EAST MACHIAS — The Mount Desert Island High School Trojans varsity girl’s soccer team beat the Washington Academy Raiders for the second time this season with a final score of 3-2.
The teams went into double overtime in East Machias on Tuesday, with MDI winning with 1:02 left in the second overtime period when Daisy Granholm scored the winning goal.
Earlier in the game, Washington Academy’s Lydia Day put the Raiders ahead at the 31:36 mark in the first half. But 24 seconds later, MDI’s Maya Watras scored the equalizer from an Ally Bender assist through combination passes from the left wing.
With 25:10 remaining in the first half, Granholm converted on a penalty kick to give the Trojans a 2-1 lead.
Washington Academy tied the game with 15:27 remaining before halftime when Hodgon’s one-touch volley from a throw-in went over MDI goalie Cassia Barnes.
The teams remained tied through the second half, propelling them to two five-minute overtime periods and the Trojans’ victory.
“We had some great opportunities to put the game away, but WA kept battling back,” said Head coach May Dow. “We had some nice combination play while working up the field with our offense. Our defensive line helped keep us in the game as they cleared away some offensive threats from WA.”
MDI vs. John Bapst
It was a well-fought battle between the Mount Desert Island High School varsity girls’ soccer team and John Bapst Memorial High School last week at home.
But the Crusaders were able to eke past the Trojans for a 3-2 win.
“The game was full of energy, and I thought the girls did a great job fighting back from being down 3-1 before halftime,” said MDI Head Coach May Dow.
John Bapst took the lead in the first half after a goal by Anna Zmistowski, 11 minutes into the game.
Grace Phillipon scored for the Crusaders two minutes later and again with 16:41 left in the first half.
MDI fought back, and Natalie Klaver put the Trojans on the board with 9:07 remaining before halftime after she connected on a one-touch volley off a corner kick by Ally Bender.
The Trojans came back fighting after halftime.
Bender scored with 30:11 left in the second half on a penalty kick.
The Trojans were able to hold the Crusaders to zero points in the second half, but were not able to connect again for another goal to tie the game.
“We came out strong and carried the momentum throughout the second half where we held John Bapst scoreless,” said Dow. “We made adjustments at halftime, and I thought we did a better job shutting down their combination passes in the second half.”
The girls host Old Town tonight, Thursday, Oct. 6, at 6 p.m. and Caribou on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 1 p.m.