Sunday, December 8, 2013
Morning Sentinel Staff
SKOWHEGAN -- For a so-called rebuilding year, the Skowhegan field hockey team is faring quite well. Thursday, the Indians downed Cony 10-0 to run their record to 7-0-0. The win was also the 64th straight for the Indians, setting a new state record for consecutive victories.
Given the fact the Indians have won 12 of the last 13 state championships, win streaks have had little impact on Skowhegan coach Paula Doughty, now in her 33rd season.
"I really don't know," she said. "I really don't care to tell you the truth."
Skowhegan's last loss was a 2-1 overtime decision to Scarborough in the 2009 state final. The Indians beat Scarborough 3-0 in last year's state final, setting a state record for goals in a season with 147. They returned just four starters from that team, but have scored 64 goals this season while allowing one.
Thursday, Brooke Michonski scored three goals, while Renee Wright, Logan LeBlanc and Allison Lancaster scored two apiece. Lauren LeBlanc added a goal while Lancaster and Rylie Blanchet had two assists and Wright, Logan LeBlanc, Mikayla Toth, Michonski and Cassidy Clement had one each.
Leah Kruse made four saves in goal for Skowhegan while Lindsey Lapierre had 22 for Cony (3-3-0).