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Falcon girls earn lacrosse win
REGION -- The Mountain Valley girls took its show on the road and returned with one win, in three games. Ayla Allen scored 11 goals and goalie Jordan True shined in a 16-10 win over Lincoln Academy. They were run over in losses to Oxford Hills and Gorham.
In the second half, the Falcons would score five unanswered goals to take command of the game. Chelsea Bordeau scored at 20:15 and Allen would score the next four goals, the first two in an 18-second span. Tia White assisted on the first two and the fourth goal put MV up 13-7.
“The ladies played really well in this game,” said coach Rick White. “We played much better in transition and our passes were much crisper and more accurate. The movement of the offense in the second half was very good.”
The Eagles' Celia Howland would stop the bleeding at 10:36, however, the Lady Falcons would answer with three goals. Bordeau scored her second goal and Allen twice.
“With 10 minutes left, we started to slow the game down and were able to control the ball very well," said White. "We had enough goals and were trying to stall the game. The girls executed it very well. I'm very proud of their effort in this game and we really outplayed them the whole game.”
The Eagles took a quick lead on a goal by Celia Howland. The Falcons answered with goal by Elizabeth Glover. Allen scored twice, the latter on a nice give and go pass from Tia White. Glover connected from eight meters. The Lincoln goalie was assessed an infraction, placed at the 12-meter arc and Glover was able to shoot before the goalie could get back into the net.
Oxford Hills led 6-1. MV roared back with three unanswered goals; two by Allen and one by Nicole Lavorgna.
“We started out very slow in this game and were never really able to recover,” said coach White. “Their midfield play really hurt us. They were able to transition back faster than we could recover. We need to do a better job on defending the transition game.”
Lavorgna would score her second goal of the game, pass from Whitney Ruff.
Gorham, who scored the first seven goals, held the Falcons off in a 19-5 loss against goalie Ari Glover.