Top-ranked Eagles Stay Undefeated



ELLSWORTH — MDI turned in a strong performance in Tuesday’s regular season wrap-up, playing the Ellsworth Eagles on at least even terms through the scoreless first half at Del Luce Stadium.

Zach Emeigh of the Ellsworth Eagles makes a move on Travis Norwood of the MDI Trojans in Ellsworth’s 2-0 win on Tuesday.—HUGH BOWDEN
Zach Emeigh of the Ellsworth Eagles makes a move on Travis Norwood of the MDI Trojans in Ellsworth’s 2-0 win on Tuesday.—HUGH BOWDEN

ELLSWORTH — MDI turned in a strong performance in Tuesday’s regular season wrap-up, playing the Ellsworth Eagles on at least even terms through the scoreless first half at Del Luce Stadium.

Both teams had their chances but neither could put the ball into the net. Goalkeeper Connor Records came up with a couple of key saves for the Trojans on almost point blank shots by Ellsworth’s Matt Duhaime and Kyle Haslam.

“They played pretty well,” said Ellsworth coach Brian Higgins.” It was almost a tale of two halves.”

And the second half belonged to Ellsworth.

Emeigh, Ellsworth’s standout senior midfielder, put the Eagles in front less than a minute into the period, taking the ball inside the 18-yard line, evading two MDI defenders and lining it into the upper corner of the net inside the far post.

Records had no chance at the ball.

Ellsworth took a 2-0 lead at the 25:25 mark and it was Emeigh again who got things started with a perfect lead pass to Duhaime, who had an open shot to the far post.

Again, Records had no chance.

Emeigh barely missed a third goal just five minutes later when an open shot sailed just above the crossbar.

Meanwhile, the Eagle defense limited the opportunities for the Trojans to a handful of throw-ins.

The best scoring opportunity for MDI came when an Ellsworth player, in attempting to clear a ball away, headed it backwards toward the open goalmouth.

But Eagle Brad Folmer alertly kicked it away before an MDI player could react to the loose ball.

Ellsworth goalkeeper Jordan Carter had six saves on 10 shots, and Records finished with eight saves on 13 shots.

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