GSA girls soccer season ends in nail biter

Eagles play off action

Senior Nellie Haldane works the Eagle offense against Narraguagus. by Kathryn MacArthur

Blue Hill—A 2-1 quarterfinal loss to the No. 2 ranked Dexter Tigers ended the season for the George Stevens Academy girls soccer team on October 24, but the game was not without a controversial storyline.

Coach Steve Bemiss said that a shot off the bottom of the crossbar bounced straight down and behind the goal line, which would have given the Eagles its second goal of the game. The field official, however, said that the ball bounced in front of the goal line, and the goal was not awarded.

The matchup was a physical one, as the Dexter players used aggressive play to defend against the GSA scoring opportunities.

Senior Nellie Haldane had the lone goal for the Eagles, who finished the season 4-9-3.

“We gave them everything we could,” said Bemiss. “I thought we played pretty well.”

Junior Danielle Bianco controls the ball

Junior Danielle Bianco controls the ball in a preliminary playoff upset against #7 Narraguagus. The #10 GSA varsity girls soccer team faced #2 Dexter in the Tuesday quarterfinals, where they lost a tight game 2-1 that included a controversial call. By Kathryn MacArthur

The Eagles beat out seventh-ranked Narraguagus on October 20 in a preliminary matchup, during which the GSA offense rallied to score five goals in a 5-2 victory.

Senior Lindsay Nevin and junior Danielle Bianco each tallied two goals on the game, while Haldane contributed with one.

“We did really well there,” said Bemiss. “[Narraguagus] was much better than I think we were anticipating, they gave us a decent game.”

While there are some things Bemiss said could use improvement going into next season, he said overall there were some good take aways from this season.

“We did okay,” he said. “It wasn’t the best season we could have had, but there were some improvements throughout.”

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