The Star-Herald

XC season begins with meet in Houlton Wednesday

The first cross country meet of the season highlights Wednesday’s sports schedule in central and southern Aroostook County. 

Washburn, MSSM, Fort Kent, Madawaska, Greater Houlton Christian Academy and Houlton are the participating teams. The meet will start and end behind Houlton High School and begins at 4 p.m.

In golf, Carlisle, the co-op Caribou and Presque Isle team, joins Mount Desert Island and Orono for a four-team match against the host Houlton Shiretowners which begins at 4 p.m.

A few soccer games also are scheduled. Central Aroostook makes the trip south to take on Hodgdon. The Panther teams sport identical 4-0 records, while the Hawk boys are 1-0 and the girls 0-1. Both the boys and girls games kick off at 4 p.m.

Fort Kent plays a doubleheader at Ashland. The Hornet girls, the defending Class D North regional champs, are currently 2-1, while Fort Kent has won its first two games. The girls game begins at 5 p.m.

The boys game pits the 2-0 Warriors against the 0-3 Hornets and will begin at 7 p.m.

The only sporting action that took place Tuesday was held in Easton as the Bears hosted the Fort Fairfield Tigers in girls and boys soccer matches. The visitors prevailed in both by scores of 3-0. Summaries of those two games are as follows:

Fort Fairfield girls 3, Easton 0 — The Tiger girls (2-3) snapped a three-game losing streak and at the same time kept the Bears winless with the shutout victory.

Kourtney West set up Cammi King for the first goal, while Camryn Ala converted a pass from Brenna LeVasseur for the second. Kennedy Bencivenga wrapped up the scoring, with Ala providing the assist.

Shantelle Simon, replacing the injured Meghan Schupbach, was the winning goalkeeper, while Eva Callioras was in net for the 0-4 Bears.

Fort Fairfield boys 3, Easton 0 — Coach Cody Tompkins’ Fort Fairfield boys went over the .500 mark by blanking the Bears.

Avery Cormier opened the scoring for the 3-2 Tigers off an assist from Alex Oakes at the 28:57 mark of the first half. Colby Langner tallied a pair of second-half goals. The first was unassisted at 38:45 and the second was set up by Logan Milliard at 24:49.

Kobe West, the Tigers’ goalkeeper, had nine saves on 21 shots, while Kody Carter collected three saves on nine shots for 1-3 Easton.

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