CORINTH — The top-seeded Central Red Devils scored two first-half goals to beat the Madawaska Owls 3-1 in an Eastern Maine Class C girls soccer semifinal Friday.
The Red Devils advanced to the Eastern Maine soccer finals for the first time in school history.
Central will host No. 3 Orono in Wednesday’s title match.
Max McHugh and Sigilia Pinkham each netted a goal for Central, and Taylor Robichaud added a goal.
Meagan Ouellette tallied a goal for the fourth-seeded Owls.
Sam Brownell made four saves on eight shots for 15-0-1 Central. Meagan Pelletier made 12 saves on 18 shots for 8-7-1 Madawaska.
Orono 4, Fort Kent 2
At Fort Kent, Analies Ross-Dyjak registered a goal and two assists to pace the No. 3 Red Riots past the No. 2 Warriors.
The Red Riots jumped out to an early 2-0 lead on goals by Hannah Renedo (assist to Ross-Dyjak) and Diana Tyutyunnyk (assist to Theresa Huelk) and turned back efforts by Fort Kent to get back into the game.
After Alexi Desjardins cut the lead to 2-1 just before halftime, 12-3-1 Orono received second-half goals from Chloe Douglass and Ross-Dyjak. Ross-Dyjak assisted on Douglass’ goal. Taylor Gray made two saves on four shots.
Desjardins added another goal for 10-5-1 Fort Kent, and Roxy Pelletier had an assist. Alexa Pelletier made four saves on eight shots.
Class D Girls Soccer
Van Buren 2, Washburn 1
At Van Buren the fifth-seeded Van Buren Crusaders upset the No. 1 Washburn Beavers when Haley Lizotte converted off an indirect kick with less than five minutes remaining.
Felisha Bouchard scored a first-half goal for Van Buren as Parise Rossignol played the ball into the box on a throw-in and Bouchard buried it into the back of the net.
Mackenzie Worcester tied the game at 1-1 for Washburn with 9:00 left in the game. She picked up a deflected shot, split two defenders and blasted a shot into the left side of the goal.
Minutes later officials called obstruction on Washburn and granted the Crusaders a indirect kick from 18 yards out.
Brittany Duprey touched the ball and pushed it to Lizotte, who netted her shot.
Ashley Wilson made 14 saves on 20 shots for 11-5 Van Buren. Rayah Saucier faced two shots and didn’t have any saves for the 14-1-1 Beavers.
PVHS 1, Fort Fairfield 0
At Howland, junior forward Bethany Heald drilled a low liner from 15 yards out to score the game’s only goal with 8:23 remaining in the game, lifting the No. 2 Howlers over the third-seeded Tigers.
Heald received a pass just after crossing midfield, dribbled down the right side past a couple of Tiger defenders and fired the ball back toward the left side of the goal. The ball rolled under the dive of Fort Fairfield ‘keeper Katy Donovan.
Fort Fairfield (9-5-2) was thwarted on its best scoring opportunity earlier in the second half. The Tigers pounded an indirect kick from the 6-yard line into the goal area, but Penobscot Valley senior striker Meghan King got to it first and headed it clear.
Jocelyn Thomas made seven saves on 13 shots for the 13-1-2 Howlers, and the Tigers’ Donovan finished with eight saves on 11 shots.
Greenville 2, Vinalhaven/NH 1
At Greenville, Miranda Drinkwater converted a penalty kick with 20:27 left in the game to lift No. 2 Greenville by No. 3 Vinalhaven in the Western Maine semifinal.
Drinkwater also assisted on Greenville’s first goal, scored by Olivia Bouchard with 30:01 left in the first half. Carli Peat finished with two saves on three shots for the 11-4 Lakers.
Izza Drury scored off a penalty kick with 4:40 left in the first half for 6-5 Vinalhaven. Alex Slivinsky made three saves on five shots.
Class C Boys Soccer
Orono 1, Penquis 0
At Milo, the fourth-seeded Red Riots outshot the top-seeded Patriots 3-1 in the first round of penalty kicks to record the upset.
Penquis beat Orono twice during the regular season.
Miguel Caballero, Matt Cloutier and Corey Riemersma each converted a penalty kick for the 11-4-1 Red Riots after neither team could score after 80 minutes of regulation and two 15-minute overtime periods. Conor McKaig finished with six saves on nine shots.
Tyler Brzozowski converted one of the penalty kicks for 13-1-2 Penquis, and Trevor Lyford finished with four saves on six shots.
Class D Boys Soccer
Bangor Chr. 4, Easton 2
At Hampden, the Patriots flew out of the gates scoring four goals as they moved on to the Eastern Maine Class C finals.
Brad Wilcox and David Peters each tallied a goal and pitched in an assist for Bangor Christian. Rem Poulin and Kyle Holmes each scored a goal, and Zac Palmeter contributed an assist.
Ian Sotomayor and Holden Turner each netted a goal for fifth-seeded Easton.
Caleb Perry made seven saves on 10 shots for 16-0 Bangor Christian. Cody Tompkins made 17 saves on 24 shots for 14-3 Easton.
Greenville 8, Pine Tree 0
At Greenville, Henry Hersey scored four goals and assisted on one to help second-seeded Greenville roll by No. 3 Pine Tree Academy of Freeport.
Tristan Richards chipped in with two goals and three assists for the 10-4-2 winners and Matt D’Angelo added two goals. Cory Henderson made three saves on three shots.
For 13-1 Pine Tree, Zachary Wilday made eight saves on 16 shots.
Cent. Aroostook 4, Washburn 3
At Mars Hill, Joe Stiles blasted home a shot from inside the 18-yard line with 3:27 remaining in the game to give the No. 2 Panthers the win over the No. 3 Owls.
Stiles’ score came 13 seconds after a goal by Washburn’s Mitchell Worcester had tied the game 3-3. Dylan Murray set up Stiles as they worked the play from the kick following Worcester’s goal.
Brandon Anthony tallied twice and Brendan York once for 10-4-2 Central Aroostook, and Connor Boulier and Dan Brewer recorded assists. Ross Grass made six saves on 13 shots.
Jordan McLaughlin scored the first two goals for 13-3-1 Washburn, and Nick Bragg had an assist. Zach Davis made seven saves on 28 shots.