Goal happy: Cummings ties record as Lions roll to 10-0 winMount View falls to talented Nokomis at Newport
Only two games into the team's state Class B title defense, it already has been quite a season for both the Belfast field hockey squad and forward Maddy Cummings.
Facing Lincoln Academy of Newcastle at home Sept. 4, Cummings tied a single-game school record for goals with four as the Lions (2-0) made quick work of the Eagles (0-2) with a 10-0 victory.
Cummings also added an assist and now has five goals and an assist through the first two contests of the year.
The junior's four-goal game ties her with former Belfast players Laurie Vose (1979) and Sue (Reed) Woods (1988) for the school record. Vose was a member of Belfast's first state Class B title in 1979.
Veteran Belfast coach Allen Holmes, in his 40th season, said it's "very nice" having a player of Cummings' caliber on the team.
"We're all playing pretty well, but she's put in a lot of extra time," said Holmes. "When she goes out there she's really a team-oriented player. She offers a suggestion [and] the girls listen. It's pretty nice."
Lexi Nelligan also contributed to the high-powered Belfast offense Tuesday afternoon with three goals and an assist, while Logan Blood (goal, 3 assists), Hannah Bailey (goal, assist), McKenzie Thibodeau (goal) and Savana Wood (assist) led the hosts.
The Belfast offense was efficient in the game, as it tallied 10 goals on 13 shots. The Lions held an 11-0 edge in penalty corners.
Julia Ward and Maddie Littlefield spent time in the cage for Belfast and combined for two saves, while Andrea Call played in the cage for Lincoln Academy.
Mount View falls to Nokomis
At Newport, the Mustangs (1-1) dropped a 3-1 decision to the host Warriors (1-1) in a battle between two of Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B's stronger squads.
Drew Graves, Taylor Lovely and Mikayla Braley scored for Nokomis, while Graves also added two assists and Meghan Lovely one assist for the hosts. Braley Leadbetter scored for the 'Stangs on an assist from Larissa Hannan.
Abbie Charrier made three saves on five shots in the cage for Mount View, while Kendra Underhill made one save on two shots in goal for the Warriors.
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