The Star-Herald

Wildcat, Panther soccer squads eliminated from postseason

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — The playoff run for the Presque Isle boys and Central Aroostook girls came to an end Friday as the two squads were eliminated from the postseason.

No. 5 Presque Isle lost to No. 4 Mount Desert Island, 2-1, Friday afternoon in a Class B North quarterfinal. The game was originally scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 26, but postponed due to rain.

In Friday’s game, it was a promising start for the Wildcats as Presque Isle took a 1-0 lead on a first-half goal by Dawson Kinney with 4:23 to play.

In the second half, the Trojans tied the game with a goal from Brandon Marsh, with an assist by Cole Watson a little over four minutes into the second half. The Trojans sealed the game with a goal from Treyan Nelson with an assist from Watson at 24:28.

Presque Isle had several attempts to claw its way back into the game, but were unsuccessful.

The Wildcats end the season with a record of 7-7-2 overall record, while the Trojans improved to 8-5-2 going into the semifinals against Hampden Academy.

In girls Class D semifinal action Friday, No 5 Central Aroostook fell to top-ranked Penobscot Valley, 2-1 in a game played in Howland. Individual game details were not reported. 

Central Aroostook ended its season with an 11-6 overall record, while PVHS improved to 16-2-1. The Howlers face No. 3 Ashland (13-3 overall) for the Class D championship, Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 6:30 p.m. in Presque Isle. The Hornets beat No. 2 Wisdom to advance to the championship.

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