Midcoast Athletics

Lincolnville middle school soccer tops Islesboro

Fri, 09/27/2019 - 9:15pm

ISLESBORO — The Lincolnville booters posted a dominant win over Islesboro at Islesboro on a lovely day for a cruise on the bay.

In the middle school soccer game, the visiting Lynx collected a 7-2 victory. 

While spending a lot of time in their offensive end, the Lynx kept coming frustratingly close for the first quarter of the game including hitting the crossbar and having an early goal called back for offsides.

They finally found the net with 17:27 gone when midfielder Nathan Oxley sent a long pass up to midfielder Mason Clark who successfully converted his ensuing shot.

Things continued to look up for the Lynx when another long kick from the defensive zone, this time by Clark, found striker Owen McManus all alone at about the three-quarter field mark. He settled the ball and fed it to winger Mikayla Talbot who sent a leading pass to winger Jaden Johnson. Johnson took one dribble than nailed a beauty past the keeper.

The Lynx experienced a setback at 20:45 after Islesboro launched a strong offensive effort that put one past keeper Avery Luft.

The Lynx got back on track a few minutes later when McManus in the middle picked up a loose ball and sent an alert shot through a crowd to tickle the nets.

The second half opened with a very quick Lynx score at 30:31 when Talbot, having driven into the corner, sent an intelligent back pass to Oxley who shot a long ball over the defense into the back end of the goal.

Lincolnville followed that up two-and-a-half minutes later when Oxley returned the favor by feeding a pass into Talbot who dribbled in on the left and sent in a fine shot for the tally.

There was a goal drought for both sides for almost 20 minutes until 51:20 when winger Maren Johnson sent a ball up to striker Mickey Nowell who dribbled in unmolested and sent a shot across the goalmouth to the far post.

It was then Liam Day-Lynch’s turn to celebrate his birthday at 52:10 after he received a pass from midfielder Iain Larsen-Leavins. Day-Lynch skillfully maneuvered through a set of defenders before launching a fine finish for the score.

Three minutes later, the host Eagles notched the final tally after a failed breakthrough. In the ensuing scramble in front of the net, the ball was punched in from short range.

Avery Luft and Mikayla Talbot shared the keeper honors and both played extremely well in the nets. 

Lincolnville will be traveling to Boothbay on Monday, Sept. 30 for its next contest.

Ben Edes is the coach of the Lincolnville soccer team. 

Reach the sports department at: sports@penbaypilot.com