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Your game recaps for Oct. 7

Sport: Soccer ( Girls)  Posted: October 8th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

PRESQUE ISLE 3, CARIBOU 2
At Presque Isle, Brooke Long-Postell broke the 2-2 tie with 4:39 left in regulation on a direct kick from about 35 yards out to lift Presque Isle over Caribou. Chandler Gurrette and Amy Grivois scored first-half goals for the 11-0 Wildcats. Chelsea Lynds and Elise Jones provided assists. Kelsey Park saved eight of 10 shots. Lydia Kieffer and Olivia Slepper scored in the first for 7-3-1 Caribou. Brittany Doak turned away 14 of 18 shots. JV: 0-0 (2OT)

WINDHAM 3, MASSABESIC 1:
Jordan Symonds and Bebe Butts scored in the first half to help Windham (6-5) defeat Massabesic (0-11) at Waterboro. Windham took a 3-0 lead on a second-half goal by Meghan Gribbin from Nikki Walton. Cerra Pelletier scored a late goal for the Mustangs.

MARSHWOOD 2, SANFORD 1:
Natasha Chabot chipped a shot over the goalie's head 1:48 into overtime to lift Marshwood (5-3-3) over the Redskins (4-4-2) at Sanford. Erika Sedler also scored for the Hawks.

Game recaps courtesy of
Bangor Daily News
Portland Press Herald

Panthers outgun Patriots

Sport: Field Hockey  Posted: October 8th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

By Justin Pelletier, Assistant Sports Editor, Online

GRAY — Hayley Bright set herself on the goal line, where she stood crouched, hands outstretched to her side, and waited.

The ball came, airborne, and she swatted it away with her left hand. As her North Yarmouth Academy teammates ran the other way down the field hockey pitch, Bright yelled after them.

"I don't want to go through that again, ladies, keep up the pressure," she said.

There wasn't much time left to kill, but the Panthers obliged. Bright made five saves on the five shots she faced — all in the final three minutes of the game — and Kylie Dalbec led a deliberate offensive attack with a pair of goals to lift NYA to a 3-0 win over Gray-New Gloucester.

"I can't really put my finger on what switch got turned on," Gray-New Gloucester coach Deb Downing said of her squads last-ditch effort. "They really wanted to score today."

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Scarborough storms out in second half

Sport: Soccer ( Girls)  Posted: October 8th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

The Red Storm pick up the intensity to pull away from Deering for a 4-1 victory.
By GERRY BILLINGS, Special to the Press Herald

SCARBOROUGH — Scarborough scored three second-half goals to beat Deering 4-1 in an SMAA girls' soccer game Wednesday night.

Haley Carignan scored two goals in the second half to lead the Red Storm to their 10th win in 11 games.

Scarborough got the win, but there was a difference in the quality of play in each half.

Red Storm Coach Mike Farley was not pleased with the intensity his team showed in the first half.

"We didn't play with the intensity that was required in the first half tonight," he said. "We played much better in the second half."

Farley had special praise for the efforts of Carignan, Courtney Hughes, Sarah Little and Crysti Tsujiura.

Deering (6-3-1) jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the 22nd minute when Britni Mikulanecz lifted a shot over Scarborough goalie Abby Van Note from 25 yards.

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Your game recaps for Oct. 6

Sport: Soccer ( Girls)  Posted: October 7th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

MCI 2, Belfast 1
At Pittsfield, Melanie Arias took the loose ball at midfield and dribbled downfield past six defenders before scoring the game-winning goal with a shot to the opposite post with 13 minutes left in the game and providing the winning margin for Maine Central Institute. Ashley Kitchin scored the first goal off an assist from Paula Arias. Alana Oliver made 12 saves on 14 shots for the 4-6-1 MCI Huskies. Emily Violette scored an unassisted goal for the 4--8 Lions. Forrest Munson saved 15 of 19 shots.

Greenville 4, Calvary Chapel 0
At Greenville, Gretel Breton scored two goals to spark the Lakers to victory. Miranda Drinkwater scored one goal and assisted on two others for 8-2 Greenville. McKenna Peat tallied an unassisted goal. Sidney Richardson made four saves on four shots. Meagan Warman piled up 19 saves on 35 shots for 2-9 Calvary Chapel Christian of Orrington.

Hampden 2, Mt. Blue 0
At Hampden, Michaela Stephenson scored a goal in each half as Hampden defeated Mt. Blue of Farmington. Emily Gower and CC Dube assisted on the goals for the 3-5-1 Broncos. Julia Snyder saved all three shots she faced. Emily Deane made six saves on eight shots for 4-4-2 Mt. Blue. JV: Hampden 3-1

Brewer 2, Skowhegan 0
At Brewer, Melanie Judkins scored two second-half goals to propel the Witches to victory over the Indians. Missy Thompson and Colleen Gilley combined to make five saves on seven shots for 2-8 Brewer. Sam Gray came up with 11 saves on 16 shots for 0-10 Skowhegan.

LCS/MSSM 4, Fort Fairfield 3
At Fort Fairfield, Bethany Berry scored two goals to lead Limestone Community School/Maine School of Science and Mathematics to victory. Danielle Pelkey and Victoria St. Pierre netted one goal each, while Amanda Allen and Stephanie Leighton provided assists for the 6-5-1 Eagles. Audra Kirk made seven saves on 19 shots.
Lindsey Graves tallied two goals for 6-3-1 Fort Fairfield. Kylie Plourde scored off a Kacie York assist. Katy Donovan made six saves on 12 shots.

Houlton 6, Katahdin 2
At Stacyville, Abby Kinens posted a hat track to power the Shiretowners past the Cougars. Amanda Fogarty registered a goal and two assists for 8-1 Houlton, while Vanessa Sanderson and Chelsi Murray each notched a goal and an assist. Madison Lezotte and Marina Cameron combined to make nine saves on 13 shots.
Melissa Duffy scored both goals for 1-8 Katahdin. Heather Cullen nine saves on 23 shots.

Oak Hill 2, Mount View 0
At Thorndike, Becca Belaire scored a first-half goal while Amanda Bloss had a second-half tally as Oak Hill of Sabattus triumphed.
Maggie Sabine came up with 10 saves on 20 shots for the Raiders while Racheal Andrews stopped 22 of 45 for the Mustangs.

Cony 4, Lewiston 0:
Tori Fowler had two goals and an assist to spark the Rams to the KVAC Class A win in Augusta. Cassie Diplock and Mackenzie Dufour had a goal apiece for Cony (6-3-1). Olivia Boivin, Suzannah Deeves and Becca Fowler each had an assist. Amy Jones made six saves.
Beth Lebel stopped 20 shots for Lewiston (2-7-1).

Edward Little 1, Erskine 0:
Jessica Nyholm's goal in the 30th minute gave the Red Eddies a KVAC A victory in Auburn. Emily Grund assisted on the play with a crossing pass. Jessica Souther finished with 14 saves for Erskine (1-7-2). Kirsten Prue made seven saves for Edward Little (6-4-2).

Maranacook 4, Lincoln 0:
Maddie Nazar had two goals to lead the Black Bears to the KVAC Class B win in Newcastle. Amanda Findlay added a goal and an assist for Maranacook (8-2-2). Isabel Smith chipped in with a goal. Kristina Kelly made eight saves. Emma Lazzari stopped seven shots for Lincoln (5-6-0).

Freeport 1, Gray-NG 0
GRAY - Senior Bryn Gallager recorded a goal at the 9:34 mark of the first half to lift Freeport to a 1-0 triumph over Gray-New Gloucester in WMC girls' soccer action Tuesday. Gallagher beat a couple of defenders in a zig zag flight plan towards the cage, and snuck the ball in the near post for the Falcons (2-8-1). Goalie Sammie Wilkins had eight saves for the Patriots (2-8), while goalie Abby Roney earned the win in net for Freeport with nine saves.

Poland 4, Old Orchard Beach 3
POLAND - Emma Turten took a cross from Celeste Knowles and fired it into the net with 2:32 left in regulation to lift Poland to a 4-3 victory over Old Orchard each in a WMC girls' soccer tilt Tuesday.
After a scoreless first half, Kelsie Taylor registered a hat trick for the Knights (4-4-1) to lead all scorers. Samantha St. Pierre made eight saves for Poland to notch the win. Kristen Sevigny led the Seagulls (3-7) with two goals, while Olivia Dubois also tallied. Rachel Hatch turned back 10 shots in net for Old Orchard. 

Waterville 2, Bangor 0:
Jordan Pellerin scored a goal and an assist to lead the visiting Purple Panthers to the KVAC Class A win. Abby Webster also scored for Waterville (8-1-1). Cara Rousseau made four saves. Mia Smith stopped 17 shots for Bangor, which is also 8-1-1.

York 3, Greely 2
YORK — Emma Clark scored the go-ahead goal late in the second half to lead York to a 3-2 victory over Greely in a Western Maine Conference girls' soccer game Tuesday night. Taylor Hicks scored for the Rangers (8-1-2) six minutes into the game off a corner kick before Kayla Swasey scored back-to-back goals to give the Wildcats (8-2) a 2-1 advantage. Kelly Burrell tied the game for Greely from 35 yards with 16:47 remaining, but Clark scored the winner just over five minutes later off a pass by Stephanie Gallagher. Jamie Moody had 10 saves for Greely.

NYA 3, TRAIP ACADEMY 0:
Courtney Dumont had a hat trick to lead the Panthers (8-2-1) past the Rangers (2-9) at Kittery. Blair Haggett, Ali O'Reilly and Moira LaChance had assists. Selena Lorrey made seven saves for Traip Academy.

WAYNFLETE 3, FRYEBURG ACADEMY 0:
Sasha Timpson scored twice, and Morgan Woodhouse had a goal and an assist as the Flyers (9-1) used three second-half goals to beat the Raiders (3-8) at Portland. Julia Pope made one save to earn the shutout. Maggie McConkey stopped 14 shots for Fryeburg Academy.

YARMOUTH 5, LAKE REGION 0:

Danielle Torres had two goals and an assist to lead the Clippers (5-3-1) past the Lakers (5-6) at Yarmouth. Jeanna Lowery, Rickie Pierce and Annie Clabby also scored. Samantha Fochler made three saves for the shutout.

Game recaps courtesy of
Bangor Daily News
Kennebec Journal
Lewiston Sun Journal
Morning Sentinel
Portland Press Herald

Your game recaps for Oct. 6

Sport: Field Hockey  Posted: October 7th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

Mount View 2, Belfast 0
At Thorndike, Alonia Horton assisted on Mercedes Reynolds’ first-half goal and scored an insurance goal in the second half as Mount View won its fifth straight. Delainey Kein assisted on Horton’s goal.
Rebecca Kimball made three saves for the 10-2-1 winners while Emma Hamm made 10 saves for 6-6-1 Belfast. JV: 0-0

MCI 5, Oak Hill 2
At Pittsfield, Leah Edmundson knocked in three goals as host MCI defeated Oak Hill of Sabattus. Rebekah Callgren and Meghan Hughes added a goal apiece and Michaela George an assist for the 6-5-1 Huskies. Kayla Michaud had four saves on six shots. Ashley Paradise and Tori Provencher scored for 2-8-1 Oak Hill. Sara Lacroix stopped 12 of 17 shots. JV: MCI 5-0

Hampden 2, Winslow 1 (OT)
At Hampden, Mindy Grover scored off an assist from Laura Sargent 31 seconds into overtime to lift the Broncos to victory. Sargent had scored an unassisted goal 17 minutes into the second half to tie the game for 3-8-1 Hampden Academy. Melanie Parker made seven saves on eight shots. Rachel Pelletier scored an unassisted first-half goal for 6-5-1 Winslow. Sara Jackson made eight saves on 10 shots.
JV: Winslow 3-1

Nokomis 7, Waterville 2
At Newport, Jordin McGinnis scored four goals to power Nokomis by Waterville. Sabrina Vaillancourt scored a goal and grabbed three assists for the 10-2-1 Warriors. Leigh Lander and Brittany Dunton each added a goal. Maria Adams made 16 saves on 18 shots. Jenna Jolicoeur and Kayla Pellerin each scored for 6-6 Waterville. Grace Gould stopped 18 of 25 shots. JV: Nokomis 5-1

Dexter 3, Mattanawcook 2
At Lincoln, Cally Mountain’s goal with 21 minutes left off a pass from sister Crissy Mountain proved to be the game-winner for the Tigers over Mattanawcook Academy. Cally Mountain also scored the second goal and Katie Eastman scored the first goal. Hilary Mower and Lisa Conway each had an assist. Maicee Gustin saved four of seven shots. Brooke Hanscom and Morgan Russell each scored a goal for the 6-5 Lynx. Colleen Albert made eight saves on 12 shots. JV: Dexter 3-0

Stearns 2, Hermon 0
At Hermon, Ashley Rollins and Amanda Kranich each netted a goal in the first half to propel Stearns of Millinocket by Hermon. Kaylee Bradford and Angela Levesque each grabbed an assist for the 8-4 Minutemen. Kirsten Marter didn’t face any shots in goal. Jaime Roy made four saves on six shots for the 3-10 Hawks. JV: Hermon 4-2

Gardiner 4, Leavitt 0

GARDINER -- Sabrina Wilkins scored twice -- her 13th and 14th goals of the season -- to lead Gardiner past Leavitt 4-0 in a Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B field hockey game Tuesday. Kashley Weymouth added a goal and two assists for Gardiner (12-0-0). Kristen Collins had the other goal. Olivia Reny chipped in with an assist. Ali Beaulieu made three saves. Taylor Ellis stopped nine shots for Leavitt (7-5-1).

Maranacook 4, Erskine 0:

Sarah Maxwell scored twice to lead the Black Bears to the KVAC Class B win in Readfield. Meghan Surette and Hayley Pierce each added a goal for Maranacook (9-2-1). Megan Dodd stopped two shots. Tabitha Plourde made 12 saves for Erskine (1-12-0).

Messalonskee 5, Cony 1:
Katie Bernatchez scored two goals and added an assist to lead the Eagles to the KVAC Class A win in Augusta. Mackenzie Labbe, Bri Warren and Lauren Hachey each added a goal for the Eagles (12-1-0). Mickee McCafferty and LExi Cole combined to make four saves. Chelsea Begin scored off an assist from Nicky Kirschner for Cony (8-5-0). Abi Bowie and Asia Le combined to make 13 saves.

EL 3, Lewiston 0
LEWISTON - Emily Ranucci scored a goal and collected an assist as Edward Little glided past Lewiston (2-11) with a 3-0 win in a field hockey game. Maddie Williamson scored on a Ranucci feed and was followed by Tori Couture, who scored unassisted. The Red Eddies outshot the Blue Devils, 31-7, and EL's Kayla Cummings made three saves.

WESTBROOK 0, THORNTON ACADEMY 0:
Lizzy Conley made 16 saves for the Blue Blazes (7-4-1) and Zoe Colton had four for the Golden Trojans (7-5-1) in a draw at Saco.

CHEVERUS 6, PORTLAND 0:

Maggie Grindatti scored two goals as the visiting Stags (13-0) routed Portland (1-11). Grindatti scored twice in the first half along with Sarah LaQuerre and Anna McDonough. Saundrine Lanouette had 14 saves for the Stags. Portland keeper Kathleen Dalbec stopped 40 shots.

DEERING 6, NOBLE 0:

Sophie Haltin and Monique Guimond scored two goals each to lead Deering (6-5-1) past Noble (1-11-1) at Portland. Isabelle Barton and Lauren Blinsinger also scored. Lindsay Fortin made 13 saves for the Knights.

SCARBOROUGH 6, BIDDEFORD 0:

Brittany Ross scored three goals in the first half to help the Red Storm (12-0) roll past Biddeford (1-9-1) at Scarborough. Jordi Saunders had four saves in the shutout. Tiffany Gagne stopped 13 shots for the Tigers.

WELLS 2, GREELY 1:
Haleigh Hudson had a goal and an assist for the Warriors (10-2) in a win over Greely (7-5) at Wells. Hudson set up Hilary Bouchard with Wells' opening score. Anna Maine scored for Greely. Diana Gamache had seven saves for the Warriors. Hannah McCord stopped nine shots for the Rangers.

WINDHAM 4, SOUTH PORTLAND 3:

Abbi Brockelbank scored her second goal of the game with 2:52 left in the second  overtime to lead the Eagles (7-3-2) past the visiting Red Riots (4-8). Windham's Marina Davidson scored the first two goals of the game midway through the first half before freshman Jaclyn Salevsky cut the deficit in half two minutes later. Felisha Farnham tied the game seven minutes before halftime.

YORK 1, FALMOUTH 0:

Ali Graziano scored off a rebound in the 19th minute and Amanda Kasbohm made two saves as the Wildcats (12-0) edged the Yachtsmen (7-4-1) at York. Kelsey Freedman made eight saves for Falmouth.

MT. ARARAT 1, MT. BLUE 1:
Amanda Hill made 16 saves for Mt. Blue (2-8-2) in a tie with Mt. Ararat (4-6-2) at Farmington. Jen Kobinschen scored for the Cougars 5:13 into the game, assisted by Jillian Perron. Ashley Charron tied the score 12 minutes later off an Audrey Petteruti pass.

KENNEBUNK 3, MASSABESIC 0:

Brook Worcester scored twice in the second half as the Rams (8-4-1) blanked Massabesic (1-11-1) at Kennebunk. Christina Michaud put the Rams ahead with a first-half goal.

FREEPORT 1, GRAY-NG 0:

Bryn Gallagher got a goal with 9:34 left in the first half and the Falcons (2-8-1) held on against the Patriots (2-8) at Gray. Abby Roney stopped nine shots for the shutout. Sammie Wilkins made eight saves for the Patriots.

MORSE 3, OXFORD HILLS 2:
A second-half goal by Sadie Gosse lifted the Shipbuilders (8-2) over the Vikings (0-8-1) at South Paris.

Game recaps courtesy of
Bangor Daily News
Kennebec Journal
Lewiston Sun Journal
Portland Press Herald

Ruby’s two goals lift Bonny Eagle over Westbrook

Sport: Soccer ( Boys)  Posted: October 7th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

By Tom Minervino, MaineSportsreport.com

The Bonny Eagle High boys soccer team edged Westbrook 2-1 on Tuesday night in Standish in a game between teams fighting for a playoff berth over the final third of the season.

Bonny Eagle, ninth in the Heal Point Standings entering the game, improved to 6-3-1. The Blue Blazes, seeded seventh going in, dropped to 4-5-1.

Tyler Ruby scored both goals for the Scots. He put his team ahead less than five minutes in, knocking in a cross from Joey Collins with 35:02 remaining in the first half.

Westbrook knotted the score with 13:45 left in the opening half on a shot by Matt Cottrell from the left side of the box into the far corner of the net.

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Dragons pull away for a win

Sport: Soccer ( Girls)  Posted: October 7th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

Brunswick scores four goals in the second half to break a tie and down its rival.
By PAUL BETIT, Staff Writer October 7, 2009

BRUNSWICK — The unbeaten Brunswick girls' soccer team came to life in the second half Tuesday and rolled to a 5-1 victory against rival Mt. Ararat.

"We didn't come out with intensity. We were slow and not possessing the ball like we can," said midfielder Hilary Champagne, who had a goal and three assists to lead the second-half surge.

"The second half we picked up the intensity and came pumped up for it, and it really picked up our game."

It was the 10th win of the season for the Dragons, who pulled out a 3-2 victory against the Eagles on Sept. 15 at Topsham.

"These games are emotional and it sometimes takes a while to get into a rhythm, and I think that's what happened," Brunswick Coach Martyn Davison said. "We were a team of two halves."

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Raiders roll to victory

Sport: Soccer ( Girls)  Posted: October 7th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

BY MATT DIFILIPPO Staff Writer Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel 10/07/2009

NEWPORT -- Winslow girls soccer coach Scott Wood needled goalkeeper Jessica Gordon about the goal she allowed late Tuesday afternoon, and Gordon smiled as she made a comment about her "butterfingers." It's much easier to laugh when you've allowed only five goals all season.

Tuesday's win over Nokomis was Winslow's 12th in a row to start the season. The Black Raiders got goals from four different players in a 4-1 Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B victory.

"I think it took us a little while to settle down (today)," Wood said. "Once we did settle down, we were able to find our teammates in the middle, and we were able to finish."

Kim Curtis, Julie Riordan, Jordyn Mallett and Alliyah Veilleux had the goals for Winslow. The Raiders had some chances early, but a Nokomis defense -- led by Lacey Kent-Webber and Brynn Cardozo and keeper Laura Lyford -- kept the game scoreless for more than 30 minutes.

When Winslow got on the board, it was twice in the span of 36 seconds. First, Curtis lifted a shot between Lyford and the crossbar for a 1-0 lead with 9 minutes, 38 seconds left in the half. Then Riordan placed a header over Lyford's lunge to make it 2-0.

"We marked our players really well and, if they got away, we recovered quickly," Bates said. "We also won the balls that we needed to."

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Omsberg sparks Eagles

Sport: Soccer ( Girls)  Posted: October 7th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

BY DAVE MCLAUGHLIN Correspondent Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel 10/07/2009

OAKLAND -- A rugged second-half defense coupled with a stellar attacking performance from Ali Omsberg lifted Messalonskee to a 4-1 win against Lawrence on Tuesday afternoon in a crucial Eastern Class A girls soccer game.

Omsberg found the back of the net three times in the second half, helping Messalonskee (6-2-1) overcome a 1-0 deficit. Lawrence (5-5-0) gave a solid effort that was not reflected in the outcome.

Lawrence took a 1-0 lead at 33 minutes, 41 seconds of the second half when Courtney Langley pounced on a loose ball at the left post and drove a hard shot into the back of the goal. Ten minutes later, Omsberg and the Eagles recovered with a barrage of shots to produce the win.

"We have won a number of games in the last 15 minutes or so," Messalonskee coach Mike Guarino said. "I have pushed this team harder than teams in the past, no doubt, and we are at a very high level of fitness. Our team's fitness level is superior right now."

After an evenly played first half, the Eagles defense of Tatiana Vogel, Cassie Bates, Kerry Schlosser and Emily Weeks started to consistently win balls in the midfield area, forcing the Bulldogs back into their own end.

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Cape Elizabeth girls' soccer falls at Falmouth

Sport: Soccer ( Girls)  Posted: October 7th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

By Keith B. Wehmeyer

FALMOUTH—Junior Jess DiPhillipo delivered a perfect pass into the box for teammate Nancy Cooper who shot near post, putting Falmouth up, 3-1, en route to a 5-1 victory over Cape Elizabeth Tuesday evening.

Tied, 1-1, at the half, the Yachtsmen scored four unanswered goals in the second half, with Cooper's goal from DiPhillipo effectively putting the game away with just over 25 minutes to play.

"You can always expect really good passes from Jess," said Cooper. "She is great outside."

Falmouth coach Jon Shardlow moved DiPhillipo, a midfielder, to the outside for his teams first meeting with Cape Elizabeth this season, a game which the teams tied, 2-2. She's been there ever since.

"She's done a nice job delivering balls up into the box," said Shardlow. "I really think that's one of her strengths and that's one of the reasons we put her on the outside. She's really begun to get a sense of when those balls need to be delivered, which has allowed our forwards to time their runs a bit better."

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Late Libhart goal lifts Bangor by Brewer

Sport: Field Hockey  Posted: October 7th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

Rams break 0-0 tie with 31 seconds left
By Larry Mahoney

BANGOR, Maine — The Bangor High School field hockey team gave up a goal with 1:12 remaining in regulation in a 1-0 loss to Edward Little High School of Auburn on Monday.

But it was the Rams’ turn to generate a late game-winner on Tuesday at the expense of the Brewer High School Witches.

Junior midfielder Dana Libhart scored her first goal of the season with 31.4 seconds remaining to give the Rams a hard-fought 1-0 triumph over the archrival Witches.

Bangor improved to 8-4 while Brewer fell to 4-6-3.

Her goal came off a penalty corner taken by Emily Chick, who passed it to Alexis Casey at the top of the circle.

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Panthers shut out Bangor

Sport: Soccer ( Girls)  Posted: October 7th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

Waterville hands Rams first defeat
By Ryan McLaughlin

BANGOR, Maine - Sometimes, all it takes is one loss to fuel a team’s fire even more.

The Waterville girls soccer team, which lost to Bangor 2-1 in two overtimes earlier this season, had payback on its collective mind Tuesday afternoon.

The defending Class A state champion Purple Panthers exacted their revenge, as Abbie Webster and Jordan Pellerin scored second-half goals less than four minutes apart in a 2-0 victory over the previously unbeaten and top-ranked Rams.

“It was a huge uplift, we were really exciting going into [this game],” said Pellerin. “We worked hard at practices after our last game against them. We were determined to prove a point that we could beat them.”

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Red Riots honor Collin Bates

Sport: Soccer ( Girls)  Posted: October 7th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

Armbands pay tribute player’s late brother
By Ryan McLaughlin

ORONO, Maine — This fall has not been an easy one for senior Alyssa Bates, a senior midfielder-fullback on the Orono High School girls soccer team, or the entire Orono community for that matter.

Last month, Bates’ older brother, Collin, a 2008 graduate of Orono and former standout athlete at the school, was found dead on Ayers Island. Police ruled the death a suicide.

Bates’ teammates immediately came together to support their friend and “sister.” Junior goalkeeper Elizabeth Fox, senior striker Chloe Paul, and the rest of the Red Riots came up with a touching surprise in the form of red elastic bands inscribed with “Bates” in black capital letters, which the Red Riots are wearing in their drive to repeat as Eastern Maine Class C champions.

“That was our goalie, Elizabeth Fox’s idea, and my uncle works at Wight’s Sporting Goods, so I talked to him and he got some for us,” Paul said Friday after Orono beat Penquis of Milo.

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This weeks schedule and info

Sport: Basketball (Girls)  Posted: October 7th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

The Midcoast Warriors fall league high school team will play at Falmouth Middle School on Sunday Oct. 11. We will play 11:05 against Scarborough and at 12:10 against Falmouth-White.

After a couple of tough losses last week the Warriors look to rebound. 

This week we look forward to the addition of Megan Curtis to the team. Curtis, a senior at Belfast Area High School joins teammate Caroline Carr as the two upperclassmen of this predominitely freshmen team. The young Warriors will be looking to these two for some leadership as they work hard to compete against some tough varsity teams in the upcoming weeks.

 

Week 1 at Cony High School

Sport: Basketball (Girls)  Posted: October 7th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

The MBR.org Fall Basketball League is underway and the Midcoast Warriors started out 0-2, but played hard and walked away knowing they had competed against some tough teams.

In the first game they fell to Triple Threat - Jay/Dixfield 48-32. scorers for teh Warriors were, Kennadi Grover with 12 points; Katrina Lapham and Hannah Plourde five each; Mckenzie Thibodeau and Caroline Carr four each; and Taylor Simmons two.

In the second game the Warriors played a very good East Corinth team losing 59-33. After trailing 26-22 at the halp, East Corinth's Hannah Pray went on a tear and the Warriors ran out of gas at the same time spelling disaster.

Scorers for the Warriors were, Grover with 15; Emma Davis six; Plourde four; Lexi Nelligan three, Simmons and Casey Carroll two each; and Phoebe Ferraiolo with one. 

 

 

 

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