SCARBOROUGH — After being held scoreless in Cape Elizabeth’s win at Falmouth last week, senior standout Tiernan Lathrop vowed it wouldn’t happen again.

Monday evening, in a battle of undefeated teams at the Kippy Mitchell Sports Complex, the Scarborough Red Storm found out that a determined Lathrop is unstoppable.

Lathrop scored six goals, including four in the second half, as the Capers broke open a close game and went on to a 14-8 victory to improve to 6-0 and earn their 22nd in a row over the past two years.

“In the Falmouth game, I actually shot zero percent and I’ve been reminded of that every day in practice,” said Lathrop, who will play at Bryant University in Rhode Island next year. “That was in my head all day today and I knew it couldn’t happen again.”

Scarborough (5-1), which lost by 11 goals to Cape Elizabeth on its home turf a year ago, got off to a fast start and led 4-2 after one quarter thanks to two goals from Finn Pedersen and one apiece from Olin Pedersen and Quinn Fogarty.

But the Capers answered early in the second quarter. Lathrop scored his first two goals, then Keegan Lathrop (two goals, four assists) scored to give Cape a 5-4 lead. After Finn Pedersen tied it up, Tiernan Lathrop set up Caden Lee to put Cape Elizabeth on top to stay. Nic Boudreau scored off the ensuing faceoff, but the Red Storm were still very much in the game at the half after football and track standout-turned-defenseman Jayden Flaker scored an unassisted goal.

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The Capers then controlled the faceoff circle and forced multiple turnovers to open it up. Tiernan Lathrop scored early in the second half, Boudreau added a pair of goals and, after Olin Pedersen answered for Scarborough, Tiernan Lathrop scored with 0.4 seconds on the clock for an 11-7 advantage.

Lee then opened the fourth quarter with a goal 29 seconds in and Tiernan Lathrop scored his final two goals to put it away.

“The first half, there was a lot of individual defense and not a lot of communication, but we were on the same page more in the second half,” said Cape Elizabeth defenseman Nate Patterson. “We do a great job of pouncing on 50-50 balls and we don’t get them, we do a good job of taking it away.”

“Second half, we moved our feet a lot better and we were better on faceoffs,” said Capers Coach Ben Raymond. “On offense, we had some good, long possessions.”

Scarborough got four goals from Finn Pedersen and goalie Ben Kerbel excelled with 16 saves.

“I thought our defense played great and Ben played out of his mind and made some huge, point-blank saves.” said Red Storm Coach Zach Barrett. “We made them hold the ball, but we just couldn’t do it forever. I think you have to play a near-perfect game to beat them.”


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