Rivals show plenty of fight, but no victor emerges

WAITING FOR THE BALL TO COME DOWN are Fryeburg Academy's Mackenzie Buzzell (left) and Lake Region's Meghan Boos. (Rivet Photos)

WAITING FOR THE BALL TO COME DOWN are Fryeburg Academy's Mackenzie Buzzell (left) and Lake Region's Meghan Boos. (Rivet Photos)

By Wayne E. Rivet

Staff Writer

FRYEBURG — Despite two tightly fought games full of arm locks, trips, shoves and balls just missing the nets, a winner failed to emerge between rivals Lake Region and Fryeburg Academy.

With the two varsity girls’ soccer teams meeting twice in a six-day stretch, neither could claim a victory despite four overtime sessions.

Under the lights in Naples last Wednesday, Laker junior Isabel Scribner was the brightest star of the night when she denied FA’s Ori Inirio on a penalty kick late in the second half. Scribner, who recorded 17 saves, dove to her right to deflect Inirio’s drive to keep the game scoreless.

Inirio nearly scored late in the contest when a quick crossing ball just missed the far corner.

Fryeburg kept the pressure on in the second overtime, but Scribner along with defenders Katie Throgmorton, Bailey Crawford and Devynn Turner kept Raider shooters Izzy Hodgman-Burns, Julia Quinn and Kaylin Delaney from getting good looks at the LR net.

The teams settled for a 0-0 tie.

On Saturday, the Lakers traveled to Cumberland and stunned second-seeded Greely, 1-0.

“We are starting to show the result of our season long development and hard work ethic in beating Poland, taking NYA and OOB to double overtime, and tying Fryeburg in the last four contests,” LR Coach Harvey Toews said. “That development took a huge step forward on Saturday.”

Missing three starters, the Lakers opened the scoring just nine minutes into the game as senior forward Jordan Turner took a corner kick from the left side.  The ball was received and sent back out to Turner by freshman Lauren Williams.  Turner one-touched the ball back into the middle, where it was headed into goal by freshman Kristen Huntress for the 1-0 early advantage.

ON THE BALL — FA's Esme Hernandez (left) and Lake Region's Jordan Turner.

ON THE BALL — FA's Esme Hernandez (left) and Lake Region's Jordan Turner.

The remainder of the first half was evenly played without further scoring.

Greely came out firing in the second half, but the Laker defense, led by Devynn Turner, Katie Throgmorton, Bailey Crawford, Elisabeth Waugh, Grace Farrington, Huntress and Rozlin Hawkes was equal to the task consistently thwarting the attack and denying Greely’s scoring chances.

Scribner was once again huge in goal for the Lakers and earned her second consecutive clean sheet as the young Lakers held on for the exciting 1-0 victory.

That confidence spilled over to Monday’s rematch with the Raiders in Fryeburg. Again, the game was physical at times. The Lakers consistently accounted for Raider triggerman Hodgman-Burns, and received strong midfield play from freshman Melody Millett and Williams.

After another scoreless half, the Raiders finally broke through at the four-minute mark. With the Lakers unable to clear the zone, Julia Quinn came up with the loose ball and fed Hodgman-Burns, whose quick dribbler found the left corner of the goal, just beating a diving attempt for a stop by LR goalie Scribner (16 saves on the day).

With time winding down, the Raiders were whistled for a push about 10 yards from the midfield stripe. LR took advantage as Huntress, who had left the game earlier with an ankle injury, dished off to Turner, whose drive beat Raider goalie Sydney Charles (six saves) with about eight minutes left in regulation.

Neither club could break the time, as the Lakers closed the season at 2-9-3 while the Raiders settled for a 3-7-4 mark.

BATTLING FOR POSSESSION are Izzy Hodgman-Burns of Fryeburg Academy (right) and Bailey Crawford of Lake Region (left).

BATTLING FOR POSSESSION are Izzy Hodgman-Burns of Fryeburg Academy (right) and Bailey Crawford of Lake Region (left).

 

HIGH FLYING ACTION at the Lake Region vs. Fryeburg Academy girls' varsity soccer game. Pictured are (left) Melody Millett of Lake Region and Lexi L'Heureux-Carland of Fryeburg.

HIGH FLYING ACTION at the Lake Region vs. Fryeburg Academy girls' varsity soccer game. Pictured are (left) Melody Millett of Lake Region and Lexi L'Heureux-Carland of Fryeburg.

SHOT BLOCKED by Laker defender Katie Throgmorton.

SHOT BLOCKED by Laker defender Katie Throgmorton.

 

 

 

 

 

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