Mid-Coast teams impressing in early action

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Mt. Ararat’s Max Varela makes a move on an Edward Little defender during the Eagles’ 2-0 boys’ soccer win last week.

Brunswick’s Everett Horch eludes an Edward Little defender during the Dragons’ 5-1 loss last week.

The first full week of the fall sports season is in the rear-view mirror and results continue to reflect strong play from local squads. 

Here’s a look back and a glimpse at what’s to come as the action continues to heat up:

Football

Brunswick’s football team fell from the ranks of the unbeaten (barely) last Friday, dropping a 29-26 decision at Skowhegan, and is now 1-1 on the season. The Dragons play at 0-2 Messalonskee Friday night.

Mt. Ararat is also 1-1 after losing at home to Kennebunk Saturday, 70-0. The Eagles play at 1-1 Fryeburg Academy Saturday.

Morse dropped to 0-2 after a 41-12 setback at Hermon Friday. The Shipbuilders look to get in the win column this Friday when they host Lake Region.

Boys’ soccer

Mt. Ararat’s boys’ soccer team took a 2-1 mark into Tuesday’s showdown at rival Brunswick. Last week, the Eagles lost at home to defending Class A champion Lewiston, 2-1, and downed visiting Edward Little (2-0). Mt. Ararat goes to Camden Hills Friday.

Brunswick fell to 0-2-1 last week with losses at Edward Little (5-1) and Lewiston (2-0). The Dragons were home with Mt. Ararat Tuesday and at Bangor Thursday and host Morse Tuesday of next week.

Morse fell to 0-3-1 after losses last week at Lincoln Academy (5-0) and Erskine Academy (2-0) and at home to Maranacook (1-0). The Shipbuilders went to Leavitt Tuesday, host Oceanside Friday and visit Brunswick Tuesday of next week.

Girls’ soccer

On the girls’ side, Brunswick continues to excel, improving to 3-0 after home wins last week over Edward Little (9-0) and Lewiston (3-1). After playing at Mt. Ararat Tuesday and hosting Bangor Thursday, the Dragons visit Morse Tuesday of next week.

Mt. Ararat was also 3-0 entering Tuesday’s home showdown versus Brunswick. The Eagles were coming off wins at Lewiston (1-0) and Edward Little (2-1). Mt. Ararat hosts defending Class A champion Camden Hills Friday.

Morse took a 2-2 record into Tuesday’s home game versus Leavitt. Last week, the Shipbuilders won at Lincoln Academy (2-1) and at home over Erskine Academy (3-2) and fell at Maranacook (3-0). Morse goes to Oceanside Friday and hosts Brunswick Tuesday of next week.

Field hockey

Mt. Ararat’s field hockey team is perfect to date. The Eagles improved to 4-0 after downing visiting Lewiston (5-3) and Hampden Academy (3-0) last week and beating host Oxford Hills (1-0) Monday. Mt. Ararat was home with Brunswick Thursday, welcomes Cony Saturday and goes to Messalonskee Tuesday of next week.

Brunswick was 2-2 going into Thursday’s game at Mt. Ararat. Last week, the Dragons downed visiting Camden Hills (4-0) and lost at defending Class A state champion Skowhegan (12-0). Monday, Brunswick bounced back and defeated visiting Lewiston (5-1). 

Morse was 3-0 at press time after wins over visiting Oceanside (5-1) last week and Maranacook (4-1) Monday. The Shipbuilders were at Gardiner Thursday, go to Erskine Academy Saturday and welcome Leavitt Monday.

Volleyball

The Brunswick/Mt. Ararat co-op volleyball team lost its first three matches: 3-0 to visiting Yarmouth, 3-0 at defending Class B champion Cape Elizabeth and 3-2 at North Yarmouth Academy, before improving to 1-3 Monday with a 3-1 win at Cony. The squad was at Wells Wednesday and returns home Tuesday of next week to battle York.

Cross country

Brunswick returns to KVAC cross country action Friday at Hampden Academy. Morse runs at Medomak Valley and Mt. Ararat runs at Leavitt.

Golf

Morse’s golf team remained perfect Monday, improving to 8-0 after a 6.5-2.5 win over Medomak Valley. The Shipbuilders were at Lincoln Academy Wednesday and close the regular season at Belfast this coming Monday.

Brunswick was 0-3 at press time with a 6.5-2.5 loss to Lewiston its most recent match. The Dragons are at Mt. Ararat Friday.

Mt. Ararat took a 2-0 record into Wednesday’s match at Lewiston.

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