell Cyr (assist), Olivia West (goal) and Zoe Hosford (assist) also chipped in on offense.
Karigen Coffin scored the lone goal for Searsport.
Brooklynn Alberts made eight saves on 17 shots in net for the Vikings, while Bree Coombs made three saves on four shots in goal for the Golden Bucks.
In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class D South, Searsport (3-7, 12.7159 points) is 10th, while Richmond (8-1, 52.3964 points) is first in the 10-team region. The top seven teams qualify for the playoffs.
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