Saturday, December 7, 2013
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• Winslow junior Evan Clark scored with 4.5 seconds left in overtime to lift the Black Raiders to a 1-0 win against Erskine.
• Madison sophomore Kayla Bess scored three goals in a 3-2 win against Dirigo.
• Winslow senior Connor Wildes scored with two minutes left in overtime to lift the Black Raiders to a 2-1 win over Nokomis.
• Madison senior Kirsten Wood scored two goals in a 2-1 win against Lisbon.
• Waterville junior Danilo Guthro scored a hat trick in a 7-2 win against MCI.
• Waterville junior Pilar Elias scored seven goals in a win against MCI.
“We have to win one of two to get in,” Rangeley coach Chip Smith said.
Smith expects all his players to be available this weekend if not at full strength. Sophomore Michaela Shorey is expected to see limited action as she’s recovering from a sprained ankle while midfielder Seve Deery-DeRaps also missed time with a sprained ankle but is back in action. Goalie Taylor Esty missed some action during midseason.
The Lakers (4-6-2) have played well the second half of the season. They handed Pine Tree Academy one of its two losses, and Esty made over 20 saves in a 2-1 double overtime loss to top-seeded Richmond.
Esty, at 6-foot-1, moved from the field last year to goalie this season and has been effective for the Lakers.
“You’re not going to beat her over the top,” Smith said.
The Lakers play Vinalhaven on Friday afternoon and again on Saturday morning.
“We need to take care of business Friday,” Smith said. “We can play with anybody if we want to show up and play.”
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The Carrabec girls are one of the hottest teams in Western Maine Class C, having won six straight. The Cobras were 7-4-1 heading into Thursday’s game against Spruce Mountain.
“We’ve been kind of under the radar,” Carrabec coach Silas Bell said. “It’s just an all-out effort of a great group of senior leaders.”
Among those leaders is forward Brooklynne Lewis who has 18 goals .
“She’s a great influence on all of them,” Bell said. “She’s willing to offer them a lot of support.”
Senior goalkeeper Macy Welch has three shutouts while defender Katie Lacroix is another valuable senior.
“We’re really well organize defensively,” Bell said, citing sophomores Liberty Chestnut and Bianca Beaulieu. “They’re just solid.”
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The Mountain Valley Conference playoffs will be held Wednesday at Thomas College. The boys will play at 3 p.m. followed by the girls game at 5. The boys game will likely pit Hall-Dale against St. Dom’s. Last year, St. Dom’s best Hall-Dale 2-1 for the title while Hall-Dale beat the Saints 2-0 two years ago in the championship game. Hall-Dale beat Dom’s 1-0 last week at Thomas in their regular-season meeting.
St. Dom’s and Madison are the current Heal point leaders in line to meet in the girls game. The Saints handed Madison its only loss in the regular season, winnng 3-0.
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