Thursday, October 25, 2012

Wolverines play South Kent

Oct 23rd 2012

Bridgton Soccer hit the road for what was the biggest game of the season up to date. A matchup with
one of the best prep schools in the country, South Kent under the lights at Southern New Hampshire.
The boys came out of the gates a little tentative as South Kent quickly was possessing the ball one and two touch very skillfully slowly working their way up the field into Bridgton territory throughout the first 15 minutes of the game yet the BA defense held very steady, thwarting any attack before it could truly materialize. The game was flowing until around the 20th minute when a long ball out of the South Kent wrong footed a BA center back resulting in a miss clear and a clear chance on goal 18 yards out which was hammered home for a 1-0 win. This was the score at halftime as the boys came off the field a bit shocked from the events that occurred playing great defense all half until that shot. The second half was a much different story as the boys came out and immediately shut down their best midfielder, causing their engine to shut down and for them to be on their heels while the Wolverines mounted numerous attacks without any results. The game finished 1-0 South Kent. Coach Perron was proud of the boys effort especially working with only 12 players on the night due to injuries. Next up for the Wolverines is Hebron Academy at home on Halloween afternoon.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Wolverines play Army Prep

Congratulations to Bridgton Academy Soccer who posted a 4 -1 road win over Army Prep.

Friday, October 19, 2012

CMCC Results

The Wolverine Soccer team played CMCC this past Wednesday. CMCC won the game 2-0. More info on this match to come..

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Wolverines play Kents Hill

Oct 6 2012
After Bridgton’s second loss of the season, another trap game came to fruition as they took the road to play a pesky Kents Hill team on their turf.  Kents hill bunkered in the entire 90 minutes at times having 11 players behind half field making it very difficult for the Wolverines to penetrate. Many chances from Brion Likaj, Kevin Leite, Nick Melville, and Pedro Lucas Ferreira went by the way side as the game got tight into the late stages of the second half. Finally, Bridgton got its break on a through ball into the box resulting in a Wolverine player getting pulled down in the box. Nick Melville buried the ensuing PK making it 1-0 and that is how the game would end. Escaping with a win is a great phrase to describe the events as BA didn’t capitalize on numerous chances to score. The win pushes the record to 7-2 with an upcoming match against CMCC.

Wolverines play Bowdoin College

Oct 3 2012
The 6-1 Wolverines again hit the road to face in State opponent Bowdoin college JV for the second time in the season having already beat them 1-0 once. All that can be said about this game is that the boys had a bit of a big win hangover effect from the win over Kimball Union on parents weekend dropping the result 1-0. We must give credit to the Bowdoin team as they played a tough game and really worked the ball on a sloppy, wet, and muddy pitch it certainly turned out to be an equalizer and a factor in the game. The loss drops the record to 6-2. The boys will get back to work in a game against Kents Hill October 6th.

Wolverines take on Kimball Union Academy

Sept 29th 2012
The 5 – 1 Bridgton Wolverine soccer program took to the field this parents weekend to face a perennial  New England prep soccer power Kimball Union academy on a soggy and wet Saturday afternoon. Kimball Union had multiple players destined to play college soccer with 1 in particular already committed to Boston University. Kimball Union started the game pressing our back line out of their 4-5-1 formation making it very hard on the backs to possess the ball and play like we usually do. Their pressure resulted in a few early half chances that our goalkeeper Ian Cushing did a good job gobbling up. After about 15 minutes, our team picked up their level of play and began to get in a rhythm helped by the play of Nick Melville and Kevin Leite in the middle of the park. Also, our super sub Ryan Bertone came off the bench in the early going , changing the game with his speed and Hockey style physical play as he alone had a few chances to put a goal on the board for us. About 30 minutes into the game, Bertone won us a corner which Pedro Lucas put a beautiful service into the box which was at first headed back to him, but the second service found the head of Brian Ducharme who knew what to do with it burying it into the back of the net. 1-0 BA. The second half intensity was high as Kimball Union

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Wolverines are having an excellent season!

The Bridgton Academy Soccer team has had a challenging, yet rewarding season. They currently have seven wins, two losses. The two games that they have lost both resulted in a final score of 1-0. This means that throughout the entire season, only two goals have been scored against the Wolverines! Despite having only one "floating" substitute (an extra player from the hockey team) they have showed strength, courage, and skill as they look forward to what is looking like an outstanding season.