YARMOUTH – Finn Hadlock and Forrest Milburn each scored three goals and Matt Kibler added a pair of goals and two assists to lead North Yarmouth Academy past Morse 12-1 in an Eastern Class A boys’ lacrosse quarterfinal on Wednesday.

Milburn scored all of his goals in the first half, including the first two of the game, as the fourth-seeded Panthers (6-7) took an 8-1 halftime lead.

“We wanted to come out hard and keep firing,” said Milburn. “That’s what Coach (Chris Carpentier) wanted us to do, and we haven’t always done that this year. He also told us to make sure we talk, and we had good communication all game.”

Milburn took a feed from Kibler on the right and worked his way in close for the first goal just over a minute in. Then he came out from behind the net for an unassisted goal to make it 2-0.

Matt Buczkowski answered for the fifth-seeded Shipbuilders (7-6) off a feed from Magnus Lilleaas, but Hadlock cut across the crease and bounced a shot past goalie Alex Small before Brett Galley scored unassisted to make it 4-1 at the break.

“They pushed us out more than we expected to try to keep us from running our plays,” said Hadlock. “But that left a lot of openings in the middle.”

Kibler came out from behind the net for his first goal to open the second period, and Oliver Silverson scored from in close.

After Kibler fed T.J. Daigler for a goal, Milburn scooped up a loose ball at midfield and carried to the crease before beating Small for the 8-1 halftime lead.

Hadlock scored the first and last goals of the second half, and Kibler and Tim Millet each scored once.

“We’ve had a pretty balanced attack all year,” said Hadlock. “We try to spread out the offense, communicate and push the transition game when we can.”

“It’s been an interesting season,” said Carpentier. “We had the fourth-toughest schedule in the state and we lost a bunch of people through sickness and injury.

“We’ve seen some real good teams and we’ve taken some spankings, but we learned a lot. And now things seem to be coming together at the right time.”

“They’re a well-coached team,” Morse Coach Jay Paulus said. “But we’ve played up and down all year. We’ve had a problem with consistency, but when we do play well we can make it tough on the other team.

“We had one good quarter today and it could have been a different game had we played that way all along.”