Regular season comes to an end for girls’ soccer squads

8 years ago

The regular season is now just a memory for girls’ soccer squads as the final games of the season were played Monday for most teams. Houlton finished up its season Tuesday on the road against Mattanawcook Academy.

It appears unlikely that Houlton (11-1-1, 128.1633 points) will be able to overtake Orono (12-1-1, 152.5765) for the top seed in the Class C North region. Assuming the Shires enter the playoffs as the No. 2 seed, Houlton would earn a first-round bye and host a quarterfinal match Tuesday, Oct. 27 against the winner of the preliminary game between No. 7 and. No. 10 seeds. Mattanawcook Academy of Lincoln (7-5-2) is currently ranked seventh while Dexter (3-9-1) is in 10th.

In Class D North, Hodgdon (9-5, 63.9456 points, seventh), Southern Aroostook (7-5-2, 59.1582, eighth) and Katahdin (5-8-1, 42.6020, 10th) are all in the playoff mix. East Grand (2-10-2, 15.3827) is 14th and out of the postseason picture.

If the standings hold, Hodgdon would host the No. 10 seed (currently Katahdin) in the preliminary round Friday, Oct. 23. The two teams met twice on the season with Hodgdon winning both games — 3-2 at home Sept. 14 and 1-0 Sept. 29 in Stacyville.

SACS would host the No. 9 seed (currently Wisdom, 8-4-2) in a prelim. The two squads did not square off during the regular season.

The following is a recap of games played this past week.

Katahdin 4, East Grand 0 — At Danforth Oct. 13, Sophie Vetter had a hat trick to pace Katahdin of Stacyville to a shutout of East Grand. Kelsey Hamm rounded out the scoring for the 4-8-1 Cougars.

So. Aroostook 0, Fort Fairfield 13 — At Fort Fairfield last Wednesday, the host Tigers scored early and often en route to the shutout over SACS. Individual scoring was not reported.

Ashland 12, Hodgdon 0 — At Hodgdon Friday, Mackenzie Carter scored four goals to help the Ashland Hornets roll past the Hawks. Kassandra Nelson and Savannah Flint each contributed two goals, while Caitlin Paradis, Chelsea Vaillancourt, Alexis Craig and Camryn Deabay chipped in one apiece.

East Grand 0, Fort Fairfield 10 — At Fort Fairfield Saturday, Kailanny Hernandez and Taylor Churchill led the Tigers’ offense with two goals each. Chelsey Pelkey, Morgann Towle, Autumn Parady and Sarah Watt added one goal apiece for 11-2 Fort Fairfield.

Pelkey and Gracie Griffeth each had two assists while Towle and Parady each chipped in one. Sarah Watt and Marissa Brouette combined in goal for the Tigers to record the shutout as they stopped three of five shots.

Bethany Lindsey made 16 saves on 37 shots for the Vikings (2-9-2).

So. Aroostook 5, Washburn 3 — At Washburn Saturday, the Warriors scored four second-half goals to lift the team past Washburn. Kassidy Mathers had two goals and an assist for SACS, while Sydney Brewer, Lily Leavitt and Aliyah Morales each added a goal and Kylie Vining added an assist.

Kristen Sarmiento had two goals for Washburn, Kassie Farley had a goal and an assist, and Katie Easler also added an assist. Taylor Howe had 11 saves on 16 shots for Washburn. Alexa Merry had five saves on eight shots for SACS.

Shead 1, Hodgdon 2 — At Hodgdon Saturday, Jill Gough and Lexi McGuire each scored a goal to lead the Hawks to victory. Holly Preston scored a goal for Shead of Eastport.

Central Aroostook 5, East Grand 0 — At East Grand Monday, the Vikings ended their season with a 5-0 loss to the Panthers. Individual game results were not reported.

Easton 0, Katahdin 1 — At Stacyville Monday, it was Senior Night for Katahdin players Sophie Vetter, Courtney Stevens, Kaycee Cintron, Molly Cunningham and manager, Caley Morse. Vetter scored the lone goal for Katadhin.

The second half was scoreless. Katahdin goalie, Courtney Stevens, made 16 saves from 17 shots. Easton goalie, Blake Bradley, made 19 saves from 22 shots.

So. Aroostook 5, Woodland 2 — At Dyer Brook Monday, Sydney Brewer had two goals, Vining, Makaelyn Porter and Mersia Thibodeau each added a goal, while Leavitt chipped in with two assists to push SACS past Woodland.

Paige Fitch and Kasey Grass each scored unassisted goals for Woodland. Alexa Merry had 5 saves on nine shots for Southern Aroostook. Woodland’s goalie had nine saves on 20 shots.