(From left) Bucksport’s Alyssa Maguire, Johanna Stiles and Ella Hosford celebrate a goal during a high school girls’ soccer game against Mattanawcook Academy on Oct. 14 at Bucksport High School. The Bucksport girls (13-0) will have the No. 1 seed in the Class C North playoffs. RICK MCHALE PHOTO

Perfect Bucksport girls’ soccer team clinches No. 1 seed



BUCKSPORT — The final Heal points are out, and one local soccer team will have the No. 1 seed in its region after concluding an unbeaten regular season.

The Class C North girls’ tournament will run through Bucksport after the Golden Bucks claimed the top spot in the 16-team field. The team concluded the regular season 13-0 with an 8-0 home win Thursday against Mattanawcook Academy and a 5-0 victory Tuesday at Orono.

Bucksport outscored opponents by a combined 113-8 for an average margin of victory of 8.1 goals per game. The Golden Bucks posted clean sheets in eight of their 13 games and won all but two contests by five goals or more.

The Bucksport boys earned a 12-1 win last Wednesday against Mattanawcook and a 3-3 road draw Monday against top-ranked Orono (11-0-1). In Monday’s game in Orono, the Golden Bucks (12-1-1) came back from two goals down to snap the Riots’ 11-game winning streak.

Both Bucksport teams will host Round of 16 games Friday, Oct. 22. The No. 4 boys’ team will take on 13th-ranked Calais (4-9) at 3:30 p.m., and the girls will battle No. 16 Narraguagus (0-12) at 6.

Elsewhere in the Class C North playoff field, the No. 7 George Stevens Academy’s boys’ team (8-4-1) will host 10th-ranked Central (2-9-3) at 3 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 21. The No. 12 GSA girls (4-9) will play on the road against Houlton (7-2) at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23.

Despite only playing 10 games, the Sumner boys (6-3-1) will have the No. 6 seed in the Class C North playoffs and take on 11th-ranked Maine Central Institute (1-10-3) at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Peninsula School. The No. 13 Sumner girls’ team (3-4-1) is set to face No. 4 Central (10-2-1) at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Corinth.

In Class D North, No. 17 Deer Isle-Stonington (1-11) will play on the road against No. 16 Washburn (5-9) in an opening-round play-in game at 3 p.m. today, Oct. 20. The winner will take on No. 1 Bangor Christian (11-1-2) in the Round of 16.

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