FALMOUTH — Scarborough High’s girls’ soccer team made up for three previous seasons of playoff frustrations today as the Red Storm won their first Class A state championship.

Scarborough, which allowed only one goal all season, scored twice in the first half, on goals by Emma Bagley and Cortney Hughes, and went on to beat Bangor 3-0 at Falmouth Stadium.

Sarah Little, who assisted the first goal, scored early in the second half to complete the scoring.
Scarborough finished 18-0-0 while Bangor, a high-scoring team, lost its first game to finish 15-1-2.

“This is unreal,” said Scarborough senior back Heidi Bogdanovich. “A lot of us have been together for a long time. We wanted to go out like this.”

CLASS B: Jessica DiPhilipo put in a penalty kick with 15 minutes left in the game to propel Falmouth to a 1-0 win against Caribou in the Class B girls’ soccer state championship game today.

The penalty kick was awarded after a Caribou player other than a goalie used her hands to keep the ball from going into the goal.

It was the Yachtsmen second state championship in three years.

CLASS C: Emily Lane scored 5:02 into overtime to give the Sacopee Valley girls’ soccer team the Class C state championship this afternoon with a 2-1 victory over Fort Kent.

The Hawks finished their historic season 16-1-1. The Warriors finished 14-3-1.

After a scoreless first half, Sacopee Valley’s Kara Singleton scored at 27:29 of the second half on a feed from Lane.

The Warriors increased their pressure and earned a direct kick just outside the box. Alexis Desjardins drilled in an unstoppable ball in the upper left corner, tying the game at 36:30.

In overtime, Singleton returned to favor and assisted Lane.

CLASS D: Danica Hurley’s second-half goal lifted Richmond to a 1-0 victory against Van Buren for the Class D girls state soccer championship today.

Hurley took a through pass from sophomore Sadie Gosse, beat two defenders and came in alone on Crusaders goalie Ashely Wilson, beating her to the bottom left corner.

“I pretty much just used my speed to my advantage and dribbled through the last two defenders,” Hurley said. “It felt pretty good.”

The state championship was Richmiond’s first since 2007. The Western Maine champions finished at 15-1-0. Eastern Maine champion Van Buren closed at 12-5-1.

The Bobcats controlled most of the action in the second half, outshooting the Crusaders 5-1 They held a 12-6 edge in shots on goal for the game. They also did a good job holding Van Buren freshman Parise Rossignol in check. The freshman striker scored 27 goals during the season but was held to two shots on goal.

Richmond goalie Lyndsy Hoopingarner finished with six saves, including a volley off Rossignol’s foot in the first half from point blank range.