After picking up a comfortable, 12-7 win over No. 7 Brunswick in the first round of the postseason this year, No. 2 Windham welcomed Lewiston, the three-seed, for a semifinals matchup on Thursday, June 9 – and ultimately fell, 6-4.

“I thought we played well; they just played a different style of defense,” said Windham head coach Matt Perkins. “We had some chances and actually had a couple goals taken off because of shooting space – goals that we didn’t get back, that hurt us. But that’s no one’s fault, it’s just part of the game.”

Perkins elaborated further on the action: “Both teams played well at defense; we lost a couple ground balls – they did a good job on the ground balls, they played very well. They had a couple calls go their way; it was a pretty evenly matched game.”

The two teams didn’t meet in the regular season, but Perkins had some knowledge in advance of what to expect from the Devils, having done a little scouting.

“We knew they’d be a physical team,” he said, “and they play really good defense. It was a great game.”

“It’s one of those things, I think overall, we played very well,” Perkins said. “We played 17 kids, and they really played well as a team, in transition, and offensively, defensively. They have all year.”

Windham entered the North side of the tournament at 10-2. Their only losses in the regular season came at the hands of the top two teams in the South: Marshwood, a 13-4 defeat, and Massabesic, a 15-5 defeat.

Nevertheless, Perkins rightly considers the season a huge success for the his girls, the program and the school.

“I’m very pleased with our girls, and how the program is progressing,” he said. “It was a tough loss, because this year was so much fun. Such a great group of kids. Very coachable and so much fun to be around. Really an awesome group.”

“Overall, looking at the season, very proud of the girls,” Perkins said. “We had the best record we’ve ever had. We finished our regular season 10-2, and overall finished 11-3.”

 

Windham’s Hannah Skvorak carries on the attack against visiting Lewiston. 

Eagle Eliza Palow approaches the Lewiston net on the attack. 

Windham’s Mya Mannette curls around the back of the Lewiston net on the attack.

Holly Spencer breaks away from a Lewiston defender, opening herself up for a pass.

Lauren Syphers guards an encroaching Lewiston attacker.


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