High school boys and girls soccer

Mustangs, Vikings key Waldo County pitch success stories

Belfast, Mount View, Searsport continue solid play as season winds down
By Staff | Oct 09, 2017
Photo by: Ken Waltz Mount View players, from left, Elijah Allen, Damien Doughty, Josh Larrabee and Gage Gilley, during an Oct. 7 high school boys soccer game with visiting Mount Desert Island. The Mustangs beat the Trojans 2-0 in Thorndike.

Waldo County high school soccer squads were in action in recent days, a scenario that resulted in positive results for some, especially the galloping Mustangs of Mount View.

Additionally, Searsport and Belfast also played in games Sept. 30 through Oct. 9.

The Mustang girls posted a 2-0 win over Foxcroft Academy of Dover-Foxcroft on Monday, Oct. 9, while the boys were rained out and will play a makeup on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at Dover-Foxcroft.

The Mustang boys did post their sixth straight win with a 2-0 victory over Mount Desert Island on Saturday, Oct. 7, while the Mustang girls earned a 2-0 win over Ellsworth on Oct 5.

The Viking girls also posted a point-worthy 2-1 double-overtime win over Penobscot Valley of Howland on Thursday, Oct. 5, while the Viking boys fell 5-1 to Greenville on Wednesday, Oct. 4.

The Lions fell to Hermon on Thursday, Oct. 5 as the girls fell 5-0 at Hermon and the boys were downed 10-0 in Belfast.

The following is a recap of recently-reported results:

Girls soccer

Mount View 2, Dover-Foxcroft 0

At Thorndike Oct. 9, the Mustangs trotted past the Ponies and earned their ninth win in 12 games. Mount View led 1-0 at halftime.

Katelin Bennett scored in the first half for Mount View, while Sage Pound scored in the second half, off an assist from Monica Wren.

Shala Davis made four saves on nine shots in goal for the Mustangs, while Kiara Prescott made 15 saves on 22 shots in net for the Ponies.

The hosts also held a 10-9 edge in corner kicks.

Mount View has enjoyed its first winning season in more than a decade and eye a home playoff in the coming weeks. Mount View coach David Page said, "It's certainly exciting to see their commitment and perseverance paying off this season."

"Everything starts with our defense limiting opportunities and then Shala [Davis] scooping up anything that does get through," said Page. "Elise Brown, Mariah Wren, Kristen Raven, the Hannahs [Clifford and Oliver] and Gabby Allen have just gotten better and better each and every game back there, and they were darn good back in preseason."

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Mount View (9-3, 53.8776 points) is eighth, while Caribou (10-0, 101.9898 points) is first in the 21-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Searsport 2, Penobscot Valley 1 (2OT)

At Howland Oct. 5, the Vikings netted a point-worthy win over the top-ranked Class D North Howlers. The score was scorelessat halftime.

Ashten Wells scored early in the second half for Searsport, while Makenzie Alley scored on a long shot 17 seconds into the second overtime to seal the deal for the visitors.

Ryley Buck scored on a penalty kick for Penobscot Valley after a Searsport player committed a handball penalty in the box.

“We knew going into the games that we would have to have a great defensive game to be competitive,” said Searsport coach R.J. Robertson. “The girls played an amazing game and limited Howland’s good scoring opportunities.”

Robertson said Abby Stemp marked top PVHS scorer Lexi Ireland — who scored three goals in a game against Searsport earlier in the season — “and kept her out of the scoring area” for the entire game.

Brooklynn Alberts made eight saves on 13 shots in goal for the Vikings, while Paige Thibodeau made five saves on nine shots for PVHS.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class D South, Searsport (6-6, 53.0298 points) is third, while Greenville (8-2-1, 71.4031 points) is first in the 12-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Mount View 2, Ellsworth 0

At Thorndike Oct. 5, the Mustangs blanked the visiting Eagles. Mount View led 1-0 at halftime.

Gabby Ravin scored 16 minutes into the first half, while Abbi Downer scored, on an assist from Reilly Sullivan, in the 71st minute to lead the hosts on offense.

Shala Davis made two saves on four shots in goal for the Mustangs, while Kylie Robidoux made 16 saves on 27 shots for the Eagles. The hosts also held a 5-0 edge in corner kicks.

“It was just one of those games,” said Mount View coach David Page. “We came in and controlled the game from start to finish but just couldn't finish and put them away. Our offense has come a long way and jelled over the last few games, but consistency is still an issue. Robidoux was really strong back there in goal for them, but we definitely need to work on finishing teams off.”

Mount View 6, Mount Desert Island 1

At Thorndike Oct. 3, the Mustangs galloped to their seventh win — this time over the Trojans. Mount View led 2-1 at halftime.

Leading the Mount View offense were Katelin Bennett (goal), Betsy Hunt (goal), Arianna Allen (goal), Taylor Hodgdon (goal, assist), Abbi Downer (goal), Elise Brown (goal) and Monica Wren (assist).

Daisy Granholm scored the goal for MDI.

Shala Davis made five saves on nine shots in goal for the Mustangs, while Hannah Goodwin made nine saves on 17 shots in goal for the Trojans.

Mount View 4, Maine Central Institute 1

At Pittsfield Sept. 30, the Mustangs bested the Huskies. The squads were tied 1-1 at halftime.

Leading the Mount View offense were Monica Wren (2 goals), Katelin Bennett (goal, 2 assists) and Betsy Hunt (goal).

Sydney Morton scored for MCI.

Shala Davis made eight saves on 12 shots in net for the Mustangs, while Leah Bussell made 12 saves on 19 shots in goal for the Huskies.

Mount View finished with a 7-3 advantage in corner kicks.

Boys soccer

Mount View 2, Mount Desert Island 0

At Thorndike Oct. 7, the Mustangs galloped to their sixth straight victory, this time a shutout over the Trojans. Mount View led 1-0 at halftime.

Elijah Allen creased the net twice — with 22:58 left in the first half and 30:37 left in the second — off assists from Matt Overlock and Cassidy Pound, respectively.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Mount View (10-1, 76.8878 points) is third, while Brewer (9-2-1, 87.3724 points) is first in the 21-team region. The top 21 teams qualify for the playoffs.

The Mustangs have held the top spot in the region much of the fall.

Mount View 3, Maine Central Institute 1

At Pittsfield Oct. 3, the Mustangs netted their fifth straight win, this time over the Huskies. Mount View led 1-0 at halftime.

Logan Curtis, Elijah Allen and Cassidy Pound scored in the win for the Mustangs, while Logan Curtis and Josh Larrabee logged assists.

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

Mount View players Elijah Allen, second from right, and Gage Gilley, right, against Mount Desert Island. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
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