George Stevens girls soccer team earns home field for prelims

GSA's Danielle Bianco takes a corner kick. Photo by Monique Labbe

GSA’s Danielle Bianco takes a corner kick. Photo by Monique Labbe

BLUE HILL—Ending their regular season on October 17 with a  7-1 win over Sumner, the Eagle girls varsity soccer team finishes its regular season with a 10-3-1 record, good for eighth place in the Class C North standings. Coach Steve Bemiss said he is confident going into the preliminary round, where his team is slated to face ninth-seeded Washington Academy at home.

“We’re healthy, and we’re a lot better than we were three, four games ago,” he said. “I think we’ll prevail in that round.”

Should the Lady Eagles win in their preliminary matchup, the team will face top-ranked Orono, a team they have struggled with over the last two seasons, losing all five of their last contests.

“If you want to win [the State Championship] you’re going to have to go through Orono at some point, so I would rather get to it early in the playoffs and take another stab at it,” said Bemiss.

The GSA team won two of their final three games, losing 0-4 to Sumner on October 14, but winning against Deer Isle-Stonington on October 12 in a commanding 4-0 victory.

Elinor Haldane recorded the first goal for the Lady Eagles off an assist from Morgan Dauk less than seven minutes into the game. Lindsay Nevin notched the second goal of the game 10 minutes later off Dauk’s second assist of the game as George Stevens took a 2-0 lead into halftime.

In the second half it was all Dauk, as she scored back-to-back goals off assists from Nevin and Hattie Slayton, respectively.

“We played well,” noted Bemiss.

The preliminary match against Washington Academy is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday, October 22, at the George Stevens Academy soccer field.

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