Natalie Klaver of MDI crosses paths with a Foxcroft Academy player. The varsity girls’ soccer team fell to the Ponies 1-3 at Saturday’s home game. ISLANDER PHOTO BY TAYLOR BIGLER

Girls fall to Ponies

BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School varsity girls’ soccer team fell to Foxcroft Academy 1-3 Saturday at home.

MDI freshman Daisy Granholm scored the first goal of the game with an assist by sophomore Lily Turner with 10:20 left in the first half.

But the Ponies would catch up – and then some – after halftime.

MDI junior Cassia Barnes had six saves on 10 shots, but Foxcroft was able to score three times in the second half.

So far, the Trojans are 0-4 this season. Head Coach May Dow said the team’s tough early schedule has been a factor in the team’s record.

“We opened the season playing with Hermon High School, the defending Northern Maine champions,” she said.

The Hawks shut out the Trojans 0-6. “That score didn’t reflect how the game went, and [Hermon is] a great team,” she said.

During MDI’s home opener against Caribou, the Trojans scored one goal but fell 1-4. Last Thursday, John Bapst shut out MDI 0-4.

“We’ve played Caribou. We’ve played John Bapst, who played great,” said Dow. “We’ve had some solid competition, which shows what we need to work on in practice.”

The coach said all the teams in MDI’s league are competitive. “There are no bad teams,” she said.

She also said she’s seen improvement over the last four games.

“We are doing better with pacing and movement – sometimes we play too close to each other,” said the coach. “The girls are doing better giving options off passes.”

The Trojans will continue to work on transitioning from offense to defense and scoring.

“We’re working, and it’s improving,” Dow said. “Now it’s just taking what we are doing in practice and applying it to games.”

Abbe Miller, Sarah Soucek, Rachelle Swanson, Paige Mason, Maddie Neale, Sydney Kachmar, Rachel Jacobs, Zoe Olson, Maya Watras, Ally Bender, Sammy Jacobs, India Janes, Saige Goodwin, Mei Cook, Cadii Howell, Julia Hendricks, Natalie Klaver, Maddie Thornton and Adriana Novella round out the varsity girls’ roster.

The Trojans were slated to host Washington Academy at home on Wednesday and are scheduled to play in Presque Isle on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Taylor Bigler Mace

Taylor Bigler Mace

Reporter at Mount Desert Islander
Taylor covers sports and maritimes for the Islander. As a native of Texas, she is an unapologetic Dallas Cowboys fan. tb[email protected]
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