High school field hockey

Lions surge to OT win over Bulldogs, 'Stangs blanked by Black Raiders

Faulkingham knocks in game-winner for another Belfast victory
By Staff | Oct 04, 2017

The Belfast and Mount View field hockey teams had their collective hands full on Tuesday, Oct. 3 in a pair of late-season high school stick contests against talented Class B opponents in Lawrence of Fairfield and Winslow.

In the end, the Lions edged the Bulldogs 1-0 in overtime, while the Mustangs, who had won four straight games, fell 2-0 to the undefeated Black Raiders.

The following is a recap of both contests:

Belfast 1, Lawrence 0 (OT)

At Belfast Oct. 3, the Lions got the game-winning goal from Kayci Faulkingham in overtime, on an assist from Lindsay Bruns, as they bested the visiting Bulldogs. The squads were scoreless at halftime and end of regulation.

On the winning score, Hannah Banks inserted on a penalty corner to Bruns, who put the initial shot on goal. There was a scrum in front of the goalie’s pads and Faulkingham popped it into the cage for Belfast’s 10th win in 11 tries.

Brooke Richards made two saves in goal for the Lions, while Marian Zawistowski made nine saves for the Bulldogs.

Belfast held a 17-2 edge in shots and 8-2 advantage in penalty corners.

In junior varsity action, the Lions and Bulldogs battled to a 1-1 tie.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Belfast (10-1, 89.8980 points) is third, while Winslow (12-0, 124.2857 points) is first in the 15-team region. The top 10 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Winslow 2, Mount View 0

At Winslow Oct. 3, the unbeaten Black Raiders ended Mount View’s four-game win streak with a shutout victory over the Mustangs. Winslow led 1-0 at halftime.

Anna Petrovic and Abby Wright scored for Winslow, while Savannah Joler and Madison Roy logged assists.

Alexis Bowman made 14 saves in the cage for Mount View, while Alyvia Ripley added a defensive player-save. Cassie Demers made two saves in goal for Winslow.

The Black Raiders held a 14-2 edge in shots.

In junior varsity action, Mount View beat Winslow 5-1, as Kate Bourgeois, Sophia King, Macy Fowler, Sena Hayes and Brianna Tripp scored for the visitors.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class C North, Mount View (4-7, 18.2143 points) is sixth, while Winthrop (10-1-1, 100.6122 points) is first in the 10-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

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