Saturday, October 29, 2011

Owl Boys' Season Ends

Playing a team three times in a season is never easy. The Owl Boys found that out today as they were defeated by the Houlton Shiretowners by a score of 1-0. This was a game of impressive defense by both teams; however, it was Houlton who came out on top by scoring on a corner kick early in the first half, and holding on to that lead for the entire match.

The Owl boys end the season at 14-1-2. This was an unbelievable first season for coach Dean! Congratulations go out to him and all of the boys for their amazing display of soccer skills throughout the season. For the seniors Matt D., Devan, Dylan, Kyle T, Kyle B, Matt B, and Greg, thank you for 4 wonderful years! The skills you have learned as a member of the Owls will allow you to play and succeed at the college level. Please keep that in mind as you make arrangements for next year. Best of luck to all of you! The rest of the boys, get ready for next season!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Lady Owls' Season Ends

Our Lady Owls boarded the bus this morning at 7:30am with determination in their hearts and an upset victory on their minds. Unfortunately, the Owls met their match as they fell 3-1 to top seeded Central.

As the season comes to an end, we would like to congratulate the Lady Owls on their wonderful season. Making it to the semi-finals is nothing to be ashamed about. To the seniors: Thank you for dedicating your time and energy into the soccer program for all these years. We have an unbelievable amount of young female soccer players who look up to each and every one of you and hope to someday make their community proud the way you have all done this season! To the underclassmen: Come back stronger and more determined next season and take it all the way!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Boys Soccer Semi-Finals: Madawaska vs. Houlton

These two teams will meet for the third time this season on Saturday, October, 29 @ 3:00pm in Madawaska. Come cheer on the boys as they look to make it back to the Eastern Maine finals!

Quarterfinal Victory for the Owl Boys!

The Sumner boys took the field at 1:00 even though the game was set for 3:00. Determined that this was their year, they had no idea that the Owl boys had the same thing on their mind. The Owls struck first when Ian Lee was awarded a penalty shot in the first half. The penalty shot itself did not find the back of the net, instead, deflecting off the keeper and back to Lee's foot, the rebound shot finally found it's place in the goal for a 1-0 lead. Senior Matt Deschenes was spectacular on the day showing that he too can find the back of the net with 2 of his own goals. Both teams played tough, physical soccer for the entire 80 minutes, but it was the Owl team defense that led the way, anchored by some brilliant goalkeeper saves from our own Kyle Blanchette.

Here's how the Bangor Daily News reported on the game: "At Madawaska, Ian Lee scored his second goal of the game with 23 minutes left in the second half to snap a 2-2 tie and lift the second-ranked Owls to victory.

Matt Deschenes assisted on the eventual game-winner and Lee scored on a penalty kick in the first half for 12-0-2 Madawaska, which led 1-0 at intermission.

The 10th-seeded Tigers from East Sullivan (12-4) rallied from a 2-0 deficit when Gabe O’Brien scored off a Baramee Janla assist, then set up a Joey Malloy goal — two minutes apart — to make it 2-2 only 3:23 into the second half.

Kyle Blanchette made nine saves on 11 shots for the Owls.

Sam Smith made 14 saves on 24 shots for Sumner."

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Girls vs. Central (Semi-Final Matchup)

The girls game has been set at 2:00 on Friday at Central High School in Corinth, ME. Hope you can make it to the game!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Madawaska Girls Quarterfinal Victory!

The Lady Owls kept fans on their toes Tuesday afternoon by allowing Calais to stick around for most the game. Finally, late in the game, the Madawaska girls were on fire, scoring 4 goals in the last 10 minutes of the game. Leading the way for the Owls was Megan Ouellette with one goal more than a hat trick to seal the Owls victory, while earning a semi-final matchup against the winner of #1 Central and # 8 Bucksport.

Here's how the game was summarized in this morning Bangor Daily News:

"At Madawaska, Meagan Ouellette scored four goals, including three in the game’s final four minutes, to lift the No. 4 Owls by the No. 5 Blue Devils.

Allison Hill scored an unassisted goal one minute into the game for Calais before Madawaska responded in the second half when Ouellette scored off a Nathalie Cyr assist seven minutes in.

Nicole Cyr gave the Owls the lead seven minutes later when she converted a Samantha Nadeau assist. Nadeau then assisted on Ouellette’s next two goals at 4:04 and 2:16, respectively, before Ouellette capped the scoring surge with an unassisted tally with eight seconds left.

Amanda Nadeau made 11 saves on 15 shots for 8-6-1 Madawaska and Paige Gillespie made 15 on 22 for 12-3 Calais."

Monday, October 24, 2011

Boys Quarterfinals: Madawaska vs. Sumner

We will be hosting the Sumner Tigers on Wednesday, October 26 @ 3:00 pm. Please make every effort to come out and support your team as they try to extend their unbeaten season.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Quarterfinal Soccer: Lady Owls vs. Calais

Our Lady Owls will be hosting the Calais Lady Blue Devils on Tuesday, October 25 @ 2:00pm. Due to the early release from school that day, all students and staff will be allowed to attend the game and cheer on the girls as they hope to advance in the playoffs. If the Calais boys win their prelim matchup today, we may have a double header! Check back later today for boys soccer information.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

UPDATE: Scrimmages Cancelled

Both the boys scrimmage vs. PI and the girls scrimmage vs. UMFK have been cancelled. See previous post (below) for details about tomorrow's scrimmages.

Varsity Scrimmages for Boys and Girls

Our girls varsity team will be going to UMFK for a scrimmage against the Lady Bengals Thursday afternoon. The following day, Friday 10/21/11, our girls will be traveling to Van Buren for a 4:00 scrimmage against the Lady Crusaders.

Our boys varsity team will also be traveling on Friday, 10/21/11, to Presque Isle to play the Wildcats on the turf. The scrimmage has been set for 4:00.

Good luck to both teams, remember not to get hurt!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Tuesday Night: Boys vs. Houlton Update

There has been a change to the schedule for Tuesday's home games vs. Houlton Boys. Due to lack of player participation beyond our control, there will be no JV game. The JV game has been cancelled completely.

Since the JV game has been cancelled, the Varsity Game has been moved up to 5:00pm.

Once again, there will be no JV game on Tuesday, and the Varsity Game will begin at 5:00 instead of 6:00. This is the last regular season home game for the boys so come show your support!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Girls and Boys both win!

On a wet and miserable Thursday afternoon, the varsity girls and boys soccer teams were able to shine some light by defeating their opponents in near end-of-the season match-ups.

The Lady Owls travelled to Limestone to face the Eagles in their last meeting of the year. While cruising to a 4-0 victory, Nicole Cyr scored once, Megan Ouellette scored once, and Nathalie Cyr was one goal shy of a hat trick with 2 goals of her own. The Lady Owl defense was successful in shutting down the Eagles as they earned a shutout.

On the boys side, our Owl Boys travelled to the PI turf to host a game against a determined Southern Aroostook team. Every goal by the Owls was quickly answered by the Warrors as our boys narrowly escaped the game with their undefeated season still in tact winning 3-2. Scoring for the Owls was Ian Lee with 2 and Dylan Wetmore with one.

Both teams end their regular seasons next week against Houlton. The girls will go to Houlton on Monday and the boys will host Houlton on Tuesday.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Girls and Boys Double Header vs. Van Buren

It was a great night for soccer in Madawaska on Tuesday evening. Our girls and boys teams were both hosting the Van Buren Crusaders for a back-to-back varsity double header.

In the first game, our girls got off to a great start with 2 Sam Nadeau goals to pull ahead early in the match. Unfortunately, the Van Buren girls answered with 3 goals of their own, two coming in the second half of the match, to earn the victory. The Lady Owls go on to play the Limestone girls on Thursday evening in Limestone.

For the second match of the evening, the Owl boys cruised to a decisive 4 - 1 victory over the Van Buren boys. Scoring for the Owls were, Ian Lee with 2, Matt Deschenes with 1, and Jake Gendreau with 1. The Owls hope to continue their unbeaten streak when they host the Southern Aroostook boys on the Presque Isle turf, Thursday afternoon at 3:30

Friday, October 7, 2011

Lady Owls Beat Van Buren!!!

Despite this author's lack of participation at the Lady Owls vs. Lady Crusaders game on Wednesday evening because of frigid temperatures and harsh winds, the word on the street is that the Owls were in a defensive zone, shutting down many of Van Buren's efforts to win on their home field. Particular kudos go out to defenders Linsey Lavoie and Kelly Dugal for working hard to slow down the dangerous Van Buren offense.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Owls beat the Warriors!

Soccer season was in full-effect this evening with the Madawaska Owl boys visiting the Fort Kent Warrior boys for their second matchup of the 2011 regular season. With the fall air cool and crisp, and the fans anxious for another showdown between the two class-c contenders, the Owl boys showed why they are undefeated this season by dominating the Warriors and proving they can win in Fort Kent.

Scoring for the Owls was Ian Lee with two goals, and Luc Daigle with one. Next week the Owls face Van Buren on Tuesday, October 11 at home and Southern Aroostook on Thursday, October 13 in Presque Isle.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Varsity Boys vs. Fort Kent Rescheduled...Again!

Once again, the Varsity Boys game vs. Fort Kent has been postponed due to weather. Fort Kent will host the event on Thursday, October 6 @ 6:00.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Lady Owls defeat Calais

The post-potato harvest haze often seen by teams who haven't played in over two-weeks didn't seem to phase our Lady Owls as they cruised to a 4-2 victory over the Calais Blue Devils on a cold and rainy Saturday afternoon.

With an overall record of 5-4-1, the girls are sitting comfortably in 4th place for the Eastern Maine, Class C standings. With only 4 games remaining, the girls will have their eyes on post season play in the upcoming weeks.