A solid corps of veterans is keeping Scarborough’s girls’ lacrosse team in contention for the Class A state championship.

With five games left in the regular season, the Red Storm are 7-0, one of the two unbeaten teams left in Class A.

“We have seniors on this team who have been with me three or four seasons, and they know this is their last chance to do something,” Scarborough Coach Marcia Wood said.

The last time the Red Storm did something was back in 2006, when they nipped Brunswick 13-12 in the state final to cap Wood’s first season as coach.

This spring, it looks like veteran players at both ends of the field could help Scarborough make another title run.

Four-year veterans Ellie Morin and Lindsay Hagerman lead an offense that has averaged 19 goals per game.

Third-year varsity veterans Jackie Morin, Ellie’s twin sister, and Brittany Ross anchor a defense that has allowed 6.9 goals per game.

Wood said her players knew they had something special going earlier this month when they downed perennial Class B power Yarmouth, 13-9.

“It was the first time we beat them,” she said.

To keep it going, the Red Storm will have to weather the toughest part of their schedule.

Starting Thursday, Scarborough plays three games in three days. It will host Westbrook on Thursday, visit Thornton Academy on Friday and will host unbeaten Gorham on Saturday.

“It will be the first time we’ve gone back-to-back-to-back this season,” Wood said.

Next week, Scarborough will end the regular season with games against Marshwood and powerful Kennebunk.

 

THE NATIONAL Rock The Box 5on5 Lacrosse Tour is scheduled to set up shop July 2-3 at Portland’s Fitzpatrick Stadium.

Sponsored by Reebok and the National Lacrosse League, the event is designed to introduce the fast-paced indoor version of the sport to players in youth divisions all the way up to the masters level.

The 20-city tour will start Memorial Day weekend with a demonstration at the NCAA men’s lacrosse final four at Baltimore, Md.

For more information, visit www.rockthebox.com.

 

THE WEEKLY boys’ lacrosse coaches’ poll is out by MaineEliteLacrosse.com: 1. Yarmouth, 2. Falmouth, 3. Cape Elizabeth, 4. Portland, 5. South Portland, 6. Kennebunk, 7. Brunswick, 8. Messalonskee, 9. North Yarmouth Academy, 10. St. Dominic.

 

GAME OF THE WEEK: Western Class B leader Falmouth visits two-time defending Class B state champ Yarmouth at 6 p.m. Friday. The game is a rematch of an April 30 contest at Falmouth in which the Clippers, the top-ranked team in Eastern Class B, controlled the second half to eke out a 7-4 win.

 

BEST BET for a game today: In a showdown between the top two girls’ lacrosse teams in Eastern Class B, Yarmouth (6-2) visits North Yarmouth Academy (5-2) at 4 p.m.

 

Staff Writer Paul Betit can be contacted at 791-6424 or at: [email protected]