Neither the Trojans nor the Coyotes had been capable of acquire a bonus on Thursday night time in Outdated City, with the sport ending in a 0-0 draw.
Relatively evenly matched, the 2 sides additionally performed into additional time the final time they confronted off, with Mount Desert ending up successful 1-0 at dwelling.
With Thursday night time’s draw, MDI strikes to 4-5-1 and Outdated City to 2-7-2.
“It was a strong sport throughout,” Outdated City senior defender Bryson Madden mentioned Thursday. “Final time we bought unfortunate in time beyond regulation, and this time the defenses simply got here out on high.”
Within the first half, each groups exhibited nice ball management, stringing collectively good passes, harmful headers and easy by balls. Enjoying strong soccer, Outdated City and MDI mixed for six corners, 15 pictures, and 5 pictures on purpose within the first 40 minutes of play.
Because the night time went on, nonetheless, the sport bought somewhat extra bodily and somewhat extra uncoordinated. Undermanned, each groups had been clearly very dogged halfway by the second half, however by no means bought too chippy.
“That’s simply what occurs when groups get drained,” MDI senior defender Miles Burr mentioned. “They’re a enjoyable workforce [to play] with.
Outdated City and MDI mixed for less than two pictures purpose and eight pictures whole within the second half and further time.
It was considerably of a must-win for Outdated City, who are actually a loss away from being eradicated from playoff competition. However the Coyotes are hopeful they’ll be capable of not far away in time.
“We’re on the uptick,” senior Evan Closson mentioned. “We’re wanting higher and higher each sport, and simply need to put all of it collectively.”
Outdated City performs Presque Isle away after which Orono at dwelling subsequent Monday and Wednesday, whereas MDI will play Hermon away and George Stevens Academy at dwelling on these days.