The Ellsworth girls’ soccer team earned a 3-2 win over Caribou on Oct. 5 at Caribou High School. Sierra Andrews (standing, far right) scored on a header in the second overtime period to end the Eagles’ eight-game losing streak in the matchup. FILE PHOTO

Ellsworth girls’ soccer team beats Caribou in overtime; GSA tops Searsport



CARIBOU — Sierra Andrews’ goal in the second overtime period Saturday gave the Ellsworth girls’ soccer team a crucial road win over Caribou.

Ellsworth fell behind early in the second half when Caribou’s Edie Shea scored via an assist from Araya Caverhill to give the Vikings a 1-0 lead. Yet the Eagles find an equalizer just six minutes laters as Andrews scored her first goal of the game with an assist from Lexi Rossi.

Although Shea scored a second time to put Caribou ahead 2-1, Ellsworth leveled the score a second time as Addi Laslie converted a penalty kick for the final goal of regulation. Then, with 2 minutes, 26 seconds left in the second period of overtime, Andrews scored on a header to give the Eagles a 3-2 win.

The victory marked Ellsworth’s first over Caribou in more than six years. The Vikings had outscored the Eagles 52-7 in the eight previous encounters between the two teams.

Ellsworth’s next game will be at home against Presque Isle at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct.  8. The Eagles will then host Mount Desert Island for Senior Night at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10.

GSA beats Searsport for 1st win

The George Stevens Academy girls’ team earned its first win of the 2019 season Friday with a 3-0 win over Searsport (3-7) in Blue Hill.

The win avenged GSA’s 3-1 loss to Searsport on Sept. 6. It also moved the Eagles (1-9-1) into Class C North’s 10th and final playoff spot with less than three weeks remaining in the regular season.

GSA will have 10 days of rest before facing Washington Academy in a pivotal Class C North clash at 5 p.m. Oct. 15, in East Machias. The Eagles will close out the regular with home games against Dexter (4 p.m. Oct. 17) and Orono (4 p.m. Oct. 22).

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