The Medomak Valley boys and girls high school soccer teams squared off with Belfast in a pair of early-season Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B games Tuesday, Sept. 16, as the Panther boys hosted the Lions in Waldoboro and the Panther girls traveled to Belfast.

In the end, it was the Panther boys who bested the Lions 3-1, while the Panther girls salvaged a 2-2 tie in double-overtime against BAHS.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Girls soccer

Medomak Valley 2, Belfast 2 (2OT)

At Belfast Sept. 16, the Panthers and Lions got nothing resolved through two 40-minute halves and two five-minute overtimes. Thus, the teams settled for a draw.

Jordan Moore and Lexi Genthner scored goals for the Panthers, while Miranda Belcher and Jane Vannoy logged assists. Alexis Racioppi and Kasey McLeod tallied goals for the Lions, while Lydia Violette added two assists.

Belfast held a 26-11 edge in shots, while Medomak Valley held an 8-3 advantage in corner kicks. Chelsea Ripley made 19 saves in net for the Panthers and Cori Shooter six saves in goal for the Lions.

Despite going into halftime down 1-0, the Lions dictated play for much of the first half, but found themselves down 2-0 only a minute into the second half after another Medomak Valley score.

Ten minutes later the Lions were on the board as Violette floated a corner kick into the box and Racioppi flicked it past Ripley, while the tying goal came two minutes later from McLeod.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Medomak Valley (0-3-1, 1.3393 points) is 12th, while Belfast (1-2-1, 1.1607 points) is 13th. Presque Isle (4-0, 19.2602 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Boys soccer

Medomak Valley 3, Belfast 1

At Waldoboro Sept. 16, the Panthers emerged victorious as they bested the Lions by two goals.

Sam Morrill had two goals in the winning effort for Medomak Valley, while Zidane McMurrin added a goal and an assist and Micah Williamson one assist. Skylar Perkins scored the lone goal for Belfast.

Medomak Valley held a 12-7 edge in shots and a 5-4 edge in corner kicks. Noah Beck made five saves for the Panthers and Sam Kulikowski nine for the Lions.

Morrill opened the scoring as he took a pass from Williamson and creased the net with 18:11 remaining in the first half, and added a second score minutes later — at the 16:34-mark — on an assist from McMurrin.

Perkins cut Belfast’s deficit in half on an unassisted score with 24:54 left in regulation, but McMurrin beat Kulikowski on a penalty kick with 6:46 left to round out the scoring.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Medomak Valley (1-2-1, 2.9464 points) is 13th, while Winslow (3-1, 10.7143 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.

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