SCARBOROUGH — Liam Bridgham scored at the end of the first half and the start of the second half to lift No. 8 Scarborough to a 2-0 victory over ninth-seeded Thornton Academy in a Class A South boys’ soccer preliminary round game Friday afternoon at Kippy Mitchell Sports Complex.

The Red Storm (10-4-1) advanced to a quarterfinal at No. 1 Gorham (13-0-1) at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Gorham won the regular season encounter, 4-0, in Scarborough on Sept. 11.

Thornton Academy and Scarborough players battle for the ball in front of Thornton’s net on a corner Friday. L to R: Scarborough’s Liam Bridgham and Elliot Dumais, Thornton’s Max Spaulding and Gavin Tanis and Scarborough’s Tommy Stratis.

Neither team generated a good scoring chance in the first half until the Red Storm earned a corner kick with a minute to go. After the Golden Trojans (6-8-1) failed to clear the ball from the box, Bridgham drove it home for a 1-0 lead.

Just 64 seconds into the second half, Bridgham doubled the advantage when he took a pass from Matt Ricker and sent a left-footed blast past Thornton keeper Nick Lea (seven saves) and into the right corner of the goal.

KENNEBUNK 2, WINDHAM 0: Tristen Worth scored twice in the final 12 minutes to lift the No. 7 Rams (8-6-1) over the 10th-seeded Eagles (6-8-1) in a Class A South prelim at Kennebunk.

The Rams will visit No. 3 Portland for a quarterfinal at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

GRAY-NEW GLOUCESTER 1, MOUNTAIN VALLEY 0: Austin LaLiberty scored on a through ball from Andrew LaCerda with 5:05 left to lift the 11th-seeded Patriots (7-6-2) over the sixth-seeded Falcons (7-7-1) in a Class B South prelim in Rumford.

Brannon Gilbert recorded one save for Gray-New Gloucester, while Kyle Kenney stopped eight shots for Mountain Valley.

Gray-New Gloucester will play third-seeded Greely (7-5-2) in the quarterfinals at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

SACOPEE VALLEY 4, ST. DOM’S 2: Mike Murphy scored two goals, including the 50th of his career, and assisted on another to lead the ninth-seeded Hawks (8-7) past the eighth-seeded Saints (5-7-3) in a Class C South prelim in Auburn.

Jeremy Phelan gave St. Dom’s an early lead. Alex Roy added an unassisted goal in the second half.

Richie Watson and Connor Meggison scored Sacopee’s first two goals, helping the Hawks build a 3-1 halftime lead.

LEAVITT 2, MORSE 1: Garrett Addison scored the tying goal with 2:45 remaining in regulation, and the seventh-seeded Hornets (5-6-4) converted all nine of their chances in the penalty kick tiebreaker to beat No. 10 Morse (4-8-3) in a Class B South prelim.

Lucas Ouimette put the Shipbuilders ahead in the second half. After two scoreless overtimes, Morse made its first eight penalty kicks but missed the last two.

Leavitt advances to face No. 2 Freeport in a quarterfinal on Tuesday.


NOBLE 4, PORTLAND 0: Natalie Randall scored in the first half, and the ninth-seeded Knights (7-5-3) got a second-half goal from Bella Reil and two from Olivia Howard to pull away from the No. 8 Bulldogs (8-6-1) in a Class A South prelim in Portland.


FALMOUTH: Athletic Director James Coffey announced that Dawn Armandi has resigned as head coach after two seasons, and Larry Nichols will serve as interim coach for the 2018-19 season.