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Liam Bell (4 goals) leads Wells past Lake Region 6-1 in WMC Class B boys’ soccer

Liam Bell gets a clean look for his first of four goals for Wells

Liam Bell gets a clean look for his first of four goals for Wells

Freshman Liam Bell

Freshman Liam Bell

(Naples ME) The Wells Warriors finished the regular season with four straight wins after defeating Lake Region, 6-1, on a cool Monday night of WMC boys soccer.

Freshman Liam Bell lit up the Lakers for four goals despite being on the Wells bench for nearly half of the game.  Liam had three goals in the Warriors 4-1 win over LR earlier in the season.

Wells (6-6-2) tallied three goals in each half.

Lake Region (1-13) clicked on a penalty kick in the first half and carried a 2-1 deficit down to the last two minutes of the half.  However, Liam Bell finished his first-half hat-trick to boost the Wells margin to 3-1 at the half.

The Warriors added three more goals in the first twenty minutes of the second half and never looked back.

Lake Region honored its seniors before the game.

No question that Liam Bell can finish but in this game his teammates put him into a position to finish all night long.

Lakers GK Michael Rust saw plenty of shots.

Lakers GK Michael Rust saw plenty of shots.

Liam’s first goal was nicely assisted by Hatim Sharaf.  His second goal was a header off of TJ Wright’s corner kick.  The third goal was set up by Alec Pinette who dribbled down the right side and could have taken a shot.  Lakers GK Michael Rust moved his way expecting a shot but instead Alec centered the ball into the middle to an uncovered Liam Bell.  The net was wide open.

LR picked up its goal after Magnus Holm was tripped in the box.  Michael Rust took the kick and put it into the upper left corner.

In the second half, Liam Bell was quick to cash in a rebound (33:42) of Hatim Sharaf’s point-blank shot.

The Warriors would convert two more rebounds in the second half.  Both shots were taken by senior Daniel Quint.  Peter Valentino put in one rebound while Alex Pinette put in the other.

Chandler Bridge

Chandler Bridge

The aggressive Warriors won most of the one-on-one battles.  I thought the big difference between the two teams was Wells ability to be able to face the goal in scoring position over-and-over.  Lake Region had very few good looks at Wells GK Chandler Bridge.

I was impressed with LR’s exchange student Magnus Holm.  He was very skilled.

Wells coach Sean Bishop was not sure when the last time was that the Warriors made the playoffs.

Lake Region didn’t win a game last year and ended up with one win (Poland) this year.  But there was significant improvement statistically.  In 2013 the Lakers tallied only 2 goals and gave up 129.  This year LR scored 13 goals and gave up 62.

(I can edit this blog so if there is a mistake let me know and I will do it.)

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Magnus Holm

Magnus Holm

loose ball in a crowd

loose ball in a crowd

GK Michael Rust celebrates scoring a penalty kick

GK Michael Rust celebrates scoring a penalty kick

Matt Stenger makes a save for Lake Region

Matt Stenger makes a save for Lake Region

Hatim Sharaf had two assists

Hatim Sharaf had two assists

Kolin Wyman (12) clears the ball away for Lake Region

Kolin Wyman (12) clears the ball away for Lake Region

GK Michael Rust

GK Michael Rust

Alec Pinette (on the right) sets up Liam Bell

Alec Pinette (on the right) sets up Liam Bell

Lake Region seniors recognized

Lake Region seniors recognized

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Lake Region girls blank Wells 2-0 in Western Maine Conference soccer

Megan Boos about to score the first Lake Region goal with an assist to #1 Kaylyn Jordan

Megan Boos about to score the first Lake Region goal with an assist to #1 Kaylyn Jordan

CeCe Hancock dribbles into position for goal-scoring shot on net

CeCe Hancock dribbles into position for goal-scoring shot on net

(Naples ME)  Lake Region blanked Wells, 2-0, in girls’ soccer on a comfortably cool Tuesday night under the lights.

The Lakers (1-1) had goals in each half (Megan Boos & CeCe Hancock) and eye-catching goaltending (Isabel Scribner) in the Western Maine Conference Class B matchup.

Sophomore Kaylyn Jordan recorded assists on both of the Lakers’ goals.

Senior GK Isabel Scribner set the defensive tone by getting out and after every ball anywhere near the goal.  There was no sitting back waiting for her teammates to clear balls away.  There were some dangerous moments but on this evening Isabel’s approach keyed the LR shutout.

Ali Duplisea

Ali Duplisea

The best chances for Wells (0-2) were in the second half.  In one of the chances, sophomore Aimely Nolan couldn’t quite find the handle after a shot had gotten away from Isabel.  Another time, senior Ali Duplisea flew over Isabel after nearly winning a race to the ball in close.  

Sophomore Megan Boos had a big first half for Lake Region.  (I don’t recall seeing her play in the 2-0 Lakers loss to York.)  Early in the half, Megan set up teammate CeCe Hancock for a scoring chance and later almost scored on a long shot from the right.

In between those near-goals, Megan tallied her first goal of the season.  Megan was facing the Wells goal on the left when her sophomore teammate Kaylyn Jordan took a long shot from the right.  Wells GK Natalie Thurber was covering the near post as the shot came through and went all the way across to the other side of the goal.  Megan came in from the left side unguarded and tapped in as easy a shot as you could ever dream of.  

This first LR goal happened with 17:05 left in the first half.

battling for the ball

battling for the ball

Nine-plus minutes into the second half, the Lakers struck again.  Kaylyn Jordan passed into the middle to junior CeCe Hancock.  CeCe was usually heavily-guarded wherever she went, but on this occasion she was able to dribble into wide open space straightaway.  Her hard, high shot went in untouched by Wells GK Natalie Thurber.

Lake Region suffered through a 2-9-3 season in 2013 so they seemed to be pretty excited to get that first win so early in this season.  Last year the Lakers only scored eleven times, so to get two versus the Warriors was special.

Wells couldn’t finish on this evening but seniors Ali Duplisea, Maddie Taylor, and Betsy Andrews had solid games for the Warriors.

Juniors Katie Throgmorton and Devynn Turner, as well as freshman Lauren Jakobs, helped LR dominate the middle of the field.  

Wells will be hosting Freeport on Thursday (6PM) while Lake Region hosts Gray-New Gloucester at the same time on Friday.

The Lakers have defeated Wells in three of the last four years.  

Wells was 6-7-1 last year.  They have ten seniors on this year’s team.

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shot on net

shot on net

Isabel Scribner

Isabel Scribner

Sam Young (#5) sets to shoot as Leah Tufts (#3) and Betsy Andrews (#10) move in to defend

Sam Young (#5) sets to shoot as Leah Tufts (#3) and Betsy Andrews (#10) move in to defend

golden LR chance

golden LR chance

CeCe Hancock lobbies

CeCe Hancock lobbies

Melody Millett and Sydney Robinson

Melody Millett and Sydney Robinson

Kayla Schneider

Kayla Schneider

Megan Boos, Kaylyn Jordan, and Lauren Jakobs celebrate first goal

Megan Boos, Kaylyn Jordan, and Lauren Jakobs celebrate first goal

Lakers celebrate first win

Lakers celebrate first win

Megan Boos breaks ahead

Megan Boos breaks ahead

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