YARMOUTH – Audrey Parolin and Sammi Toorish know what it’s like to move the ball between each other and make things happen on offense.

They combined for 23 goals and 15 assists last season for the Greely High girls’ soccer team.

But they also know how and when to find their teammates, which was a formula they needed Thursday night in a 2-1 victory against Yarmouth in a Western Maine Conference game at Yarmouth High.

“We didn’t have the best first half, but we really picked up each other as a team and played our game in the second,” Toorish said. “What teams don’t realize is that if Audrey and I are marked, it gives us opportunities to find our teammates, and they have just as good a shot as us, so it makes our team very unpredictable to defend.”

Although Yarmouth (0-3) controlled the ball for most of the first half, the Rangers (3-0) took advantage of opportunities when presented.

With a play that started with the ballhandling of Parolin and Toorish, Kaitlyn Graham of Greely led Libby Thomas with a pass, and Thomas beat her defender to score, giving the Rangers a 1-0 lead with 22:19 remaining in the first half.

Thomas was a sparkplug for a Greely offense that started slowly.

“Libby has been such an important player for us. You can see her directing people left and right, and she has really become a leader,” Parolin said. “It’s a great experience to have players like that around you, and I just love this team and how hard everyone works to be the best they can.”

Greely came out of halftime continuing to control possession and scored again when Toorish kicked a cross from the right side from Parolin past Yarmouth goalie Claire King to give the Rangers a 2-0 lead with 31:35 remaining.

After several close attempts, Yarmouth scored with one minute remaining when Erika Pierce found Olivia Conrad to cut the lead to 2-1, but the Greely defense and the solid goalkeeping of Lindsey Arsenault denied the Clippers any chance of another goal.

Greely Coach Michael Kennedy was pleased with his team’s second-half effort, especially against a quality opponent like Yarmouth.

“Yarmouth is the best team we’ve faced so far, and this is the first time we played on turf this season so that kind of got us out of rhythm,” Kennedy said. “We settled down in the second, though, and moved the ball a little better and played the way we know how to. It was good to get this win.”