The Ashland and Presque Isle girls remain the region’s lone unbeaten soccer teams.
The Hornet girls strung together three consecutive shutout victories last week, all played at home, to continue their undefeated season.
Coach Peter Belskis’s team is now 10-0 with four matches remaining. The Hornets’ final home game is Monday against the Wisdom Pioneers beginning at 4 p.m. Ashland has now outscored its opponents by a margin of 73-9.
Last Tuesday, Ashland blanked Van Buren, 6-0, with Savannah Flint recording a hat trick, freshman Morgan Doughty scoring two goals and Marissa Chasse netting her team’s other goal.
On Thursday, the Hornets garnered a 9-0 victory over Katahdin. Chasse became Ashland’s all-time leading goal scorer by scoring three times to reach 60 overall. She overtook Brooke LaBelle, who netted 58 goals while playing from 2009-12.
MacKenzie Carter and Flint added two goals each and Laura Sturgeon and Caitlin Paradis had one each.
The Hornets were 11-0 winners Monday over Southern Aroostook. Carter had three goals and two assists and Chasse and Flint netted two goals each. Paradis, Doughty, Micayla Driscoll and Chelsea Vaillancourt also contributed goals in the lopsided victory.
Megan Cote recorded her first three shutouts of the season in goal for Ashland.
Also still perfect are the Presque Isle Wildcat girls, who bested Ellsworth and Old Town in recent road matches.
PI took an 8-0 record into this afternoon’s match at Hermon. When the two teams met in Presque Isle Sept. 6, the Wildcats picked up a 4-1 triumph. The Wildcats will be home Saturday against Foxcroft Academy.
Last Wednesday, Jillian Flynn collected her first shutout of the season, making 13 saves en route to a 4-0 win at Ellsworth. Scoring goals for PI were Jordi Legassie, Tori Koch, Olivia Hudson and Macy Desmond.
On Saturday, Old Town was the host and PI managed a 2-1 win as Krystal Kingsbury scored off a Megan Seward header late in the game for the tie-breaking goal.
Legassie had put PI in front by scoring off a Taylor Williams assist in the first half, but the Coyotes tied it early in the second on Lauren Martin’s goal.
Other results from matches played Sept. 23-29 are as follows:
Southern Aroostook boys 5, Ashland 4 — Cody Blair had a hat trick, but it wasn’t enough as SA’s Jackson Maynard also scored three times in the Warriors’ win Monday in Ashland.
Cameron Landry and Parker Walker also had goals for the victors, while Jarrett Beaulier netted Ashland’s other goal. Michael Cook had a pair of assists for the 6-2-2 Hornets.
Presque Isle boys 1, Old Town 1 — The Wildcats scored their goal in the first half, with Ben Nickerson providing it, but Jeremy Gogan’s second-half tally allowed the host Coyotes to come away with the tie Saturday.
Andrew Paterson saved 15 of 16 shots for PI, now 5-2-1, and helped his team salvage the tie by making a great save during the second overtime period.
Ashland boys 6, Katahdin 1 — The Hornets came out on top in Thursday’s home game behind two goals each by Beaulier and Blair. Cook scored and Airin Harmon had his first-ever goal. Mark Chasse, Lucas Craig and Alex Kaiser picked up assists. Tim Tarr made six saves on seven shots in goal for Ashland. Katahdin goalkeeper Cody Brownlee was peppered with 27 shots during the match, saving 21 of them.
Fort Fairfield boys 2, Limestone-MSSM 1 — Johnny Theriault scored both goals for the 5-4-1 Tigers Thursday, leading his team to the close win over their rivals. Zeb Keith-Hardy had the lone Eagle goal.
Central Aroostook boys 3, Hodgdon 1 — Last Wednesday in Mars Hill, Alex Boulier scored twice and Dustin Pryor had the other goal as CA improved to 5-4 by topping the Hawks. Colby Kingsbury had an assist for the Panthers.
Central Aroostook girls 4, Hodgdon 3 — Kassie Levesque scored all four of her team’s goals, including the game-winner in overtime, as the Panthers came out on top last Wednesday at home.
Ashland boys 3, Van Buren 1 — Last Tuesday in Ashland, Kaiser provided the heroics by volleying in a shot with 10 minutes left to lift his Hornets past the Crusaders. Beaulier opened the scoring for Ashland before Andre Rossignol tied the game for VB. Blair added an insurance goal 56 seconds after Kaiser had scored.
Tarr stopped 11 of 12 shots for Ashland.
Ellsworth boys 3, Presque Isle 0 — At Ellsworth last Tuesday, the host Eagles dominated play early and received first-half goals by Jack Weeks and Conor Maguire on their way to the shutout victory. Ellsworth held a 21-1 shot advantage over the first 40 minutes and ended up outshooting PI in the match, 31-8. Paterson ended up with 10 saves in the loss.