Monday, March 10, 2014
From staff reports
(Continued from page 1)
WE’LL BE STREAMING the McAuley at Cheverus girls’ basketball game at 6 p.m. Friday at:
The likely favorites for the South Southwesterns, scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Donald Richards Pool in Cape Elizabeth, are the Cheverus boys and Cape Elizabeth girls.
Warning: When you get a power play against Falmouth, you’d better not mishandle the puck when No. 18 is lurking nearby.
Isac Nordstrom has made a habit of scoring short-handed goals for the Yachtsmen (9-4). He did it Friday in a 3-1 win against Bangor, then reprised the feat Saturday in a 6-2 victory over Yarmouth.
“He anticipates well and the system lends itself to a player like him,” Falmouth Coach Deron Barton said of his senior forward. “That’s why he’s in that position.”
In the first period against Yarmouth, Nordstrom took the puck away from a defenseman at his blue line and raced toward the Clippers’ net with a defender in front of him. Somehow, he slid the puck past both the defenseman and the goaltender to give his team a 2-0 lead.
“I just picked it up and tried to toe-drag a little, but then I missed it and picked up the loose puck and put it on the net,” Nordstrom said. “I didn’t see it until at the end. I was like ‘Oh, it actually went in.’ ”
Nordstrom was back at in the third period with his team a man down, stealing a puck and skating in alone on the goaltender. But his shot was blocked by goalie Nick Allen.
What’s his secret? “Keep calm, wait for the ‘D’ to make a mistake, just pick it up and skate,” Nordstrom said.
“It’s easier than you think.”
– Staff writers Kevin Thomas, Tom Chard, Glenn Jordan and Mark Emmert contributed to this report.