You could find lots of excuses why the Ellsworth Eagles might lose at Caribou when they played on Saturday, September 19th. They had just come off a hard fought victory against their rival MDI on Thursday September 17th. They had a 4 plus hour bus trip up to the County and they were without 7 players because of injuries and absences.

But, the Ellsworth Eagles refused to lose, defeating the Vikings 3-2 to stay perfect on the season with a 6-0 record.

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Ellsworth led 2-1 at the end of the first half. The Eagles received a pair of goals from Colby Clarke, who scored unassisted at the 34:06 mark and then at the 8:21 mark with an assist from Lukas Firestone. Michael Hunter, with an assist from Cole Jackson made the score 2-1 as they drew the Vikings within a goal.

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In the second half, Andrew Rossingnol scored for Caribou with an assist for Paul Hanson at 30:40 evening the score at 2-2. Ellsworth though had the winning goal when  Alex Braley found the back of the net at 19:32 in the second.

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Bruce St. Peter was in goal for Ellsworth and had 3 saves.  Ethan Plourde was in goal for Caribou and had 7 saves

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Ellsworth now 6-0 will play host to John Bapst on Tuesday, September 22nd at 6 PM and then play host to unbeaten Foxcroft Academy on Thursday, September 24th at 6 PM.

Caribou 3-4 will play host to John Bapst on Saturday September 26th at 3 PM.

Thanks to Hannah Crane for the recap!