Soccer squads kick it up

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GRABBING SOME BIG AIR — Houlton’s Micah Goetsch soars high into the air to head the ball during the Shiretowners’ soccer matchup with Fort Kent Friday. The Shires fell 3-2.

SACS bests Easton, Central Aroostook
    In the second week of the soccer season, the Southern Aroostook Community School soccer squads picked up wins over visiting Central Aroostook and Easton to start the season perfectly. In other girls soccer, both the Houlton (0-2) and Hodgdon (0-4) squads are searching for their first wins on the season, while Southern Aroostook (2-0) is off to a hot start. East Grand (0-0) has yet to play a game.
    The Houlton boys are 1-1 on the season, while East Grand has not taken the field. Hodgdon does not have a boys soccer program this season.
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AIRBORNE — Southern Aroostook’s Patrick Goodall gets airborne trying to send a loose ball into the net, as Central Aroostook goalie Ross Grass is caught off guard on the corner kick. Despite the pouring rain, the Warriors went on to win the game 2-0.

    The following is a recap of games played through Monday, Aug. 30.
Warrior girls heat up
    Southern Aroostook 2, Central Aroostook 0 — At Dyer Brook Aug. 25, the Lady Warriors picked up the home-opening victory behind senior Janelle Rockwell, who scored the first of her two goals with three minutes left in the first half to break a 2-2 tie. Desirae Dubois and Olivia Raymond assisted on Rockwell’s goals, while Dubois scored a goal of her own. Jillian Diaferio and Jasmine Rockwell each added a goal, while Cassie Garcelon and Kristen Tarr assisted on scores.
    First-year goalie Mallary Lawlor turned back four of nine shots for SACS.
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CHARGING HARD — Houlton’s Ben Ward, right, tries to kick the ball away from Fort Kent’s Thomas Levesque during Friday night’s game in Houlton. Fort Kent won 3-2.

    Vicki McIntyre, Kristen Long and Marissa Anthony all scored for Central Aroostook, with Brea York providing an assist. In the net, Paige Fletcher made six saves on 16 shots.
    “On paper, it looked like an evenly played match, but not if you were there watching,” said CAHS coach Dave Collins. “It was another one of those games we dominated on the field but a few mistakes that led to some breakaway goals cost us.”
    Southern Aroostook 3, Hodgdon 0 — At Hodgdon Monday, the Warriors collected their second win of the season as twins Janel and Jasmine Rockwell scored first-half goals. Jillian Diaferio added a second-half goal, off an assist from Jasmine Rockwell, en route to the 3-0 shutout. Katie Goodall also had an assist for the Warriors.
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BALL CONTROL — Hodgdon’s Lacey McQuarrie, right, tries to take the ball away from Easton’s Carla Halvorson.

    Lawlor made two saves on five shots for SACS, while Kimberly Levesque had 12 saves on 16 shots for Hodgdon.
    Easton 3, Hodgdon 0 — At Hodgdon Thursday, Easton’s Carla Halvorson continued her goal-scoring ways as she booted in two of her team’s three goals. Halvorson scored in the first half off a pass from Samantha Fuller and added a second-half shot off a feed from Brook Hammond. Mariah Cyr also scored a goal for the Bears from an Ariana Babineau pass.
    Bear goalie Marissa Parlin had nine saves on 11 shots, while Hodgdon’s keeper, Levesque, had 16 saves on 22 shots.
    “Hodgdon is a much improved team from last year with some very young talent,” Easton coach Rachel Tomlinson said.
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SWATTED — Houlton goalie Marina Cameron swats the ball away from the goal as teammate Taylor Bailey moves in to assist during Friday night’s game against Fort Kent. The Shires fell 1-0.

    Fort Kent 1, Houlton 0 — At Houlton Friday, Fort Kent’s Mary Grace Morris scored a first-half goal and the Warriors made it stick as they held off Houlton.
    Marina Cameron had several nifty saves for the Shiretowners and helped keep her team within striking distance. She finished with 12 saves.
    Houlton had a couple of chances late in the game to force a tie, but both times the Fort Kent defense stiffened.
Boys soccer action
    Southern Aroostook 2, Central Aroostook 0 — At Dyer Brook Aug. 25, the Warriors blanked the Panthers, with goals from Patrick Goodall and Jake Lassonde. Goodall netted the first goal on a penalty kick 4:30 into the game, with Lassonde heading the ball into the goal off an assist from Rob Rockwell with 4:45 remaining in the first half. Goalie Jesse Boulier stopped eight of nine shots for the Warriors.
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TIGHT DEFENSE — Houlton’s Sam Keegan, right, comes in to clear the ball  away from Fort Kent’s Mary Grace Morris during Friday’s game. Morris scored the game’s only goal in a 1-0 loss for the Shires.

    For the Panthers, Ross Grass made 12 saves on 15 shots.
    Fort Kent 3, Houlton 2 — At Houlton Friday, Fort Kent’s Thomas Levesque broke a 2-2 tie with an unassisted goal with 18:56 to play as the Warriors held off Houlton. Gary Fowler and George Bessa each scored unassisted goals to key the Shiretowners.  Brandon Ward had an assist for Houlton.
    Levesque also scored Fort Kent’s first goal of the game with 33:27 to play in the first half. Jared Soucy knotted the game at 2-2 with 34:35 to play in the second half off a pass from Levesque.
    Cody Briggs saved nine of 15 shots for Houlton, while Alex Charette had 10 saves on 23 shots for Fort Kent. Houlton held a 5-1 edge in corner kicks.
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HEADY PLAY — Southern Aroostook’s Joe Frazier, left, heads the ball as teammate Taylor Lock reacts.

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GETTING A LEG UP —Southern Aroostook’s Jillian Diaferio, front, leaps in front of the ball as Central Aroostook’s Gabe Brewer looks on.