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Madawaska girls fall to Presque Isle in first preseason soccer scrimmage

Presque Isle’s Madison Michaud aims a shot that starts off the Wildcats’ 3-0 victory over the Madawaska Lady Owls, Thursday, July 27. (Elizabeth Theriault | SJVT/FhF)

The Madawaska Lady Owls soccer team lost to the visiting Presque Isle Wildcats 3-0 at their first preseason scrimmage, Thursday, July 27.

Madison Michaud, a junior, led the attack with two goals in the first half, and senior Natalie Bates added an insurance goal in the second.

The loss did not discourage the Lady Owls, however, who are optimistic about their coming season.

“I think for the first time playing full field against a bigger school, we held them scoreless in both halves until a lot of subbing took place. The group that started did what I expected, they’re solid, and they will do well in their class,” said Tom Gerard, coach of the Lady Owls. “We held our own. Of course, we have a lot of things to work on. And it is our goalie’s first game since she broke her wrist last year. So, that was a big positive.”

Madawaska’s Isabelle Jandreau aims a kick around a Presque Isle Wildcat in the Lady Owl’s first preseason scrimmage. (Elizabeth Theriault | SJVT/FhF)

Hannah Nadeau, senior forward for the Lady Owls, had multiple shots on goal during the game, and is excited for her final season.

“I’m really excited about the new opportunities we are getting this year, and the new group of girls we acquired. Our hope is to get back to [the Class D North playoffs] and win this year,” said Nadeau.

“We have a lot of young potential that I think will help the team develop,” she said. “I’m really sad this is my last season, but I’m looking forward to playing.”

The Madawaska Lady Owls will continue their preseason with their next scrimmage in Washburn, on Aug. 9. Regular season will kick off for the Owls Friday, Aug. 18, with a home game against Easton.

Presque Isle coach Ralph Michaud talks to his team during half time of the scrimmage between Presque Isle and Madawaska Thursday, July 27. (Elizabeth Theriault | SJVT/FhF)

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