The Packet Sports Spotlight
Originally published in The Weekly Packet, October 3, 2013
GSA Eagles weekly roundup
by Faith DeAmbrose
Boys soccer: The boys soccer team won two and tied one during the past week. They emerged victorious during a match against Washington Academy on October 1 with a score of 3-1.
They played the Orono Red Riots on September 28, resulting in a tie score 2-2. GSA outshot Orono 15-13, with goals scored by Anthony Bianco and Phillip Shaheen. Wes Hererick had two assists for the Eagles.
They also netted a 1-0 win against Dexter on September 26.
The team currently is in seventh place overall in the Class C standings with a record of 5-2-1.
Girls soccer: Girls lost to Dexter at home on September 27, 1-0. Megan Nowland made 16 saves on 22 shots. The lady Eagles are now 3-3-1 and won their game on September 25 against DIS 2-0.
The girls are currently in eighth place in the Class C standings with a record of 3-4-1.
Cross Country: The Seacoast Invitational was held September 27 at Sumner. GSA runners Hannah Gutow (19:36), Rachel DesFosses (20:35), Amber Moir (21:21), Bella Cimeno (21:49), Emma Larson-Wittaker (21:55), Madison Cole (22:57) and Laine Billings (23:53) took seven of the top 10 spots among the female competitors. John Hassett (16:11), Oliver Broughton (16:46), Ollie Dillon (16:53), Tate Yoder (17:15), and Devlin Valle (17:21) took five of the top 10 spots.
Golf: The Eagles traveled to Jato for the Penobscot Valley Conference on September 26, where they lost to Houlton, but squeezed a second place finish by one stroke over Mattancook. That locked the team in for the state finals on October 12, coach Dwayne Carter said. Alex Heilner and CJ Chen hit an 82 and 84, respectively, qualifying for the state individual championship. To make the individuals, a player must be in the top 21, regardless of Class B or C. “Only 15 golfers qualified in wet, windy and cold conditions,” said Carter.
The schedule gives the team two weeks to prepare for the states, “which will be a great opportunity to improve.” Said Carter. “We will continue to focus on our short game, course management and…to shave strokes.”