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Soccer squads heating up this fall

The fall soccer season is in full swing and many local squads are experiencing success on the pitch. 

In girls soccer, Houlton is 2-0 on the season, while Southern Aroostook is 3-2, Hodgdon is 2-1, Katahdin is 1-0-1 and East Grand is 0-5. For the boys, Houlton is 2-1, while Hodgdon is 4-0, Southern Aroostook is 2-3 and Katahdin is 2-0.

The following is a recap of games reported to the newspaper through Saturday, Sept. 14. Coaches are encouraged to report their game results to in a timely manner for inclusion.

Girls soccer

Houlton 11, Mattanawcook Academy 1 — At Houlton Monday, Sept. 9, the Shires opened their season with an offensive explosion. Bre Barton led the scoring onslaught with five goals and two assists, while Teadora Wilde added two goals. Sierra Hoops, Isabella Ardell, Olivia Henderson and Maddie Marino each had one goal for the Shires.

“I thought we looked pretty good for it being this early in the season,” Houlton coach Marina Cameron said. “We know we still have a lot of things to improve on but I was pleased with this result.”

Fort Fairfield 2, Hodgdon 1 — At Fort Fairfield Tuesday, Sept. 10, Camryn Ala and Kennedy Bencivenga each scored a solo goal to lift Fort Fairfield past Hodgdon. Sabra Scott scored the lone goal for the Hawks.

Eva Calioras had six saves on 12 shots for the Tigers, while Autumn Ganzel had 10 saves on 15 shots for Hodgdon.

Central Aroostook 10, Southern Aroostook 0 — At Dyer Brook Tuesday, Sept. 10, the visiting Panthers scored early and often en route to the shutout victory. Katie Levesque booted in five goals, while Breann Bradbury had two and Madison Howlett, Kaitlyn Carvell and Sydney Garrison each had one. Kayla Martin had three assists, while Howlett and Bradbury each had one.

Maddie Coffin, left, of Central  Aroostook and Makaelyn Porter of Southern Aroostook keep their eyes on the ball during a Sept. 10 girls soccer game in Dyer Brook.
(Joseph Cyr)

Southern Aroostook 11, East Grand 0 — At Dyer Brook Friday, Sept. 13, the Warriors erupted for 11 goals and held East Grand scoreless. Sydney Brewer, the team’s primary goalie, played in the field and booted in three goals. Emma Nadeau, Paige Vose, Jordyn Legasey, Skyla Nelson, Jaynice Wenzloff, Aliyah Morales, Willow Brooks and Hannah Brown each had one goal. Maddison Russell, Makaelyn Porter, Vose and Brewer each had an assist.

Houlton 9, George Stevens Academy 1 — At Blue Hill Saturday, Sept. 14, Shire Bre Barton scored three goals to lead Houlton to victory. Becca Howe added and Sierra Hoops each chipped in two goals and Maddie Marino and Samantha Johnson each had one. Marino also tallied an assist.

Dell Davis-Batt scored the lone goal for GSA.

Southern Aroostook’s Maggie Harthorne, left, and Central Aroostook’s Libby Grass go for the ball during a Sept. 10 game in Dyer Brook.
(Joseph Cyr)

Shires Abbie Worthley and Teadora Wilde shared goal-tending duties and combined for two saves on three shots. Luna Perry-St.Peter had 25 saves on 41 shots for GSA.

Boys Soccer

Houlton 4, Mattanawcook Academy 0 — At Houlton Tuesday, Sept. 10, Keegan Gentle scored two goals, while Jaron Gentle and Thomas Astle each had one to lead the Shires past MA. J. Gentle notched two assists, while K. Gentle had one.

Drew Foley made four saves in goal for Houlton, while Griffin Coburn had 14 saves for MA. 

Hodgdon 4, Fort Fairfield 3 — At Fort Fairfield Tuesday, Sept. 10, the Hawks collected their third straight victory to start the season. Josh Foster booted in three goals, while Josh McGillicuddy added one. McGillicuddy and Foster, along with Drew Duttweiler, each had one assist.

For the Tigers, Alexander Oakes had two goals and Dawson Watson added one. Watson also had an assist.

Michael Sanders made seven saves on 13 shots for the Hawks. Kobe West had eight saves on 21 shots for FF.

Vying for the ball are Central Aroostook’s Bryan Anthony,  left, and Southern Aroostook’s Jacob Ritchie during a Sept. 10 game in Dyer Brook.
(Joseph Cyr)

Central Aroostook 7, Southern Aroostook 0 — At Dyer Brook Tuesday, Sept. 10, the Warriors were unable to get into an offensive rhythm.  Bryan Anthony scored two goals for CA, while Josh Thomas, James Keenan, Brighton Kingsbury, Cody McCrum and Jacob Carvell each had one goal.

Brayden Bradbury had five saves in goal for the Panthers, while Jacob Brooks had 15 saves for SA.

Southern Aroostook’s Gavin Vining, left, kicks the ball as Central Aroostook’s Josh Thomas approaches during a Sept. 10 game in Dyer Brook.
(Joseph Cyr)

Hodgdon 6, Washburn 0 — At Washburn Thursday, Sept. 12, Josh Foster booted in three goals to lead the Hawks. Josh McGillicuddy added two goals and Anton Mowery had one. Notching assists were Dameon Sanders, Kyle Carver, Drew Duttweiler and McGillicuddy.

Michael Sanders and Elijah Matheson combined for four saves on 11 shots in goal for the Hawks. Washburn’s Carson Cole had 11 saves on 25 shots. 

Katahdin 7, Shead 1 — At Stacyville, Saturday,  Sept. 14, Grady Ritchie and Kyle McNally each scored two goals each to lead the Cougars to victory. Jacob Perry added a goal and an assist while Bradley Hotham and Blake Howes contributed a goal each. Garrett Hamm also added an assist. Caleb Giles, Erick Cummings, and Jeffery Martin each had two saves in goal on six shots for the Cougars.

Austin Ashby scored the lone goal for Shead. Jacob Troft recorded 11 saves on 30 shots.

Southern Aroostook goalie Jacob Brooks makes a save Tuesday, Sept. 10 in a game against Central Aroostook.
(Joseph Cyr)


Southern Aroostook’s Collin Grant, left, and Central Aroostook’s James Keenan aggressively lunge for the ball during a Sept. 10 boys soccer game in Dyer Brook.
(Joseph Cyr)

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