Traditionally, the Searsport and Belfast girls soccer teams would not face each other during the high school regular season. The schools — separated by the Passagassawakeag River and about 6.5 miles — typically see their lone action of the year against one another in preseason contests.

However, 2020 is no typical year as the Vikings and Lions converged at Searsport District High School for a rare, regular-season border battle on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 1.

And after two 40-minute halves — and two eight-minute overtimes — nothing was resolved as the squads battled to a 3-3 stalemate.

Watch video and see nearly 35 photos below.

Belfast is a Class B school of about 500 students and Searsport a Class D school of about 150.

On Thursday, Searsport held a 1-0 lead at halftime before the opponents turned up the offensive intensity in the second half, as the Vikings found the net twice and the Lions thrice.

Makenzie Alley got the Vikings on the board with 17:36 remaining in the first half.

Alley added a second goal with 26:09 left in the second half and Lily Nadeau rounded out the Searsport scoring with a goal with 15:11 to play in regulation.

Summer Deans, Natalie Hamlin and Anna Schortz netted second-half goals for Belfast.

Sarah Gent minded the net for the hosts and made 12 saves on 15 shots, while Stella Collins had one save on four shots in goal for the visitors.

The Lions held an 11-1 advantage in corner kicks.

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