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Local teams head to playoffs

Article from The Piscataquis Observer, Vol. 164, No. 43, October 23, 2002

Playoff fever will grip the Penquis region this week as numerous local teams begin post-season play.

Field hockey teams from Foxcroft, Dexter, and PCHS have enjoyed successful seasons, and hope to extend that into tournament play.

Foxcroft, 14-0 and ranked # 1 in Eastern Maine Class B, will play # 9-ranked Erskine, a 3-2 winner over Hampden in a preliminary game. The game is scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday at Foxcroft Academy.

Dexter, 14-0 and ranked # 1 in Eastern Maine Class C, will take on Livermore Falls, the No. 8 ranked team, Wednesday at Dexter. The Tigers are the defending state champs for Class C field hockey.

PCHS finished the year at 7-7, good enough for fourth place in Eastern Maine Class C, and will play No. 5 Central (11-3) in Guilford on Wednesday.

Area boys soccer teams are also in action this week, with Foxcroft, PCHS, Penquis, and Greenville all
making the playoffs.

Foxcroft, who squeeked into the No. 10 spot with a 5-9 record, played Tuesday afternoon after press time. They were up against No. 7 Camden Hills (8-5-1) in an away game.

PCHS finished the season with a great stretch of soccer, finishing with a record of 9-0-5 while gaining the No. 1 seed in Eastern Maine Class C. They will play the winner of Tuesday's Searsport -Sumner game Friday in Guilford.

Penquis, who finished with a 7- 5-2, fell into the No. 5 slot and will play Central, also 7-5-2, in East Corinth on Friday.

Greenville ended their regular season with a 10-4 mark, giving them the No. 6 spot in Eastern Maine Class D. They took on Deer Isle-Stonington (4-7-3) in a preliminary game Tuesday night in Greenville.

Girls soccer teams from Dexter, Penquis and Greenville all advanced to the playoffs as well.

Dexter finished at 10-2-2 and gained the No. 3 slot in Eastern Maine Class C. No. 6 Hodgdon (9-5) travels to Dexter to play the Tigers on Saturday.

The Penquis Patriots finished with a 7-7 mark, good enough for the No. 4 ranking in Eastern Maine Class C. They play Saturday as well, against No. 5 Schenck 7-6-1.

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