The Monmouth Academy Mustangs score a goal in each half enroute to a 2-0 shutout of the Oak Hill Raiders to win the 2017 Mountain Valley Conference Girls Soccer Championship at Thomas College on October 19th. Tia Day opened the scoring for the Mustangs (13-1) to jump out to a 1-0 lead midway through the first stanza. Audrey Fletcher assisted on the goal. The score remained the same entering the second half when Emily Grandahl took another fine pass from Fletcher to drive the ball past Raider goalkeeper Anna Dodge from 20 yards out. Dodge, despite the loss, was outstanding in goal with 19 saves.
Monmouth's Destiny Clough had five saves in a shutout performance.
Monmouth will compete in the Class C South tournament as the number 1 seed next week. On October 24th they will host the winner of the Hall-Dale/Maranacook preliminary game. Oak Hill (13-1) will enter the Class B South tournament as the number 2 seed and will entertain the winner of the Cape Elizaber/Gray-New Gloucester winner on October 24th.
The Hall-Dale Bulldogs, led by Tyler Nadeau, defeated the Monmouth Academy Mustangs 2-1 to win the 2017 MVC Boys Soccer Championship on the Thomas College pitch on October 19th.
Nadeau scored the first of his two goals in the first half and the enventual game-winner in the second half to send the Bulldogs to victory. Alec Byron and Josh Nadeau each had assists on the goals. Teammate Sam Shaeffer had 7 saves in goal.
Monmouth, who finished the regular season undefeated, had beaten the Bulldogs 3-2 on September 14th. The two teams fought to a 1-1 deadlock on October 12th. Monmouth (12-0-2) continues play next week (Oct. 25) with a quarterfinal tournament home match against 7th seed Traip Academy. Monmouth is ranked number 2 in the MPA South Class C tournament. Number 3 Hall-Dale (12-1-1) will entertain fellow MVC rival Lisbon (#6), also on October 25th.