Ellsworth Dominates Presque Isle 5-0
The Ellsworth Boys will be playing for the Eastern Maine Class B Boy's Soccer title on Wednesday, November 6th, after soundly defeating Presque Isle 5-0 on Saturday, November 2nd. Ellsworth will play Camden Hills, the # 2 seed who defeated Winslow the #3 seed Saturday afternoon 4-1. This will be the 3rd time that Ellsworth and Camden Hills have met in the Eastern Maine Class B Finals in the last 4 years with Camden Hills defeating Ellsworth 2-1 in 2012 and Ellsworth defeating Camden Hills 3-2 in 2010.
The Ellsworth - Presque Isle game was VERY physical, right from the beginning and continued up until the final whistle. A total of 5 yellow cards were issued in the game, with Presque Isle receiving 3, and Ellsworth 2. Receiving yellow cards for Presque Isle were #10 Ansumana Morrow, #20 Tyler Seeley, and #5 Ben Nickerson. Receiving cards for Ellsworth were #9 Anthony Gardner and #7 Griffin Nightingale.
Ellsworth went on the scoreboard with 32:08 left in the 1st half when Brandon Braley scored. Ellsworth then scored two goals quickly, with 8:59 left in the 1st half Dagan Berenyi headed in a goal, and then with 7:39 left, Ben Haslam scored for the Eagles, and that made the score 3-0 at the half.
With 25:43 left in the second half, an Ellsworth Eagle was tripped in the box, and Logan Dyer scored on a penalty kick to make the score 4-0.
With 22:08 left in the game, Ben Haslam netted his second goal for the Eagles, and the score was 5-0.
With 21:18 left Ellsworth was awarded another penalty kick, and this time goalkeeper Steven Mahon came down to take the kick. His kick was stopped by Presque Isle goalie Cody Lyford, and Mahon was forced to sprint back to defend the Eagle's net as play continued.
Ellsworth controlled possession for most of the contest, as the game was played in the Presque Isle half for the better part of the game. Mahon was never really challenged in goal, as he recorded the shutout.