MDI Trojan Girls Get Past Ellsworth

BAR HARBOR — No one on the current Mount Desert Island Trojan girls’ soccer team can remember the last time MDI beat Ellsworth twice in the same season, but the streak has ended as the Trojans bested the Eagles 3-2 Tuesday night.

Ellsworth jumped out into the lead early with Annika Firestone unloading on a pass from Heather Tupper, scoring from just in front of the goal at 33:20 in the first period.

The Eagles maintained the pressure at the Trojans’ end of the field until, with 5:33 left in the half, MDI’s Elizabeth Weathers broke the pressure and tied the game at 1-1 on a deflection from her sister Bliss.

Fresh on the field after the half, Anna Seavey put the Eagles back in the lead with a goal from 10 yards out on the right with 38:02 left in the game.

With 14:56 left, Trojan Grace Robbins got the Eagle defense turned around and, on a breakaway from about 30 yards out, lofted a shot over a diving Ellsworth goalie Jessica Toothaker to even the score.

Robbins got the game-winner at the 9:28 mark when a shot on goal was dropped by Toothaker and Robbins was there to net the loose ball.

“It feels awesome after not being able to beat them over the past few years. It is a big accomplishment. It is our biggest rival and it means just that much more when it is like that,” said MDI captain Elizabeth Sargent.

Sargent made 13 saves on 15 shots to boost the Trojans to a win. For the Eagles Toothaker stopped 11 of 22 MDI shots on goal.

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