BIDDEFORD — It’s been a special year for the Biddeford girls’ lacrosse team, as the Tigers have celebrated milestone after milestone.

Entering Wednesday’s game against Deering, Biddeford had already beaten its biggest rival – Thornton Academy – for the first time and had two players join the 100-point club.

The Tigers continued their historic season Wednesday as they cruised to a 19-8 win over Deering and celebrated two more milestones.

Biddeford junior Paige Laverriere, who reached 100 career points earlier this season, became the school’s all-time leader in goals. Her third goal of the day – she finished with five – moved her past 2016 graduate Taylor Turgeon, who had 96 career goals.

“I couldn’t have done it without my team, obviously,” said Laverriere, who didn’t immediately realize she had broken the school record. She said she was thrilled to have Turgeon on hand to celebrate the occasion.

“It meant a lot,” said Laverriere. “She was my captain freshman year for all my sports, so it was pretty great.”

Biddeford Coach Caitlin Albert also was happy to have Turgeon at Waterhouse Field to present Laverriere with the school-record ball.

“It was special. It worked out perfectly for Taylor to be here to present her the ball,” Albert said. “I think it means a lot to Paige, because when Paige was a freshman she was looking up to Taylor. That’s how she developed; (her) goal was to be just like Taylor.”

Earlier in the game, Biddeford junior Hailey Allen became the third Tiger this season to record her 100th career point. Allen, who is known for dishing out assists to Laverriere and Biddeford’s other top scorers, needed three points to reach the milestone. Her 100th point did not come on one of her smooth passes, though, but rather on a goal of her own midway through the first half.

“It was pretty big because I’ve been looking forward to it all week and I’ve been counting down … and then once coach told me today that I (needed) three more I was like, “OK, cool I got it,'” said Allen, who had two goals and two assists.

Albert was happy to see Allen get some well-deserved accolades.

“It’s awesome for Hailey. I’d say 50 percent of her points are on assists, which is really rare,” said Albert. “She’s kind of like the low-profile player, where she doesn’t always get all the attention, but she’s the one working hard when no one’s looking.”

Laverriere was glad to share the moment.

“That was really cool. She’s my best friend, so we were trying to work together to get each other points, so when she got it, I was obviously super happy for her,” said Laverriere.

Abby Allen had four goals and an assist for Biddeford (6-2), which also got three goals from Peyton McKeown and two goals and two assists from Megan Mourmouras. Serena Speight also had a good game with four assists and a goal.

Kiaya Gatchell led Deering (3-4) with six goals.

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