Wells’ Alyssa Loukola tracks down an attacker. ALEX SPONSELLER/ Journal Tribune

Wells’ Alyssa Loukola tracks down an attacker. ALEX SPONSELLER/ Journal Tribune

WELLS — The Wells girls lacrosse team defeated the Panthers of North Yarmouth Academy by a slim margin of 10-9 yesterday in Wells, holding off the Panther squad after the team pulled off a tremendous comeback.

The Warriors dominated play in the first half, outscoring North Yarmouth 8-3 by the halftime whistle. 

At the start of the second half the game appeared to be trending toward a blowout of North Yarmouth, as Wells scored twice within the first five minutes of the half with goals from senior Alyssa Loukola and junior Megan Schneider, extending the team’s lead to 10-3.

A minute later — with 18 minutes left in the game— North Yarmouth answered with a goal of their own, sparking the start of what would be an unanswered six-score run over a 14-minute span. 

After the Panthers put away their ninth goal to make the score 10-9 — with 4 minutes to go in the matchup — Wells called a timeout.

When play resumed, the Warriors held possession to drain the clock out while also tracking back down field to defend their net on two fast break opportinities by the Panthers. 

The North Yarmouth squad’s attempts to tie the game at 10-10 were unsuccessful, as the game ended 10-9.

The win brings the Warriors to three wins this spring. The team travels to Fryeburg on Thursday to close out the season.

The Warriors carry a 3-8 record into the season finale. Despite their record, the Warriors have been in rebuild mode in 2017 and hope to continue to grow as they wrap up the 2017 spring.

Wells finished 2-10 in 2016, meaning that this year’s club has surpassed last year’s win total. The Warriors look to contend in the coming springs as they continue to lay the groundwork.

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