READFIELD — Hayden Elwell scored two goals, including the winner three minutes into overtime, to lift top-ranked Maranacook to a 2-1 victory against fourth-seeded York in a Class B South boys’ soccer semifinal Saturday.

The Black Bears (15-0-1) will meet second-ranked Yarmouth (13-2-1) in the final Wednesday.

“It came right out to me in the middle of the field,” Elwell said of the winning shot. “I just put it in the net like it was any other shot.”

Nathan Delmar set it up, trying to cross to Sam Wilkinson. The ball hit traffic in front and skipped free to Elwell, who finished it along the ground.

“This is big. It’s huge,” Delmar said. “We had to be intense. We had to go for it and that’s what we did.”

The match needed extra time after James Peter of York converted a free kick late in regulation.

WINSLOW 3, MEDOMAK VALLEY 0: Jake Warn scored two goals less than a minute apart in the first half as the second-seeded Black Raiders (15-0-1) beat the third-ranked Panthers (12-3-1) in a Class B North semifinal at Winslow.

Spencer Miranda sealed it with a goal in the 76th minute.

Cameron Robinson was busy in goal for Medomak, finishing with 20 saves.


WATERVILLE 4, OCEANSIDE 0: The second-ranked Purple Panthers (16-0) scored twice in the first 10 minutes and rolled over the third-seeded Mariners (11-2-3) in a Class B North semifinal at Waterville.

Attacking from the start was the plan, Waterville Coach Mark Serdjenian said.

“They’re a very athletic team, so that’s something we wanted to do, come out and level the playing field by being assertive and playing strong, which we did,” Serdjenian said.

The Panthers took a 1-0 lead when Jordan Jabar scored off a corner kick at less than three minutes into the match. They made it 2-0 with less than 10 minutes elapsed when Sadie Garling took advantage of an Oceanside turnover, blasting a shot from the right that beat keeper Raechel Joyce.

Meanwhile, Oceanside was unable to generate many scoring chances. When the Mariners did move the ball into Waterville territory, the Panthers’ tight defense quickly regained control and ended the threat.

“The whole team worked so hard. Our defense is the key to everything. Getting the ball up and crossing it in is how we score the best,” said Waterville forward Mackenzie St. Pierre, who scored midway through the first half to give the Panthers a 3-0 lead.

Sophie Webb closed the scoring with 1:46 left, tapping the ball into the net after it squirted away from Joyce.

Waterville keeper T.T. Brandon made six saves for the shutout.

RICHMOND 7, RANGELEY 0: Meranda Martin scored the first three goals and added another early in the second half as the top-seeded Bobcats (14-1) routed No. 4 Rangeley (8-5-3) in a Class D South semifinal at Richmond.

Martin also had two assists. Caitlin Kendrick scored twice and Abby Johnson got the other goal.

“We took it to them,” Kendrick said. “We scored early in the game and that helped.”

“The cream rises to the top,” Richmond Coach Troy Kendrick said, referring to his senior captain. “In the big games, we tend to lean on her a bit and she generally delivers. She didn’t disappoint (Saturday).”

Richmond, seeking a seventh straight regional title, had been idle since its regular-season finale Oct. 18 but showed no rust.

“We played well,” said Martin. “We had been off for a while, so it was good to get back at it.”