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The 2016 Deer Isle-Stonington varsity girls soccer team

Front row, from left: Myra Hobbs, Aja Quintal, Addie MacDonald, Jessica Trainor, Ava Lowrey, Amy Friedell, Kristin Thompson and Riley Getto. Back row: Coach Elissa Haskell, Haley Hardy, Abby Stinson, Sadie Rice, Jess Gove, Orly Vaughn, Katie Hutchinson, Lilly Gray. Photo courtesy Deer Isle-Stonington High School. Photo courtesy Deer Isle-Stonington High School

Deer Isle—The girls soccer team lost to George Stevens 11-0 on September 7. Coach Elissa Haskell was trying different combinations against a strong team. We are definitely a better team than what the score ended up. Sadie Rice was in goal and did well considering the amount of hard shots that she faced. This was not a good representation of how we play as the play was almost all down in our end.

The girls lost to Bangor Christian 5-1 on September 12. We played a much better game and played most of the game with only 10 players. Our only goal came from a throw in by Katie Hutchinson that was controlled by Ava Lowrey, who passed to Lilly Gray and she scored our goal. This lifted our spirit to get our first score. Jesslyn Gove and Orly Vaughan split time in the goal and combined for 28 saves on 33 shots.

On September 13, the girls lost a heart breaker to Sumner 3-2 in double overtime where once again we played most of the game with only 10 players. We scored first on a goal by Gray from a scuffle in front of the goal. Then Sumner got a penalty kick near the end of the first half to tie it up.

We scored first in the second half on another goal by Gray to take the lead again. Sumner was able to score in the last minute of the game to tie it up. In overtime, Abby Stinson had a penalty kick that was perfectly kicked to the upper corner but just missed the net. Sumner scored near the end of the second overtime, as we were exhausted by then. Jesslyn Gove did a great job in goal to keep us in the game.  We were just snake bit in a game well played with no substitutions.

After a loss to Searsport on September 13, the girls are 0-5 and are doing amazingly well for being down to such small numbers. But we are starting to get an offensive mindset and did everything we could to beat Sumner despite being a player short. Everyone is putting a lot of effort and it really showed against Sumner.

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