Saturday, October 27, 2012

Owl Boys fall to Houlton

For the second time in as many seasons, the Houlton Shiretowners have ended the Owls' season during the semifinal matchup.  Although the Owls played very determined soccer, a surprise goal in the first minute of the second half was the difference in the game.  The final score of 2-1 sends the Shiretowners to the Eastern Maine Class C finals where they will host the #7th seed Orono Boys on Wednesday.

Good season boys!  Hold your heads high.  It was exciting to watch you guys play all season long!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Madawaska vs. Houlton Update

The game vs. Houlton has been moved to 4:00.  We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience. Please make adjustments to your plans.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Owl Boys Defeat Bucksport

The Class C Boys Quarterfinal matchup was between the #8 Bucksport Bucks and the #1 Madawaska Owls.  The day was perfect for the event as both teams took the field @ 2:00 this afternoon.  Madawaska scored early and kept it rolling, building a 4-0 lead by half.  Later in the second half, the Owls extended their lead to 7-0 before the Bucks struck back with their first and only goal of the day.  The Owls then scored one more to make the final score of 8-1. 

The Owl boys go on to the semifinal matchup.  This will be a rematch of last year's game vs. Houlton.  Houlton defeated George Stevens Academy 2-0 earlier today.  The game vs. Houlton has been set for 3:00 on Friday, October 26 in Madawaska.  Please make arrangements to attend!

Lady Owls' Season Ends

On Tuesday, our Lady Owls travelled to Bangor to face the #2 ranked Orono girls.  The game was moved to Husson College due to wet field conditions in Orono.  The Owls played hard the first half and were only down 1-0 at that point.  Later in the second half, the Lady Owls tied the game, making the score even at 1 a piece.  Unfortunately, the Owls ran out of time and gave up a pair of goals later in the half.  The final score was 3-1. Although the season is now over, the Lady Owls can be proud of the gains they made, especially late in the season.  Good season girls!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Lady Owls Win!

Our Lady Owls came home victorious yesterday afternoon by defeating the 7th ranked PCHS Pirates by a score of 2-1. The win wasn't an easy however, as it required extra time to earn the win.  Freshman standout Aspen Cote netted the game winner for the Owls with 45 seconds remaining in the first overtime period.  CORRECTION: Junior Shannon Blanchette scored the first goal for the Owls.

The Lady Owls move on to the Quarterfinals and face the 2nd ranked Orono Girls.  The game has been set for 2:00 on Tuesday, October 23rd @ Husson College.  The girls will be departing MMHS @ 8:00 Tuesday morning!  GO OWLS!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Girls Class C Prelims

Our Lady Owls will be departing for Guilford tomorrow morning to take on #7 PCHS.  Kickoff will be at 2:30pm.  Let's go Lady Owls!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Post-Harvest Wake-Up Call

Tuesday, October 9, proved to be typical October evening of soccer...cold!  Unfortunately, the air wasn't the only thing that was cold, as the Madawaska Owl boys team received a post-harvest wake-up call as very determined Caribou Vikings team met them on the field.

Displaying speed and skill that is common of class B playoff teams, Caribou showed Madawaska that they will have to step-up their game if they want to make a run in the playoffs.  Scoring for Caribou were Nolan McDuffie with two goals and Kameron Manter with one.  Tim Deschenes made 7 saves of the 10 shots on goal that he faced.  Many of those saves were incredible diving saves that kept the game close for the Owls.

This is the first loss for the Owls this season, and the first game in which they have been held scoreless.  Hopefully the remaining 2 games of the season, and the extra practice time will prepare them for the battles ahead in playoffs.

The boys and girls varsity teams take the field this Thursday, October 11, against Limestone.  The girls game will be @ 5:00 and the boys game @ 7:00.