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Roadrunners defeat Falcon booters
RUMFORD -- As early season matchups go, the Mountain Valley girls' soccer team was able to hold its own and proved to be extremely competitive. However, the kicks fell shy of being able to finish things off.
A goal each by Shannon Laubauskas and kaitlyn Virgin had produced a tie and the lady Falcons had high hopes, but it wasnt meant to be because Mount Abram scored late in the second half for a 3-2 win at Chet Bulger Field.
''It was a tough loss,'' said Falcon coach Lynn Gould, who watched the game either tied or change sides five times. ''The girls played well though.''
Mountain Valley broke the ice in the first half when Laubauskas scored off an assist from Sarah Klein. The teams went back and forth but the Falcons held on to lead 1-0 at halftime.
Early in the second half, Mt. Abram evened things up and then struck again off a corner kick, to lead 2-1. Roadrunners goals were by Katie Jordan, Emma Huston and Alora Ross.
Moments later, Virgin answered with her own goal from the corner during a corner kick. Mt. Abram responded with the eventual winning goal from the corner past Falcon goalie Karen Flaherty (eight saves).
Mountain Valley didn't hold anything back and outshot the Roadrunners, 25-11.
''We are still learning about each other,'' said Gould. ''They are a hard working group that likes to push themselves and each other.''
The front line consists of Elizabeth Adley, Virgin and Taylor Smart. Subbing in those positions are Kelli Trenwoweth and Michelle Hale.
Laubauskas is the center midfielder and Stephany Cushman and Katie Puiia are on the outside. Klein and Adelle Oswald see time also.
Flaherty was fronted by Abby Parent at stopper, Katie Collette at sweeper and Jordyn Turner and Alicia Provencher as fullbacks. Samantha Higley and Sydney Petrie also contribute.
Gould said the team depth, 18-19 deep, will be an asset and some open spots that can be filled as the season goes on.