In MVHS homecoming rivalry, Eagles win, tie against PanthersGirls game scoreless, double-overtime deadlock; boys game competitive
Waldoboro — Medomak Valley High School celebrated its annual homecoming in fitting fashion Saturday afternoon, Sept. 21, as the Panthers hosted Lincoln County rivals Lincoln Academy of Newcastle in two competitive soccer games.
In the end, the visiting Eagles won the boys contest 2-1 and the Panthers and Eagles settled for a scoreless, double-overtime tie in the girls contest.
Both games were tight, back-and-forth affairs that could have gone either way.
The contest was competitive throughout, with the Eagles holding the better overall scoring chances and the stellar play of Medomak Valley goalie Chelsea Ripley keeping Lincoln Academy off the board.
The Eagles held a 17-3 edge in shots and 7-1 advantage in corner kicks. Ripley made 17 saves in net for the hosts and Miranda Achorn three saves in the Eagle goal.
The teams played 80 minutes of regulation and two five-minute overtime periods, but could decide nothing.
Medomak Valley also won a makeup game against Belfast on Thursday, Sept. 19, when the Panthers prevailed 2-0. Sophie Cohen and Brooke Benedict tallied goals, while Sami Griffin netted two assists and Taylor Mason one.
Nichole Obuchon played in the Panther net and Grace Davis in goal for the Lions.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Medomak Valley (1-3-1, 2.9464 points) is 13th, while Hermon (5-0, 24.2347 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Lincoln Academy is 2-3-1 and 11th in Western Class B.
Visiting Lincoln Academy scored one goal in each half and that was just enough to forge to a one-goal victory over the Panthers.
Zack Starr scored with 7:34 left in the first half to give the hosts a 1-0 lead before Devin Scherer, assisted by Sawyer Pinkham, tallied the equalizer with 6:40 remaining in the opening half for Lincoln Academy.
Caleb Bushwalder tallied the game-winner with 37:50 left in the second half for the Eagles.
Noah Beck made eight saves in the Panther goal and Wally Morris 15 stops in the Eagle net.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Medomak Valley (1-4-1, 2.2321 points) is 17th, while Presque Isle (4-1-1, 25.5740 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Lincoln Academy is 1-2-2 and fifth in Western Class B.
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Ken Waltz has been member of the media 30 years and has received hundreds of Maine Press Association and New England Press Association awards for his writing, photography and page design. He studied journalism at the University of Maine in Orono. He lives in South Thomaston with his wife, Sarah. The couple has an adult son, Brandon.
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