Fryeburg Academy weekly sports recaps

EMILY DAVIDSON fires the ball into the offensive end for Fryeburg Academy. (Rivet Photo)

EMILY DAVIDSON fires the ball into the offensive end for Fryeburg Academy. (Rivet Photo)

FIELD HOCKEY

Raiders 7, Poland 1: Under the lights last Thursday night at Poland, Nicole Thurston scored three goals and Emily Davidson fired in two to lead the Raiders past the Knights. Skye Dole and Bridget Tweedie also scored.

Maddie Davis (defense) played “exceptionally well keeping the ball from penetrating the circle on our defensive end,” Coach Dede Frost said.

York 4, Raiders 0: The Raiders traveled to York on Monday, and lost to the Wildcats to fall to 3-4 (the Raiders are ranked seventh in the Class B West Heals).

The game was scoreless until eight minutes remaining in the first half. York scored on a corner and then again at the three minute mark as a ball bounced off a Fryeburg stick. Makayla Frost had a great game controlling the ball in the midfield with superior drives, while goalie  Jasmine Ramsay had a great deal of practice defending the net against multiple scoring attempts. Sydney Andreoli played exceptionally well in multiple positions on the forward line, Coach Frost said.

Some cool stats:

Mackenzie Hill had a hat trick against Gray on Sept. 9

Nicole Thurston had a hat trick against Freeport on Sept. 11, and again against Poland last week.

Other multiple goal scorers are: Skye Dole, Bridgett Tweedie and Emily Davidson.

“As a team, the girls continue to find a combination that can maintain tough defense while still creating scoring opportunities for the offense. We are currently working with three new goalies to put in the net and they may rotate depending on each game situation,” Coach Frost said. “Although more inexperienced than we may have been in past years, we have made a tremendous amount of progress in the past couple weeks and look forward to being competitive as the season continues to progress.”

Next: The Raiders travel to Gray on Saturday for a 1 p.m. game, and host Falmouth Tuesday at 4 p.m.

GIRLS’ SOCCER

Freeport 3, Raiders 0: “Our young defense made mistakes after playing even with them for long stretches,” Coach John Atwood said.

Raiders 1, Kennebunk 1: Goalie Sydney Charles turned in a strong game turning away 15 shots. Orie Inirio scored with 3 minutes left to tie the game. Strong play by backs McKenna Gerchman, Ali Fraize, Lexi L’Heureux-Carland and Mckenzie Buzzell.

Next: The Raiders (1-3-1) travel to Gray on Saturday for a 3 p.m. game, and host Wells on Monday and Poland on Wednesday, both games at 4 p.m.

VARSITY GOLF

The Raiders presently sit at 2-5.

“We have started as many as three freshmen and a sophomore in matches so the lack of experience and match play nerves have been an obstacle to overcome,” Raider Coach Chris Dutton said. “However, we have lost three matches by one point, so we have been battling in close contests, just coming up short. I am so pleased with the efforts from the team. Getting experience for the young players on the squad will pay off in the long run and upcoming years. I have been pleased with the attitude and efforts by all of the members of the team so far.”

In a 6-1 loss to Lake Region (Hung Dau was the only member of the team to earn a point in the contest), the Raiders struggled at Bridgton Highlands course.

“It’s a narrow and demanding course off the tee, and as young as we are as a team, the experience showed from not being familiar with it,” Coach Dutton said. “We had a great match with them the week before as Lake Region edged us 4-3 by taking the last point on team score, which they won by a single stroke.”

Tyler Worcester, Van Nguyen and Keegan Jones earned victories in the contest.

The Raiders won last Wednesday against Sacopee at home by a score of 5.5-1.5. Tyler Worcester and Van Nguyen, along with Mike Davis and Keegan Jones, earned victories in their matches and Hung Dau earned a half point, as well.

The girls’ and boys’ qualifiers for the state championships loom closely as the girls will attempt to qualify on Monday, Sept. 30. Van Nguyen and Liz Dyer have qualified the past two years and hope to return to the States.

CROSS-COUNTRY

If the Raider boys were looking for a good measuring stick as to where they currently stand, they found one last week.

At Royal River Park in Yarmouth, the Raiders squared off against top-ranked Cape Elizabeth.

The Capers captured three of the top four spots en route to a meet win with 22 points. The Raiders were second with 45 points, led by Patrick Carty, who placed fifth in 17:00. Liam Simpson won the 5000 meter run in 16:25.

The Raiders’ combined team 5K time ranks them seventh out of 69 teams — all classes in the state right now according to Maine Mile Split, Coach Bill Reilly reported.

“Carty continues to shine. In my 24 years, only six other runners have run faster and he is only a sophomore,” Coach Reilly said.

Eric Hannes and TJ Rose were close to sub 18 minute times while Liuke Yang and Jon Burk are charging.

The Numbers 6 and 7 continue to be a duel between Tyler O’Keefe, Liam LeConey and Sully Briggs with freshman Christian Bedell making his statement.

“The rest of the team continues to develop,” Coach Reilly said.

Here’s how FA runners fared:

7. Eric Hannes, 18:08

8. TJ Rose, 18:09

12. Jon Burk, 18:44

13. Liuke Yang, 18:50

20. Sully Briggs, 19:39

21. Christian Bedell, 19:41

22. Tyler O’Keefe, 19:44

23. Liam LeConey, 19:55

29. Njemile Philip, 20:46

34. Nick Kiesman, 21:07

38. Jesse Liljedahl, 21:19

44. Ethan Swayze, 22:58

45. David Powers, 22:59

54. Reed Wales, 27:30

Sickness and recoveries continue to hold the girls back, as four of FA’s top five did not run.

“The bright spots were Juliet Fink, who went to a whole new level with her second place finish, and Kristen Dostie, who continues to improve rapidly in her first year of cross country,” Coach Reilly said. “If this team can get healthy and have everybody on board, they could really be a player at Regionals. I am hoping for the best and patience is the best strategy right now.”

Hannah Austin of North Yarmouth Academy posted the fastest time in 19:48. Here’s how the Raiders fared:

2. Juliet Fink, 21:22

13. Kristen Dostie, 24:08

20. Antonina Chechseu, 27:43

24. Danae Dostie, 28:51

25. Chelsea Abraham, 29:07

26. Amber Dindorf, 29:07

In team standings, Cape was first with 27 points followed by Waynflete (62), North Yarmouth Academy (62) and Fryeburg Academy (80).

Next: This Saturday, the Raiders travel to a big meet, The Manchester Invitational to mix it up with teams from across New England.

FOOTBALL

The last time Mt. Ararat won a football game was in 2009, a 20-6 victory over Edward Little.

The Eagles went on to lose 29 straight. The drought ended Friday night when Mt. Ararat gave head coach Frank True his first win with a 42-26 victory at the expense of the Raiders.

Early on, the teams were tied 6-6 and 12-12. The Eagles took a 26-20 lead, and pulled away on runs of four and two yards. The FA defense was unable to stop Jordan Castonguay, who carried the ball 18 times for 144 yards including a 23-yard TD. Bru Abreau was also a thorn in the Raiders’ side, rushing for 127 yards on 22 carries.

Next: The Raiders (0-3) host Morse (2-1) this Saturday at 1:30 p.m. The Shipbuilders are led by running backs Liam McDonough and James Laser. In the two wins, McDonough has rushed for 305 yards on 58 carries (5.3 yards per carry), while Laser reached the end zone twice last week and had a six carry, 85-yard game in the opening win over Oceanside (23-16). Morse beat Gardiner last week 28-8. The Shipbuilders were blanked by Falmouth 7-0 on a rainy night.

 

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