ELLSWORTH — Sophomore midfielder Katey Curtis took a long throw-in from Emily Berry, dribbled up the field and lofted a shot off the far post and into the net, giving the Ellsworth Eagles a 1-0 overtime win over the Bucksport Golden Bucks on Tuesday.
The two teams battled through 80 scoreless minutes, both of them with opportunities to score that failed to materialize.
Shots in the first half were few and far between as most of the game was played between the 18-yard lines.
The Eagles turned up the pressure to open the second half, with a flurry of corner kicks and throw-ins to the goal mouth in the first 10 minutes of the period.
But despite outshooting the Golden Bucks 15-4, Ellsworth couldn’t deliver a ball into the net.
“That’s been our problem the last few games,” said Ellsworth coach Jen Myers. “We had shot after shot after shot tonight.”
Myers said defenses consistently seem stronger “and it’s harder to get off a good shot.”
Bucksport has good quickness and clears the ball quickly, she said, “so there weren’t a lot of opportunities for rebounding shots.”
Goalkeeper Jessica Toothaker had two saves for the Eagles, who improved to 5-2 with the win.
Bailey Blair made six saves for the 2-4 Golden Bucks.