Friday, September 14, 2012

Both Varsity Teams Win on Thursday

On Thursday evening, September 13, Madawaska High School hosted Van Buren high school in a varsity double header between the two teams.

In the first game of the night, the Lady Owls squared off against the Lady Crusaders, who had previously beat Madawaska when the two teams played in Van Buren.   This evening however featured an energetic and determined Owls team.  The game was a battle the entire way, with one team scoring after the other.  Finally Madawaska was able to hold on to a 4-3 lead and seal the victory, a victory that may not have happened had it not been for the last minute save by fullback Megan Pelletier who cleared a Van Buren shot just inches from the goal line.  Scoring for the Lady Owls were Nathalie Cyr (2 goals), Lindsey Lavoie, and Sam Nadeau.  The lady owls now get a well-deserved break as we head into harvest time.  Their next scheduled game will be on October 11.

It was showtime once again for the Owl boys as they put on a display of offensive and defensive power against the Van Buren boys.  Although it took a bit of time to get going in the game, the Owls earned 3 goals in each half to beat the Crusaders 6-0.  Ian Lee led the way with 4 goals and Sam Cyr earned 2 of his own.  Keepers Tim Deschenes and Craig Gendreau both earned the shutout by keeping the slate clean in each their half as goalkeeper.   The Owl boys will also break for harvest.  Their next game will occur in Fort Kent on October 4.  

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Boys win, girls lose to FK

It has been a busy week of soccer for both varsity teams.  The week was highlighted during our rivalry matches vs. Fort Kent on Tuesday (girls) and Wednesday (boys).  Although there are still many games to play in a season, there's always something special in the air when Fort Kent comes to town.

In Tuesday night's game, our Lady Owls met a very determined Lady Warriors team.  Although the game was close several weeks ago in Fort Kent when our girls lost 3-1, this time, the Warriors stepped it up a notch, winning the contest 6-1.  Scoring the lone goal for the Owls was junior Shannon Blanchette.

Wednesday night the Warrior boys came to town, and so did half of the residents of Fort Kent!  With a large crowd looking on, the Owl boys put on quite a show, proving that they deserve to be on top of the Class C standings for Eastern Maine.  The owls scored twice in the first half, both by junior striking star Ian Lee, and looked like they were on their way to an easy win.  Since nothing comes easy against Fort Kent, the Warriors struck immediately after the break, pulling the score to 2-1.  Fortunately, Lee wasn't satisfied with his 2 first half goals, as he netted 2 more in the second half.  The 4-1 victory proves that Madawaska is the team to beat in Class C East.

Check out the BDN featured article on the Owl Boys!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Madawaska Girls & Boys win in Limestone

On Friday evening, 9/7/12, both Madawaska Varsity teams got a well deserved win vs. the Limestone Eagles.

The girls got it started earlier in the evening by overcoming a 0-1 deficit.  Scoring for the Lady Owls were freshman Elizabeth Theriault and junior Sam Nadeau.  Read the BDN entry here.

Later in the evening, the Owl boys kept their win streak alive defeating the Eagles 4-1.  Scoring for the Owls were sophomore Ethan Wetmore, senior Aaron Thibeault, and junior Ian Lee (2).  Read the BDN entry here.

Both teams host Calais today at the 11th Avenue game field in Madawaska.  The girls game begins @ 1:00pm and the boys game will follow @ 2:30.  It's a great day for soccer!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Madawaska @ Van Buren Recap

On Saturday evening, the Madawaska boys and Van Buren boys faced off in the first game of the evening...and the first game between these two teams this year.  Scoring early and often, the Owl boys wasted no time taking the lead, and holding it for the entire game.  The Owls ended up with 8 goals and earned another shutout.  The Owl boys are now 5-0 on the season.

Later in the second game, the Lady Owls lost a hard fought game 4-2 against the Lady Crusaders.  Despite a 2-1 halftime lead, the Owls couldn't hold on to the lead for much longer, giving up 3 goals in the second half.  The Lady Owls are now 1-5 on the season.