Vikings shut out Cavaliers, Lion girls forge tieBelfast girls halt nine-game losing streak, Lion boys fall to Gardiner
Soccer teams in Regional School Unit 20 had a vastly successful weekend with squads from Searsport and Belfast making progress on Friday, Oct. 4 and Saturday, Oct. 5.
The Viking boys and girls prevailed via shutout over visiting Valley of Bingham, while the Lion girls halted a nine-game losing streak via a 2-2 double-overtime tie with Gardiner.
The Lion boys were the lone team to falter, dropping a 2-1 decision to the Tigers.
The following is a recap of reported results:
Searsport 13, Valley 0
At Searsport Oct. 5, the Vikings had their highest scoring output of the year, in perhaps ever in a single game, and shut out the Cavaliers. Searsport led 6-0 at halftime.
Briana Grant racked up five goals in the win, while Karigen Coffin (2 goals, 4 assists), Anna Bucklin (2 goals, assist), Melinda Ogden (2 goals, assist), Meghan Grant (goal) and Alicen Brooks (goal) also creased the net for the hosts. Lilah Chaar and Brianna Boyle logged assists.
Alicen Brooks and Brittany Ward combined for two saves on two shots in goal for Searsport, while Samantha West made 14 saves on 40 shots in net for Valley. The Vikings held a 3-1 edge in corner kicks.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, Searsport (5-2-3, 21.5179 points) is fifth, while Richmond (8-1, 44.3367 points) is first in the nine-team region. The top six teams qualify for the playoffs.
Belfast 2, Gardiner 2 (2OT)
At Belfast Oct. 4, the Lions and Tigers settled for a stalemate after two 40-minutes halves and two 5-minute overtimes. It was the first time in 10 games the Lions have not lost a game.
Kasey McLeod and Alexis Racioppi scored for Belfast, while Ashley Littlefield had two assists and Racioppi one.
Morgan Carver scored both goals for Gardiner, on assists from Marisa Quiroin and Lauren Slade.
Grace Davis made five saves in goal for the Lions, while Ally Day made six saves for the Tigers. Belfast outshot Gardiner 13-7, while the Tigers held a 9-5 edge in corner kicks.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class D, Belfast (0-9, no points) is 18th, while Waterville (10-0, 69.3367 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs. Belfast's tie with Gardiner has yet to be reported to the Heal Point site.
Searsport 2, Valley 0
At Searsport Oct. 5, the Vikings blanked the visiting Cavaliers en route to their second win. Barrett Grant and Cameron Watt tallied goals for the hosts.
Troy Reynolds made 12 saves on 21 shots in goal for Searsport, while Cody Beane made seven saves on 18 shots in net for Valley. The Vikings held a 3-2 edge in corner kicks.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, Searsport (2-9, 9.3537 points) is 10th, while Pine Tree Academy of Freeport (7-0, 47.3851 points) is first in the 12-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.
Gardiner 2, Belfast 1
At Gardiner Oct. 4, the Tigers collected a late score and earned a one-goal win over the Lions.
Wolfgang Heintz scored the lone goal for the Lions, on an assist from David Flood, while Alex Lapointe and Kaleb Marston scored for Gardiner and Kevin Frankhauser added an assist.
Sam Kulikowski made 15 saves in net for Belfast, while Kenneth Moore made 10 saves for Gardiner. The Tigers doubled the Lions in shots 28-14 and held a 5-4 edge in corner kicks.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Belfast (2-7-1, 9.8214 points) is 17th, while Ellsworth (7-0-1, 66.6454 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.