The Searsport boys and girls soccer squads have not had a great deal of success — record-wise — on the pitch this season, but hoped to turn their fortunes Thursday afternoon as both teams squared off with Sumner of East Sullivan in Penobscot Valley Conference games.

Both Viking teams played well despite failing to come up with a victory, as the SDHS girls battled for 90 minutes before settling for a 1-1, double-overtime tie. The Viking boys were less fortunate, dropping a 1-0 decision to the host Tigers.

Searsport girls 1, Sumner 1 … At Searsport, the Vikings battled valiantly and salvaged a stalemate with the visiting Tigers. Bree Grant scored for Searsport on a pass from Nikki Ravert, while the Searsport goalie, whose name was unavailable, made six saves on seven shots. The Sumner keeper, whose name also was not available, made 12 saves on 29 shot attempts.

“Our girls displayed quality soccer today,” said Searsport coach Seth Brown. “Although we could have finished better, we generated many quality opportunities through pretty attacking soccer. I was very happy with our performance today.”

Searsport (2-6-1, 7.2900 points) is 13th in the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class C. Fort Kent (7-1-1, 59.5663 points) is first in the 19-team region.

Sumner boys 1, Searsport 0 … At East Sullivan, the Tigers did just enough to fend off the visiting Vikings and prevailed by one goal. Gabe O’Brien scored the lone goal for Sumner 10 minutes into the first half, while goalie Brandon Tennan turned away 17-of-18 shot attempts. Keeper Austin Bean made 17 saves on 20 shots for the Vikings.

Searsport (1-9, 0.7143 points) is 18th (last) in Eastern Class C. Fort Kent (5-1-3, 43.2398 points) is first in the 18-team region.

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