FALMOUTH – Abbey Cavalero headed in a rebound less than nine minutes into the game to propel No. 4 Falmouth to a 1-0 upset of top-seeded Yarmouth in a Western Class B girls’ soccer semifinal Saturday.

The Yachtsmen (10-5-1) will play at No. 2 York (12-1-3) on Wednesday for the regional championship.

The goal came after Cavalero tried got her head on Jess DiPhillipo’s corner kick. Freshman keeper Olivia Smith stopped that shot, but the rebound went right back to Cavalero, who headed it into the goal.

“It wasn’t the best game in the world today, but you can’t criticize either team for the effort they put it in,” Falmouth Coach Jon Meek said.

The two teams played each other twice during the regular season. Yarmouth (12-3-1) edged the Yachtsmen 3-2 at home, and the teams played to a scoreless tie at Falmouth.

Yarmouth held an 11-6 edge in shots and a 6-3 advantage in corner kicks.

“We knew Yarmouth would have their opportunities, and they did,” Meek said. “They worked very, very hard and made it very difficult for us. Credit to our players. They never gave anything up.”

Smith and Falmouth keeper Elizabeth Estabrook each made five saves.


YORK 3, LEAVITT 0: The second-ranked Wildcats (12-1-3) converted a pair of corner kicks into goals on their way to a win over the third-seeded Hornets (12-2-1) in a Western Class B semifinal at York.

York took a 1-0 lead in the first half when Ruby Cribby got her foot on a loose ball after a corner kick.

Kayla Swasey made it 2-0 midway through the second half off a cross from Emily Mitchell. Addie Labonte scored the final goal directly off a corner kick when her shot slipped through the keeper’s hand with a minute remaining.

Carly Lee made three saves for the shutout.


BRUNSWICK 3, HAMPDEN ACADEMY 0: Dakota Foster and Allie Walton each had a goal and an assist as the top-ranked Dragons (16-0) handled the fifth-seeded Broncos (10-4-2) in an Eastern Class A semifinal at Brunswick.

Foster opened the scoring with 16:17 left in the first half, converting a loose ball after Walton took a shot from the top of the box. Walton then put in a direct kick 2:51 before halftime.

Morgan Libby got the final goal when she took a cross from Foster and went in alone against keeper Julia Snyder (15 saves) in the 47th minute.

Lydia Caputi stopped three shots for her 14th shutout. Midfielder Becky Champagne and backs Lauren Thacker and Kip Chipman were also standouts for the Dragons.


PRESQUE ISLE 2, CAMDEN HILLS 0: The third-seeded Wildcats (12-3-1) scored in each half and defeated the second-ranked Windjammers (13-3) in an Eastern Class B semifinal at Rockport.

Chelsea Nickerson put in a direct kick from about 5 yards outside the penalty box with four minutes remaining in the first half. Shae Adler scored from a scramble with 15 minutes left in the game.

After a slow first half, the Windjammers together several opportunities in the second. Caroline Matteo hit the crossbar eight minutes in. Two minutes before the second goal, Kristina Alex’s corner kick curled near the goal but out of bounds.

With seven minutes left, Haley Williams served a pass to Melanie Vangel, but Vangel collided with goalie Meredith Stewart, and Stewart recovered to make the save.

The last chance came with four minutes left when Alex’s direct kick went just over the goal.

Stewart finished with five saves. Lindsay Bumbulo made six saves for Camden Hills.


WASHINGTON ACADEMY 3, CALAIS 0: Taylor Davis had seven kills, six aces and 16 digs as the top-ranked Raiders (14-2) swept past the second-seeded Blue Devils (10-5) in the Class B state championship match, winning 25-16, 25-21, 25-22 at Narraguagus High School in Harrington.

Felicia Pepin contributed five kills, five aces and four digs, and Kira Arnold had four aces, 12 assists and five digs.

Rebecca Redding had four kills, 10 assists and three digs for Calais.