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GIRLS LACROSSE VS BOOTHBAY
Reese Turcotte set up to take a free shot just seconds in the first overtime ... Read more
BOYS LACROSSE VS MARSHWOOD
The game started off with the Eagles winning the face-off and controlling ... Read more
GIRLS TENNIS VS OXFORD HILLS
It was a tough way to open the season with for the Eagles with four matches ... Read more
BASEBALL VS MORSE SHIPBUILDERS
Austin Damon and J. D. Dionne went a collective 7 for 7 to lead the Eagles ... Read more
That's All Folks
After 12 years of covering Mt Ararat sports extensively with photos, write-ups, and stats, I have decided to shut down www.mtasports.com. When I first started the site, I wanted to give each (and every) athlete a sense of their contribution to their sport, provide family members, both near and far, a connection to their athlete's participation, and have some fun along the way.
Well, I had fun and I hope you had some enjoyment too. I feel privileged to have covered so many great accomplishments both by teams and individuals during this time.
I would like thank you all personally for the kind things you have said to me over the years.
I particularly enjoyed writing the articles for an audience of one(me)
When I started, I barely knew which end of the camera to use. I would like to thank the following fellow photographers for their assistance over the years: George Almasi, Jenny Nelson Pickett, Pamela Swan, Jeff Lamb, and Jason Eggleston.
A special thanks to Greg Emerson, whose enthusiasm, personality, and videographic skills elevated the site to the envy of many Division I schools.
Going forward, I will occasionally be posting photos to the mtasports.com facebook page.
May 23, 2019 - Eagles Rally Late, Beat Sea Hawks 8-7 in OT
Reese Turcotte set up to take a free shot just seconds in the first overtime period. You could tell from her body language that she was going to score and she did not disappoint to complete an 8-7 come from behind victory over Boothbay in sudden death overtime. It was the Eagles only lead of the game and they were trailing 7-5 with only 1:17 left on the clock. But things changed in a hurry. Zoe McNally, one of the eight Eagles being honored on Senior Night, converted a feed from Maddie Kinney to narrow the Sea Hawks lead to a tissue-thin 7-6 margin. After a strategic time-out, Maddie Kinney rolled around the cage and fired a shot that beat the Boothbay keeper to tie the game with just 17 seconds remaining in regulation. But the excitement continued to build as Boothbay threatened with a hard shot, only to see Freshman Keeper Amanda Pickens make her biggest save of the game with only 5 ticks remaining.
It was on to sudden death overtime and Reese Turcotte's historics.
After honoring seniors Amber Card, Jess Cloutier, Alyssa Dau, Maddy Horrocks, Gabby Mason, Zoe McNally, Hali Pullen, Abbie Richardson for all their hard work and dedication over the years, Boothbay jumped out to an early 2-0 behind the strong legs and shooting prowess of Chloe Arsenault. Jess Cloutier scored the first of her two goal as she weaved her through several defenders to trim the Eagles deficit to 2-1. The Sea Hawks added to their lead with Arsenault scoring again and a goal by Regan Cola to make it 4-1. The Eagles came roaring back. Maddie Kinney fed Jess Cloutier who was cutting through the front, and Jess quick-sticked into the back of the net. Maddie Daulerio trimmed the lead to one goal as she rolled from behind around the right side and fired to beat Boothbay's goalie.
The momentum swings continued with Chloe Arsenault scoring her fourth goal of the game and Regan Cola added her second to end the half with the Sea Hawks leading 6-4.
Erin Harty started the Eagles off with goal in the opening minutes of the second half. The teams traded goals with Maddy Daulerio registering for the Eagles. The scoring settled down for a while, but the action was fast and furious at both ends of the field. Both goalie came up with big saves and many shots missed the net. The Eagles began to tire out the Sea Hawks, who were playing with zero substitutes and their patience paid off in the closing minutes.
April 27, 2019 - Hawks Fly Over Eagles 10-2
Marshwood's Henry Honkonen scored four goals and assisted on three others to lead the Hawks to a 10-2 victory over the Eagles.
The game started off with the Eagles winning the face-off and controlling the ball in the Hawks offensive end for more two minutes. But they had no shots and eventually turned the ball over. It was a pattern that would repeat itself throughout the first period. Meanwhile, the Hawks built a 3-0 lead.
The Eagles realized that you can't score if you don't shoot and started out the second quarter with a couple of good chances. Alex Bryant was set up on the far post and he rifled a couple of shots that whistled wide in the opening minute. The Eagles new shooting philosophy paid off when Eli Schoenberg fed a behind the back pass to long stickman Sean Roberts. who bounced a top-spin shot that hit low and bounced high just under the crossbar to put the Eagles on the board 3-1.
The Eagles momentum was interrupted by a freak goal. With goalie Dan Johnson out of the net on a clear attempt, an errant pass sailed over his head and into the Eagles net. Eli Schoenberg had a couple of good shots for the Eagles, but one was wide and the other was deflected.
The Hawks added two more goals to end the half. The first came on a loose ball in front of the net; the second came after a nice defensive interception that quickly transitioned into a goal off a fast break.
Once again, the Eagles got off to a good start to open the second half. Hayden Libby set up Tristan Birch lasered a hot toward goal that was saved. The Eagles kept the pressure on when Brewster Chard fed Hayden Libby whose shot beat the Hawks netminder through a screen to narrow the Hawks lead to 6-2.
Sean Roberts absorbed a couple of hits to draw a penalty and put the Eagles a man-up. Sean had the best chance to extract a measure of revenge with a hard shot that was turned away.
The Hawks were resorting to Gilman-ing the ball on their clears, which is usually a sign of desperation. But their attack men were gaining control of the ball (and scoring) to extend their lead to 8-2.
The Eagles were not without their chances. Sean Roberts did some worm digging to control a face-off and dished off to Nolan Blessington. Nolan ripped a shot wide. Nolen continued to display his array of skills with a nice reverse-spin dodge, but again his shot was wide.
Next, Nolen was fouled on a shot and the Eagles had another man-up situation. He had the Eagles best chance with a shot that was, you guessed it, just wide. As the third quarter wound down, Hayden Libby bounced s hot over the top of the net. Eli Schoenberg executed a nice dodge, but his shot was wide also.
Marshwood scored early in the final quarter off a fast break. Dan Jackson came up with back-to-back stonings on two Hawk attackers who were in all alone. As the clock ticked down, Eli Schoenberg moved in off a fast break and rang a shot off the cross bar. Nolen Blessington had another whirling, twirling move, but his shot veered wide. Alex Bryant sailed a shot over the keepers right shoulder and, unfortunately, the cross bar.
After a Marshwood time-out (with 1:30 left??), Henry Honkonen scored his fourth goal of the game to make the score 10-2. In the closing minute, Tristan Burch made some nice moves to weave his way through two defensemen. His hard shot was steered wide by the goalie.
Daniel Jackson was superb for the Eagles between the pipes. Bryce LaFrance, Gabe Crowley, Thomas Davison, and Trey Saucier all plaed solid games on defense.
April 25, 2019 - Eagles Hit Jackpot vs Oxford Hills, 3-2
It was a tough way to open the season with for the Eagles with four matches in four consecutive days. After losing their first three matches, the Eagles showed their resiliency with a 3-2 win over the Vikings from Oxford Hills.
Carol Razera, an exchange student from Brazil, picked up her first win of the season. Carol utilized her good foot work and strong forehand and backhand strokes to defeat her opponent in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4. Grace Trebilcock, playing in the #2 spot, got off to a slow start, but finished strong. After losing her first set 6-1, she battled back to lose a close set, 6-4. Freshman Emily Davison continued to impress, as she toasted OH's HunterRoast in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4.
The Eagles split in Doubles action. Riley Robertson and Beth Dube dropped a tough 6-1, 6-4 decision. Emma Soule and Ariana St Laurent teamed up to provide the margin of victory with a 7-5, 6-4 in the day's most exciting match.
In Exhibition play, MTA's foreign exchange team of Zhanna Jubarova and Neringa Parutyte won their match handily, 8-3. Freshmen Shelby Myrick and Michelle Dube defeated their opponents by a similar 8-3 score.
Austin Damon and J. D. Dionne went a collective 7 for 7 to lead the Eagles to a 13-3 thrashing of the Shipbuilders. Damon was 4 for 4 with three doubles and four RBIs. Dionne was 3 for 3 with four runs scored and two RBIs.
Devin Tobin went the distance for the Eagles to pick up the victory.
April 22, 2019 - Morse Strikes against Eagles, 13-2
Morse's Dory Kulis struck out 17 Eagles and aided and abetted her own cause with a double and a triple as the Shipbuilders sailed past the Eagles 13-2 on a rainy, dreary day.
The Eagles runs came in the sixth when they were already trailing 10-0. Ema Hawkes, Jaden Lohr, and Emily Wormwood were the tables setters with Jaden and Emily getting on via base hits. Ema and Jaden scored on a couple of two-out miscues by the Shipbuilders.
Jaden Lohr ended up with two hits, and Camille Rowe and Amanda O'Neil both stroked hits.
April 18, 2019 - Eagles Fall Prey to Cougars, 7-4
Mt Blue's Macey Phillips and Ace Provencher hit back to back homers in the first inning to give the Cougars an early lead. The Eagles battled back, bu their sixth inning rally fell a little short.
Megan Reed was on the bump for the Eagles. She struck out the first two batters she faced, but Mt Blue's Phillips and Provencher deposited the next two pitches into the snowbanks that rimmed the outfield in left center field. The Eagles got one run back in the bottom of the frame. Bella West reached on the first of her three walks in the game and advanced to second on a single by Jaden Lohr. Emily Wormwood worked a walk to load the bases. Camille Rowe slapped a hard shot to the right side of the infield. The Cougars second sacker Wylie Post knocked the ball down with a diving stop, but couldn't recover quick enough to throw out the speedy Camille. Camille's hit knocked in Bella West and Jaden Lohr was running the bases aggressively. She came barreling home all the way from second trying to score all the way from second base, but the a perfect throw nailed her on a close play at the plate.
The Cougars continued to peck away when they took advantage of three free passes and scored three runs in the top of the 3rd with only one hit. The Cougars again benefited from a pair of walks and increased their lead to 7-1 in the fourth. The Eagles bats went limp through the middle innings with Megan Reed collecting the only hit.
Meanwhile the Eagles pitching settled down. Megan Reed and Gabby West held the Cougars scoreless allowing only one hit and no walks through the final three innings.
The Eagles' bats came alive in the bottom of the sixth with a three-run outburst. Gabby West led off with a single, but had to leave the game with a pulled muscle. Megan Reed came bask into pinch run and immediately was thrown out trying to steal second. Bre Hunter re-started the rally with a walk and Amanda O'Reilly was hit by a pitch to place runners on first and second. Bre McCourt delivered a solid single to load the bases and "No Probl-Ema" Hawkes drove in a run with a single. Bella West drove in a run with long sacrifice fly to deep right (Mt Blue's right fielder made several nice catches. Jaden Lohr laced a sharp hit to left to plate another run before the Eagles rally ended.
In the bottom of the seventh, Camille Rowe, who had four good at bats with only one hit to show for it, lined a shot to right, but once again the right fielder made a nice catch.
NOTES: Bella West moved in from left field to catch her sister Gabby in the sixth inning, who recorded a 1-2-3 inning featuring a nasty curve ball. Sydney Mason made a great running, back-handed catch in the seventh inning in right field. Jaden Lohr played a slick shortstop with several nice plays.