BAR HARBOR — Early goals by Ivy Wallace and Darcy Kanu were enough to secure the Mount Desert Island High School varsity girls soccer team’s 2-1 victory over Ellsworth Monday. The MDI pep band and an enthusiastic crowd of fans were on hand for the teams’ Senior Night rematch. The win put MDI at 10-3-1 and ended the regular season.
Wallace scored on an assist by Kanu in the first two minutes of the game. Jillian Dow and Emily Berry of Ellsworth answered with their own attack, but MDI keeper Keely McConomy shut it down.
Kanu scored seven minutes into the game, bringing the score to 2-0.
After a battle for possession between Wallace and Eagle Kiona Austerlin, Ellsworth pushed into MDI territory. Dow and Kira Kennedy kept the pace up and the Trojan defense working hard.
Both teams had defensive skill on display. Precision passing by Molly Carroll, Julianna Cleaves, Emma Fernald and Natalie Klaver was just what MDI coach Tom Savage had been hoping to see.
“What I told them before the game is worry about us, and worry about you individually meeting your potential and making the right pass,” he said. “I think we were confident, and it was important for us to find that.”
Junior midfielder Rachel Jacobs came in as sweeper to give Carroll freedom to roam. She proved just as effective at repelling attacks.
Ellsworth sophomore Courtney Wasson scored with ten minutes left in the first half. The score would remain at 2-1 for the rest of the game.
A ceremony before the game honored seniors Hannah Carroll, Molly Carroll, Emma Fernald, Ivy Wallace and Maeve Geary.
Hermon 5 – MDI 0
On Saturday morning, the Lady Trojans hosted third seed Hermon, suffering their third loss of the season in a 5-0 sweep. McConomy saved ten of 20 shots in the game.
Old Town 3 – MDI 3
MDI battled through two overtimes to a tie with Old Town Thursday, Oct. 16. In the first half, Mason scored for MDI and Michaela Milton for the Coyotes.
Tied 1-1 at the half, the Trojans pulled ahead to 3-2 on goals by Kanu and Cleaves. Old Town scored again with ten minutes on the clock for the 3-3 tie, but both overtimes were scoreless.
MDI has earned the right to a home preliminary playoff game, currently set