FALMOUTH — Richmond senior Danica Hurley and her teammates wouldn’t be denied a second straight Class D girls’ soccer state championship Saturday, even with Van Buren keeper Ashley Wilson putting on an acrobatic show.

Hurley scored twice and junior Sadie Gosse controlled midfield to lead the Bobcats to a 4-1 victory and their eighth title overall.

The game was a rematch of last year’s final, when Hurley scored a second-half goal to give Richmond a 1-0 win. This one wasn’t nearly as close.

“Unfortunately, the first 10 minutes we were on our heels and we didn’t play as aggressively as we did the rest of the game,” said Coach Jay Edgecomb of Van Buren (12-6).

The Bobcats (15-1) rode a prevailing wind to two early goals, the first from junior Taylor Clapp following a corner kick and a scrum in front of Wilson. Five minutes later, Gosse and Hurley combined on a goal, with Gosse feeding Hurley a through ball on the right side. Hurley, who scored her 100th career goal earlier in the playoffs, buried the shot into the left corner for her 36th goal of the season.

“Sadie and I work really well together,” Hurley said. “We always have, so I was pretty thrilled to see that come together today.”


BANGOR CHRISTIAN 4, GREENVILLE 2: Brad Wilcox became the state’s career leader in goals, and finished with a goal and two assists as the Patriots (18-0) beat Greenville (11-5-2) to win the state title at Falmouth.

Wilcox’s 107th career goal gave Bangor Christian a 2-1 lead in the first half and moved him past Roger Levesque, a Falmouth High graduate who now plays for the Seattle Sounders of Major League Soccer.


CENTRAL 2, ST. DOMINIC 1: MacKenzie McHugh scored on a breakaway with 3:52 left in overtime at Hampden to lift Central to its first state championship.

St. Dom’s (14-4) opened the scoring in the 24th minute when Courtney Costello beat a defender to a deflected ball and put it in from just beyond the 6-yard line.

Central (17-0-1) tied it 10 minutes into the second half when Brianna Speed got her foot on a loose ball inside the penalty area and poked it over the goal line.