by Jack Scott
The golf team finished their regular season by winning three out of four matches. We beat Washington Academy on our home course 157-188. Sam Grindle was medalist with a 36, Connor Morey 37, Nick Eaton 41, and Drew Siebert 43. This was not our best score at home but it was a solid win. We lost to Searsport again on their Searsport Pines course 174-185. Sam Grindle was medalist with a 39, Connor Morey 44, Drew Siebert 50, and Nick Eaton 52. We then went to Barren View Golf Course in Jonesboro and won a three-way match beating Washington Academy 180-227 and Sumner 180-269. Once again Sam Grindle was medalist with a 42, Connor Morey was right behind with a 43, Nick Eaton 44, and Drew Siebert 51.
The PVC Tournament is this Thursday, September 30, at the JATO course. Some of the players were able to play a practice round there over last weekend. Coach Terry Siebert was hoping to get a practice round with the whole team on Tuesday, but at this writing it looked like it would be pretty wet that day. All teams are able to bring five players, and our success as a team will depend on having two of following three players, Nick Eaton, Drew Siebert and Nick Trundy, have consistent rounds to complement Sam Grindle and Connor Morey. Only the top three teams will get to compete in the Team State Tournament at Natanis in October.
The girls’ soccer team beat a resilient Sumner squad 2-0. Sumner came ready to play, and even though we got a lot of shots on goal, they weren’t as accurate. We controlled the game, but didn’t get on the scoreboard until Britnie Jones got a goal with 22 minutes left in the second half, assisted by Esther Adams. Holly Brewer scored the second goal with less than a minute left in the game. Chelsea Brown made one save on four shots and Sumner made four saves on 21 shots.
The girls tied Bangor Christian 1-1 in a well-played game on both sides. BC was able to match our intensity and hold us to no goals in the first half while scoring a goal themselves. The shots were pretty even, though we had many missed opportunities. With the injuries we have, the lack of substitution is catching up to us with many players on the field for long periods. Britnie Jones was able to score halfway through the second half despite all the attention she drew from BC. With Chelsea Brown in goal the first half and Haley Brewer the second, we made nine saves on 12 shots and BC made five saves on 11 shots.
The boys’ soccer team was beat 6-0 by a very strong Bangor Christian team in our only game this past week. We had trouble controlling the ball and mounting a coordinated attack against this experienced team. We gave up a couple goals early and trailed 4-0 at the half. We played a strong 25 minutes in the second half, holding our own, before we faltered and BC scored a couple more goals. Coach Bennett Morey was encouraged that we maintained our effort even after getting behind by a several goals. We didn’t give up, but BC is a senior led team similar to our team last year. Goalie Hayden Torrey was busy making 14 saves on 30 shots and BC made two saves on five shots.
The girls are in seventh place with a 7-0-1 record. The number of games are starting to even up as we approach the same number as the County teams. We have been doing very well as a team and need to keep using our ball control to give us time to overcome getting weary because of the injuries limiting our substitution. Britnie Jones is getting a lot of attention from opposing teams so the other forwards need to pick up the slack and make them pay.