George Stevens Academy’s Adrian Marsh dribbles during the first half of the Class B North boys’ soccer championship game against Mount View on Nov. 5 at Hampden Academy. GSA’s season came to an end with a 3-1 loss. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELL

GSA boys fall to Mount View in Class C North title game



HAMPDEN — The George Stevens Academy boys’ soccer team’s season came to an end Tuesday with a 3-1 loss to Mount View in the Class C North championship game.

GSA’s lone goal on the evening came via a long-range strike from sophomore David Gadsby. Mount View got two goals from Elijah Allen after getting the opener from Brennan Grant.

Third-ranked Mount View (15-2) got on the board inside eight minutes as Grant fired the Mustangs into the lead on the wet Hampden Academy turf. Yet the Eagles bounced back through Gadsby, who unleashed a powerful shot from outside the 18-yard box to the bottom right corner to tie it.

Mount View fought back with a goal from Allen with 14:49 left in the first half, though, and the senior forward completed his brace with 29:23 remaining in the second. No. 4 GSA (11-3-3) controlled much of the possession the rest of the way but couldn’t find the goals needed to advance.

The loss denied GSA its first regional title since winning the Class C East crown in 2002. Mount View, which claimed its first regional championship since 1980 with the win, will face Class C South No. 3 seed Waynflete (15-2) in the state title game at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Falmouth High School.

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