October 8, 2013

Field Hockey Notebook: Thornton keeps winning with consistency

By Steve Craig scraig@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

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Emma Desrochers

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Emma Desrochers, Massabesic freshman: After earning a spot in the Mustangs’ potent starting lineup, Desrochers responded with two goals in a 5-0 win against Deering and both goals in a tough 2-1 win against Gorham.

HONORABLE MENTION

Jillian Rothweiler, Falmouth senior: Scored all three goals in shutout wins against Fryeburg Academy (2-0) and Cape Elizabeth (1-0).

Morgan Karnes, Freeport sophomore: In a back-and-forth game with Yarmouth, she stopped 19 shots to keep her squad in the game until Taylor Schenker scored the winner.

Elyse Caiazzo, Cheverus senior: Versatile midfielder scored three goals in a 3-1 win against Portland as the Stags improved to 9-2.

AREA TOP FIVE

1. Scarborough
2. York
3. Massabesic
4. Cheverus
5. Thornton Academy

"Even though we had already beaten Cape, we just wanted to show everybody that we still had the strength," Winslow said.

Senior sniper Jillian Rothweiler said while she would have liked one more crack at the Class B tourney, she is looking forward to the new challenge.

"We're just generally excited about it. We're really looking forward to seeing how we can fare against what is perceived to be the top level," Rothweiler said.

MASSABESIC (10-1) is averaging 4.27 goals per game, but the Mustangs had to fight off illness and what appears to be a fast-improving team to beat Gorham, 2-1.

"We had so many players sick. We had maybe four players who weren't coughing or sneezing," Massabesic Coach Michele Martin-Moore said. "And for the first time this year we (were facing) a team that did not tire in the second half. (Gorham was) relentless."

The Rams were coming off a 1-0 upset of Marshwood. At one point languishing with records of 1-3-1 and 2-4-1, Gorham is 5-5-1 with a chance to get out of the dreaded No. 8 slot in the playoffs.

"They're going to give people fits in the playoffs," Martin-Moore said.

TWO OF the top snipers in the state match up Wednesday when Lucy Fowler and Lake Region visit York to face the Wildcats (11-0) and senior Taylor Simpson. Fowler had both goals in a 2-1 win against Fryeburg, at least the sixth time this season she's scored more than one goal for the Lakers (8-3). Simpson scored five goals in a 7-0 win against Freeport, raising her season total to 25. York won the first meeting 1-0 on a goal by Simpson.

Staff Writer Steve Craig can be contacted at 791-6413 or at:

scraig@mainetoday.com Twitter: SteveCCraig

 

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