MDI Girls Shut Out Ellsworth 3-0
At Bar Harbor on Senior Night, Thursday, October 13th, Adriana Novella provided a goal and an assist to help lead the MDI Trojans to victory over the Ellsworth Eagles, 3-0.
Zoe Olson notched her first Varsity goal when she put the Trojans on the board with 19:07 in the first half when she connected on a cross sent in by Novella. Ally Bender made it 2-0 when she followed in on a shot taken by Daisy Granholm with a little over 12 minutes remaining before halftime.
Novella provided the insurance goal in the beginning of the second half when she outraced the Eagle defense and placed her shot far post.
MDI's Cassia Barnes recorded the shutout with 4 saves while Ellsworth's Callie Hammer piled up 29 saves.
MDI Seniors recognized were Natalie Klaver, Maya Watras, Julia Hendricks, Ally Bender, Abbe Miller, Sarah Soucek, Paige Mason, and Rachel Jacobs.
According to Coach May Dow
Both teams battled hard throughout the whole game. Each team had speed on the field and both ends made good defensive stops.
It was fun to watch the girls just going out on the field and playing soccer. The energy level was nice- the girls definitely picked up their intensity and settled down a little after getting into a flow of the game. Everyone contributed and stepped up when they were on the field tonight. It was fun to watch.
Our defense had a strong game by clearing out threats and limited the counterattacks. I was happy was our defensive rotations and we did a better job of stepping to the ball and winning the ball out of the air. Cassia did a nice job in goal to help gain the shutout with the help of our defense.
Offensively, we pressed and kept pressure on their defense and Ellsworth goalie Callie came up with a handful of nice saves. We worked the ball around and had some good combination plays throughout the field.
MDI is now 5-8 and has 1 game remaining in the regular season, at Hermon on Tuesday, October 18th at 6 PM. MDI is currently in 12th place in the Heal Point Standings with the top 12 teams making the playoffs.
Ellsworth is 0-13 and has 1 game remaining, at home on Tuesday, October 18th, against John Bapst at 6 PM. It will be Senior Recognition Night for the Eagles.
JV game, MDI 2-1.
Zoe Olson moved the ball down the left flank and found the back of the net by placing her shot upper ninety.
Maddie Neale provided the second goal of the game for MDI when she followed in off a rebound.
Hannah Goodwin was in goal for MDI and made 4 saves.
Thanks to Coach May Dow for the write up