FORT KENT — It was an afternoon for celebration at Fort Kent High School on Wednesday afternoon as the Warriors won two Eastern Maine Class C soccer championships on their own field.
The top-seeded Fort Kent girls claimed the regional title, edging Orono 1-0 by virtue of penalty kicks, while the No. 1 Warrior boys shut out Orono 2-0 to capture the Class C boys crown.
The Fort Kent boys advance to play Western Maine champion North Yarmouth Academy (9-5-1), while the Warrior girls face WM winner Sacopee Valley of South Hiram (15-1-1). The games will be played Saturday at sites and times to be determined Thursday.
In the girls contest, the Warriors outscored second-ranked Orono 3-2 in penalty kicks to claim their first Eastern Maine title.
Becca Martin, Michaela Desjardins and Lauren Doak each scored as Fort Kent made three of the four penalty kicks they attempted after the teams battled to a scoreless stalemate through 80 minutes of regulation play and two 15-minute overtimes.
Alex Crocker and Ruth Mares converted their penalty kicks for previously undefeated Orono, which made two of its five attempts.
Carissa Pelletier made 10 saves on 15 shots for 14-2-1 Fort Kent. Jade Keezer also made 10 saves on 15 shots for 15-1-1 Orono, which was seeking its third straight regional title.
In the boys game, Fort Kent earned a return trip to the state finals after blanking No. 2 Orono.
Abraham Desjardins scored off a goalie rebound with 18:42 left in the first half for 13-1-3 Fort Kent. Thomas Levesque added an insurance goal off an Antonio Naranja assist with 17:40 remaining in the first half. Alex Charette turned away six of 13 shots.
Alexander Caballero saved two of 10 shots for 14-2-1 Orono.