Saint Dominic Academy’s Alexyss Baird, middle, fires off a shot while being defended by Gray-New Gloucester’s Kenlie Nadeau, left, and Emma Bowden, right during Monday’s field hockey game in Auburn. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Kenlie Nadeau scored a pair of goals in the second half as Gray-New Gloucester/North Yarmouth Academy pulled away for a 4-0 field hockey victory over St. Dominic Academy on Monday in Auburn.

Amelia Bowie put the Patriots (2-1) up 1-0 quickly in the first quarter with a scramble in the circle. Emma Bowden had the assist during the battle in front of the net.

Bowden made it 2-0 in the second quarter when she ran to the net and fired a shot past St. Dom’s Maia Cote, who kept the Saints in it during the second quarter by making 12 saves. She finished with a total of 25 saves.

Nadeau was the go-to player for the Patriots in the second half. She scored 1:11 into the third quarter, giving Gray-New Gloucester/NYA a 3-0.

After Cote made an initial save, Nadeau scored for the second time 6:15 into the fourth quarter for a 4-0 advantage. Bowie had an assist on both of Nadeau’s goals.

“She’s a junior from NYA; she has great ball movement on the field,” Patriots Coach Julia Leary said of Nadeau. “Right now, she has the most assists on our team. She does a great job setting up her teammates for those goals.”


Patriots goalie Samantha Poulin made six saves in the first 15 minutes and added two saves in the second quarter, while having to make one save in the third and fourth quarters.

“Her mental game is very strong,” Leary said about Poulin. “Sometimes with goalkeepers, your mental game makes you or breaks you.”

FALMOUTH 3, SOUTH PORTLAND/WESTBROOK 0: Allie Sweetser scored twice and Valerie Rand added a goal and two assists, leading the Navigators (1-0) over visiting South Portland/Westbrook.

Jenna Nunley made two saves in the shutout for Falmouth.

Emily Keefe hadup eight saves in goal for South Portland/Westbrook.

BRUNSWICK 6, HAMPDEN ACADEMY 0: Kiki Dinsmore and Ava Wolverton each scored twice to power the Dragons (1-3) past the Broncos (1-3) in Hampden.


Wolverton added two assists for Brunswick while Marissa Zavitz and Quinn McCormack had one goal each and Ella Duchette made eight saves.

Morgan Robinson made 12 saves in goal for Hampden.

GORHAM 7, BONNY EAGLE 0: Emerson Homa scored two goals to power the Rams (3-0) past the Scots (1-3) in Standish.

Reece Leclerc, Ella Downing, Hannah Bickford, Anne Collier also scored for Gorham.


– Nathan Fournier of the Sun Journal contributed to this report

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