By Travis Mitchell
BERLIN — It was an unusually warm day when the Division II Kennett Eagles came north of the notch to play the Berlin Mounties' boys' soccer team.
The Eagles were looking for their first win of the season, but after 80 minutes, that dream would not come true. Berlin downed the Eagles, 2-0.
The Mounties had a quick scare in the first couple of minutes when the Eagles fired a shot from the inside of the 18 yard line, but it was met by an amazing save by Mountie goalie, Hunter Fauteux. Then the Mounties took control of the play.
A short time later, senior Noah Cornish headed one past the Kennett goalie 13 minutes into the match off a throw-in from Joey Fodor. After that, all was quiet until the whistle blew, signaling the end of the half. At that point, the Berlin boys were up by one, but the Kennett offense still had 40 minutes to make something happen.
As the second half slowly ticked down, it seemed that the Eagles’ efforts were in vain. But then at 74 minutes, the Mounties delivered the death blow to the Eagles. This came when Hunter Fauteux took a free kick. The ball traveled all the way to the Eagles’ 18. Evan Arsenault was there to receive the bomb from Fauteux. The Eagles were still on the defense, though, trying to protect their net like it was a nest, but Arsenault prevailed and scored, putting the Mounties up 2-0.
With only 6 minutes left, the Berlin boys played tough defense until the final seconds ticked down. Victoriously, the Mounties celebrated their win, and took their extra point in the standings.
Travis Mitchell is a student at Berlin High School and is a member of Courtney High's publications' class.