Lady Beavers rolling early on

17 years ago

The Washburn girls soccer team is now 3-0 and, even more impressive, have yet to be scored upon.
The team picked up a pair of shutout victories over Limestone/MSSM in recent play, by a 5-0 score last Wednesday in Limestone and 6-0 at home Monday. Alex Bird scored three times in the road win, with Morgan Berube netting a pair. In the most recent contest, Erica McDougall and Berube each scored twice, while Bird notched a goal and three assists. Charley Chandler was Washburn’s other goal scorer.

Berube has now scored nine goals in her team’s first three games and goalie Rachel Palmer has three shutouts and has faced just 16 shots total.
Central Aroostook was unbeaten in its three games last week after beginning the year with a loss to Southern Aroostook Aug. 10. The Lady Panthers stopped Fort Fairfield last Tuesday, 3-1, blanked Easton Thursday, 6-0, and tied Hodgdon Monday, 1-1.
Brittany Mosher scored twice and Sarah Long once in CA’s win over Fort to begin the week. Against Easton, Letisha Neece led the way with two goals and Amber Bradley had a goal and an assist. Ashley Estabrook and Robyn Graham combined for the shutout in goal. Alex Dame scored the lone goal for the Lady Panthers against Hodgdon Monday.
The Fort Fairfield Lady Tigers blanked Wisdom Thursday, but sandwiched that victory with losses to Central Aroostook and Van Buren (3-0 Monday). In the win, Courtney Churchill scored twice, while Maryl Shaw, Brooke Beaulieu, Brooke Shaw and Kelsie Wilson had one each.
Easton coupled its earlier loss to CA with a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Wisdom Monday. Lisa Dayringer had the only Easton goal, while Taylor Burtt had 16 saves in goal for the Lady Bears.
Ashland opened its regular season slate yesterday at home against Wisdom. The PI girls don’t get their season under way until Tuesday, when they host Fort Kent at 7 p.m.
In boys action, the Fort Fairfield boys managed a huge win against the defending state champion Van Buren Crusaders Monday. Josh Churchill, Otis Edgecomb and Cody Closson were the goal scorers in the 3-1 home victory. Austin Dufour saved five of 12 shots for the Tigers, who are now 2-0-1 on the young season. Ryan Noyes scored the lone goal in a 1-0 win over Wisdom Thursday. Last Tuesday, Churchill’s goal with 4:18 left in regulation salvaged a 3-3 tie with Central Aroostook. Closson and Josh Booth had the other Tiger goals.
The Limestone/MSSM boys tied Washburn last Wednesday before dropping Monday’s game.
Chris Parent notched the equalizer with 7:16 remaining as the Eagles tied the Beavers, 1-1, in a home game for Limestone/MSSM. A. J. Rossignol saved 12 of 15 shots for the Eagles. Adam Wilcox scored the Washburn goal.
In Monday’s rematch, Jon Hester scored twice in the Beavers’ 4-2 triumph. Alex MacIntosh totaled three assists, with Nick MacIntosh and Wilcox each scoring goals. Justin Clayton had both tallies for Limestone/MSSM. All six of the goals were scored in the first half.
The Easton boys keep rolling along, as a 2-0 win over Central Aroostook Thursday and a 4-0 blitzing of Wisdom Monday have the Bears at 4-0 so far, with a home game against Washburn looming this afternoon.
Brad Trask scored a goal in each half against the Panthers, with Corey White assisting on the first-half tally. White then scored three times to up his season total to six in the victory over the Pioneers. Nick Flewelling added a pair of goals, Trask had an assist and Jeremy Brock garnered another shutout in goal, following up his 23-save performance Thursday with nine more saves Monday.
Manny Martinez was CA’s offense in the 3-3 tie with Fort Fairfield as he recorded the hat trick. Travis McDonald posted his own hat trick and also had an assist in a 6-0 win over Hodgdon Monday. Logan Thomas, Blake McCarthy and Brian Faulkner had the other goals for the 2-1-2 Panthers.
That game followed up another shutout win, this one over Limestone/MSSM Friday by a 5-0 final in Mars Hill. Martinez again had three goals, McDonald a goal and two assists and Thomas a goal for the winners. Logan McCarthy handled a bulk of CA’s goalie chores during its busy week of action.
The Presque Isle Wildcats will get their season going Friday with a home game against Fort Kent at 7 p.m. It will be the first countable game held on the new turf surface. The Ashland boys, last year’s Eastern Maine Class D runners-up, took on Wisdom yesterday in their first regular season game.