SCARBOROUGH – It took three seasons, but Scarborough finally figured out a way to get past Kennebunk in the Western Class A girls’ lacrosse tournament.

The top-seeded Red Storm overwhelmed the Rams in the second half Saturday afternoon and rolled to a 11-3 win at the Mitchell Sports Complex to advance to the regional final for the first time since 2007.

Kennebunk, winners of the last two regional championships, had eliminated Scarborough from the tournament the past two seasons.

“We just turned it on,” said Lindsay Hagerman, a senior attacker who had two goals and three assists. “We were ready to go. We knew we could beat them, and we just did what we had to do.”

After a competitive first half that ended with Scarborough clinging to a 4-3 lead, the Red Storm, who beat the Rams 12-9 at Kennebunk in the final game of the regular season, took over.

“At halftime, I asked them, ‘You want it? How hard are you willing to work for it?’ ” Scarborough Coach Marcia Wood said.

“The past two years (Kenne-bunk) ended our season. For us to be able to come back and beat them is just awesome.”

the end of the game, the Red Storm, who will host No. 3 Gorham in the regional final at 6 p.m. Wednesday, held decisive advantages in shots on goal (26-17), draws (11-5) and groundballs (25-14).

Scarborough (13-0) received contributions from nearly every player in the attacking zone.

Ellie Morin led the Red Storm with three goals. Brittany Ross and Laura Pryzbylowicz each scored two goals. Maggie Smith added a goal and an assist. Mary Scott had a goal, and Meghan Quirk was credited with an assist.

“It’s just better when everyone can score,” Hagerman said. “They can’t stop us. There’s just too many of us. Everyone’s involved.”

For Kennebunk, Camille Auger, Taylor Crowley and Abigail Bradford scored. Allison Bush and Brooke Worcester each had assists.

Scarborough goalie Marina Sterrer made 10 of her 14 saves in the second half to keep the Rams (8-5) off the scoreboard for the final 33 minutes.

“She stepped up,” Wood said. “She focused. It was fantastic.

“To keep a team like Kennebunk scoreless is just tremendous.”

 

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