HAMPDEN, Maine — The storybook ending was not to be for the soccer teams from Presque Isle, but both the girls and the boys will settle for making history, and earning some respect in the process.
The Falmouth girls ended a first-ever run to a state final for the Presque Isle girls with a 2-0 victory in Saturday afternoon’s Class B state championship game. In the second game at Weatherbee School athletic complex, Yarmouth’s boys broke a tense stalemate with a goal midway through the second half and held on for a 1-0 win.
In the boys game,
Matt Morrill scored on a perfect cross from the corner by Luke Pierce and the Yarmouth Clippers made it stand up despite a furious rally by the Wildcats in the final 10 minutes.
A.J. Oliver saved five of 10 shots to earn the shutout as his Clippers finished up 13-3-2.
Dillon Kingsbury made six saves on 10 shots for the 16-1-1 Wildcats.
In the girls game,
Corey Morganstern scored on a header off a Sarah Girouard assist in the first half and Jamie Sabo scored on another header, this time off a pass from Haley Jordan in the second half to provide the scoring for the Yachtsmen.
Elizabeth Estabrook notched the shutout with two saves on five shots for the 16-2 Yachtsmen.
Kelsey Park finished with five saves on 11 shots for the 16-2 Wildcats.