The Star-Herald

Soccer squads remain busy on the pitch

With the fall temperatures far hotter than normal, the play of local boys and girls soccer teams also heated up this past week.

The following is a recap of games reported to the newspaper.

Boys Soccer

Fort Fairfield 4, Hodgdon 2 – At Fort Fairfield Tuesday, Sept. 6, the Tigers received goals from Micah Daigle (2), Cayden Ala and Ethan Williard to beat the visiting Hawks. Williard and Joel Cormier each had an assist.

Hodgdon received two goals from Drew Duttweiler, with an assist from Brady Parker.

Hodgdon keepers Duttweiler and Derek Golding combined for 15 saves on 24 shots, while Tiger keeper Zakery Gerhauser had five saves on nine shots.

Washington Academy 8, Houlton 1 – At Houlton Saturday, a depleted Shire squad was no match for the visiting Raiders of East Machias. Houlton had just 12 players able to suit up for Saturday’s game, meaning breaks were few and far between.

Kenori Simons led the Raiders with four goals, while Omari Levon, Eli Appleby, Unai Riono and Narrarii Komiko each had one. Houlton’s lone goal was scored by Thadon Gentle. WA improves to 2-0 and Houlton drops to 0-2 on the season.

Hodgdon 2, Southern Aroostook 0 – At Dyer Brook Monday, Oisin Gardiner scored two goals with assists from Brody Little and Brady Parker as the Hawks shut out Southern Aroostook.

Hodgdon split goalkeeping duties between Drew Duttweiler and Gardiner and the two combined for four saves on seven shots.

SA keeper Brennan Burpee had eight saves on 15 shots. 

Katahdin 5, Ashland 2 – At Stacyville Monday, Grady Ritchie had two goals and two assists as the Cougars rolled to victory. Calvin Richardson also had two goals and Jacob Perry added one for Katahdin. Jeffery Martin added 2 assists.

Tyler Trams had a goal and Inyas Janoch added a penalty kick goal for Ashland. 

Kalan Mann had five saves on 14 shots in goal for Katahdin (4-0). Hunter Cunningham had 14 saves on 27 shots. 

Fort Fairfield 4, Easton 1 – At Fort Fairfield Monday, Tiger Micah Daigle had three goals to lead Fort Fairfield to victory. Joel Cormier also scored a goal, while Ethan Willard had two assists and Graedon King and Josh Schupbach each had one assist.

Goalie Brett Senal had eight saves on 11 shots for the Tigers.

Owen Sweeney scored the lone goal for Easton. Bears goalie Zach Pelletier had 10 saves on 18 shots.

Girls Soccer

Fort Fairfield 2, Hodgdon 1 – At Fort Fairfield Tuesday, the Tigers defeated visiting Hodgdon in a close contest. Fort Fairfield scored two minutes into the first half and took a 1-0 lead into the halftime break.  Hodgdon scored two minutes into the second half on a goal from Faith Howland that was assisted by Gracie Little.

Goal scorers for Fort Fairfield were not reported.

“Hodgdon had good opportunities to score, but we could not find the back of the net,” coach Rob Smith said.

The Fort Fairfield goalie made 24 saves on 25 shots and Madison Smith made 13 saves on 15 shots. 

Houlton 11, Lee Academy 0 – At Houlton Thursday, freshman Mylee Sylvia led the way with four goals as the Shires rolled past the visiting Pandas. Maddie Marino and Ella McCarthy each added two goals, while Lydia Byron finished with one goal and an assist; Natalie DeLucca added one goal; and Gabby Gentle scored one off an assist from Amelia Callnan. 

MSSM 2, East Grand 1 – At Limestone, in the home opener for the Maine School of Science and Mathematics, the visiting East Grand Vikings and host Penguins battled through 20 minutes of scoreless action until a team was finally able to break the ice. 

MSSM’s Aubrey Ainsworth scored at the 20:33 mark in the first half with an unassisted goal. She struck again 2:06 into the second half for her second unassisted goal of the day. 

East Grand’s Victoria Gilman pushed a pass to Isabella Cowger, who sent a cross that was hit by the MSSM keeper, then deflected off a defensive player to go in for the goal, according to MSSM coach Lucas Hafford.

MSSM goalie Elena Wirth had five saves on six shots, while Viking goalie Jayden Williams had 11 saves on 13 shots.

Hodgdon 5, Southern Aroostook 2 – At Dyer Brook Monday, Hodgdon scored two goals in the first half and added three more in the second to beat Southern Aroostook.

Meghan Peters scored two goals, while Ella Suitter, Faith Howland and Gracie Little each scored one goal for the Hawks (2-2). Suitter also had an assist.

Emmalee Landry scored on a penalty kick for Southern Aroostook and Madison Russell added a goal. The Warriors fell to 1-3 with the loss.

Libby Anderson had eight saves on 13 shots for the Warriors, while Madison Smith made 19 saves on 21 shots for Hodgdon.

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