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Booming start to fall soccer season

HOULTON, Maine — The fall soccer season began with a bang this past week as some teams finally saw their first action, while others were playing in the fifth game of the year.

The following is a recap of games played through Saturday, Sept. 7, that were reported to the newspaper. Coaches are asked to submit their results to for inclusion each week.

Boys Soccer

Easton 2, Southern Aroostook 0 — At Easton Aug. 30, Kooper Kinney and Madison Bubar scored to lead the Bears past SA. Kinney also had an assist. For Southern Aroostook, goalie Jacob Brooks had 19 saves. Easton’s goalie Kody Carter had nine saves. 

Ashland 3, Southern Aroostook 2 — At Dyer Brook Sept. 4, Weston Robinson, Joshua Celestre, Sam Craig each scored goals for the Hornets (3-2) in a victory over SA (3-2). Gavin Vining had two goals to lead the Warriors, while Logan Swallow had an assist. Jacob Brooks made nine saves in net for SA, while Garrett Tilley had three saves for Ashland.

Houlton 2, Lee Academy 1 — At Lee Friday, Keegan Gentle and Jed Gilpatrick each scored a goal to lead Houlton to a season-opening victory. Jadon Gentle tallied an assist for the Shires. Drew Foley made 10 saves in goal for Houlton.  

Ethan Allard had the lone goal for Lee Academy (0-1). Nick Allard made nine saves.

Hodgdon 6, Woodland 1 — At Hodgdon Friday, Josh Foster scored a hat trick, while Josh McGillicuddy, Seth Tapley and Hunter Tapley each had solo goals for the Hawks (2-0). Colton Folsom had two assists, while Foster added one.

Michael Sanders and Elijah Matheson combined for six saves on 10 shots for the Hawks. 

Girls Soccer

Hodgdon 8, East Grand 0 — At Hodgdon Sept. 4, the host-Hawks had a goal-scoring explosion in their first game of the season. Emma Drew had two goals and Autumn Ganzel and Hope Howland each had one. The remaining four goal scorers were not reported. Mikyla Howland had an assist for the Hawks.

Autumn Ganzel had two saves and Madison Smith added three for the Hawks. East Grand’s Jordyn Cowger had 16 saves.

Ashland 2, Southern Aroostook 0 — At Dyer Brook Sept. 4, Ashland’s Shelby Stoltz and Gabby Ayotte tallied solo goals, while Shelby Stoltz and Kayla Maclean had assists. Jamie Poulin had three saves on three shots, while SACS’ Sydney Brewer had 22 saves on 33 shots.

(Pioneer Times photos/Joseph Cyr)

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