WATERBORO — A loss was not enough to spoil a rain-soaked Senior Night for the Massabesic field hockey team.

Scarborough rallied to a 4-3 victory over the Mustangs on Wednesday night, giving Coach Kerry Marriello her 200th career victory, but Massabesic still clinched the top seed for the Class A South playoffs.

The Red Storm (13-1) did not secure enough Heal points to overtake the Mustangs (12-2) in the standings, but did move up from the No. 3 spot to the second seed.

“It’s just a confidence boost for us, it’s something that we absolutely need rolling into those playoffs,” said Marriello.

Scarborough trailed 3-2 at halftime after the Mustangs went ahead with 2:42 remaining in the first half.

Emma Rutledge scored from the point immediately off a corner for her second goal of the game.

Scarborough nearly tied the score with 11 seconds left in the half. Off a corner, Lucy Malia drew a penalty shot opportunity and tried to sneak it in on the left side, but was denied by the post.

Instead, the Red Storm tied the game just 56 seconds into the second half on a goal by senior Lauren Topchik.

“We just went out firing and we absolutely needed that goal. I think that changed the half for us, for sure,” said Marriello.

Sophomore Carrie Timpson notched the winning goal for Scarborough off a corner with 14:38 remaining, with the assist going to Cat Taylor.

“We’ll be addressing our corner defense a little differently (going forward), Massabesic Coach Michele Martin-Moore.

“We’ve been tweaking it as the season has gone along and we’ll continue to tweak that a little bit.”

In a battle that resembled a playoff game, each side felt there were a lot of positives to take into the postseason.

“That was a great game. Both teams played their hearts out, played hard. I mean, what more could you ask for?” said Martin-Moore.

“For us to overcome being down and all of those things, to know that we fought through and finished in the end and hung on for those last 13 minutes is pretty impressive for this team,” said Marriello.

Massabesic outshot Scarborough 8-4 in the first half, but the Red Storm turned the tables in the second half with a 12-4 shot advantage.

Massabesic goalie Madyson Pomerleau was great in net, making twelve saves.

“(Pomerleau) comes up big in big moments,” said Martin-Moore.

Sam Carriero earned the win for Scarborough, making nine saves.

Taylor gave the Red Storm a 1-0 lead less than 5 minutes into the game.

Emma Rutledge tied the game when the Mustangs’ senior captain scored off a turnover with 15:07 left in the first half.

Massabesic pulled ahead 2-1 about six minutes later on a goal by freshman Camryn Champlin.

It appeared as though Massabesic was about to run away with the game after taking a 2-1 lead and dominating play. However, Scarborough had other plans.

The Red Storm tied the game at 2-2 with 5:25 left in the first half when Rachel Paradis scored off a corner.

“(Massabesic) really played such a great game, but we just wanted it more. We were fighting and we knew what this meant for playoffs. We were ready for it,” said Paradis.

“I think that we’re going to be very prepared going into the playoffs.”