Fryeburg Academy weekly recaps

 

Emily Carty (right) and Anna Lastra at the Manchester Invitationals.

Emily Carty (right) and Anna Lastra at the Manchester Invitationals.

CROSS COUNTRY

Competing against 200-plus athletes from across New England, Fryeburg Academy runners Emily Carty, Anna Lastra and Patrick Carty were medal winners for their Top 25 finishes at the Manchester Invitational.

Emily Carty was the fastest female Raider with times of 6:12 at the first mile marker, 13:27 at mile two and a finish at 19:52 for 14th place out of a pack of 220 girls.

Lastra was 18th overall in 20:01. Other FA finishers were:

  1. Irina Norkin, 22:13
  2. Zoe Maguire, 22:56
  3. Emily Grzyb, 23:29
  4. Olivia Thomson, 24:18
  5. Ella Forbes, 25:16.

The Raiders placed ninth out of 31 teams.

In the JV race, Emily McDermith checked in at 108 with a time of 25:24 while Emmajo Armington was crossed at 26:53 for 155th out of a field of 250.

On the boys’ side, Patrick Carty had time splits of 5:23 at one mile, 11:19 at mile two and a finish of 17:03, good for 15th place out of 275. Other FA finishers were:

  1. Ryan Hewes, 18:27
  2. Alfie Walker, 19:13
  3. Christian Bedell, 20:30
  4. Seth Johnston, 21:44
  5. Antonio Santarelli, 22:08
  6. Reed Wales, 24:22

In the JV race, Connor Moody ran a 22:46 for 290th; 293. Ben Caffrey at 22:50; 304. Sam Paulding at 23:20. There were 369 competitors.

“This race was against some of the best teams in New England and it gave the girls a great opportunity to experience big meet competition,” Coach Bill Reilly said. “The boys ran well, but they are still looking to improve at the fifth and sixth runner positions.”

Up next: The Raiders travel to Poland on Friday to run against the Knightrs, Freeport and Old Orchard Beach, beginning at 4:30 p.m.

GIRLS’ SOCCER

Raiders 1, Freeport 1: Down 1-0 at the half at Freeport, the Raiders came back to tie with 30 seconds on an Anna Mahanor penalty kick.

Raiders 6, Wells 0: Kaylin Delaney scored 19 seconds into the game and finished with three assists, while Orie Inirio netted two goals to power the Raiders over the Warriors. Esme Hernandez, Julia Quinn and Mackenzie Buzzell each booted goals in the FA victory.

Up next: The Raiders travel to Wells today, Oct. 1 for a 6 p.m. game, and host Lake Region on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. Next Thursday, FA goes to Sacopee Valley for a 6 p.m. contest.

HELP IN FRONT OF THE NET — Alexis Charles looks to clear the ball away in front of Raider goalie Bridget Fahey against Lake Region. (Rivet Photo)

HELP IN FRONT OF THE NET — Alexis Charles looks to clear the ball away in front of Raider goalie Bridget Fahey against Lake Region. (Rivet Photo)

FIELD HOCKEY

Lake Region 2, Raiders 1 OT: Bridget Tweedie put Fryeburg (6-3) ahead with an assist from Janelle Wiesemann at 5:40 in the second half to put the Raiders up 1-0. Fryeburg had multiple chances to extend the lead, applying steady pressure in the Laker zone. One goal was waved off when officials ruled that a hard drive by Joelle Buzzell came outside of the circle. The Lakers tied the game when a sharply driven ball hit by Molly Christensen was redirected from the left side high into the top right corner by Olivia Deschenes with 2:34 left in regulation.

The Lakers tallied the game winner in OT as Deschenes knocked in a rebound after the ball sailed off the left post on a penalty corner chance by Christensen.

Raider goalie Bridget Fahey had three saves for Fryeburg. Maddie Nelson stopped 10 shots for the Lakers.

Up next: The Raiders travel to Gray-NG on Friday for a 3:30 p.m. game, host Freeport on Tuesday at 4 p.m. and close out the regular season at Sacopee Valley next Thursday, Oct. 8 at 4 p.m.

GOLF

When the Raiders traveled to Gray-NG last week, both squads were without a top starter and both teams got to see what type of depth they had. FA came out strong and shot well as a team on the road and earned a 5 1/2 to 1 1/2 victory.

Tyler Worcester was the low medalist of the day shooting a 1 over round of 37. He birdied a few holes to offset his bogies. Jordan Lowe turned in a good score of 39 as he cruised to victory. Keegan Jones and Chris Bergquist added wins and Damain Eldrigde battled to a half point in an exciting match that ended in a tie.

“It’s always a good thing to win on the road, and a course that you’re not used to playing, as it helps build confidence,” Coach Chris Dutton said.

The Raiders returned home a few days later to take on Poland. The Raiders improved to 7 and 0 with a shutout victory over the Knights.

Jordan Lowe was the low medalist this day shooting a 1 over 36. The team looks to build on its great start with matches this week at North Yarmouth Academy, Cape Elizabeth and Sacopee Valley.

“NYA on the road will test us, and then our biggest test or showdown will be on Thursday against Cape Elizabeth, who is the team to beat at this time,” Coach Dutton said. “They have great depth from top to bottom, and it makes them tough to beat, but the team seems anxious to see how we stack up against them.”

Monday was the first qualifier for the States Championship. It was the girls’ qualifier held at Willowdale Golf Club. Junior Kaylin Delaney represented Fryeburg Academy, and went on to shoot a 88 — easily punching her ticket to the State Championships on Oct. 17.

“Kaylin had a good week of practice and a good driving range session the day of the qualifier. It was a good sign as she has been laid up do to a concussion and also playing on the varsity soccer team,” Coach Dutton noted. “She was extremely happy with her putting and speed control, in which has been a strength of her game — the putting. She drove the ball well off the tee, and she will look to build off last year’s result of a 25th place at the States. She also seems more confident in her game, but also more relaxed about the atmosphere of completing in States and qualifiers.”

This coming Monday, Oct. 5, will be the team and boys’ qualifier — both in the same day. The team is looking to get a repeat performance from last year where they qualified second in the Western Maine Conference and earned a trip to the State Tournament. Also, Jordan Lowe, and Tyler Worcester both earned individual spots in the state tourney, which both have a good shot of repeating again this year, if they continue to play as well as they have been during the season, Coach Dutton said.

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