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Nicole Burgess scored three goals in her first-ever Mountain Valley lacrosse game. The hat trick highlighted the 18-3 season-opening loss to Gardiner. But it is no surprise to see Burgess flourish in athletic competition.
The senior led the field hockey team in goals scored last fall. She has also placed fourth multiple times in the Class B state wrestling meet, at 106 and 113 pounds.
Speaking of lacrosse, how about former Falcon Ayla Allen, who is currently performing at the University of Maine at Farmington.
Allen was a three-sport standout while in high school, field hockey, basketball and lacrosse. The multiple-time all-state player, also scored over 1000 points during a stellar basketball career, in addition to having scored over 200 goals in lacrosse.
At UMF, the freshman earned her fourth North Atlantic Conference Rookie of the Week honor, for the week ending April 21.
Allen scored eight goals and had five assists to lead the Beavers to a pair of wins. She netted five goals and dished out an assist in UMF's 10-9 win against New England College, while scoring three goals and adding four assists in an 11-7 triumph over Green Mountain. Allen also was credited with 11 ground balls and five draw controls over two games.
Although it is still early, there is no reason to hold back and the Dirigo softball team certainly has provided an insight on its intentions, after winning its four games in the Mountain Valley Conference.
Senior shortstop Tasha DeRoche and second baseman Natalie Bolduc each were repeat hitters, in action against Spruce Mountain (16-3), Boothbay (25-0) and Hall Dale (4-0). The Cougars have received solid contributions by Emma Lueders, Kelsey Hutchins, Britney Ellis and Katelyn Olsen coach Sara Thurston has said that its nice when all of the batters in the line up produce solid at bats, not just a few players here and there.
The Cougars have a new battery with freshman catcher Lauren Henderson and pitcher Cami Denney. The hurler transferred to Dirigo last fall.
Henderson had three hits in a 15-5 win against St. Doms. Leuders, Ambyr Wilson and Megan Bradbury each were repeat hitters.
The Mountain Valley softball team has won its first three games -- Wiscasset, Winthrop and Monmouth. Sophomore Lindsay Marston has earned all three pitching wins.
Senior Brooke Dolloff went 4-for-5 in the Falcons' 12-4 win at Monmouth. Shannon Laubauskas also pounded out three hits.
Tom Marshall homered in the Falcon baseball 10-3 win against Wiscasset.