KENNEBUNK — Top-ranked Kennebunk got a goal from Allie Truman with 7:40 to play and survived a late rally from fifth-seeded York to win a Western Class B girls lacrosse semifinal 8-7 on Saturday at Veteran’s Memorial Field.

The Rams will host No. 3 Cape Elizabeth in the regional final at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Kennebunk (10-3) opened up a 3-0 lead early thanks to two goals from Jenny Bush and another from Carly Sandler, but York scored four of the final five goals of the half to make it 4-4 at the break.

Bush and Hayley Fecko scored the first two goals of the second half to put the Rams back up 6-4. Kara Kelly answered to get the Wildcats back within one, only for Kyra Schwartzman to respond to extend Kennebunk’s lead back to two.

Again York found a way to cut the lead thanks to Courtney Cole’s second goal of the game, but Truman found the net soon after for the eventual game-winner. The Wildcats Malory Connolly scored with five minutes to play to again make it a one-goal game, but the Rams survived, running out the last 1:30 in a well-worked stall, to avoid the upset.

Thornton Academy 11, Scarborough 5

SACO — Second-seeded Thornton Academy scored the first eight goals of the second half to take an 11-5 lead on the way to a victory over third-seeded Scarborough in a Western Class A girls lacrosse semifinal on Saturday at Hill Stadium.

The Golden Trojans will play top-ranked Massabesic in the regional final at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Waterboro.

Scarborough (8-6) started quickly, getting goals from Ainsley Jamieson, Bailey Adams, Kaitlin Prince and Emma Adams to take a 4-1 lead after 10 minutes. Thornton (11-3) responded with goals from Hannah Wuerthner and Katie McCrum to trail 5-3 at halftime, and then went on a game-deciding run to start the second half.

Freshman Paige LeBlanc started it with a free-position goal just 47 seconds after the break, with a pair of McCrum goals then giving the Trojans their first lead at 6-5. Faith Sinclair and Carly McKenna then added to the lead, followed by two more strikes from Wuerthner and another from Sinclair to make it 11-5 with 5:14 to play.

Prince scored with 4:42 to make it 11-6 ”“ ending a 29:09 goal drought for the Red Storm ”“ but that was the closest Scarborough would get. Allie Spinney finished with eight saves for Thornton, which held a 21-14 in shots on goal.



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