DI-S girls soccer team a winner in spirit Scott's Sports Spot

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Senior Ava Lowery traps the ball against Narraguagus. By Jack Scott

Deer Isle—The Deer Isle-Stonington girls soccer team lost a close game to Narraguagis 2-0 on September 27. We played our hearts out in this game and didn’t deserve to lose in my opinion. We controlled the ball so well and passed as well as I have seen us do. Unfortunately, Narraguagus scored an early goal with the ball bouncing around in front of our goal, always a dangerous situation. They were also awarded a penalty kick, but Kaylee Morey stopped it.

We pushed the ball to the goal so many times. The Narraguagus goal keeper was very aggressive coming out of the goal and we couldn’t get the ball to the side of her or over the top despite our many rushes down to their end. It certainly wasn’t from the lack of hustle or effort. Narraguagus scored their second goal near the end of the second half to give them a cushion.

The girls are doing everything right except getting the ball past the goalie.

The girls lost a similar game September 30 to Schenck 2-0. We played with lots of energy, we are passing well, and our spacing is much better. Kaylee Morey was in goal for the whole game and did an excellent job. Abby Stinson was on a breakaway when the referee accidentally blew his whistle. Because that automatically stops play, we got a direct kick, but did not convert it for a goal.

That seems to epitomize our luck this year. We get the ball down to the goal but haven’t been able to get the kicks into the net. We played an exciting action-packed game and just need a break around the goal.

The girls are 0-8-2 and are doing everything right except getting the ball past the goalie. I love watching us play and feel bad only because we haven’t gotten the outcomes we should. However, it hasn’t affected our play and we still carry a great team spirit and support each other in the field. What is really entertaining is listening to the boys team “cheering” them on from the bleachers.

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