Lake Region weekly sports recaps

GIRLS’ SOCCER

Kennebunk 3, Lakers 1: Taylor Currier scored a first half goal for the Lakers to knot the game at 1-1, but the Rams scored two unanswered goals in the second half for the victory.

Waynflete 2, Lakers 2: Waynflete jumped out to a 2-0 first half lead, but the Lakers came out firing in the second half and tied the game behind two goals from CeCe Hancock.  The Lakers continued to press into the two overtime periods and CeCe almost recorded the hat trick only to see her potential game winner sail inches over the crossbar.

Traip Academy 3, Lakers 0: The Lakers traveled to Kittery to face Traip Academy for the third game of the week during Homecoming activities. Sustaining injuries to four starters during the game, the Lakers could not rally, falling 3-0 on the road.

The Lakers have played stretches of excellent soccer, going into the halftime break tied against both Wells and Kennebunk only to lose in the second half, Coach Harvey Toews said.

“The second half dominating performance against Waynflete was an example of what this young team is capable of when all players are focused and healthy,” Coach Toews said. “The team looks forward to continued improvement and greater consistency moving into the middle of the schedule over the next two weeks.”

Freshman Kristen Huntress has been strong in the Laker midfield with sophomore Devynn Turner anchoring the back line.

Next: The Lakers host Freeport Saturday at 6:45 p.m. then travel to Gray-New Gloucester on Wednesday for a 6 p.m. game. The next home game is Friday, Oct. 4 against Poland at 3:30 p.m.

COURTNEY YATES stretches to poke the ball away from a Falmouth player during last Friday's game in Naples. The Lakers were blanked by the Yachtsmen 2-0. (Rivet Photo)

COURTNEY YATES stretches to poke the ball away from a Falmouth player during last Friday's game in Naples. The Lakers were blanked by the Yachtsmen 2-0. (Rivet Photo)

FIELD HOCKEY

Lakers 5, Greely 0: Lucy Fowler scored both her goals in the first half, one at 27:35, unassisted and the second at 2:33 assisted by Abby Scott-Mitchell as the Lakers improved to 5-2 with a home victory over the Rangers.

Scott-Mitchell scored her three goals in the second half — one at 26:50, unassisted, her second at 22:48, assisted by Fowler and her third at 20:03, assisted by Mackenzie Mondville.

Lake Region defensive players Casey Heath, Samantha Marucci and Courtney Yates did a great job hardly allowing the ball in the circle and did not allow any shots on goal, Coach Pauline Webb said.

Greely goalie Sabrina Thompson had 11 saves.

“It was great to see the girls bounce back from their loss against Falmouth last Friday,” said Coach Webb, whose club is presently ranked third in Class B West, behind York (7-0) and Spruce Mountain (6-0-1).

• JV players played 7-on-7 and once again did some nice things, but lost 2-1. Madison Wildey is back on the team this year, after taking her freshman year off, and is doing some great things on the defensive end, Coach Webb said. Nicole Marucci scored for LR off a breakaway and a nice hard drive.

Falmouth 2, Lakers 0: Jillian Rothweiler scored in the first half, assisted by Leika Scott, with 2:15 left on a roller across the front of the net, which LR goalie Meghan VanLoan appeared to be screened on.

“Meghan called for the ball, but there was some unfortunate miscommunication and Falmouth was able to capitalize on it,” Coach Webb said. “I felt we dominated the first half, keeping the ball in the Falmouth half of the field for most of the half. But, we couldn’t get the ball into the circle enough to get good shots on goal.”

LR had 3 shots on goal the first half and Falmouth had 2.

Fowler put a shot in the goal early in the second half, which would have tied the game, but the official called it “dangerous” as the well-struck drive sailed over the Falmouth goalie’s shoulder.

“We had more opportunities in the second half with five shots on goal, but Falmouth’s goalie denied us (she had three saves).”

Falmouth had three more shots on goal the second half with their second goal being scored at 18:23 by Mickey Richards, off a rebound from goalie pads.

LR goalie Meghan VanLoan had 2 saves; Falmouth had a total of 5 shots on goal.

“Sophomore Molly Christensen had a great game playing link and feeding the ball to her forwards ahead of her,” Coach Webb reported.

• JV played 7-on-7 and lost 2-1. Nicole Marucci scored unassisted for LR.

Next: The Lakers host Cape Elizabeth on Friday at 4 p.m., travel to Poland on Tuesday (4 p.m.) and then host Fryeburg Academy on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 4 p.m.

CROSS-COUNTRY

With Number 2 runner Justin Black out, the Lakers received solid efforts from Nick Aceto and Nick Scarlett. “They ran within themselves,” Coach Dan Dors said. “They have shown big improvement.”

The meet consisted of 44 competitors. Winning time was 15:50. For the Lakers:

16. Nick Aceto, 19:02

19. Nick Scarlett, 19:23

31. Ben Roy, 20:19

33. Kyle DeSouza, 21:07

35. Tucker Irish, 22:06

Team scores: Freeport 24, Gray-NG 43, Kennebunk 65, Lake Region 108.

Already low in numbers, the Lakers saw their pack drop to three runners as Audrey Blais sat out the meet due to injury (Coach Dors is hopeful she will return this week). Addie Blais ran well in her sister’s absence with a 21:14 for tenth place (winning time was 19:26).

Jen Springer (34th in 32:45) and Isabel Brake (35th in 33:02) posted their best times of the season, showing steady progress.

Team scores: Freeport 20, Kennebunk 41, Gray-NG 78, Lake Region no score.

Next: The Lakers head to York Friday for a meet with the Wildcats, Wells and Falmouth. Girls open at 4:30 p.m., boys at 5 p.m.

BOYS’ SOCCER

The Lakers continue to struggle to find themselves, falling to 0-6 on the season.

With freshman Zeke Tocci and JJ Eaton joining the defensive line this year, the Lakers continue to look for balance.  Junior co-captains Nick Ball and sophomore Brandan George have stepped up well to fill the middle defensive spots, but against the well-balanced, veteran teams in Classs B West, they have not been given any time to rest, Coach Michael Chaine said.

Sophomores Alex Langadas, Taylor Davis, Matthew Buchanan and Mason Laplante have joined the returning upperclassmen — seniors Logan Wears, Jake Hammond and Joelson Rodrigues and juniors Kolin Wyman, Kevin Flanigan, Ethan Green and co-captain goalie Mike Rust.

The Lakers dropped three contests — 3-0 to Wells, 7-1 to Sacopee Valley (LR goal by Alex Langadas), and 17-0 to Kennebunk.

• The JV team continues to improve, though short for players (making it necessary for the majority of the varsity underclassmen to play on both teams). Senior Ryan Donkin, junior Brandon Boody, freshman Riley Wears, Douglass Mayo, Josh Perkins and Andrew Whited have received a chance to see full-time game play.

The Laker JV lost to Wells 5-0, 4-3 to Sacopee Valley (LR goals were by Zeke Tocci (2), Ethan Green and Matt Buchanan), and 4-1 to Kennebunk (Laker goal by Alex Langadas).

Next: The Lakers travel to Freeport on Friday for a 3:30 p.m. game, and host Gray-New Gloucester on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 6:45 p.m.

GOLF

The Lakers fell short in a tri-team match against Freeport (4-3) and  Cape Elizabeth (6-1).

LR scores against Freeport (par 36):

Ben Chaine 47, down 2 strokes

Tyler Walker 42, up 16 strokes

Nick Scarlett 61, down 5 strokes

Ryan Hodgdon 56, up 3 strokes

LR had no fifth player

LR scores against Cape:

Ben Chaine 47, down 14 strokes

Tyler Walker 42, up 5 strokes

Nick Scarlett 61, down 19 strokes

Ryan Hodgdon 56, down 7 strokes

Against Fryeburg Academy at Bridgton Highlands, the Lakers notched a 6-1 victory. Here’s the breakdown:

Ben Chaine, LR, 39/Tyler Worcester, FA, 52

Tyler Walker, LR, 46/Van Nguyen, FA, 52

Evan Kellough, LR, 55/Jake Maidment, FA, 63

Nick Scarlett, LR, 61/Mike Davis, FA, 62

Zach Heath, LR, 81/Hung Dao, FA, 60

Sully Tidd, LR, 60/Damian Eldridge, FA, 78

Lakers 200, Raiders 226

At Bridgton Highlands against Cape Elizabeth (9-1), the Lakers (6-3) fell 4-3. Here’s the breakdown:

Ben Chaine 51, down 14

Tyler Walker, 47, up four strokes

Evan Kellough, 61, down 17

Nick Scarlett 57, up seven strokes

Sully Tidd, 59, down 8

Ryan Hodgdon 62, up three strokes

Lakers 214, Capers 183

 

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