YARMOUTH – Katherine Millett scored with 1:05 left in the first overtime Tuesday to give second-seeded North Yarmouth Academy a 2-1 victory against seventh-ranked Telstar in a Western Class C field hockey quarterfinal.

Millett took a pass from Olivia Madore, carried the ball across the crease and past the right post, but was able to reach back and flip it high and past keeper Hali Barter to the far side.

“I usually do play it real close to the line, then take a shot or make a pass that they’re not expecting,” said Millett. “I took the goalie’s body to the left and then took the ball to the right.”

“She has excellent hand-eye coordination, the way she flipped that ball back and up,” said Telstar Coach Gail Wight. “You could tell that was something they work on. That goal was no fluke.”

NYA (11-4) took the lead when Millett scored off an outstanding effort midway through the second half, but Lyndsay Merrill tied it for the Rebels (6-8-1) with 10:50 remaining in regulation.

The Panthers scored their first goal off a fast transition. Lillie Reder came up with a takeaway and sent it quickly ahead to Carly Lappas near midfield.

Lappas fed Millett, who carried up the left side before cutting to the net. She briefly lost possession but regained control, but Barter slid over to make the initial stop. Millett kept moving and came up with a rebound, and shoved it in while falling.

“My feet were moving faster than the ball,” she said, “and I was definitely on the way down when I shot. But all the credit goes to my teammates. They kept working and pushing after a slow start, and that made me push harder because it wasn’t one of my best games.”

Telstar tied it just over three minutes later after a Callie Brown penalty corner. Brown fed Merrill, whose first shot was blocked, but she collected the rebound and nailed the far right corner to make it 1-1.

“They have an extremely tough defense,” NYA Coach Tracy Quinby said of Telstar, “and they frustrated our offense.

“Your seniors never want to see the season end too soon, and we have just two – (Millett) and Katie (Cawley) – but we all look to them. I moved Katie to the back because we needed experience there, and it’s a real selfless role for Katie because I know she could score a ton of goals up front.”

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