The first time they met was a rather one-sided affair, but the top-ranked Scarborough girls’ soccer team is not letting that 6-0 September victory be an excuse to take No. 2 Kennebunk lightly in Wednesday’s Class A South championship game.

The Red Storm know that Kennebunk (12-3-1) was without catalyst Hallie Schwartzman, a senior center midfielder who leads the Rams in assists.

“She connects the midfield with the forwards and she is a playmaker who can make a difference,” said Scarborough Coach Mike Farley. “So we have to prepare like we are playing a different team.”

Schwartzman, who takes most corner and free kicks for Kennebunk, has recovered from an early-season ankle sprain. One of her favorite targets from the corners is freshman Emily Archibald, who scored the only goal in a 1-0 semifinal victory Saturday over No. 3 Marshwood and is Kennebunk’s leading scorer.

The Rams were also without sophomore midfielder Abby Lamontagne against Scarborough and lost a pair of defensive backs – junior Abby Lennon and sophomore Mia Banglmaier – to injuries. Second-year Kennebunk coach Shannon Cavanaugh used the occasion to empty her bench early and get everyone quality playing time.

“We were able to try girls in different positions and different formations,” Cavanaugh said. “It was a humbling reminder for us that while we’d had success early, anything can happen in sports. We had a lot of work to do.”

The Rams lost just once more the rest of the season, 3-0 at Thornton Academy in late September. Now they are playing in their first regional final.

“This group of young ladies, especially this senior class, has completely changed the culture of Kennebunk girls’ soccer,” Cavanaugh said. “They have created a family.”

In the other semifinal Saturday, Scarborough (15-0-1) rallied from behind to beat No. 8 Windham, 2-1. Senior striker Gaby Panagakos scored both Red Storm goals, raising her team-high season total to 19.

Scarborough’s other main scoring threat is Molly Murnane, who has 13 goals. A transfer from Maryland, Murnane has blended well with a team that returned all but one starter from last year’s regional finalist.

“We had to work her in to what we are doing offensively,” Farley said. “Luckily, she is a very gifted and talented player and picked things up quickly.”

Defensively, Scarborough has held opponents to six goals all season and never allowed more than one in a game. Keeper Emily Royce has nine shutouts.

“We’re excited for another opportunity to play Scarborough,” Cavanaugh said. “This time around we’ve got everyone back and we’re healthy.”

THE CLASS A North title game at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday pits two more familiar foes. No. 3 Bangor (12-3-1) travels to top-seeded and defending state champion Camden Hills (15-0-1).

The Rams are responsible for the lone blemish on that Camden Hills record, a 2-2 tie in Bangor in early September. The Windjammers won the rematch at home a month later, 4-0.

“Our rivalry is a great one and I think we bring out the best in each other,” said Camden Hills Coach Meredith Messer, who noted that Bangor was banged up in the second game and, “my keeper made two fantastic saves that game. I don’t look at the scores of those games, I look at the quality of play. Both teams played well in both games.”

Since losing to Camden Hills, Bangor has posted four shutouts in five games, including a 3-0 semifinal victory over No. 2 Brunswick to avenge a 1-0 loss in September.

Sophomore forward Kris Kelly leads the Windjammers in scoring with 37 goals. The high-powered offense has racked up 100 goals this season, including 17 in two playoff games (11-0 over No. 8 Mt. Blue and 6-0 over No. 5 Edward Little).

Defensively, Messer counts on seniors Claire Pierce and Camryn Langille for consistency. Grace Blackwell is a three-year starter on one wing.

All but four girls played on the Camden Hills team that beat Gorham 1-0 in overtime last November at Fitzpatrick Stadium. That club scored 109 goals for the season.

“That experience and taste of success fuels their fire,” Messer said. “They love a challenge.”

IN CLASS B South, No. 1 Yarmouth (16-0) has been waiting since Saturday to learn its regional opponent, which did not become clear until No. 7 Cape Elizabeth knocked off No. 3 Greely 3-2 Tuesday in the semifinals. The two teams will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday.

Inclement weather delayed both quarterfinal and semifinal matches for Cape Elizabeth (11-6), which went on the road to beat No. 2 Oak Hill 6-0 on Friday before defeating Greely in Cumberland.

The Clippers, who are riding a 21-game winning streak, walloped Cape Elizabeth 7-0 at home in late September but managed only a 1-0 victory in mid-October in Cape Elizabeth. Yarmouth, the defending state champion, has yielded four goals all season, none of them in games decided by fewer than five.

Senior striker Sara D’Appolonia has 32 goals for Yarmouth, a school record. Senior goalkeeper Meredith Lane has 13 shutouts.

The Class B state championship game is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Deering High. No. 2 Presque Isle (13-3) hosts No. 9 Hermon (13-3-1) in Wednesday’s North regional final.