MDI’s Owen Mild keeps the ball away from a Foxcroft Academy defender Saturday at home. After a scoreless first half, the Trojans bested the Ponies 1-0. ISLANDER PHOTO BY TAYLOR BIGLER

Trojans outscored by Raiders



BAR HARBOR — Washington Academy outscored the Mount Desert Island High School varsity boys’ soccer team at home Tuesday night 3-1.

The Trojans are now 2-1-2 for the season.

The Raiders scored first with 24:36 left in the first half, but MDI tied up the score three minutes later with a penalty kick by Joe Grubb.

In the second half, Oneko Lowe of Washington Academy scored two goals for the win over MDI.

MDI 1, Foxcroft 0

It was a scoreless, defensive battle for the MDI boys through the first half of Saturday’s home game against the Foxcroft Academy Ponies.

But with the momentum going in the Trojans’ direction in the second half, the team was able to put a point on the board with a header by Derek Collins after a corner kick from Nick Duley.

Both teams were strong on defense, but it was the Trojans who were able to eke out the only goal of the game with 25:48 left in the second half.

Goalie Kendrew VanGorder made six saves to hold Foxcroft scoreless.

The Trojans tied Hermon High School 1-1 during its home opener and won 3-1 against Caribou High School.

Head Coach Tyler Frank said the players had improved from their 0-4 loss against John Bapst Academy last week.

“It’s definitely an improvement from John Bapst. I liked the way they moved the ball around, and communication was key,” said the coach. “It was a tough win against a tough opponent.”

Frank said the team knew Foxcroft would be a hard opponent to beat and that he’s happy with the outcome.

MDI next plays at Presque Isle on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 3 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. tbigler@mdislander.com
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