Biddeford’s Taylor Turgeon takes the puck up ice in the first period on Wednesday against Falmouth.

Biddeford’s Taylor Turgeon takes the puck up ice in the first period on Wednesday against Falmouth.

BIDDEFORD — The Biddeford girls hockey team was shut out by the visiting Falmouth club 4-0 Wednesday night at Biddeford Ice Arena.

Falmouth received two goals from both Devon Sarazin and Camden Carrier.

Falmouth goalie Julia Bonnvie made seven saves, while Biddeford goalie Rebekah Guay made 48 saves.

The Yachtsmen set the tone early in Wednesday’s contest.

At the 11:41 mark, Sarazin chopped the loose puck in the net, giving Falmouth a 1-0 lead.

In the first period, The Yachtsmen managed to take over 30 shots, 26 of which were on goal. Despite the high volume of shots, Guay made many impressive saves, keeping the score at just 1-0 heading into the second period.

The Tigers continued to push against the Falmouth attack in the second, and Guay’s save total slowly mounted as the minutes past.

With 8:48 left in the second, Falmouth got a powerplay goal from Carrier when she sent a shot off the left post and into the net putting the Yachtsmen up 2-0.

Four minutes later, Sarazin sent a shot through the legs of Guay and into the back of the net, putting Falmouth up 3-0 heading into the final period.

Falmouth scored quickly in the third period with another powerplay goal from Carrier, making the score 4-0 with 13:18 remaining in the game.

The Tigers played tighter defense in the final period and managed to regain some momentum, however were unable to answer Falmouth.

Despite the loss, a bright spot for Biddeford was Guay’s performance. According to coach Ashley Potvin, her performance in net is what kept the game from getting out of hand.

“We knew coming in that this was going to be one of the best skating teams we have faced this year. We knew she was going to have to have a big game and she stopped pretty much everything,” said Potvin. “She had a phenomenal game and really kept the game reasonable.”

An issue the Tigers faced throughout the contest was getting the puck out of their own zone. Potvin and her staff plan on making adjustments in the team’s upcoming practices.

“That is what happens whenever we face these good skating teams. We get trapped and we get tired and it leads to goals,” said Potvin. “We definitely need to do some work along the boards. We need to work with the wings to find a way to get the puck out, they need to know that if things aren’t working well just to send it.”

Potvin was happy with her team’s effort and has been pleased with the steady improvement throughout the season – especially from the younger players.

“We have faced adversity this year. We have nine new players, tonight we have a player that was sick and another still recovering from a concussion, but these younger players have really stepped up and held their own against some of the better teams,” said Potvin. “There are a lot of good things happening with the younger skaters, so that’s nice to see.”

Sports Staff Writer Alex Sponseller can be reached at [email protected] or at 282-1535 ext. 323. Follow the Journal Tribune Sports Department on Twitter @ JournalTsports.


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