DI-S girls soccer team better than season record shows Scott's Sports Spot

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Mariner senior Ava Lowery works to control the ball against Bangor Christian. By Jack Scott

Deer Isle—The girls soccer team lost a close game to Bangor Christian 2-1 on October 12. We scored first on a goal by Ava Lowery assisted by Abby Stinson. That held up until right near the end of the first half when Bangor Christian lofted a perfect shot over the outstretched hands of goalie Kayley Morey.

Bangor Christian scored their next goal on a hard shot that was saved by Kayley Morey, but BC was there to poke in the rebound past a diving Kayley Morey. It was a well-played game by both sides and we came close several times but couldn’t put in the equalizer. Kayley Morey even came out of the goal up the field right near the end in a desperation attempt to pressure the Bangor Christian goal.

The girls ended their season October 17 with (why am I not surprised) a tie with Calais 1-1. It was a fitting epithet for this team as they were so close to success all through the season. We scored first when Rylee Eaton kicked in a rebound off a shot by Abby Stinson. After Calais scored, we fought hard to get the goal that would have been our first win but it wasn’t meant to be. Five ties has to be a record.

The girls are 0-9-5 and have been playing very well in the second half of the season. If we could have gotten to this point earlier in the season, it would be a totally different story. We are playing so much more aggressively, going to the ball and winning possession, and passing down the field.

We are starting to get the ball into the net more consistently and taking good shots. We are much better than our record and we should be proud that we did make it to a point where we are competitive with all the teams we play. We lose several seniors but are encouraged by the improved play from the freshmen, which will make a big difference next year.

If we could have gotten to this point earlier in the season, it would be a totally different story.

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