Mount Desert Island freshman Nina Rozeff looks to keep the ball away from a Hermon defender during the second half of a girls’ soccer game Sept. 9 in Bar Harbor. MDI lost the game 5-1 after opening its season two days earlier with a 3-0 victory over defending Class B North champion Presque Isle in Aroostook County. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELL

MDI girls beat Presque Isle, fall to Hermon; EHS girls win Battle of the Eagles

BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island and Ellsworth girls’ soccer teams are both 1-1 on the season following the Trojans’ win over Presque Isle in Aroostook County and the Eagles’ victory over George Stevens Academy in Blue Hill.

On Saturday, MDI got off to an excellent start to the season with a 3-0 win over defending Northern Maine champion Presque Isle. Senior Daisy Granholm scored a second-half brace for the Trojans after Zoe Olson opened the scoring in the first half.

MDI returned to action Monday and fell 5-1 to Hermon (1-0) in Bar Harbor. Granholm scored the lone goal for the Trojans with 29 minutes, 48 seconds remaining in the second half.

Ellsworth opened the season Friday with a home game against Caribou, and the Eagles led for much of the game following a first-half goal from sophomore Addi Laslie. Yet Caribou would force overtime when junior Edie Shea scored with 1:52 left in regulation, and the Vikings scored with 21 seconds left in the second added period to steal a 2-1 win.

Back in action Monday evening against GSA, Ellsworth took a 1-0 lead four minutes before halftime with a goal from junior Hannah Richardson. The Eagles got second-half goals from Julie Mattson and Paige Sawyer to claim a 3-0 win.

Ellsworth’s next game will be at home against Hermon at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11. The Eagles will also face Old Town at 4 p.m. next Monday, Sept. 16.

MDI and GSA (0-2) will face one another at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Bar Harbor. The Trojans will host Old Town (0-0-1) at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14.

Correction: The original version of this article misidentified the scorer of Ellsworth’s first goal against George Stevens Academy. The goal was scored by Hannah Richardson.

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