In a back-and-forth battle of the Rams in Gorham on Saturday, it was the girls from Kennebunk who found themselves on top when the final horn sounded.

Kennebunk scored four unanswered goals in the final four minutes of the game to knock the top-ranked Gorham girls lacrosse team from the Class A playoffs by a 12-10 score.

The game was a roller coaster ride right from the start as Kennebunk jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead before Gorham got four goals from Ashley Martin, Mia Rapolla (who finished with six goals in the contest) and two from Aimee St. Germain.

Kennebunk then got four more consecutive goals to retake a 6-4 lead before Gorham cut the lead back down to 6-5 with 1:38 left in the first half when Rapolla cut across the middle and fired the ball home for the score. Kennebunk added one more on a Camille Auger goal with 1:02 left and went into the half up 7-5.

Rapolla came out firing for Gorham in the second half, scoring on a penalty shot with 22:40 left then scoring with an assist from St. Germain with 21:15 left to tie the game at seven. St. Germain and Rapolla would hook up again with 19:06 left as St. Germain went to the side of the net and found Rapolla in the middle to put Gorham up 8-7, and forcing Kennebunk to call time out to settle down.

Gorham widened its lead just after the Kennebunk timeout as St. Germain got the ball to Samantha Martin, who was cutting through the middle. Martin bounced a shot home for the 9-7 lead with 18:48 left. Kennebunk got one back about 20 seconds later as Jameson Spang scored.

Rapolla gave Gorham a two-goal lead with 7:12 left as she took the ball and sliced through the defense and scored to make it 10-8.

It appeared the momentum was all on Gorham’s side, but Kennebunk got late goals from Meghan Smith (on a penalty shot with 3:58 left and again with 3:26 left), Spang (with 3:08 left and again with 1:42 left) to seal the win for Kennebunk.


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