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Friday, Sept 21, 2018 - Other Late Breaking Scores

FOOTBALL: Gorham 47 - MTA 24

Travis Nadeau tracks down the ball
Travis Nadeau tracks down the ball

Sept 21, 2018 - Boys Vanquish Vikings, 6-0

The Boys hadn't played in a week, but there was no rust in their game as they looked sharp in a 6-0 dismantling of the Vikings.

The field seemed tilted in the Eagles direction from the opening whistle. In the first minute alone, Ethan Rac had two good chances, but Vikings keeper Sam Morton came up with two great saves. Don't worry, Ethan would extract his revenge later (and how!) Travis Nadeau was in the middle of things for the next three scoring ops. First, he corralled a loose ball, gained controlled along the end line, and centered a pass to Will San Pedro, who fired wide. Next, Travis sent a cross field ball through the crease that just outran Ethan Rac, who racing toward the far post with full extension of his leg. Finally, Travis put on a display of his fancy footwork ending with an outlet pass to Will San Pedro, whose shot was gobbled up by Sam Morton.

Elias Theberge came into the game to give Travis a blow, and he immediately picked up where Travis left off. He penetrated the middle and forced a corner kick. He controlled the corner and drove a shot that was saved. Elias continued his hard work with a yeoman-like effort along the end line. He centered a pass to Max Spelke, who drilled a shot wide. The Eagles continued their offensive assault. Seb Varela's hustle paid off when he outfought his defender, controlled the ball, and passed to Mason Brigham, who got off a hard shot on net.

With 11:20 on the clock, Max Spelke set up in Spelke's corner and worked the Max2 playbook option. Max Spelke offered up the corner kick and Max Varelo came crashing in and headed the ball just high. Within the next minute, Max Spelke blistered two shots on net, but Morton came up with the saves.

Max Varela drills a shot on goal
Max Varela drills a shot on goal

So now, after all this offensive barrage, the scoreboard still showed 0-0. You began to worry that this might be one of those games where if you let the other team hang around long enough, they might sneak out with an upset win. The Eagles were not about to let that happen. Travis Nadeau, operating deep in the midfield, sent a long seeing-eye pass that Ethan Rac received in full stride. Ethan advanced two more steps at full throttle then picked the far corner and quickly released a shot that found its target. The Eagles led 1-0 with 7:19 showing on the clock. The Eagles kept the pressure on. Travis again found Ethan for a shot that was blocked in front. With 4 minutes left, Travis Nadeau twinkle-toed his way past his defender, then undressed the keeper to expose a wide open net. He did not miss. The Eagles added to their lead with 2:48 left. The Max2 option clicked perfectly this time with Max Spelke perfectly serving up a long direct kick from midfield that Max Varela soared to knock in with a header in traffic. The Eagles led 3-0 at the half.

The Eagles picked up where they left off to start the second half. Travis Nadeau purloined a Vikings pass at midfield and immediately transitioned to offense. He sent Ethan Rac in along the right side. Ethan penetrated and lofted a perfectly placed "Bend it Like Beckham" shot that nestled in the far corner as his Eagles teammates roared their approval. Max Spelke followed with a theft of his own and sent Travis Nadeau into the offensive zone. Travis continued his fancy footwork clinic, beating his defender not once, but twice, before shooting just wide. Max Varela had a hard shot and Mason Brigham headed a ball in a scrum that softened up the Vikings keeper and set up the main show. Travis Nadeau, who seemingly has a bottomless bag of tricks, received an Ethan Rac pass mid air with his trailing leg and redirected it behind his back into the back of the net. That had the crowd oohing and ahhing. The Eagles led 5-0 with 29 minutes left.

Ethan Rac had a big game with two goals and an assist
Ethan Rac had a big game with two goals and an assist

The Eagles, whose recipe for success has always been to substitute liberally throughout all stages of the game, really gave all players significant playing time. Nate Taylor, who continues to impress, got off a shot and then nailed a corner kick that Dakota Lopez headed just high. Nate followed with another corner kick that trickled through the crease.

With 14:30 left, Jace Hollenbach did a nice tight rope dance down the left sideline. When he reached the corner, he out-maneuvered his defender, moved in alone along the baseline, and got off a tough angle shot that was smothered by Morton.

Marcus Steinman had an impressive stint with a couple of steals and follow-up booming shots. Both Nate Taylor and Seb Varela both had good chances, but their shots were blocked in front. With 16 minutes left, Tristan Zell showed his stuff when he drove a bullet on goal that was batted away. With 4:13 left, the Eagles were awarded a penalty shot. Zeb Varela was selected to take the shot and, cool as a cucumber for a freshman, non-chalantly poked it home to complete the scoring for the Eagles.

The only significant event that was left was to watch the Hollenbach brothers head the ball the width of the field. Jax took it along the far side and headed it to the near side where Jace headed it. Cool!


Sept 20, 2018 - Vikings Conquer Eagles 3-2

Oxford Hills sped to a 3-2 win over the Eagles. The Vikings Cecelia Dieterich accounted for all three Oxford Hills goals with a score in the first half and two more in the second half.

The Eagles Reese Turcotte scored a goal to tie the game at 1-1 at the half. The teams played evenly throughout the game. Cora Spelke sent a perfectly placed corner kick to set up teammate Erin Harty for the Eagles second goal, but they could not contain Dieterich, who secured the Vikings win with two more goals.

Abby Sirois ended up with 11 saves for the Eagles and the Vikings Jillian Douglass finished with 8 saves.


Sep 13 - 18, 2018 - Eagles (10-0) Finish Unbeaten with Wins over Lewiston, Brunswick, Messalonskee, and Camden Hills

It has been a while since we checked in with the Golf team, but with or without us, they have continued their winning ways. And the scores have not been close as the Eagles have a strong and talented group of 6 golfers.

It's no surprise that Caleb Manuel is leading the pack. Caleb is shooting a cumulative 9 under par on the season with only one match where he was over par. Cade Charron has been consistent throughout the year, shooting par three times and registering a season low, two under par 34 vs Brunswick at the Highland Green in a match where he outshot Caleb by a stroke. Will Kavanaugh and Bex Hickson have consistently shot in the high 30's or low 40's throughout the season. Freshmen Eli Schoenberg and Ty Henke have lacked a little consistency, but both golfers have shown flashes of brilliance and have improved tremendously over the course of the season.

The Eagles will have a first round bye in the playoffs before meeting the winner of the #4 and #5 seeds on Monday, at the Highland Green.

Click here to view a season summary by match of each individual's scores.


Sept 14, 2018 - Eagles Leave Leavitt with Two First Place Finishes

Both the Boys and Girls finished first in a KVAC meet featuring eight other schools.


The Boys looked like they were treating this meet as team workout as they ran together for most of the race. They placed four runners in the top five and a mere 20 seconds separated the first place finisher (Lisandro Berry-Gaviria) from fifth place finisher (Andrew Chamberland). Nate Cohen and Lucas Bergeron finished 2nd and 3rd respectively. Nate Chase (24) and Luke Page (30) filled out the remaining two scoring spots.


The Girls used their depth to score a first place finish. Camila Ciembroniewicz was the top Eagle finisher with a 3rd place finish overall. Katie Lynch, Fay O'Donnell, and Caitlin Chambers ran like three peas in a pod finishing 14-15-16. Freshman Mary Wheeler finished 19th in the fifth scoring position. Zoe Stevenson (21) and Ella Carter (28) were the 6th and 7th finishers for the Eagles.

Click here for to view a season summary of each athlete.


Sept 15, 2018 - Fryeburg Downs Eagles 49-7

The Eagles dropped a 49-7 decision against host Fryburg on a beautiful Saturday afternoon meant for football. The Raiders led by 13-0, 27-0, 41-0 at the breaks before both teams ended the scoring with fourth quarter touchdowns, The Eagles scored when Noah Blessington connected with Austin Damon on a 35-yard scoring strike.


Sept 15, 2018 - Eagles Edged by Cony, 2-1

The Eagles lost a close 2-1 decision to the visiting Rams in a well-played game. Holly Temple scored for the Eagles to tie the score at 1-1 at the half. A second half goal by Julia Reny provided the Rams with the margin of victory. It was the first loas of the year for the 5-1 Eagles. Cony improved to 4-2.



Official Mt Ararat sports schedule

Week at a Glance

FRIDAY, Sept 21

Boys Soccer HOME vs Oxford Hills @ Riverside Field 3:30

Cross Country @ Oxford Hills 4:00

Football @ Fryeburg 1:30


No Varsity games scheduled


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