As the stretch run of the 2010 fall sports season grows nearer, teams are keeping a closer eye on the standings and will look to make the most of every remaining outing. Here’s a look at where things stand as September gives way to October:
Brunswick’s football team dropped its second game in a row, 28-12, at Lewiston Friday night and is now 2-2 on the season. The Dragons try to get back to their winning ways Friday night when they host Cony.
Mt. Ararat dropped to 0-4 Saturday after a hard-fought 14-8 loss at Oxford Hills. The Eagles try again Saturday when they host Lewiston.
In Eastern B, Morse got in the win column for the first time Saturday by virtue of a 27-17 victory at Winslow. The Shipbuilders (1-3) play host to Hampden Academy Friday.
Brunswick’s boys’ soccer team remained atop the Eastern Class A Heal Points standings as of Tuesday. The Dragons, who have yet to surrender a goal in 2010, blanked host Morse (1-0) and visiting Edward Little (2-0) last week to improve to 7-0. Brunswick was home with Oxford Hills Tuesday, hosts Lewiston Saturday and Mt. Ararat Tuesday of next week.
The Eagles fell to 2-3-2 with losses last week at Lewiston (1-0) and at home to Morse (3-1). Mt. Ararat (11th in Eastern A) was at Cony Tuesday, hosts Edward Little Friday, then goes to Brunswick next Tuesday.
Morse is ranked eighth with a 4-3 mark. The Shipbuilders dropped a 1-0 home decision last Tuesday to Brunswick, then bounced back Friday with a 3-1 victory at Mt. Ararat. Magnus Lilleaas, P.C. Ostergaard and Eric Trautman-Mosher scored for Morse. Alden Talbot had a goal for the Eagles. Morse was home with Edward Little Tuesday and welcomes Erskine Saturday.
On the girls’ side, Brunswick is also leading the Eastern A Heals with a 7-0 mark after recent shutout wins over Morse (3-0) and Edward Little (3-0). The Dragons got goals from Rachel Moroney, Allison Walton and an “own goal” in the win over the Shipbuilders. Brunswick was at Oxford Hills Tuesday, hosts Lewiston Saturday and visits Mt. Ararat next Tuesday.
Morse is 4-2-1 and fifth in Eastern A after bouncing back from its loss to Brunswick with a 3-2 home victory over Mt. Ararat Friday. Tori Field scored all three goals for the Shipbuilders. The Eagles got scores from Colby Gail and Randi London. Morse hosted Edward Little Tuesday, goes to Erskine Friday and welcomes Oxford Hills next Tuesday.
Mt. Ararat was sixth in Eastern A with a 5-2 mark after the loss to Morse. The Eagles did blank visiting Lewiston, 6-0, three days prior. Mt. Ararat hosted Cony Tuesday, visits Cony Friday and welcomes Brunswick Tuesday of next week.
Mt. Ararat’s field hockey team is fourth in Eastern A with a 4-5 mark. The Eagles held off visiting Oxford Hills, 2-1, last Thursday, then fell, 3-0, at Brewer Saturday. Mt. Ararat was at Lawrence Tuesday and Cony Thursday. Next Tuesday brings a home game against Mt. Blue.
Brunswick is 5-4 and in the No. 7 spot in the Heals lost, 4-1, at home to Edward Little last Tuesday, then snapped a three-game skid with a 2-1 victory at Lewiston Saturday. After going to Bangor Tuesday and hosting Lewiston Thursday, the Dragons visit Mt. Blue Saturday and host Morse next Tuesday.
The Shipbuilders fell to 0-9 after recent losses to Oxford Hills (2-0), Lewiston (2-1) and Lawrence (1-0). Morse (13th in Eastern A) was home against Oxford Hills Tuesday, plays at Edward Little Thursday, hosts Messalonskee Saturday and visits Brunswick next Tuesday.
Brunswick hosted Morse, Mt. Ararat, Lawrence and Mt. Blue for a cross country meet last week. The Eagles (who are ranked fourth in the girls’ coaches’ poll and ninth in the boys’ poll) won both the boys’ and girls’ races, with the Dragons (sixth in the girls’ poll) finishing second in the girls’ meet and third on the boys’ side. Both Shipbuilders squads placed fourth. Morse hosted Brunswick, Mt. Ararat and Rockland Thursday.
The golf regular season has come to a close and Brunswick, Morse and Mt. Ararat are gearing up for the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference qualifier Tuesday at Natanis. Golf Course in Vassalboro, site of the team (Oct. 9) and individual (Oct. 16) state meets. The Dragons finished the regular season 9-1, the Eagles went 2-8, while the Shipbuilders wound up 1-9.
Brunswick senior Matt Kasabian plays the ball past an Oxford Hills defender during Tuesday’s 1-0 Dragons’ victory. Brunswick is 8-0 and has yet to surrender a goal in 2010.
Mt. Ararat senior Jaymee Wallace goes way up and contorts her body to get to the ball Tuesday. The Eagles were 3-0 home winners over Cony and improved to 6-2 on the season.