Deer Isle—The girls soccer team won their first game on October 8, beating Narraguagus 3-1. Last week I noted their improvement, despite the fact they hadn’t won a game, and they definitely made me look good. We scored two goals in the first half, both by Ava Lowry with assists from Ashley Haskell and Natalie Knowlton.
Narraguagus scored about halfway through the second half to make it interesting, but minutes later Natalie Knowlton punched in our third goal to give us a little breathing room. This was an up and down the field game and we missed Ally Eaton, who controls the mid field when she is there.
Jesslyn Gove made a noteworthy debut in goal, and she was aggressive in stopping several of the runs that Narraguagus made. All together she stopped 15 shots as Narraguagus pressed us back, especially in the latter part of the game.
The girls are working well together and it showed in the Narraguagus game. We have come a long way since the beginning of the season and have finally found success. Hopefully this will motivate us to work harder and control the ball rather than just boot it. The younger players are contributing more and becoming an important part of this team.