'Stangs again should be in thick of regional title race
Thorndike — The following is a synopsis of the 2014 Mount View High School field hockey team:
Coach/years coached current team: Gloria Hewett, eighth year.
Last year’s record/playoff information: 10-4, No. 4 seed in Eastern Class C playoffs. The Mustangs defeated No. 5 Dexter 2-1 in the quarterfinals and fell to No. 1 Foxcroft Academy of Dover-Foxcroft 2-1 in double-overtime. Mount View was the only team to score a goal against the Ponies all season, who went on to win the state Class C title.
Roster: Seniors Dinah Bilodeau (goalie), Kersey Boulay (midfield), Lindsay Morong (back), Ellie Peaslee (midfield), Austyn Thomas (forward), Alanna Maxy-Flood (back) and Darian Wren (back); juniors Krysta Porter (back), Kate West (back), Risa Fox (midfield), Megan Mikel (forward) and Jordan King (back); sophomores Reanna Boulay (forward), Alliy Kennedy (midfield) and Mckenna Gibbs (forward); and freshmen Lilly O’Brien (midfield), Michelle Bilodeau (forward) and Alexis Bowman (goalie).
Known graduation losses: Braley Leadbetter, Caitlyn Poulin, Brittany Moody, Allyson Clary, Lauren Richards, Mykenna Grotton and Hailey Davis.
Significant impact players: Kersey Boulay, Reanna Boulay, Morong, Bilodeau, Thomas and Peaslee.
Team strengths: Teamwork and unselfish play.
Team goals: To qualify for the Eastern Class C playoffs for the second straight year.
Top league opponents: Belfast, Oceanside of Rockland/Thomaston, Camden Hills of Rockport, Nokomis of Newport, Gardiner, Winslow and Leavitt of Turner.
Outlook: The Mustangs will miss Leadbetter’s speed and goal-scoring ability as she was an All-State selection last season, but Hewett feels the Boulay sisters, Kersey and Reanna, could shoulder the load offensively for Mount View.
Kersey Boulay, a senior, is the team’s top playmaker, while her sophomore sister, Reanna, broke onto the scene last year and set the school record for goals in a season with 15, while also logging 11 assists. Hewett said Morong “reads the field well and she sets offensive movement into play,” while Bilodeau is “excellent” in the cage and should be tough for opposing offenses to solve.
In a nutshell, Hewett is confident in the group.
“As a team, I think we work well together,” she said. “I don't have any players who are show off players or who play for their own personal glory. I have a great bunch of girls who trust each other and who work hard helping each other to be the best that they can be.”
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