Four County soccer teams will be vying for State Championships tomorrow. The Fort Kent boys, Ashland, Houlton and Presque Isle girls will all take to the turf looking to bring a gold ball back to the County. .Presque isle's Ralph Michaud is looking for the schools first state championship
The Presque Isle Wildcats hit the road to Portland tomorrow to take on Yarmouth. The Wildcats won Regional Championships in 2008 and 2011. The Wildcats picked up an exciting win over Hermon to claim this years Class B title.
(Ralph Michaud):"When you have a one goal game against a team like Hermon and you have Savannah come up with a save on a penalty kick. It is something you dream about as a keeper and the goal that Maddie scored is pretty awesome."
Michaud says the turning point of the season may have been a loss early in the year
Michaud:"I think when you look back after we lost to Fort Kent we got closer as a team. We knew we had to work harder and they have just had a mission since then to get in the championship game."
A sidenote, Michaud's sister Beth teaches in Yarmouth so it could be an interesting matchup for bragging rights at the next family get together. Presque Isle has never captured a State Soccer crown.
We also interviewed Tim Tweedie of Houlton and Oniqueky Samuels of Fort Kent, but because of technical problems the interviews are not airable. The Houlton girls captured their first Regional title since the 1995 . The Shiretowners have been pounding on the door losing in the Regional Championship on two occasions. Tweedie says that Houlton and Madison are very similar teams from the number of goals they scored and gave up. Their overall records and the style of play. The Shires will look to claim their first state since 1987 when they beat Lincoln Academy 4-3.
The Fort Kent Warriors captured the Northern Regional title yesterday under first year coach Oniqueky Samuels.The Warriors are back in the State game for the first time since back to back appearances in 2009 and 2010. In 2010 they stopped North Yarmouth Academy 2-1 to captured the State.