It was a tough two days on the pitch for the Searsport soccer teams as the Waldo County squads drew the unenviable task of traveling to face higher-ranked Greenville in Class D South quarterfinal playoff encounters on Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 23-24.

And, ultimately, the Vikings — in two different-vibed contests — saw their seasons come to an end at the hands of the Lakers.

In the boys game, the No. 10 Vikings tied the game late and forced overtime, but the No. 2 Lakers eventually netted the game-winner and emerged with a 2-1 win.

In the girls game, the No. 6 Vikings — who played the the season with no substitutes or down one or two players — fell 4-0 to the No. 3 Lakers.

The following is a breakdown of those playoff games:

Boys soccer

No. 2 Greenville 2, No. 10 Searsport 1 (OT)

At Greenville Oct. 23, the Vikings battled for the full 80 minutes, but the Lakers netted the overtime winner and eliminated the visitors from the playoffs.

With the win, No. 2 Greenville (12-3) advances to the semifinals, where it will play No. 3 Temple Academy of Waterville (14-1).

Searsport, which beat No. 7 Valley of Bingham 5-0 in a prelim playoff game on Oct. 19, saw its campaign conclude at 5-11.

Shawn Dakin scored the lone goal — the equalizer — with 1:27 to go in regulation to force overtime for Searsport, while Ben Baldwin netted both goals — one in the first half and the eventual game-winner in overtime — to pace Greenville.

Colby Snow made eight saves on 13 shots in goal for the Vikings, while Jack Morehouse made four saves on seven shots in net for the Lakers.

“That was definitely a great game,” said Searsport coach John Frye. “We got in there and started and only had two subs to start and our freshman Josh [Wright] got hurt in the first seven minutes and that put us down to one sub. So you’ve got kids used to playing maybe 45-50 minutes now forced to play 100-110 minutes, so that was hard on us.”

The Lakers scored early in the first half and maintained that lead until late in the game, when the Vikings “sent everyone else up and got aggressive.”

“We set up two more attackers from the back, got a lot of corner kicks and throws on them and then got one with about 1:27 to go off a throw down in the corner. That’s where Charlie [Spiegel] is dangerous with his big throws," Frye said.

Spiegel’s throw-in bounced around in the box and made its way to Dakin, who hammered home the equalizer.

Frye said Dakin “had a shot [in overtime] that looked like it was in, but had just enough spin on it and it went just wide. Then a minute later they ended up scoring.”

“We lost to a really good team,” the coach said. “Nothing to be ashamed of, especially only playing with one sub and Greenville had a whole bench full and they were subbing in and out. I can’t even say we ran out of gas. we hung with them.”

Girls soccer

No. 3 Greenville 4, No. 6 Searsport 0

At Greenville Oct. 24, the Lakers had no trouble with the undermanned Vikings and prevailed by shutout. Greenville led 2-0 at halftime and 3-0 for the majority of the second half before pumping in the final score with about 20 seconds to play.

With the win, Greenville (12-2-1) advances to the semifinals, where it will face No. 2 North Yarmouth Academy (11-3-1).

Searsport saw its season wrap at 6-9.

Conditions for the game were far from ideal — even for a team with a full roster — said Searsport coach Amber Stanhope. “Snow fell periodically throughout the game,” while “the field was wet and beaten up from the boys game the day before and from the intermittent snowfall they'd been having.”

The Vikings also were forced to go with their backup goalie Casey Snow as Sarah Gent was out with a torn meniscus. It the windchill got down to near single-digits.

“The goals that Greenville scored were professional-caliber, let's say untouchable,” said Stanhope. “It makes the loss a little more bearable knowing that there isn't anything that we could have done about perfectly-placed shots, including a corner kick that was taken and went directly into the goal on the far side.”

Stanhope added that her team is “a tough, focused, relentless group of young ladies.”

“They have taught me as much as I've taught them this season about soccer and about life,” she said. “It was a tough game for our two seniors Mikaela Alley and Ashten Wells. They both left their hearts on the field. I commend Ashten Wells on her flexibility and willingness to adjust as I had to drop her back as our stopper and take her off the front line. We essentially were unable to field a frontline. [And] Mikaela, as always, was a beast.”