Mariner boys soccer team edged out of playoffs Scott's Sports Spot

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DISHS freshman Drew Wendell advances on the bangor christian team October 13. By Jack Scott

Deer Isle—The boys soccer team lost to George Stevens 4-0 on October 11. Playing on the bigger field at George Stevens does not work for our advantage, and we weren’t able to generate offense.  We needed to play with the energy we had versus Jonesport, but it wasn’t there. There isn’t much room for error and we were out-shot by a large margin.

On October 13, the boys lost to Bangor Christian 6-1. Bangor Christian showed why they are the top team in Class D with their strong passing and well-placed shots. BC scored first early in the game and we came right back with the answer on a goal by Sam Knowlton in a scramble in front of the BC goal. We had a couple dangerous runs at their goal and it was looking pretty good until the roof caved in.

Bangor Christian scored three quick goals and then a penalty kick added insult to injury. Mason Oliver went into the goal at this point and did an admirable job for the rest of the game, turning away all the shots in the second half. It was a good effort at times but we were in such a hole that we knew we couldn’t climb out of.

The boys end up 1-11-2 and fell off the edge of the playoff cliff by virtue of not gaining any Heal Points in the last week. It was unfortunate to end the season against the two toughest teams we face after the inspired play we showed at times. We improved greatly despite losing a few players over the season and showed we were competitive when we were focused. We lose a big senior class but are encouraged by the stellar play from many of the freshmen who will be the core of next year’s team.

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