Falcon girls' lacrosse wins
RUMFORD -- The ability to strike early and often served the Mountain Valley girls' lacrosse team well in its final home game on May 22 at the Hosmer Athletic Complex.
It proved to be a balanced offensive effort with Ayla Allen scoring eight goals and Chelsea Bordeau adding six tallies as the Lady Falcons recorded a 21-11 triumph against Camden Hills. The rainy weather ceased, prior to a later starting time, as the players endured the humid conditions. Still, both teams provided end-to-end action.
"This is the best game we've played all season," said Allen, who had four goals in a loss to Edward Little the previous afternoon. "Everybody was into the game and the closest (Camden) got to us was five goals. But, five goals is nothing in lacrosse, so we knew we couldn't afford to let up."
Mountain Valley (4-7) scored three unanswered goals, including two by Allen, just 22 seconds after Camden Hills (2-8) received a spark when Mia Maddox had scored her third goal of the game 3:33 into the second half.
Bordeau snared a lead pass from Allen and finished off a rush by one-timing the ball past Camden Hills goalie Lindsay Bumbalo (eight saves).
"Our fastbreak was really working well," said Bordeau, regarding strong transition game. "We was able to pass the ball and spread the field, which prevented the (Camden) defense from getting back."
Falcon goalie Jordan True (17 saves) was extremely busy and turned in a solid performance. The sophomore stopped several shots point blank when the Windjammers had held the ball for an extra step.
At the same time, Mountain Valley was received solid marks by defenders Abby Day, Alexa Fryover and Makayla White.
MV co-captain Emily Gallant had three goals and an assist in the second. Gallant's initial tally was following a skip pass by Fryover. Day scored on a 50-yard rush, while Katie Puiia and Whitney Ruff each scored and assisted each other.
"I thought we was strong from the start," said Mountain Valley coach Kristen Provencher, regarding the 9-4 lead at halftime. "The girls kept up their intensity level."
The Lady Falcons had grabbed a 7-1 lead on four goals by Allen, two by Bordeau and a wrap-around goal by Zaraya Simard.