Co-Ed Soccer Team Plays State Finals


(Photo courtesy of Acadia Fire-used with permission)

By Amy Jeanroy

The first ever coed soccer  team to play in a boys’ division and make it to the finals entered the playoffs seeded third in the state among 33 teams.

According to an article in the Mount Desert Islander, Acadia Fire U12 (under-12) team, of Trenton, traveled  this past weekend at a Portland-area Soccer Maine tournament. Acadia Fire won all three of their bracket games including the quarterfinal in October. The finals, planned for Nov. 2, were postponed to Nov. 9 due to the storm.

“As we got deeper into the state cup tournament, the teams were bigger, stronger and faster; we were able to outplay them,” Curless said. 

They defeated Bonny Eagle 2-1 in overtime Sunday morning with a free kick by Finn Sheehan. The win qualified them for the state cup final in the afternoon against York. The final was tied at halftime, but York pulled out three quick goals to become state champions.


AFFC (Acadia Fire Football Club) is a premier soccer club, located in Trenton, Maine, who is committed to creating the ideal environment for soccer players to improve their game.  They are dedicated to deliberate, focused practice, which allows their players to play at high levels.