Fryeburg Academy weekly sports recaps

CROSS-COUNTRY

This week’s meet at Gray-New Gloucester revealed to Coach Bill Reilly what his Raider runners really need to work on for the big meets.

“In the less competitive meets, our pack feels strong since the number of high performing runners is less. Friday’s meet was a reality check against Yarmouth and York, both of whom rank high in the state rankings,” Coach Reilly said. “All of a sudden, instead of trailing several runners in the race, the pack had 30 to 40 runners in front of them. Some of our runners got stuck behind runners who were slower than them, yet with the greater number of runners in the race our runners were less inclined to advance past them.”

Coach Reilly really believes the FA packs can find out for themselves that they have the ability to push their pace a little harder.

“In a nutshell, it will be more training in the next six weeks for these runners to gain their confidence under big meet conditions,” he said.

The Raiders did turn in another great performance as Patrick Carty placed second overall, while teammates Anna Lastra and Emily Carty were second and third overall, breaking up the #1-ranked Yarmouth front runners.

“But, the pack will have to come on if we are to make an impact at the big meets,” Coach Reilly said.

Here’s how the Raiders fared:

Girls’ results

  1. Abigail Hamilton, YAR, 20:23
  2. Anna Lastra, FA, 20:44
  3. Emily Carty, 21:10
  4. Irina Norkin, 24:04
  5. Zoe Maguire, 24:31
  6. Emily Grzyb, 25:05
  7. Olivia Thompson, 26:09
  8. Ella Forbes, 26:25
  9. Emmajo Armington, 26:28
  10. Emily McDermith, 28:54

Team Standings: Yarmouth 36, York 45, Fryeburg Academy 62, Gray-NG 95

Boys’ Results

  1. Luke Laaverdiere, YAR, 16:39
  2. Patrick Carty, FA, 17:17
  3. Ryan Hewes, 18:59
  4. Christian Bedell, 19:04
  5. Alfie Walker, 21:51
  6. Tony Santarelli, 23:38
  7. Seth Johnston, 23:49
  8. Reed Wales, 25:20
  9. Sam Paulding, 25:29
  10. Ben Caffrey, 25:37

Team Standings: York 34, Yarmouth 52, Fryeburg Academy 70, Gray-NG 78

Up next: The Raiders host Gray-NG, Traip Academy, North Yarmouth Academy and Wells this Friday beginning at 4:30 p.m.

GOLF

The Raiders started out the year having their first three matches played at the friendly confines of Lake Kezar Country Club.

“We got to face two solid teams in York and Wells, which I feel would give us a early sign how our team depth and overall scores will fare in the conference,” FA Coach Chris Dutton said. “York is always a top team in our conference and usually qualifies as a team yearly and Wells is always very competitive and around come States.”

So far, the early signs have been encouraging and great to see as the Raiders jumped out to a 3-0 mark.

Jordan Lowe, and Tyler Worcester top the Raider lineup. Jordan has been very sharp and hot as he has gone -1, -2, -1 (34, 33, 34) in his first three matches. Tyler has been right there as well, going even, +1, +2 in his matches.

“Those two at the top are as good as they get in our conference. They should average to be in the top 5 or so in scoring averages throughout the season,” Coach Dutton said.

The Raiders have also been getting good play throughout the lineup. Addison Schwartz has locked down the #3 spot and has notched two victories and a tie.

“He has improved from last year and has continued to work hard as he wants to continue to get better,” the coach reported. “His scores have been slightly higher in matches than practice, but he will be a major factor for us to getting points in matches, and helping the team to try and qualify for States later on in the season.”

Keegan Jones has also started well.

“In practicing with him on Friday, it was good to see that he’s able to know his strengths and mechanics. His golf course management is also improving, which will help him be more consistent in his game, that again will benefit the team,” Coach Dutton said.

Damian Eldridge fired two good scores early and has been a mild surprise for the team. Coach Dutton uses the term “mild” because Damian has the skills to go out and be consistent day to day, if he uses proper course management and gets off the tee well.

Newcomer Chris Bergquist also has been a nice addition to the lineup.

“I think as the season goes on and on, Chris will only get better and better in matches. He has a good skill set and its just about being able to bring it to the course from the range. He also needs to just be able to control what he can control and not overplay his skill set,” Coach Dutton said. “Our team scores have been excellent in the early going, however, we have played all three matches at home, so I would expect scores to be good. Right now, we have shown signs that we will be in the hunt come time for the team qualifier. I know the team is really looking forward to the qualifier and a chance to try and return to the State tournament, although we just need to keep building off all the positive things so far, and keep working on what we can do to get better and better on daily basis.”

Fryeburg 5, York 2: Jordan Lowe, Tyler Worcester, Addison Schwartz, Keegan Jones all getting victories.

Fryeburg 5 1/2, Wells 1 1/2: Jordan, Tyler, Chris Bergquist, Damian Elridge all got wins and Addison halved his match.

Fryeburg 7, Old Orchard  0: Jordan, Tyler, Addison, Chris, Keegan and Damian all won their matches.

“This week will be a good test for us as we have three matches and two are on the road, so it will be interesting to play away from home,” Coach Dutton said.

The Raiders play away at Freeport on Tuesday and Yarmouth on Friday, and then battle Lake Region at home on Thursday “which will be a stern test for us,” the coach said.

FIELD HOCKEY

Raiders 7, Cape Elizabeth 1: Nicole Thurston scored three goals, including a penalty stroke, and assisted on a fourth to lead the Raiders (2-0) past the Capers (0-3) at Cape Elizabeth.

Bridget Fahey had five saves for Fryeburg.

York 5, Raiders 2: Lily Posternak had three goals and an assist for the Wildcats (3-0), who built a 3-1 halftime lead and defeated the Raiders (2-1) at Fryeburg. Joelle Buzzell scored twice for Fryeburg, the second goal from Mariah Davis.

Bridget Fahey stopped eight shots for the Raiders.

Raiders 2, Lake Region 1: Lake Region scored first, but the Raiders came back to take the lead before halftime as Lexi Charles tallied on an assist from Nicole Thurston, and Thurston recorded the game winner on an assist by Mariah Davis off a penalty corner opportunity. The defenses then dug in and neither club was able to put the ball in the net in the second half.

“The game was a nail biter and well played on both sides,” FA Coach Dede Frost said.

Raiders 2, Falmouth 0: Under the lights Monday night, the Raiders captured a big win over the Class A Yachtsmen.

“This was obviously a big win for us, playing a Class A team, one with a strong winning history, is always exciting,” Coach Frost said.

Scoring for Fryeburg was Lexi Charles on an assist by Nicole Thurston, and then Thurston unassisted off the goalie’s pads.

Up next: The Raiders (4-1) host Wells today, Sept, 17, at 4 p.m., travel to Yarmouth on Friday for a 4:30 game, and host Poland Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 4 p.m.

BOYS’ SOCCER

Waynflete 2, Raiders 1:  Ahmed Mohamed scored the winner with 12:01 remaining — his second of the day — as the Flyers (2-0) beat the Raiders (0-2) at Portland.

Down 1-0, Andrew Malia tied it for the Raiders on a scramble off a corner kick. Will Zeliff had eight saves for FA.

Up next: The Raiders host NYA today at 4 p.m., travel to Poland on Saturday at 11 a.m., and host Freeport on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 4 p.m.

Orie Irinio of Fryeburg Academy looks to control the ball during last week's game against Waynflete. (Rivet Photo)

Orie Irinio of Fryeburg Academy looks to control the ball during last week's game against Waynflete. (Rivet Photo)

GIRLS’ SOCCER

Raiders 7, Old Orchard Beach 0: Julia Quinn opened the scoring after 37 seconds and finished with three goals for the Raiders (1-1) against the Seagulls (0-2) at Fryeburg.
 Orie Inirio added three goals and one assist, and Esme Hernandez had one goal and one assist for the Raiders, who led 4-0 at halftime.
 Katherine Parker also scored.

Waynflete 3, Raiders 1: Ava Farrar scored the first of her two goals with just under 10 minutes left  to break a 1-1 tie and lift the Flyers (2-0) over the Raiders (1-2) at Fryeburg.

Waynflete led 1-0 at halftime behind a goal from Beata Vest.
 Orie Inirio tied it midway through the second half.

Waynflete scored early in the first half, FA tied it up on a corner Esme Hernandez to Inirio two minutes into the second half.

The Flyers put the game away with two goals late in the contest.

Up next: The Raiders travel today to NYA at 4 p.m., host Poland on Saturday at 11 a.m. and head to Freeport on Tuesday, Sept. 22, for a 4 p.m. game.

 

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