YARMOUTH – No. 4 Greenville overcame stubborn Pine Tree Academy to capture its second consecutive Western Class D boys’ soccer championship Wednesday.

Henry Hersey scored a goal and had an assist as the Lakers cruised to a 3-0 win against the second-seeded Breakers.

Greenville (10-7) also overcame a superb performance by goalie Zach Wilday (17 saves) before subduing the Breakers (10-4-1).

“He made some really nice saves to keep them in it,” Greenville Coach Jeff Richards said. “Our guys finally figured it out that they needed to shoot the ball sooner before he cut the angle down.”

Tristan Richards opened the scoring 15 minutes into the game.

Less than 13 minutes into the second half, Hersey was credited with a goal when the ball deflected in off his back following Matt DeAngelo’s direct kick from the top of the bubble. With less than two minutes left, Hersey completed the scoring.

Greenville advanced to the state championship for the second consecutive year after forfeiting its first five games because of the use of an ineligible player.

 

POOR FIELD conditions forced the postponement of two games Wednesday.

No. 2 Lewiston will travel to Topsham to play top-seeded Mt. Ararat at 5 p.m. Thursday for the Eastern A boys’ soccer championship and No. 2 Camden Hills plays No. 1 Ellsworth at 5 p.m. Thursday for the Eastern B boys’ championship.

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