Wiscasset defender Gwen Webber, right, looks to cut off Lisbon forward Destiney Deschaines (13) during a girls MVC soccer match at Lisbon on Tuesday. Deschaines had four goals in the Greyhounds’ 10-1 win. (Bob Conn / The Times Record)

LISBON — When Lisbon opened its Mountain Valley Conference regular season at Telstar

Wiscasset midfielder Kateleen Trask (19) clears the ball away from Lisbon’s Makenzey Bedford (9) with Wolverine Naomi Wood (12) looking on. The Greyhounds rolled to a 10-1 MVC girls soccer win at Lisbon on Tuesday. (Bob Conn / The Times Record)

last Thursday, the Greyhounds came out flat and paid the price in a 4-0 loss to the Rebels. 

Lisbon, opening its home MVC slate on Tuesday, didn’t have that problem against Wiscasset, scoring three goals in the first nine minutes en route to a 10-1 victory.  

The Greyhounds are 1-1, while the Wolverines fell to 0-2. 

Destiney Deschaines powered a shot off the right post and into the cage 3:32 in for an unassisted goal. Kiley Merritt followed with two straight goals, the first on a penalty kick. Just 9:02 in, it was 3-0 Lisbon.  

“It was imperative after coming out against Telstar flat — with no urgency, and we paid that price — where today they knew what they needed to do, be on the ball, on their toes and attack,” said Lisbon coach Jenniffer Perron, whose Greyhounds visit Carrabec on Thursday at 4 p.m. “We worked really hard on communication and making passes with a purpose. It fell together.” 

“We came out strong today, unlike Telstar. We came out slower that last game, then stepped it up in the second half. Today we played good throughout the whole game,” said Merritt. “We played the ball really well to the corners today. We had good passing.” 

Giana Russo jumped into the scoring act, and Deschaines closed the half by

Lisbon defender Abby Lebel (23) is about to make a pass despite being pressured by Wiscasset’s Cara Viele in Tuesday’s MVC girls soccer matchup at Lisbon. (Bob Conn / The Times Record)

completing her hat trick, giving Lisbon a 6-0 halftime lead.  

The importance of moving the ball out of the middle of the field to the corners paid dividends for the speedy Greyhounds, who outshot Wiscasset, 11-3, in the first half.  

“A lot of times we get drawn into the middle, get bottlenecked, and we can’t make our passes,” said Perron. “Getting wide, with the speed we have, allows us to get the ball and make those crosses.” 

“Lisbon is able to move the ball around, and we weren’t anticipating passes and marking as well as we needed to,” said Wiscasset coach Duane Goud. “We have to show more hustle. We will get there.” 

Better Wiscasset 

After Merritt finished off a pass from Russo for a 7-0 lead early in the second half, Wiscasset battled back as Latisha Wright chipped a pass from teammate Cara Viele past Lisbon netminder Sarah Haggerty (six saves) to get the Wolverines on the board.  

“We came out in the second half ready to play,” Goud said. “We told them at halftime to forget the first half and start chipping away.” 

Lisbon, which held a 21-7 shot advantage, finished strong. Russo served a corner kick to the waiting head of Merrill for her fourth goal, and Merritt completed the scoring with two more goals, giving her five. Kyra Tancrede and Deschaines each earned a helper. Russo finished with three assists.  

Wiscasset goaltender Lily Souza made 10 saves, with Lisbon finishing with a 5-4 edge in corner kicks 

The Wolverines jump back into action on Thursday at home against Monmouth at 6 p.m.  

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