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.