Trojans Beat GSA 6-3
The MDI Trojans Girls Soccer Teams beat George Stevens Academy 6-3 in Blue Hill on Thursday, October 5th, led by the foot of striker Daisy Granholm who had 5 goals and and assist.
Rachel Leonard assisted on Granholm's first goal of the game with 6 minutes gone in the 1st Half with Granholm firing the ball up over GSA goalie Bess McArthur from inside the 18 yard line. Four minutes later, 2ith 30:29 remaining, Granholm scored when she beat the Eagle defense and scored putting the ball in the corner of the goal.
Nellie Haldane put GSA on the scoreboard with 26:27 remaining, with a shot just outside the 6 yard line. That made it 2-1 MDI.
Granholm scored her 3rd goal of the game with 16:48 remaining before the Half, when she dribbled the ball down the right flank and beat the Eagle's defense. MDI lead at the end of the 1st Half 3-1.
GSA's Haldane narrowed the lead, scoring her 2nd goal of the game with 36:35 remaining in the 2nd Half, off a corner kick.
MDI responded with two goals in a minute and a half. Granholm scored her 4th goal off a Zoe Olson throw with 35:41 remaining and then Granholm found Rachel Leonard inside the 18 yard line and Leonard lofted her shot just under the the cross bard for MDI's 5th goal. It was 5-2 Trojans.
GSA's Haldane then took a throw in and found teammate Lindsay Nevin open, who volleyed the ball into the back of the net. That made the score 5-3 MDI with 29:23 remaining.
Granholm scored her 5th and the final goal of the game with 21:53 remaining when she tucked the ball under a diving McArthur.
MDI's Hannah Goodwin made 7 saves while GSA's Bess McArthur stopped 18.
According to Coach May Dow "The girls were looking forward to playing GSA again because the first time we played them, we tied (0-0) and we knew that was a game we should have won. GSA played a great game and goalie Bess McArthur helped keep the Eagles in the game with some great saves. This time around we were hungry and wanted to play the way we know how to, and the way we know we can, and make McArthur and their backline work hard."
"The energy and intensity levels were up and we were able to strike first which helped with keeping our momentum up. We definitely played a better game this time around and rebounded and responded well after a tough game against Mount View on Tuesday. The girls pressed and applied pressure on GSA's backline and followed through on shots to goal."
"Defensively we did a better job limiting GSA's offensive threats and made better rotations as well as looking to carry and play from the backline."
With GSA opening up the second half with a goal 4 minutes into play, you could see the momentum changing and how it was helping GSA play more assertive but the girls did a great job responding and not panicking and responded by scoring 2 goals in a minute and a half! The girls did a nice job applying pressure over the field and not giving up on passed balls."
MDI is now 5-5-1 and will play at Belfast on Tuesday, October 10th at 4 PM.
GSA is 3-7-2 and plays host to Deer Isle-Stonington on Tuesday, October 10th at 4 PM.