The MDI Girl's Soccer Team improved to 3-0 on the season with a 7-1 victory over Old Town on Wednesday, September 9th in Bar Harbor. Senior Opal Curless scored 4 goals for MDI, with the hat trick coming in the first half.
Curless put MDI on the board with  less than two minutes into the game when Adriana Novella crossed the ball from the left flank and found Curless on top of the 18'. Four minutes later, Ally Bender scored off a throw in by Paige Mason with a breaking low ball.

At the 28:34 mark of the first half, Curless tallied her second goal with a pass from Maya Watras. One minute later, Novella broke through Old Town's defense with a through ball from Bender. This was Adriana Novella's first high school goal!

Curless tallied her third goal with  22:15 left in the first half with a curling shot from the right side just inside the 18 yard line. With five minutes remaining in the first half, Novella added her second goal of the game with a low ball to the far post. MDI led at the half 6-0.

In the second half, Old Town came out and put one on the board halfway through the half when Abby Reeves followed through off a rebound when the ball hit the crossbar.

Curless scored her fourth goal of the game near the end of the game for the Trojans making the final 7-1.

MDI goalkeeper Keely McConomy made 7 saves on 9 shots. Old Town's Natalie St. Louis made 10 saves on 21 shots.

From Coach May Dow

MDI received a strong performance from the defensive line especially in the 1st Half  stopping any threats from Old Town. MDI's  offensive line provided many opportunities with touch passes, through balls, breaking through the line for chances to score, and pressing Old Towns defense. The midfield helped MDI's transition into counterattacks and helped control the midfield.

MDI is now 3-0 and the Trojans have 3 games next week, all on the road. They will play at Foxcroft Academy on Monday, September 14th at 4 PM, at Washington Academy on Wednesday, September 16th at 4 PM and then at Hermon on Saturday, September 19th at 1 PM

Old Town is 1-2 and the Coyotes will play at Caribou this Saturday, September 12th at 1 PM.

Thanks to Coach May Dow for the write up and information