The Packet Sports Spotlight
Originally published in The Weekly Packet, October 4, 2012
GSA Golf team swings into state championships
Sophomore Sidney Beardsworth moves down the field to tie the September 25 game against Bucksport with just over three minutes left in the first period. Score: 2-2.
by Anne Berleant
On Thursday, September 27, the George Stevens Academy golf team emerged as contenders for the state championship after placing third at the Penobscot Valley Conference match held in Lincoln at the Jato Highlands Golf Course. Houlton placed first, followed by Deer Isle-Stonington.
“The members on the team were not happy with their performance,” reported GSA Coach Dwayne Carter after the match. “They had an off day and feel they will have to redeem themselves at the state championships.”
The team state championships will be played on October 6 at the Natanis golf course in Vassalboro.
In individual play, Alex Heilner qualified for the championships, placing 16th out of the 21 golfers who qualified. The state individual championships will also be played at Natanis, on October 13.
The girls post a win
The Eagles soccer team finished as winners in a September 25 game against Searsport. The final score was 3-0, with all three goals coming in the first period.
Searsport notched it up in the second period, struggling to keep the ball on their side of the field, but GSA prevailed.
With just a couple weeks of regular season play left, the girls are 3-3-1 and in 13th place, after posting the win over Searsport. Four away games are up next, and a strong showing could bring the team into post-season play.
Boys look strong against Bucks
The boys soccer team played to win against Bucksport on October 1, finishing 6-3 on their home field. More than halfway through regular season play, the Eagles are 5-2-1 and in sixth place—they look good for the regionals if they can hold steady. With a September 29 game against Deer Isle-Stonington postponed due to rain, the boys have six games to play in the next two weeks, before the regional prelims are played on October 20.