Shire girls fall for first time
HOULTON, Maine — At the midway point to the season, local soccer squads are beginning to have a better understanding of where they rank in the postseason picture.
The Houlton girls (6-1) fell for the first time on the season and are now ranked fourth in Class C North, while the Shire boys (2-4-1) are ranked 10th. Only the top 10 teams make the playoffs in this division.
In girls Class D North, Southern Aroostook (5-3) is ranked fifth, Hodgdon (6-3) is seventh and Katahdin (5-2-1) is eighth. All three teams are in the postseason mix. East Grand (0-8) is still searching for its first win on the year.
For the boys, Hodgdon (8-0-1) is ranked seventh, Southern Aroostook (3-4-1) is 10th and Katahdin (2-5) is 16th. Only the top 14 squads make the playoffs in this division.
The following is a recap of games played through Saturday, Sept. 28. Coaches are reminded to report scores and results to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Houlton 9, Calais 1 — At Calais Sept. 23, the Shires rolled to the 9-1 victory. Individual results were not reported.
Hodgdon 5, Shead 2 — At Shead Sept. 23, Sabra Scott scored two goals and Delaney Little, Emma Drew and Mikyla Howland each had one to lead the Hawks past Shead. Kiesha Scott and Halle Sullivan each had solo goals for the Tigers.
Katahdin 11, East Grand 0 — At East Grand Sept. 23, the Cougars exploded for 11 goals. Individual results were not reported.
Katahdin 2, Hodgdon 0 — At Hodgdon Sept. 25, Katahdin shutout the host-Hawks for the 2-0 victory. Individual results were not reported.
Houlton 5, Lee Academy 0 — At Houlton Sept. 25, Sierra Hoops booted in three goals, while Samantha Johnson added two as the Shires routed the visiting Pandas. Becca Howe had an assist for Houlton. Raegan Budge had nine saves for Lee Academy. Houlton goalie Abbie Worthley did not face a shot.
Fort Kent 3, Houlton 1 — At Fort Kent Friday, Gabby Martin, Desirae Hafford and Nancy Martin each scored solo goals to lead Fort Kent past Houlton in a battle of undefeated teams. Breanne Barton scored the lone Shire goal. Lyndsay Ouellette had 11 saves in goal for the Warriors, while Abbie Worthley had 11 saves for the Shires.
Ashland 4, Katahdin 0 — At Ashland Friday, Gabby Ayotte had three goals and Willow Hall added one as the Hornets beat Katahdin. Mia Carney and Kayla MacLean both had assists. Cougar goalie Nikita Keim had three saves on 22 shots, while Ashland’s Jamie Poulin and four saves on five shots.
Central Aroostook 3, Southern Aroostook 2 — At Mars Hill Friday, Central Aroostook edged the visiting Warriors. Individual results were not reported.
Hodgdon 4, Woodland 1 — At Woodland Saturday, the Hawks were victorious. Individual results were not reported.
Katahdin 4, Van Buren 1 — At Stacyville Saturday, the Cougars rolled to the win. Individual results were not reported.
Hodgdon 7, Shead 0 — The Hawks rolled to the shutout victory over Shead Sept. 23. Individual results were not reported.
Washington Academy 2, Houlton 1 — At Houlton Sept. 24, Jaden Gentle scored off a feed from Keegan Gentle for the Shires lone goal against Washington Academy. Jacob Mills Lightner and David Flores each scored solo goals for WA. Drew Foley had eight saves on 13 shots for the Shires, while Sam Perkins had five saves on 10 shots for WA.
Hodgdon 4, Katahdin 0 — At Hodgdon Sept. 25, Drew Duttweiler, Josh McGillicuddy, Josh Foster and Elijah Matheson each scored a goal for the Hawks. Michael Sanders and Hunter Quint combined for four saves on six shots for Hodgdon. Caleb Giles and Erick Cummings had eight saves on 16 shots for Katahdin.
Fort Kent 3, Houlton 0 — At Fort Kent Friday, Noah Martin scored on a penalty kick, while Coby Theriault and Keegan Cyr had solo goals as the Warriors beat Houlton. Martin also had an assist in the game.
Ashland 2, Katahdin 0 — At Stacyville Friday, individual results were not reported.
Central Aroostook 10, Southern Aroostook 2 — At Mars Hill Friday, CAHS exploded for 10 goals in the win over SA.
Hodgdon 3, Woodland 1 — At Woodland Saturday, the Hawks notched the shutout win over Woodland. McGillicuddy had two goals and Duttweiler had one for the Hawks. Dameon Sanders and Josh Foster both had assists. Mikey Blash had the lone Woodland goal. Sanders made seven saves on 15 shots for the Hawks. Devon Wilder had four saves on 11 shots for Woodland.
Van Buren 1, Katahdin 0 — At Stacyville Saturday, the Cougars were shut out by Van Buren. Individual results were not reported.