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Falmouth, Yarmouth boys' soccer settle for 1-1 tie

Sport: Soccer ( Boys)  Posted: September 18th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

By Michael Hoffer

YARMOUTH—Forty-eight hours prior to gametime, longtime Falmouth boys' soccer assistant coach Todd Whitcomb wouldn't say that his team would beat fierce rival Yarmouth in the teams' first 2009 showdown, but he did predict that it would be "great theater."

Whitcomb wasn't exaggerating.

Thursday evening, the defending Class B state champion Clippers came closer than ever to ending their long home turf winless streak to the Yachtsmen, but when all was said and done and those on hand allowed their blood pressure to stabilize, neither team earned bragging rights, settling instead for a 1-1 draw.

Yarmouth struck first on junior Luke Pierce's goal in the eighth minute and it appeared it might hold up after senior goalkeeper A.J. Oliver made a pair of highlight reel saves to rob Falmouth senior standout Gabe Hoffman-Johnson (including one on a penalty shot), but in the 51st minute, Yachtsmen senior Ford Bohrman scored out of a scrum and despite several good chances down the stretch and in overtime for the visitors, the contest ended in a deadlock.

"These are fun games," said Yarmouth coach Mike Hagerty. "It's good soccer. It's just fun and exciting."

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Mount Desert Island defense, Ward unyielding against John Bapst

Sport: Soccer ( Boys)  Posted: September 18th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

By Ernie Clark
BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — The John Bapst boys soccer team started fast Thursday afternoon.

But the Mount Desert Island Trojans had the stronger finish, getting a second half goal from junior Ben Steel to edge the Crusaders 1-0 at Saxl Park.

“Usually it takes us to be a goal down to really get going in the second half,” said Steel. “This game we just decided mentally that we were going to play tougher, and we did.”

The win was the second straight for coach John Rosenfeld’s club, now 3-2 on the season. John Bapst dips to 1-3.
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Bangor senior has torn meniscus

Sport: Football  Posted: September 18th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

By Ernie Clark
BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — The Bangor High football team will go into Friday night’s Class A clash with Cony of Augusta minus one of its key linemen and senior captains.

Tom Augustine, a 6-foot-2, 290-pound offensive guard and nose guard, is scheduled to have arthroscopic surgery earlier in the day to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee.

“He’s so athletic for a big guy,” said Bangor coach Mark Hackett. “I hope he’s going to be OK.”

Augustine said he has experienced some knee discomfort for some time.

“I injured it before the season started,” said Augustine, in his second year as a fulltime starter for the Rams, “but I thought I could brace it up and play through the pain.”
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Shawn Goodrich scores the only touchdown late in the first half, and Sanford improves to 3-0

Sport: Football  Posted: September 18th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

Sanford's continuing its turnaround

By KEVIN THOMAS, Staff Writer

SANFORD — They were winless last season, so the post-game victory smiles are a bit wider, the congratulatory hugs last a moment longer.

The Sanford High Redskins surged to 3-0 with a 7-0 victory over Scarborough at Stephen A. Cobb Stadium Thursday night.

"It's a great change," said center/linebacker Jon Anatra. "It just feels awesome."

Scarborough (0-3) continues it hard-luck beginning. All three losses have been by eight points or fewer.

Sanford running back Shawn Goodrich burst into the end zone from the 2 with 1:31 left in the first half. Dylan Graffam's extra point completed the scoring.

Goodrich, a 5-foot-8, 160-pound junior tailback, continues to eat up yardage. He gained 118 yards on 17 carries, giving him 544 rushing yards in three games.

The Redskins outgained Scarborough 298-77.


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Football: Just look at Biddeford now

Sport: Football  Posted: September 18th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

The Tigers, rebounding from a non-playoff season, reach 3-0 by stopping Kennebunk.

By MIKE LOWE, Staff Writer

BIDDEFORD — After missing the Western Class A playoffs last fall for the first time since 1982, the Biddeford High football players have learned to handle adversity by trusting each other.

Thursday night, that trust was tested. But it held.

The Tigers remained unbeaten by rallying in the second half to beat Kennebunk 21-8 at Waterhouse Field.

Nick Gagne, called by Coach Scott Descoteaux "one of those old-fashioned Biddeford fullbacks," spurred the offense with tough inside running, and Biddeford recovered two fumbles and intercepted two passes in the second half.

"We've got a great group of kids," said Descoteaux. "Tremendous senior leadership and we work very hard. We're very proud to be (3-0). I would have signed up for that anytime in the preseason."

The Tigers trailed 2-0 at the half. Yes, 2-0. Kennebunk (1-2) got the only points when linebacker Connor Rothrock put the finishing touches on a tackle of Tyler Parker in the end zone early in the second quarter. Kennebunk's defensive front -- especially Will Foley and Rob Stockbridge -- gave Biddeford fits all night.

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Jake Alexander's 92-yard TD gives the Bulldogs a 36-30 victory.

Sport: Football  Posted: September 18th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

Late kickoff return lifts Portland past Westbrook
By RACHEL LENZI, Staff Writer

WESTBROOK — Jake Alexander wasn't about to give up easily.

Fielding a kickoff with the score tied and about two minutes remaining, Alexander couldn't handle the ball cleanly and it skipped behind him. Instead of falling on the loose ball, he picked it up and sprinted forward into a pack of Westbrook defenders. Then he found a hole, zigzagged across the field and continued down the sideline and into the end zone.

Alexander's 92-yard kickoff return with 1:56 left in regulation helped Portland to a 36-30 win and capped a frenzied final 2 minutes Thursday at Olmsted Field.

"I thought I was going to get stopped, but I saw a block, then saw a hole and I just ran as fast as I could," said Alexander, who scored two touchdowns. "It got behind me and all I thought was, I've got to make up some yards."

Westbrook (0-3) tied the game just 20 seconds earlier when Matt Payne scored his fourth touchdown of the night on a 4-yard run, then rushed for his third two-point conversion.

The Blue Blazes not only kept pace with Portland (1-2), but they also contained junior running back Imadhi Zagon, who finished with a touchdown and 54 yards on 12 carries.

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Scots score 41 points on Deering

Sport: Football  Posted: September 18th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

Scots score 41 points on Deering
Ryan Nason dominates the game as the Bonny Eagle QB in a 41-21 win.

By TOM CHARD, Staff Writer

STANDISH — Ryan Nason scored three touchdowns and passed for another Thursday night as Bonny Eagle, the two-time defending Class A state champion, scored 27 unanswered points to overwhelm Deering, 41-21.

The game was in sharp contrast to a year ago, when Deering pulled out a last- second victory to shock the Scots in their regular-season meeting.

Bonny Eagle then won the rematch in the playoffs.

This time it was all Bonny Eagle (3-0) after the Rams (2-1) went ahead 14-7 in the opening quarter.

Nason, a senior playing quarterback this year for the first time, scored on his team's first play, sweeping left end and down the sideline for an 80-yard score.

Deering came back on a 1-yard touchdown by quarterback Jamie Ross and a Ross 15-yard scoring pass to wide receiver Sam Balzano.

The Scots took control with two quick touchdowns before halftime for a 21-14 lead.

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Field Hockey: Ramblers blank Greyhounds

Sport: Field Hockey  Posted: September 17th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

By Randy Whitehouse, Staff Writer

LISBON — A new offensive formation has made her team an overwhelming aggressor on the young season, so Winthrop coach Sharon Coulton was wondering how her team would react when the opponent came out with more intensity.

The Ramblers weathered an early storm from Lisbon and broke the game open with superior stick-handling in the second half to post a 3-0 victory Wednesday, the Ramblers' third shutout in five games.

Kenzie Hill, Nikki Scott and Kayla Kaiser scored for the Ramblers (5-0). Scott also dished out an assist and Kelsey Ouellette had two assists.

"We didn't start off with the intensity we wanted, really," said Coulton. "We responded to what they were doing. They were outhustling us to the ball and we stepped up to that and tried to play our game."

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Your Recaps for September 16

Sport: Soccer ( Girls)  Posted: September 17th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

John Bapst 5, Hermon 0
Kirsty Moriarty scored 2 goals, Casey McGuire recorded an unassisted goal, Brandi Pierce, Taylor Edgecomb added goals as JB defeated Hermon 5-0 . Moriarty assisted on Edgecomb’s goal. John Bapst outshot Hermon 25-8. Sara Bishop made seven saves for Hermon.
Fort Kent 0, Madawaska 0 (2OT)
Carissa Pelletier of Fort Kent and Madawaska’s Amanda Nadeau didn’t allow a goal.
Pelletier saved six of 10 shots for Fort Kent, while Nadeau turned away 18 of 21 shots for Madawaska.

So. Aroostook 4, Ashland 1
Elizabeth Goodall scored two goals, Janel Rockwell and Rochelle Nadeau each had a goal and an assist for So. Aroostook. Evangeline Goodall provided an assist. Emily Cummings saved eight of 16 shots. Kayla Cote scored for Ashland. Taylor Baker stopped 11 of 17 shots.

Hodgdon 2, East Grand 0
Lacey McQuarrie and Kensie Palmer scored for Hodgdon in the win over East Grand. Taylor McGary and Britta Oliver had assists for Hodgdon. Emmaly Jurson and Marissa Malone combined for two saves on three shots. Kim Armstrong turned away 26 of 37 shots for East Grand.

Bangor Christian 4, Sumner 0
Katherine Bragg had a hat trick, Whitney Holmes also scored for Bangor Christian in the win over Sumner.  Bragg and Demelza Ramirez had assists. Samantha Martin turned away five of seven shots for BC. Kelsey Tucker made 11 saves on 23 shots forSumner.

Central 1, Piscataquis 0
Max McHugh scored the winner on a penalty kick to give Central the win over Piscataquis. Sam Brownell saved six of seven shots for Central.
Julia Schaffer saved eight of 20 shots for PCHS.
Leavitt 3, Camden Hills 0
Tori Zupancic, Bri Hammond and Abbey Randall  scored  goals for Leavitt  in the victory over Camden Hills. Danielle DuBois saved all 13 shots. Lindsay Bumbalo turned away 10 of 13 shots for 1-4 Camden Hills.

Washburn 2, Wisdom 0
Rebecca Campbell and Kristi Sperrey scored goals to pace Washburn. Angie Hernandez had an assist on Sperrey’s score.  faced.Suzie Collins made 24 saves on 33 shots for Wisdom.

Old Town 3, Bucksport 0
Samantha McLaughlin, Meagan Cousins and Kelsey Maxim scored to lead Old Town over Bucksport. Ashley Abbott stopped five of 10 shots for Old Town. Carrie Daigle turned away 16 of 21 shots for Bucksport.

Nokomis 4, Mount View 0
Becky Wolinski, Nicole Pedone, Megan Perry and Heidi Wyman scored goals as Nokomis sdefeated Mount View  .Lacy Kent-Webber and Meaghan Taylor had assists for Nokomis. Laura Lyford had no saves on three shots.Kami Hartford turned away 28 of 40 shots for Mount View.

Gardiner 2, MCI 0
Ashley Abbott scored twice to lead Gardiner over MCI. Kate Turmelle and Emily Kozma each had an assist. Jen Day made six saves for Gardiner. Britiney Glencross stopped 10 shots for MCI.

Winslow 8, Oak Hill 1

Alliyah Veilleux had two goals and Kim Curtis added a goal and two assists to lead Winslow over Oak Hill. Jordyn Mallett, Madeline Daily, Sarah Fowler, Kaylee Constable and Kelsea Bouchard each added a goal for Winslow. Jessica Gordon and Elizabeth Ferry combined to make two saves. Abby Goulet scored an unassisted goal for Oak Hill. Margaret Sabine and Andrea Jenney combined to make 23 saves.

Maranacook 3, Belfast 0
Maddie Nazar scored three goals to lead Maranacook over Belfast. Amanda Findlay assisted on two of the goals while the third was unassisted. Emily Violette stopped 12 shots in goal for Belfast while Kristina Kelly and Katie Smith combined to stop six shots for Maranacook.

Westbrook 1, Deering 0
Rachel Grossman scored off a cross from Jamie Levesque to give Westbrook a 1-0 win over Deering. Deering keeper Jennifer Lynch and Westbrook's Stephanie Wagner finished with 10 saves.

Cheverus 3, Biddeford 0
Alex Kane, Amanda Royer and Darby Rawcliffe scored goals for Cheverus  in the win over Biddeford. Shayna Montpas had 18 saves for Biddeford.

Sanford 3, Bonny Eagle 2
Katelyn Fink, Taylor Worrell, and Taylor Littlefield scored goals for Sanford in a 3-2 win over Bonny Eagle. Lindsay Gammon and Melissa Carrier scored for BE, who got 11 saves from Carrie Christensen. Sanford goalie Michelle Jacques made four saves.

South Portland 7, Massabesic 1
Janacee Bradbury scored the first two goals, Karleigh Bradbury had a goal and an assist for South Portland as trhe defeated Massabesic 7-1.  

Thornton Academy 6, Kennebunk 0
Ellie Arsenault scored twice, Jackie Costello had a goal and an assist in the win for TA over Kennebunk.  Sydney Proctor had five saves to  for Thornton Academy. Katie Kelley stopped 13 shots for Kennebunk.

Medomak 2, Rockland 1
Alanna Vose scored two goals on assists from Julie Enamorati defeated Medomak Valley . Ericka Christiansen stopped four of six shots.
Emma Mason brought 1-4 Rockland within a goal with 5:36 left in regulation. Becky Wellman had the assist, and Natalie Russell turned away five of eight shots.

Foxcroft 5, Penquis 0
She-Ann Sergeant had a hat trick and Tia Gould added two goals as Foxcroft Academy defeated Penquis. Sarah Whittemore saved 12 of 20 shots.
Hannah Bess turned away 15 of 25 shots for Penquis.

Washington Academy 1, Shead 0
Breann Corey scored the lone goal along with Jesse Hardy two saves on 10 shots generated a win for Washington Academy over Shead.
Cassandra Stanhope made 15 saves on 25 shots for Shead.

Penobscot Valley 3, Dexter 2
Jordan Faloon scored two goals and Jordan Leveille scored an unassisted goal to lead Howland past Dexter. Jocelyn Thomas saved seven of 13 shots. Alexis Mitchell had both goals for Dexter. Sarah Atwater added an assist. Kaitlyn Caron turned away 14 of 20 shots.

Your Recaps for September 16

Sport: Soccer ( Boys)  Posted: September 17th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

Calais 2, Woodland 1 (OT)
Jeremy Beers scored both goals for Calais, the second coming 39 seconds into overtime to lead Calais to the win over Woodland. Josh Gillespie had an assist. Cole Nicholas made six saves on 12 shots for Calais. Jake Hoops scored for Woodland on an assist by Kyle Pike. Ryan Lincoln made five saves on seven shots.

East Grand 2, Hodgdon 1
Jordan Crone scored both goals as East Grand defeated Hodgdon. Abe Brittain made 24 saves on 45 shots. Chris Harris scored off a Wade Estabrook pass for Hodgdon, and Erik Ryan and Dan McGillicuddy combined for two saves on six shots.

Gardiner 1, MCI 0
Josh Allen scored on an assist from  Chris Kimball had the assist as Gardiner notches the victory. Kaleb Smith had three saves for Gardiner (1-4-0). Casey Edgerton had stopped 11 shots for MCI

Maranacook 4, Belfast 1
Mike Knowlton, Dakota Duplissie, David Clough and Gabe Giguere each scored an unassisted goal to lead Maranacook to the win over Belfast.Greg Goucher made three saves for Maranacook.  Scott Kulikowski scored for Belfast .

Bangor 7, Waterville 0
Phil Frost and Connor Griffin both scored two goals, Jacques Larochelle and Cody Cormier chipped in with goals as Bangor defeated Waterville 7-0.Nate Rector finished with seven saves for Waterville  Bud Angst made 10 saves for Bangor.

Penobscot Valley 3, Lee 2
Tyler Brzowski scored a hat trick with assists from Derek Bellavance and David Hallett to lead PVHS over Lee. Jacob Jones faced 16 shots and saved eight. Jason Oh and Zach Averill scored for Lee. Dustin Sawtell assisted on both goals. AJ Harris had 18 saves on 32 shots.

Southern Aroostook 3, Ashland 1
Dakota Sleeper scored all three goals as Southern Aroostook defeated Ashland. Jake Lassonde and Jesse Small provided assists for SA. Jesse Boulier saved 10 of 11 shots. Kenny Tarr scored an unassisted goal for Ashland. Bobby Gardner made 12 saves on 20 shots.

Mount View 9, Nokomis 4
Dylan Keller scored four goals and assisted another as Mount View topped Nokomis of Newport. Zach Babin added two goal and an assist for Mt. View. Justin Roberts-Pierel had a goal and an assist, Aaron Elkins and Peter Kang also scored. Eike Dominiak had three assists. Conner Schmidt and Zoli Kertesz each had an assist. Nick Knight and Kyle Turner combined for seven saves on 11 shots. Tyler Harding had a goal and an assist for Nokomis. Cody Brawn, Felix Schaefer and Kelby Duplisea also scored. Tyler Wintle and Thomas Batchelder combined to save 15 of 27 shots.

Your game recaps for Sept 16

Sport: Field Hockey  Posted: September 17th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

Dexter 3, Piscataquis 0
Cally Mountain, Katie Eastman and Megan Mower each had a goal to lift Dexter over Piscataqis. Chrissy Mountain, Shelby Lancaster and Mower provided assists. Lisa Conway and Maicee Gustin only had to make one save on one shot for the shutout. Brianna Tweedie stopped 22 of 29 shots for Piscataquis.

Central 1, Old Town 0
Katie Blanchard scored on a penalty corner from Logan Wilson pass with 11:35 remaining in regulation as Central triumphed. Alix Rudzinski made three saves for the Central while Danielle Bubar made 14 saves for Old Town.

Orono 3, Hermon 2 (OT)
Jill Tuell scored 35 seconds into over-time as Orono triumphed. Virginia Lopez-Anido and Bridget Vinal also scored for Orono. Audrey Landis had an assist. Amber Saucier made four saves in the win. Lauren Tara and Mary Ricker scored for Hermon with Samie Schultz and Taylor Buck collecting assists. Jaime Roy made nine saves in the loss.

Gorham 2, Sanford 1 (OT)

Hannah Prince scored in the second overtime Wednesday to keep Gorham undefeated with a 2-1 victory over Sanford in a Southern Maine Activities Association field hockey game. Kathryn Whitehead also scored for Gorham. Mary Beth Jenkel scored for Sanford midway through the first half, on a penalty corner stroke with an assist from Jordan Brasier. Emily Sutherd had 13 saves for Gorham while Emily Downing collected nine for Sanford.

Bonny Eagle 1(OT), Thornton Academy 0
Peyton Dostie scored with two minutes to go in overtime to lift the Scots over the Golden Trojans. Rebecca Coney made 11 saves on 11 shots to earn the shutout. Zoe Colton had seven saves for Thornton.

Scarboro 6, Deering 0
Ellie Morin scored three goals to lead Scarborough past Deering. Heather Currier, Brittany Ross and Kristen Phelp also had goals. Caley Presby finished with 12 saves for Deering.

Massabesic 2, McAuley 1
Alysha Michaud scored both goals for Massabesic for the win over McAuley. Allie Braley and Cassie Leighton assisted on Michaud's goals. Sara Mercier scored for the Lions.

Kennebunk 6, Portland 1
Brooke Worcester and Emily Vieira scored two goals apiece for the Rams while Jenn Davis and Abby Micca scored one each to beat Portland Wednesday. Maura O'Connor scored at 23:05 of the second half for Portland. Heather Philbrick made seven saves for the Rams for the win. Kathleen Bolduc had 23 stops for the Bulldogs.

Cheverus 5 So. Portland 0
Maggie Grindatti scored twice, including a goal in the opening minute and Theresa Hendrix, Sarah Laqerre and Sage Witham also chiped in with one goal each as the Stags stopped the Red Riots Wednesday. Saurdine Lanouette recorded the shutout with three saves. Lani Edwards had 12 saves for South Portland.

Traip Academy 6, Poland 0

Jamie Powers scored three goals while Abbie Lawrence added two goals, and Jessica Foye had a goal and an assist to down Poland. Alyssa Lawrence needed seven saves for the shutout.

Girls Soccer: Rams down Purple Panthers in overtime thriller

Sport: Soccer ( Girls)  Posted: September 17th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

Thursday, September 17, 2009
By Greg Boyd

WATERVILLE — In a highly anticipated matchup the Bangor High School (4-0) girls soccer team defeated Waterville (3-1) in overtime for a hard fought 2-1 win. The game was played on Waterville’s home field and was the first time the two teams met this year. As expected it was a defensive battle throughout the game.

The loss, which ended a 21 game win streak, is the first loss of the season for the Waterville girls who entered this season as the defending state champions.

The first half ended with no score. With 16 minutes left in the game Bangor was able to light the score board when freshman Grace McLean hit from the left side of the net to give Bangor the 1-0 lead.

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Panthers and Tigers play to double overtime tie

Sport: Soccer ( Boys)  Posted: September 17th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

Wednesday, September 16, 2009
By Ron Hawkes

The Rockland (0-4-1) soccer team entered the game looking for its first win while Medomak Valley (1-2-1) was coming off its first win after beating Leavitt. Rockland would be denied is first victory and the Panthers win streak would end at one as the two teams played to a 2-2 tie in double overtime.

Trailing 2-1 with 42.5 seconds left in regulation Rockland’s Luke Morrill put a ball on goal from a tough angle that got by the Panther goalie Caleb Thompson to tie the game and send it into overtime. Aiden Hadley scored the other Rockland goal on a header at 23:16 in the second half.

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Football: Bennett 3rd brother to run MCI's offense

Sport: Football  Posted: September 17th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

Staff Writer

PITTSFIELD -- Good things seem to happen for the Maine Central Institute football team when one of the Bennett brothers plays quarterback.

First there was Chad, who helped the Huskies win the Little Ten Conference championship in 2000. In 2003, with Ryan under center, MCI won six games and went back to the playoffs.

Now the youngest brother, Shawn, is running the Huskies' offense, and while it's too early to tell how this season will end up, it couldn't have started better for MCI. The team is 2-0, and Bennett has already proved himself one of the top throwing/running threats in the conference.

"Ryan told me when he was here, 'The best athlete in the family is yet to come, Coach,' " MCI coach Tom Bertrand said before Wednesday's practice.

In two games, Bennett has thrown for 286 yards and run for 189 more. Bennett has completed 70.8 percent of his passes, including a perfect 10 for 10 at Calais in the season opener

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Girls Soccer: Brunswick girls wipe out 2-0 deficit, top Mt. Ararat 3-2 in OT

Sport: Soccer ( Girls)  Posted: September 17th, 2009 by Tom Nolette

Dragons prevail

By George Almasi, Times Record Staff
TOPSHAM — Whew! Four goals in the final 13:42 after neither team could ring the scoring bell? And a fifth coming in overtime?

Well, Mt. Ararat and Brunswick girls soccer just doesn’t get any better than that.

Unfortunately for the host Eagles, Brunswick chalked up the one that counted the most as Hilary Champagne knocked in a cross from Eliza Halmo with 1:10 left in the first sudden-victory overtime to lift unbeaten Brunswick to a thrilling come-from-behind 3-2 Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference win on Tuesday.

Mt. Ararat (2-2) was certainly up to the task of adding another great chapter to this luminous rivalry and Brunswick (4-0 and scheduled to host Erskine Academy on Saturday) had to claw back from a 2-0 deficit with a little over 13 minutes left.

A deficit which was surprising because the Dragons dominated the first half to the tune of an 8-5 shots advantage with the likes of Champagne, Halmo, Rebekka Miller, Christina Damon, Allison Walton, et al. all about.

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