Boys soccer team playing shorthanded

BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School varsity boys soccer team endured tough losses against Washington Academy, Caribou and Presque Isle in the last week, but saw a glimpse of its bright future with contributions from recent junior varsity call-ups in the process.

WA 4 – MDI 3

Against Washington Academy last Wednesday, MDI fell to a 4-3 defeat on the road in East Machias. The lost sent the Trojans to 3-3-1 at the season’s halfway point.

Leao Nelson scored the first goal of the game for the Trojans with 22:42 left in the first half. In the second half, Ben Hulbert, who was recently promoted from the JV squad, scored twice as the visitors came just short of completing a comeback.

Caribou 6 – MDI 1

Oliver Johnston scored the only goal for an MDI team missing six starters in a 6-1 loss to first-place Caribou on Saturday.

MDI’s next game will be at home against George Stevens Academy (4-3) at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3. The Trojans beat the Eagles 4-1 when the teams met Sept. 12 in Blue Hill.

PI 3 – MDI 2

The Trojans fell 3-2 to Presque Isle at home on Monday. The shorthanded team (3-5-1) came back from a 2-0 deficit with goals from Hulbert and Derek Collin before a penalty kick with seven minutes remaining gave the Wildcats (6-0-2) the win.

Mike Mandell

Mike Mandell

Mike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at [email protected]

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