Middle school field hockey

Title time: Troy Howard surges for three second-half goals to beat Boothbay

No. 1 Lions grab eighth straight Busline League crown, 60-0-1 in past 61 games
By Mark Haskell | Oct 21, 2019
Photo by: Mark Haskell Troy Howard Middle School field hockey team members. The Lions beat Boothbay 3-0 in the Busline League middle school field hockey championship game on Oct. 19 at Point Lookout in Northport. Team members are, front from left, Nikki Shorey and Monee Peak; second row from left, Jara Brown, Payten Wadsworth, Amelia Lepow, Aubrey Sawyer, Lawless Desrochers, Kim Berry, Mallory Morse, Danielle Hicock, Kate Lemon, Greta Graf and Sophia Larrabee; third row, coaches Sarah Bryant and Briana Brennick, Ava Markham, Kayla White, Emily Friel, Danica Gray, Orly Woodberry, Jade Haber, Laura Carpenter and Audri Goodwin; and back, Grace Woods, Kali Knight, Sophia Taylor, Brianna Shorey, Olivia Fritz, Lexi Riley, Allison Friel, Hailey Day, Cheyenne Walker, Jocelyn Veilleux, Halle Tarbox and Mckenzie Eldridge.

Northport — It is perhaps apropos that the Busline League field hockey championship — at Point Lookout on an idyllic Saturday morning in October — pitted top-ranked Troy Howard Middle School of Belfast and No. 2 Boothbay Region Elementary School against one another.

Not only because the opponents were the top seeds in the five-team league, but it was Boothbay that turned Troy Howard’s more than 50 game winning streak into an unbeaten stretch when the foes battled to a 1-1 tie earlier in the regular season.

The Saturday, Oct. 19 middle school championship showdown had the makings of another all-out classic, particularly with the opponents scoreless after the first 30 minutes.

However, Troy Howard got a sensational second-half goal from eighth-grader Brianna Shorey — and two more for good measure by teammate Mallory Morse — as the Lions prowled to their eighth straight league title with a 3-0 victory on the artificial surface.

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Lawless Desrochers also had an assist in the win for the Lions, who are 60-0-1 in their last 61 games, dating back to 2014.

Team members for Troy Howard, coached by Sara Bryant, include Laura Carpenter, Allison Friel, Emily Friel, Greta Graf, Sophia Larrabee, Kate Lemon, Grace Woods, Aubrey Sawyer, Nicki Shorey, Halle Tarbox, Jocelyn Valleau, Payten Wadsworth, Oralee Woodbury, Jara Brown, Haylee Day, Lawless Desrochers, Mackenzie Gibbons, Audri Goodwin, Danica Gray, Jade Haber, Kali Knight, Amelia Lepow, Ava Markham, Monee Peak, Lexi Riley, Brianna Shorey, Kayla Wight, Mckenzie Eldridge, Kim Berry, Danielle Hicock, Mallory Morse, Sophia Taylor and Shyann Walker.

Team members for Boothbay, coached by Charlinda Carlson, include Charlee Fuchswanz, Ariel Alamo, Kate Campbell, Emily Gosselin, Avery Barter, Kari Blake, Azalea Bennett, Cassie Leeman, Makayla Pinkham, Magen Burgee, Meg Sledge, Lizzie Pearce, Abbie Clark, Lily Nein, Natalie Mayotte, Abby Amaral, Aileigh Johnson, Ella Watts and Tatum French.

Peak played in the cage for the Lions, while Sledge tended the goal for the Wildcats.

Troy Howard received a bye in the first round and defeated No. 4 Camden-Rockport in the semifinals to advance to Saturday’s title game, while Boothbay defeated No. 3 Oceanside to advance to the final.

Boothbay proved up to the task in the first half with possession and penalty corners relatively even between the teams. However, in the second half, Troy Howard ramped up the offensive intensity and doled out a bevy of penalty corners as the Boothbay defense began to tire down the stretch.

The game’s signature score came midway through the second half when Shorey dribbled the ball into the penalty area one-handed and, with a mighty backhand shot high on the goal, which beat the outstretched arms of Sledge and put Troy Howard on the board.

Later in the half, Desrochers, at the top of the penalty area, swung a pass to an open Morse, who slapped a shot on goal and found the back of the cage, which doubled Troy Howard’s lead.

Morse doubled her goal total minutes later with her second of the game, which gave the Lions a late insurance goal.

Troy Howard vs. Boothbay Busline League middle school field hockey championship
Scenes from Troy Howard vs. Boothbay on Oct. 19 in the Busline League middle school field hockey championship at Point Lookout in Northport. (Video by: Mark Haskell and Zack Miller)
Scene from Troy Howard and Boothbay in Busline League middle school field hockey championship game on Oct. 19 at Point Lookout in Northport. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Troy Howard and Boothbay in Busline League middle school field hockey championship game on Oct. 19 at Point Lookout in Northport. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Troy Howard and Boothbay in Busline League middle school field hockey championship game on Oct. 19 at Point Lookout in Northport. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Troy Howard and Boothbay in Busline League middle school field hockey championship game on Oct. 19 at Point Lookout in Northport. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Troy Howard and Boothbay in Busline League middle school field hockey championship game on Oct. 19 at Point Lookout in Northport. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Troy Howard and Boothbay in Busline League middle school field hockey championship game on Oct. 19 at Point Lookout in Northport. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Troy Howard and Boothbay in Busline League middle school field hockey championship game on Oct. 19 at Point Lookout in Northport. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Troy Howard and Boothbay in Busline League middle school field hockey championship game on Oct. 19 at Point Lookout in Northport. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Troy Howard and Boothbay in Busline League middle school field hockey championship game on Oct. 19 at Point Lookout in Northport. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Troy Howard and Boothbay in Busline League middle school field hockey championship game on Oct. 19 at Point Lookout in Northport. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Troy Howard and Boothbay in Busline League middle school field hockey championship game on Oct. 19 at Point Lookout in Northport. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Troy Howard and Boothbay in Busline League middle school field hockey championship game on Oct. 19 at Point Lookout in Northport. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Troy Howard and Boothbay in Busline League middle school field hockey championship game on Oct. 19 at Point Lookout in Northport. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Troy Howard and Boothbay in Busline League middle school field hockey championship game on Oct. 19 at Point Lookout in Northport. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Troy Howard and Boothbay in Busline League middle school field hockey championship game on Oct. 19 at Point Lookout in Northport. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Troy Howard and Boothbay in Busline League middle school field hockey championship game on Oct. 19 at Point Lookout in Northport. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Troy Howard and Boothbay in Busline League middle school field hockey championship game on Oct. 19 at Point Lookout in Northport. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Troy Howard and Boothbay in Busline League middle school field hockey championship game on Oct. 19 at Point Lookout in Northport. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Troy Howard and Boothbay in Busline League middle school field hockey championship game on Oct. 19 at Point Lookout in Northport. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Troy Howard and Boothbay in Busline League middle school field hockey championship game on Oct. 19 at Point Lookout in Northport. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Troy Howard and Boothbay in Busline League middle school field hockey championship game on Oct. 19 at Point Lookout in Northport. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Troy Howard and Boothbay in Busline League middle school field hockey championship game on Oct. 19 at Point Lookout in Northport. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Troy Howard and Boothbay in Busline League middle school field hockey championship game on Oct. 19 at Point Lookout in Northport. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Troy Howard and Boothbay in Busline League middle school field hockey championship game on Oct. 19 at Point Lookout in Northport. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Troy Howard and Boothbay in Busline League middle school field hockey championship game on Oct. 19 at Point Lookout in Northport. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Troy Howard and Boothbay in Busline League middle school field hockey championship game on Oct. 19 at Point Lookout in Northport. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Troy Howard and Boothbay in Busline League middle school field hockey championship game on Oct. 19 at Point Lookout in Northport. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Troy Howard and Boothbay in Busline League middle school field hockey championship game on Oct. 19 at Point Lookout in Northport. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Troy Howard and Boothbay in Busline League middle school field hockey championship game on Oct. 19 at Point Lookout in Northport. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Troy Howard and Boothbay in Busline League middle school field hockey championship game on Oct. 19 at Point Lookout in Northport. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Troy Howard and Boothbay in Busline League middle school field hockey championship game on Oct. 19 at Point Lookout in Northport. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Troy Howard and Boothbay in Busline League middle school field hockey championship game on Oct. 19 at Point Lookout in Northport. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Troy Howard and Boothbay in Busline League middle school field hockey championship game on Oct. 19 at Point Lookout in Northport. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Troy Howard and Boothbay in Busline League middle school field hockey championship game on Oct. 19 at Point Lookout in Northport. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Troy Howard and Boothbay in Busline League middle school field hockey championship game on Oct. 19 at Point Lookout in Northport. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Troy Howard and Boothbay in Busline League middle school field hockey championship game on Oct. 19 at Point Lookout in Northport. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Troy Howard and Boothbay in Busline League middle school field hockey championship game on Oct. 19 at Point Lookout in Northport. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Troy Howard and Boothbay in Busline League middle school field hockey championship game on Oct. 19 at Point Lookout in Northport. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Troy Howard and Boothbay in Busline League middle school field hockey championship game on Oct. 19 at Point Lookout in Northport. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Troy Howard and Boothbay in Busline League middle school field hockey championship game on Oct. 19 at Point Lookout in Northport. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Troy Howard and Boothbay in Busline League middle school field hockey championship game on Oct. 19 at Point Lookout in Northport. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Troy Howard and Boothbay in Busline League middle school field hockey championship game on Oct. 19 at Point Lookout in Northport. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Troy Howard and Boothbay in Busline League middle school field hockey championship game on Oct. 19 at Point Lookout in Northport. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Troy Howard and Boothbay in Busline League middle school field hockey championship game on Oct. 19 at Point Lookout in Northport. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Troy Howard and Boothbay in Busline League middle school field hockey championship game on Oct. 19 at Point Lookout in Northport. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Troy Howard and Boothbay in Busline League middle school field hockey championship game on Oct. 19 at Point Lookout in Northport. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Troy Howard and Boothbay in Busline League middle school field hockey championship game on Oct. 19 at Point Lookout in Northport. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Troy Howard and Boothbay in Busline League middle school field hockey championship game on Oct. 19 at Point Lookout in Northport. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Troy Howard and Boothbay in Busline League middle school field hockey championship game on Oct. 19 at Point Lookout in Northport. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
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