Warrior girls pull off exciting playoff win, 1-0, in double overtime
FORT KENT, Maine — In a finish that had an appreciative home crowd of Warrior fans jumping up and down with joy, the third seeded Fort Kent Community High School girls soccer team defeated No. 6 George Stevens Academy of Blue Hill 1-0 in double overtime Tuesday.
As fans for both teams feared the Class C North quarterfinal match would go to penalty kicks, Warrior sophomore Sydney Philbrook tapped in the winning goal assisted by freshman Morgan Cyr.
Fort Kent dominated the game on offense, with the Warriors taking 35 shots to three for the Eagles.
“The girls played very well,” Warrior coach and Morgan’s father, Doug Cyr, said Wednesday. “We played our game with respect to passing the ball on the ground versus in the air. We anticipated their type of play which was a defensive style play and that’s why we ended up with the amount of shots versus them.”
The Eagles wrapped up their season with a record of 5-6-4.
The Warrior girls advance to the Class C North semifinal game to take on the winner of Thursday’s match between No. 2 Houlton and No. 7 Orono. That game was originally slated for Wednesday but was postponed due to weather.
If Houlton wins the quarterfinal match against Orono, Fort Kent will travel to Houlton for the semifinal game, whereas if Orono wins, the game will take place in Fort Kent.
“We understand that the games moving forward are all a challenge and quite frankly could be the last game, so we’ve go to play aggressive and we’ve got to win all the balls really,” Cyr said.
The date and time of the Class C North semifinal game is yet to be determined.