TOPSHAM — The Mt. Ararat eighth grade girls soccer team played two games last week, starting with a home victory against Tripp Middle School, 2-1.

Both teams had several scoring opportunities, including two unassisted goals by Eagles Maddie Horrocks and Alyssa Dau. Tripp answered with a goal in the second half to bring the game within one, but the Eagles held on to the win.

Amber Card and Hali Pullen were noted for strong defensive play along with goaltender Abby Sirois.

On Friday the Eagles traveled to Oxford Hills and battled through a physical game, but failed to convert on any scoring chances as they fell 2-0 in the contest.

Mariah Bernier and Abby Richardson played well for Mt. Ararat.