BUCKSPORT — With the high school soccer season heating up, two local girls’ teams have secured vital wins as they push toward the Class C North playoffs.
The Bucksport and Sumner girls closed out September by climbing up the standings and inching closer to appearances in the postseason. The Golden Bucks recorded a win Monday against a formidable Calais squad, and the Tigers earned shutouts against Deer Isle-Stonington and Narraguagus last week to reach the halfway mark on a three-game winning streak.
On Monday, Bucksport hosted No. 4 Calais (7-2) and earned a 3-1 win to improve to 5-4 and move into fifth place. The Golden Bucks got two goals from Ella Hosford and one from Johanna Stiles.
Sumner hosted Deer Isle-Stonington on Wednesday and completed a season sweep of the Mariners with a 2-0 win. Amanda Brooks scored the first goal for the Tigers with an assist from Scarlet Capitano, and Skylar Soule scored the second unassisted.
The Tigers then took on rival Narraguagus on Saturday and came away with a 6-0 win in Harrington. Soule led the way with two goals and three assists for the Tigers, who also got goals from Brooks, Brianna Flaherty and Sage Soule to improve to the 5-2 and move into eighth place in Class C North.
Teams seeded 1-6 in the region this year will earn byes to the quarterfinals. Teams seeded 7-10 will qualify for the preliminary round with No. 7 hosting No. 10 and No. 8 hosting No. 9.
Bucksport and Sumner will face off Thursday, Oct. 3, when the Golden Bucks host the Tigers at 4 p.m. Bucksport will then play a road games against Washington Academy (3-3-1; 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4), and Sumner will host Calais at noon Saturday, Oct. 5.