Mariner girls end season with one win Scott's Sport Spot

SPORTS; DIS; Natalie; Runs; 102215; DIS; Deer IsleStonington High School; Mariners; dishs; game; high school; school; soccer; sports; team Natalie Knowlton works the ball against George Stevens Academy. Photo by Jack Scott

Natalie Knowlton works the ball against George Stevens Academy. Photo by Jack Scott

Deer Isle—The girls soccer team lost 6-1 to George Stevens Academy on October 14. We had a rough first half, giving up five goals with GSA controlling most of the time, but played better in the second half. GSA still was mostly in control, but we fought back to make several runs on their goal before Ashley Haskell scored from an assist by Ally Eaton. An appropriate goal for the senior recognition for the last home game. Jessica Gove played well in goal, having to make a lot of point blank saves on hard shots in the second half.

The girls got run over, losing to Searsport 11-0 on October 16. We were missing a couple of key players, but what added to our misery was that it was senior day at Searsport, and they played with a lot of energy to get all the seniors into the scoring. They had 32 shots to our 1. We got down early and then we couldn’t get any momentum.

The girls lost their last game to Bangor Christian 7-0. BC scored all of their goals in the first half. BC caught us flat-footed a few times on breakaways, and the defense just was as sharp to counter their passing. We made a few adjustments in the second half so that we were able to keep BC from scoring, but we weren’t able to generate chances with our offense. We did get off 12 shots to their 26, but we didn’t get the quality shots we needed.

The girls end up with one win, and though we didn’t have the season we hoped for, we made a vast improvement overall from the beginning of the season. The last two games were not any indication of what we had built during the season, so it was not representative of all our hard work. We showed our understanding of spacing and passing and played some close games against strong opponents. The seniors that are leaving had a big impact on the team and gave us good leadership, so for next year, the players that are left will have to step up and carry over all that was learned this year.

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