ELLSWORTH — Addi Laslie’s first game with the Ellsworth girls’ soccer team was one to remember.
Laslie scored both goals in Ellsworth’s 2-1 win over visiting Old Town last Thursday. The win gave the Eagles a 1-0 start to the season entering Saturday’s road game against Presque Isle.
Laslie scored her first goal with just over a minute remaining in the first half to give Ellsworth a 1-0 lead. The freshman then added another with 30:33 to play in the game to double Ellsworth’s lead following an assist from Sierra Andrews.
Hannah Richards scored for Old Town with 3:45 left, but Ellsworth would keep the visitors from finding the equalizer to avenge last year’s road loss to the Coyotes. The win was the Eagles’ first in a season opener since they defeated Old Town 1-0 to begin the year in 2011.
Sophomore Kylie Robidoux recorded eight saves for the Eagles in goal. Morgan Paradis had 15 saves for Old Town.
Wildcats sweep Eagles; EHS boys fall to Belfast
Both Ellsworth soccer teams fell to their first defeats of the season Saturday afternoon with shutout losses to Presque Isle in The County.
Facing off with the defending Class B North champion Wildcats, the Ellsworth girls’ team (1-1) fell to a 3-0 defeat. Kylie Robidoux provided 15 saves for the Eagles, but Presque Isle (1-0) got off to a strong start to its regional title defense.
On the boys’ side, the Wildcats defeated Ellsworth 5-0 in the Eagles’ first contest of the year. The Ellsworth boys’ team fell to 0-2 on Tuesday with a 2-0 home defeat against Belfast (1-1).
The Ellsworth girls are scheduled to host Belfast at 6 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 5. The boys’ and girls’ teams will both play at home against Mount View on Saturday, Sept. 8, with the girls’ game starting at 10 a.m. and the boys’ game following it around noon.