Boys’ soccer roundup



ELLSWORTH — Undefeated with seven wins, the Ellsworth Eagles have climbed to the top of the Eastern Maine Class B boys’ soccer standings.

A scheduled faceoff Tuesday between Ellsworth and the Mount Desert Island Trojans was postponed until Monday, Oct. 6, at Ellsworth.

The Sumner Tigers upped their record to 5-2-0 on Tuesday while the George Stevens Academy Eagles and Deer Isle-Stonington Mariners went down to defeat.

In Eastern Maine Class C, the Tigers romped to an 8-0 win over the 0-9-0 Bucksport Golden Bucks in Sullivan, while the 3-4-1 Eagles fell to the Washington Academy Raiders 4-1.

Details of the games were unavailable at press time.

The Tigers currently are ranked eighth, while GSA slipped to 13th place and Bucksport is at the bottom of the standings.

In Class D action, Connor Kneeland scored four goals and assisted on three others to lead the Searsport Vikings past the 1-7-0 Deer Isle-Stonington Mariners 8-2 in Deer Isle.

Krisford Melanio and Stephen Cochrane each scored for the Mariners.

In earlier action:

Foxcroft Academy 3, MDI 2

The Foxcroft Academy Ponies nipped the Trojans 3-2 on Friday in Bar Harbor, getting the winning goal from Nick Boyd with two minutes remaining in overtime.

Foxcroft’s Fernando Caceres scored the only goal of the first period and led through much of the second period.

Consecutive goals by Jack Sasner and Eli McDonald with about 15 minutes to go gave the Trojans a 2-1 lead.

But the Ponies forced the overtime when Justin Diamond scored with about five minutes to go in regulation play.

Logan Butera had 12 saves on 16 shots in goal for the Ponies, who claimed their sixth win.

Simon Hulbert made 10 stops on 20 shots for the Trojans.

GSA 6, Dexter 3

Six players scored for the Eagles in a 6-3 win over the Dexter Tigers on Friday in Blue Hill.

Nick Bianco scored on goal and assisted on another by Garrison Looke, and Looke also provided an assist on a goal by Hank Vinall.

Finn Davis-Batt, Wesley Herrick and Sidney Beardsworth also scored for the Eagles, and goalkeepers Tim Cousins and Jacob Reynolds combined for three saves on seven shots.

Bailey Spack had all three goals for the Tigers, and Chris Rice made eight saves on 15 shots in goal.

Searsport 4, Bucksport 1

Barrett Grant scored a pair of goals and Connor Kneeland and Liam MacMillan added single tallies as the host Vikings downed Bucksport 4-1 on Friday in Searsport.

Jordan Cunningham had the lone goal for the still-winless Golden Bucks.

Dylan Robbins had six saves on 13 shots in goal for Bucksport and Ben Powell made six stops on seven shots for the Vikings.

Ellsworth 2, Hermon 0

A goal in each half lifted the Eagles to a 2-0 shutout of the Hermon Hawks on Saturday in Ellsworth.

Jack Weeks scored in the first half on a through-pass assist from Anthony Gardner.

Gardner notched the second goal on an assist from Jeff Weeks with less than seven minutes remaining in the game.

The Ellsworth defense again provided good protection for its goalies with Bruce St. Peter and Nick Bagley combined for just two saves on six shots.

Hunter Clukey made 11 stops on 18 shots in goal for the Hawks.

MDI 1, Caribou 1

The Trojans and the Caribou Vikings battled through two overtime periods to a 1-1 tie on Saturday in Caribou.

A header by Dustin Bouchard midway through the second half gave the Vikings a lead, but Joe Grubb scored on an assist from Jack Sasner with about 12 minutes to go to knot the score for MDI.

Simon Hulbert made eight saves on 17 shots in goal for the Trojans, and Ethan Plourde had nine stops on 14 shots for the Vikings.

Penobscot Valley 4, DI-Stonington 0

Three goals by Grant Doane and another by Alex Thompson lifted the Penobscot Valley Howlers to a 4-0 shutout of the Deer Isle-Stonington Mariners on Saturday in Deer Isle.

Joe Higgins stopped all five shots he faced in goal for the Howlers, and Ethan Shepard and Noah Gillen combined for 26 saves on 32 shots for the Mariners.

Hugh Bowden

Hugh Bowden

Executive Editor
Hugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American's editorial department. When he's not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. [email protected]
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