The Packet Sports Spotlight

Blue Hill
Originally published in The Weekly Packet, September 26, 2013
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GSA Soccer players celebrate on Sept. 19th

From left, Beowulf Urban, Sidney Beardsworth, Nick Szwez, Phillip Shaheen and Finn McMahon-Allwine after Shaheen scores the first goal against Sumner on September 19.

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by Anne Berleant

Boys soccer: The Eagles kicked into high gear with four wins in a row after crushing Deer Isle-Stonington 11-0 on September 23. The win followed a 5-0 steamroll over Sumner on September 19, where Beowulf Urban and Phillip Shaheen each scored two goals and Nick Szwez one. At 4-2, the team is ranked fourth in the Heal Point standings, and faces last-ranked Dexter next in an away game on September 26.

Girls soccer: The Lady Eagles scored a 3-2 triumph over Sumner on September 20 in an overtime battle when Cecily Page scored the winning goal three minutes in. Alyssa Chesney and Charlotte Reiter both notched goals; Megan Nowland saved 10 of 15 shots. The win followed a 7-1 loss to MDI on September 18, a score the team repeated in a loss at Orono on September 23. The girls find themselves ranked sixth in the Heal Point standings with a 2-3-1 record close to halfway through the season. They host Dexter on September 27.

Correction: The September 12 Packet Sports Spotlight reported that Alissa Muise scored a goal in the Eagles’ season opener against Orono. Alyssa Chesney was the scorer, and we apologize for the error.

Cross Country: The Eagles came out on top at a home meet on September 20. The girls tied with Ellsworth in points, but “for a tiebreaker, one turns to the sixth runner,” said Coach Erich Reed. That was 10th-place finisher Hannah Jordan. Overall, the girls had six in the top 10 with Hanna Gutow in second place.

The boys posted a second-place finish behind Ellsworth, with Oliver Broughton, Ollie Dillon and Devlin Valle placing sixth, seventh and eighth, followed by Tate Yoder in 10th and Aylen Wolf, who stepped up in the absence of top runner John Hassett, placed 14th. The team heads to Sumner on Friday, September 27.

Golf: The Eagles played three matches in the past week, winning at Bar Harbor against MDI and Ellsworth on September 18 and at Castine against Calais and Searsport. However, without top player Alex Heilner or newcomer Dakota Chipman, they fell to Calais on September 23. Looking ahead to the PVCs at Jato on September 26, “keeping the ball in play will be key,” said coach Dwayne Carter. “Each player will need to focus on one shot at a time.”

GSA runner Madison Cole

Madison Cole races the track at the Blue Hill fairgrounds in a home meet on September 20.

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GSA runner Aylen Wolf

Aylen Wolf races the Blue Hill fairgrounds at home meet on September 20.

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GSA soccer player Finn Davis-Batt

Finn Davis-Batt traps the ball against Sumner on September 19.

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GSA Soccer players celebrate on Sept. 19th

From left, Beowulf Urban, Sidney Beardsworth, Nick Szwez, Phillip Shaheen and Finn McMahon-Allwine after Shaheen scores the first goal against Sumner on September 19.

Photo by Franklin Brown