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BOYS SOCCER VS BRUNSWICK DRAGONS
Brunswick jumped out to a 3-0 lead at the half behind two goals by J D Souza ... Read more
GIRLS SOCCER VS BRUNSWICK DRAGONS
It was Senior Night and the parents who have supported and encouraged their ... Read more
CROSS COUNTRY VS MORSE, BRUNSWICK
It was a perfect day for spectating and not bad for running either. Mt Blue's ... Read more
FIELD HOCKEY VS BRUNSWICK DRAGONS
Sophomore Sam Gonyea scored the first goal of her young career and she couldn't ... Read more
Tonight's football Game vs Morse has been Moved to Yarmouth because of poor field conditions. Kick-off is at 7:30
Oct 21, 2014 - Eagles Drop Season Finale, 4-1 to Brunswick
Brunswick jumped out to a 3-0 lead at the half behind two goals by J D Souza. After the Dragons increased their lead to 4-0 on a Cole Faulkner goal, Mike Crawford got the Eagles on the board with just over ten minutes left. The Eagles outshot the Dragons 17-12.
Oct 21, 2014 - Eagles, Dragons Battle Nor'easter to 0-0 Tie
It was Senior Night and the parents who have supported and encouraged their athletes throughout their careers got one more chance to show their die-hard support amidst a good, old-fashioned Nor'easter. Just after the senior ceremony concluded and the final notes of the National Anthem had sounded, the skies opened. The rest of the game was played with intermittent drizzle and sheets of rain. With 23:57 left in the second half, the refs finally called the game. It was the correct call as the field was a slippery as a sheet of ice.
There was some good soccer being played before the curtain lowered. The Eagles got off to a fast start. Just 30 seconds in, Nikki Bradstreet set the early pace with a corner kick that was cleared. Brunswick countered by moving the ball quickly down the field and Lauren Williams stepped out and made the save. Then the Eagles began to control. Torri Pelletier headmanned the ball back up the field with a long pass that Brunswick's keeper Madelyn Brescia reached just before the on-charging Nikki Bradstreet. Nikki came back with a nice centering pass that Torri Pelletier neatly headed that just (and I mean just) missed wide. Libby Ouellette sent in long shot off a direct kick that was gobbled up. At the 30-minute mark, Brunswick worked the ball into the Eagles end. Lauren Williams put that sortie to rest with a punch out save and Lauren Labbay quickly cleared. Minutes later, the third Lauren, rocket scientist Grant, initiated a long pass along the sideline where Libby Ouellette outraced her opponent and fired a bullet that Brescia blocked near side. Minutes later, Libby Ouellette crashed the net just as Brescia wrapped up the ball. Libby, who was all over the field, raced to the endline and centered a pass on the fly that Torri Pelletier knocked wide.
Chloe Beattie made a nice run down the sideline that ended with a centering pass that was ruled out of bounds. Libby Ouellette fended off two Dragon defenders who were draped all over her and got off another hard shot. Madelyn Brescia went horizontal with full-body extension and just got her extended hand on the ball to steer it wide. The Eagles kept the pressure on with Libby, Torri, and Erin Tome cycling the ball effectively before Brescia stopped Erin's shot. With 10 minutes left, Torri Pelletier weaved some of her magic. She deked her way past two defenders, but slipped. Non-plussed, she immediately recovered, got up, and fired a shot before the Brunswick defense could react.
With 8:30 left in the half, Brunswick had a corner, but Lauren Williams cleared. In the closing minutes, the Eagles pressured again. Anna Manuel sent in a long shot; then Christine Levesque sent a grass cutter that sent Brescia sprawling with another fingertip save; Seconds later, Lauren Grant had an open look and she sent a carbon copy of Christine's shot just moments before that skittered wide.
The Eagles completely outplayed Brunswick in the first half, but the scoreboard showed the teams even. The refs considered calling the game at the half, but the rain let up during their deliberations, so they agreed to continue.
Brunswick picked up some momentum in the second half. The Dragons' Maeve Arthur sent in a shot that slipped through Lauren Williams' hands before Lauren Labbay cleared it away. Down the other end, the Eagles had a great chance when Katie Labbay set up Christine Levesque, who headed a liner right into the arms of Brescia. Maeve Arthur created a little excitement when she followed up on her shot before Lauren Williams smothered it. With 26 minutes left, it was the Libby, Torri, and Erin show once again as they moved the ball smartly with Erin getting off a shot that sailed wide. The final play of the abbreviated game had Torri Pelletier weaving between two defenders before the Brunswick defense covered and cleared. Seconds later, with 23:57 left, the refs blew the whistle and ended the game.
Oct 18, 2014 - KVAC Championship
It was a perfect day for spectating and not bad for running either. Mt Blue's Aaron Willingham set a new course record beating teammate Dan Lesko by 16 seconds.
Mt Ararat's Matt Gott had a strong race and finished 10th overall. Eagen Eldridge continued to impress with a 26th place finish. Ted Burns revved up his engines and raced to a 44th place finish followed closely by Cam Meier (47) and Eric French (48). Steven Johnson and Kellen Radulski rounded out the scorers finishing 58th and 62nd out of 84 runners.
The Boys had a large contingent of racers in the JV division with 13 runners participating. Temple Miller put forth a great effort with an 11th place finish. Eddie Van Note (33), Edwin Ickes-Coons (48), and Aaron Hyde (53) all cruised home in under 23 minutes.
Colin Ingalls (55), Tim Cox (60), Alec Stuckey (61), Sam Stride (69), and Thomas Emerson (75) all bested 24 minutes. Thomas went on to win the Bar Harbor half marathon in his age group on Sunday. A busy weekend of racing for Thomaso. Bailey Ruth, Sam Gatchall, Hunter Beebe, and Gideon Wheeler all ran splendid races.
The Girls have a very young team and based on today's performances, the future looks bright. Freshman Katherine Leckbee continued to build on her fantastic season with a 4th place finish. Katherine just continuous to get better and better. Another freshman, Colette Kincaid, also sparkled with an 11th place finish. Junior Emma Levy ran neck and neck with Madison Leckbee and nosed her out at the finish to place 37th and 38th respectively. Josie Miller, another freshman, finished 59th with a strong race. Transfer student Jun Inaba and junior Sara Lamb both ran strong races finishing 62nd and 63rd out of 84 runners.
In the JV race, Reyanne Brooks was the only Eagles' participant and as a result, she gets her very own slideshow. She finished 34th overall.
Oct 14, 2014 - Seniors Discuss the 2014 Field Hockey Season
Oct 14, 2014 - Eagles End Season on Winning Note, Beat Brunswick 2-1
Sophomore Sam Gonyea scored the first goal of her young career and she couldn't have timed it better. Gonyea, positioned perfectly on the far post, blasted home the game winner with 1:53 left after an inspired Brunswick team had tied the game on a Hanna Escoe goal at the 13:08 mark. Eva Jerome, who was flying up and down the field all afternoon, had given the Eagles a 1-0 lead in the first half.
The game started out tentatively between these two rivals with each team feeling each other out. After 5-minutes or so, the Eagles started to control play with Eva Jerome, who must have run a half marathon, leading the charge. Maddy Alexander and Rhiannon Hersey had whacks off a Mt Ararat penalty corner and then Maddy was awarded a penalty shot. Brunswick's keeper, Jordan "Jo Jo" Van Savage, extended her glove hand and knocked the high shot away. The Eagles kept the pressure on and the ball in the Brunswick end, but couldn't set up any good scoring ops. At 13:20, an Eagles' apparent goal was negated when a ubiquitous foot foul was called. The Eagles kept hammering away with some great ball movement off clears. Alana Weaver who was playing more of an offensive role early, still earned her defensive props by initiating several length of the field clears, usually involving Rhiannon Hersey in the midfield and Eva Jerome along the sideline. At 6:56, Alana moved the ball in from the sideline and passed to Maddy Alexander inside the circle. Maddy spotted Eva in front and got her the ball and Eva banged it home to give the Eagles a well-deserved 1-0 lead. Meanwhile, Haley Frizzle made her first save of the game with 2:30 left as the Eagles completely controlled play. Haley's vacation would end abruptly in the second half.
The Brunswick coach must have discovered her inner Archimedes, as the field seemed to tilt in Brunswick's direction in the second half. The Eagles had their moments early. In the opening minutes, Alana Weaver worked the ball in from the sideline and Eva Jerome one-timed a shot toward goal. Sam Gonyea deflected the shot expertly in mid-flight, but the deflection was just inches wide. Would have been a high-light reel goal. Samantha would gain her revenge later.
Brunswick started pressuring. They had an excellent chance at the 20-minute mark when a hard host whistled wide. The Dragons had a series of penalty corners and Haley Frizzle rejected three shots in succession before the Dragons' Hannah Escoe fired in a rebound to tie the game with 13:08 left. The Dragons really turned up the heat, but Haley Frizzle donned her fire-retardant suit and rebuffed each and every Brunswick salvo, including a great, full-extension glove save high followed a diving, sprawling save down low. Haley followed that with an aggressive save coming out to challenge and deny the Dragon shooter. Great goal tending was not the sole purview of Haley Frizzle. At the other end, Jo Jo Van Savage came up with a beauty with four minutes left.
The game winning goal was initiated by an Alan Weaver length-of-the-field clear. The ball ricocheted around in front until Sam Gonyea stepped up and performed her heroics with the game winner. Brunswick wasn't quite done yet as they mounted a counter attack and challenged with a shot with eight seconds left, but Haley came up with another clutch save. The Eagles won an exciting game to close out the season.
This was a game between two teams who had a collective record of 4-24. You would never know it by the spirited play by both teams. And a special shout out to the parents of both teams whose audible, positive, and exuberant support of their athletes tops my list of best fans of the fall.
Stay tuned for a seaason summary.
Oct 10, 2014 - Oceanside Rallies Past Eagles, 36-26
It was another high-scoring affair featuring plenty of offense by both teams. It came down to which team made the most big plays and Oceanside won that battle when Oceanside's Elvis Bowen provided a Heartbreak Hotel moment in the third-quarter with a 102-yard interception return for a TD that represented a 12-point swing and effectively ended the game.
After a scoreless first quarter, the Eagles jumped out to an early lead consummated by a Donte Dangerfield 44-yard TD run. The Mariners countered with two drives ending with a 9-yard TD run by Preston Spear and a 16-yard passing play from Ryan Allende to Vitale. The Eagles trailed 14-6 at the half.
Oceanside opened the scoring in the second half with a 65-yard TD run by Preston Spear (who finished just short of a 200 yard game). The Eagles fought back and drove deep inside Mariner territory before disaster beckoned, and Elvis Bowen RSVPed in the form of a 102-yard interception for a backbreaking TD. Preston Spear added a 12-yard TD run as the Mariners outscored the Eagles 22-6 in the third quarter.
The Eagles showed some intestinal fortitude as they came back in the 4th quarter with a pair of TDs. Donte Dangerfield rambled for 21 yards and Alex LaFountain hauled in a Dylan Johnson pass for a 14-yard TD.
Donte Dangerfield ended up with 173 yards and three TDs for the Eagles.
My apologies to Daphenie who caught me unprepared to get a good video shot of her brilliant performance. But I did capture her beautiful, powerful voice. Next time, I'll be ready.
National Anthem Renditions
It's been a while since we've had a student do the honors of singing the National Anthem before an athletic event. This past week, in back-to-back days, the trio of Kate Guerin, Ally Collins, and Hallee Hasselbacher sang before the Girls Soccer game vs Bangor and the next night Markis Larravee sang the before the Homecoming Football game vs Gorham.