High school soccer

Belfast boys, Searsport girls net positive pitch results

By Staff | Oct 10, 2018

As the end of the high school soccer regular season rapidly approaches teams look to improve on playoff position or end the campaign on an upswing.

In contests from Wednesday, Oct. 10, the Mount View boys collected a 6-2 win over John Bapst of Bangor, the Belfast girls earned a 2-1 win over Mount Desert Island and the Searsport boys fell 4-3 to Bucksport.

On Tuesday, Oct. 9, the Searsport girls netted a 2-1 road win over Brunswick, while the Belfast boys battled Mount Desert Island to a 2-2 draw in Belfast.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Boys soccer

Mount View 6, John Bapst 2

At Thorndike Oct. 10, the Mustangs kept their unblemished record intact with a win over the Crusaders. Mount View led 2-0 at halftime.

Leading the Mount View offense was Matt Overlock (goal), Elijah Allen (goal), Noah Jacobs (goal, assist), Cassidy Pound (2 goals), Darrett Fowler (goal, assist) and Logan Jacobs (assist).

Max Poth and Jacob Tyler each netted goals for John Bapst.

Ricky Nelson made four saves on eight shots for the Mustangs, while Nick Johnson made 13 saves on 27 shots for the Crusaders.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Mount View (12-0, 108.3673 points) is second, while Presque Isle (9-0-2, 117.0408 points) is first in the 21-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Bucksport 4, Searsport 3

At Bucksport Oct. 10, the Vikings nearly completed the comeback, but fell short against the host Golden Bucks.

Charlie Spiegel had a goal and an assist for Searsport, while Shawn Dakin added two scores and Aaron Wiley one assist. For Bucksport, Jakob Donnell netted two goals and Braison Capitano and Jade Smith one.

George Dakin and Kevin Bell combined to make seven saves on 11 shots in goal for the Vikings, while Christian Chase-Hurd made five saves on 10 shots for the Golden Bucks.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class D South, Searsport (4-8, 21.8182 points) is 10th, while North Yarmouth Academy (11-2, 102.9082 points) is first in the 14-team region. The top 10 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Belfast 2, Mount Desert Island 2 (2OTs)

At Belfast Oct. 9, the Lions and Trojans battled to a stalemate. The squads were tied 1-1 at halftime.

Luke Hamlin and Caleb Hall-Arnett scored for Belfast, while Ben Holbert and Derek Collin tallied goals for MDI.

The Trojans led 39-16 in shots and 8-4 in corner kicks.

Max Lewis made 22 saves in goal for Belfast and Nate Philbrook seven saves in net for MDI.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Belfast (4-6-2, 22.5255 points) is 18th, while Presque Isle (9-0-2, 117.0408 points) is first in the 21-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Girls soccer

Belfast 2, Mount Desert Island 1

At Belfast Oct. 10, the Lions doubled up the visiting Trojans. Belfast held a 1-0 edge at halftime.

Junne Robertson-McIntire scored a goal and an assist for Belfast, while Angela Rogers added one goal in the win. Lelia Weir netted one goal for MDI.

Shera Hilt made 11 saves on 12 shots for the Lions, while Sabine Costello-Sanders made five saves on seven shots for the Trojans. MDI led 9-4 in corner kicks.

“The girls knew going in that they will need to win their last three games to give themselves the best chance of making the playoffs,” said Belfast coach Brian Beaulieu. “They stepped up in a big way winning against a good MDI team. It is very satisfying to see where the girls are now compared to the beginning of the season. They just don’t quit or give up.”

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Belfast (2-10, 14.3878 points) is 18th, while Hermon (11-0-1, 112.6020 points) is first in the 21-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Searsport 2, Bucksport 1

At Bucksport Oct. 9, the Vikings netted a victory over the rival Golden Bucks. Bucksport led 1-0 at halftime.

Ashten Wells knotted the score with 14:40 remaining in regulation and scored the game-winner with 3:42 remaining in regulation.

Searsport coach Amber Stanhope conceded her team was not ready to play in the first half, “but after a chat at half time they remembered who they are, how hard we've worked and took charge on the field.”

Sarah Gent made nine saves for the Vikings and Mikayla Tripp 13 saves for the Golden Bucks. Bucksport held a 7-4 edge in corner kicks and 3-2 in direct kicks.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class D South, Searsport (6-7, 42.0779 points) is fifth, while Richmond (9-1-1, 80.5789 points) is first in the 13-team region. The top nine teams qualify for the playoffs.

Courier Publications' sports staff can be reached by email at sports@villagesoup.com or by phone at 594-4401.

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