BRUNSWICK — Brunswick High School upset Bangor 1-0 in a key Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference boys soccer match on Friday.

The host Dragons improved to 5-2-1 (second in Eastern Maine Class A) and are scheduled to host Messalonskee on Tuesday, while the Rams dipped to 4-1-3.

The lone goal was scored by Konnor Scarponi, assisted by Ryan Black

“Ryan played a nice throughball to Konnor, and he beat a defender and rocketed it by the keeper,” said Brunswick coach Mark Roma. “Brunswick keeper Greg Walton had an outstanding game, a couple of huge saves, eight total.

“It wasn’t an overly physical game, but Bangor’s offense seemed relentless at times. I feel like our defense really stood tall, particularly Jimmy Kenyon, who marked one of their biggest threats, Nate Bach, out of the game. Parker Wild played his first game in two weeks after a back injury and was outstanding. I was hoping to get 40 to 50 minutes out of him and he played the entire game.”

Bangor keeper Liam Harrigan also played well with four saves.



DJ Nicholas potted all three goals as the host Panthers downed Freeport (1-6-1) in Western Maine Conference play on Friday.

Nicholas staked NYA (5-3-1) to a 1-0 halftime lead off an assist from Jacob Scammon. He finished off his hat trick with a pair of second half goals seven minutes apart.

Freeport’s goal came from the foot of Connor Dietrich with three minutes remaining.

The Falcons are slated to host Poland on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.



Logan Grover and JD Souza scored three minutes apart in the second half as the Wolverines rallied for a big Mountain Valley Conference win at Dixfield on Saturday.

“This one was huge for us, and will be worth a lot of tournament points,” said Wiscasset coach Wayne Benn, whose squad improved to 5-3-1 and hosts Lisbon on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. “We controlled the second half, and our midfield of Logan Grover, Mason Whitaker and Ryan Hanley were superb.”

Down 1-0 at the half after a Trevor Statham goal, Grover tied the game off a feed from Bryson Grover 7:30 into the second half. Souza’s header off a cross from Whitaker provided the game-winner and Wiscasset’s second consecutive victory.

Nate Mills had five saves in the win, while Dirigo (5-3) keeper Mike Chow turned aside 11 shots.



Robbie Small scored two goals, and Joe Thomas picked up a goal and an assist as the visiting Eagles won a rainy KVAC tilt on Saturday.

Griffin Stockford chipped in a goal, with an assist going to Mike Crawford.

In goal, Gabe Pelletier, Jon Roux and Mason Griffin combined on the shutout with two saves, while Skowhegan (0-8) netminder Sam Wheeler turned aside 14 shots.

Mt. Ararat is 5-1-1 and slated to host Mt. Blue on Tuesday at 6 p.m.