High school soccer

Waldo County pitch teams look to make playoff pushes

Mustangs continue impressive play, Searsport, Islesboro kick for wins
By Staff | Oct 09, 2018
Photo by: Zack Miller Penobscot Valley's Brianna Moon, left, as well as, from left, Searsport's Sarah Gent, Kyla Perkins and Makenzie Alley, during an Oct. 4 high school girls soccer game. The visitors beat the hosts 3-0.

A handful of high school soccer games remain in the regular season and the final pushes are being made for Heal Points — and tournament positions — by Waldo County squads.

Most recently, Mount View of Thorndike collected a pair of 2-1 victories over Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield on Monday, Oct. 8.

In other recent pitch play, the Mustang galloped to wins over Mount Desert Island as the boys earned a 4-1 victory and girls a 2-0 decision in Bar Harbor on Saturday, Oct. 6.

The Searsport girls also fell 3-0 to Penobscot Valley on Thursday, Oct. 4.

The Viking girls bested Bucksport 4-1 on Oct. 3, while the squads fell to Penobscot Valley, as the boys lost 6-0 and the girls 4-1 on Sept. 29.

The Islesboro boys also played three games during the time period, beating Chop Point School 3-0 on Sept. 27, falling to Jonesport-Beals 6-2 on Sept. 29 and beating Vinalhaven-North Haven 7-0 on Oct. 3.

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The following is a recap of reported results:

Girls soccer

Mount View 2, Maine Central Institute 1

At Thorndike Oct. 8, the Mustangs doubled up the Mustangs. The squads were tied 1-1 at halftime.

Sage Pound and Maddie Blanchard scored for the hosts, off assists by Shala Davis and Gabby Ravin, while Olivia Allen scored for MCI.

Zoe Mayhew made eight saves on 13 shots in goal for Mount View, while Malie Halferty made 11 saves on 19 shots in net for MCI.

"It was a tough week, playing three games in six days," said Mount View coach David Page. "We came out really flat in the first half and were lucky to be tied at the break. But we talked at halftime about finishing this stretch on a positive note and the girls responded with a dominant second half. We got three hard-fought wins this week and put ourselves in an excellent position heading into our last few games."

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Mount View (55.0000 points) is sixth, while Hermon (10-0-1, 90.4592 points) is first in the 21-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Mount View 2, Mount Desert Island 0

At Bar Harbor Oct. 6, the Mustangs netted a shutout win over the host Trojans. Mount View led 2-0 at halftime.

Sage Pound scored both goals for the visitors in the first half, off assists from Gabby Allen and Kaylee Anderson.

Zoe Mayhew made six saves on eight shots in goal for the Mustangs, while Sabine Costello-Sanders made 15 saves on 20 shots in net for the Trojans.

“I'm really proud of these girls today as this was truly a team win,” said Mount View coach David Page. “We were down six players for one reason or another from Thursday at Belfast and I told the girls before the game that all hands were on deck today. Every girl who made the trip got in there and we never skipped a beat. Our varsity and jayvee players practice together every day and I think that experience really helped prepare them to step right in and contribute. Having three games in six days we were really looking to manage some minutes and everyone stepped up and allowed us to do that today.”

Searsport 4, Bucksport 1

At Searsport Oct. 3, the Vikings halted the Bucks.

The hosts scored five minutes into the game, as Casey Snow found the back of the net from 18 yards out. The Vikings got the second goal of the game from Jordan Greeley, assisted by Ashten Wells, with 1:33 left in the first half.

Searsport led 2-0 at halftime.

Bucksport cut the Viking lead in half six minutes into the second half with Tori Watkins' goal.

Searsport built its lead after with a goal by Wells 2:45 later, and Greeley scored her second goal of the game, assisted by Wells, with seven minutes remaining.

Searsport outshot Bucksport 16-10, while the visitors held the advantage in corner kicks 6-5.

Sarah Gent made 10 saves in the net for the Vikings.

"These girls amaze me," said Searsport head coach Amber Stanhope. "No challenge is too big. A critical change for us over the last three games has been moving Makenzie Alley to a defensive back position. [Alley] and Abby Stemp have been incredible together, with Emma Spiegel and Kyla Perkins supporting our defensive back line, is pretty powerful."

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Class D South, Searsport (5-7, 35.6494 points) is fifth, while Richmond (9-1-1, 74.2406 points) is first in the 13-team region. The top nine teams make the playoffs.

Boys soccer

Mount View 2, Maine Central Institute 1

At Pittsfield Oct. 8, the Mustangs held off the Huskies and remained unbeaten on the campaign. The opponents were scoreless at halftime.

Cassidy Pound scored for Mount View and later assisted on the game-winning goal by Draedyn Furrow. T.J. Stewart scored for MCI.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Mount View (11-0, 90.9184 points) is third, while Presque Isle (8-0-2, 98.9286 points) is first in the 21-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Mount View 4, Mount Desert Island 1

At Bar Harbor Oct. 8, the Mustangs netted a three-goal win over the host Trojans. The teams were scoreless at halftime.

Leading the Mustang offense were Cassidy Pound (goal), Elijah Allen (goal, 2 assists), Andrew Savoy (goal) and Noah Jacobs (goal).

Reider Watson scored for MDI.

Ricky Nelson minded the net for Mount View and Ivan Andros for MDI.

Islesboro 7, Vinalhaven/North Haven 0

At Vinalhaven Oct. 3, the Eagles soared past the Vikings in an all-island showdown. Islesboro led 2-0 at halftime.

Leading the visitors were Finn O'Malia with three goals, while Charlie Jagger and Patrick Kehoe added two scores.

Islesboro outshot Vinalhaven/North Haven 15-10 and held a 4-1 edge in corner kicks.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Class D South, Islesboro (4-2, 26.2757 points) is sixth, while North Yarmouth Academy (10-2, 86.2245 points) is first in the 14-team region. The top 10 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Penobscot Valley 6, Searsport 0

At Howland Sept. 29, the Howlers prevailed via shutout over the Vikings.

Grant Kidon scored three goals for the hosts, while Reece Carter, Zach Doore and Brad McKechnie added one goal and McKechnie two assists.

George Dakin and Kevin Bell made four saves on 13 shots in goal for Searsport, while Elijah Wood made five saves on five shots in net for Penobscot Valley.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class D South, Searsport (4-6, 15.6679 points) is 11th, while North Yarmouth Academy (10-2, 86.2245 points) is first in the 14-team region. The top 10 teams qualify for the playoffs.

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

Penobscot Valley at Searsport girls soccer
Searsport hosts Penobscot Valley on Oct. 4 in high school girls soccer. (Video by: Zack Miller)
Comments (1)
Posted by: TROY HOWARD MIDDLE SCHOOL | Oct 10, 2018 06:46

In the Islesboro game vs. Vinalhaven it was Sam Jagger who scored two goals; his twin brother, Charlie, got the shutout as goalkeeper.



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