Panthers, Eagles split in MVHS homecoming pitch playMedomak Valley girls prevail, boys fall short against rival Eagles
Waldoboro — One of the longest standing high school athletic rivalry in Lincoln County was renewed Saturday afternoon, Sept. 22 as Medomak Valley hosted Lincoln Academy of Newcastle in a pair of soccer matches in conjunction with the the Panthers' homecoming festivities.
The Panther boys and girls played well against the visiting Eagles and earned a split, with the Medomak Valley girls posting a 2-1 win and the Panther boys falling 2-0.
Medomak Valley 2, Lincoln Academy 1
At Waldoboro Sept. 22, the Panthers did just enough to pick up their fifth win of the year, this time against their Lincoln County rivals.
Heidi Obuchon and Maria Ennamorati scored goals for the winners, while Jordan Moore added an assist. For the Eagles, Barrett Campbell tallied the lone goal unassisted.
Amanda Hendrickson-Belloguet made five saves on seven shots in net for the Panthers, while Miranda Achorn and Laura Otterbein combined to make seven saves on 15 shots in goal for the Eagles.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Medomak Valley (5-2-1, 21.4286 points) is sixth, while Hermon (7-0, 45.1020 points) is first in the 18-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.
In Saturday's game, the Panthers wore purple socks and, in Hendrickson-Belloguet's case, a purple tie-dye shirt. Matt Lash, School Administrative District 40 athletic director, said for the second year in a row, the team wore socks and headbands for a cause.
"They wore purple this year to support [awareness of] many cancers, cystic fibrosis, anti-bullying, domestic violence, and more," he said. "This type of awareness is great for those affected, and also speaks well of our kids."
Lincoln Academy 2, Medomak Valley 0
At Waldoboro Sept. 22, the Panthers could not withstand the visiting Eagles and were blanked at home.
Kyle O'Brien scored both goals for Lincoln Academy, on assists from Tom Master and Sawyer Pinkham.
Ryan Ripley made seven saves on nine shots in goal for the Panthers, while Wally Morris made five saves on six shots in net for the Eagles. Medomak Valley held a 5-3 edge in corner kicks.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Medomak Valley (2-6, 6.2500 points) is 15th, while Camden Hills (6-0-1, 41.9643 points) is first in the 18-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.
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