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Madawaska boys, Fort Kent girls chalk up quarterfinal wins

MADAWASKA, Maine –  The gold ball dream is still alive for two more Valley soccer teams who chalked up quarterfinal wins this week. 

The No. 2 Madawaska boys blew past No. 10 Katahdin, 7-0, Wednesday in a Class D North quarterfinal, while the No. 5 Fort Kent girls upset No. 4 Central, 1-0, Tuesday in a Class C North quarterfinal.

Madawaska (13-2 overall) hosts No. 3 Fort Fairfield (10-4-1) in Class D semifinal action Friday, Oct. 28. 

In Wednesday’s quarterfinal contest, Owl Carson Cyr had a hand in all but one of the seven goals at Madawaska. So successful was Cyr’s quarterfinal play that he not only celebrated his 100th career high school soccer goal, but surpassed it by three more goals within the same game.

Cyr scored five goals and was assisted by Ian Beaulieu, Robby Poiesz, Carter Gagnon and by Sam Dufresne twice. Cyr also assisted a goal by Carter Gagnon. Isaac Beaulieu registered an unassisted goal for the Owls.

The Class C girls quarterfinal was a low scoring game, but the Warriors’ 1-0 shutout over the Red Devils reflects the strength of the Fort Kent defense.

“We are only one of two teams to hold them scoreless this year, the other team being Penobscot Valley,” Fort Kent Coach Doug Cyr said. “It was a great matchup and the Central team is to be commended on a well played match.”

Hannah Lovley scored the lone goal for Fort Kent which was unassisted. 

The fifth seed Warriors (10-5 overall) now have a tall order as they must travel to take top-ranked Bucksport (15-0 overall) in the semifinals.

The Wisdom girls and Fort Kent boys also remain in playoff contention.

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