Tag Archives: Isabel Scribner

Late goal gets Lake Region past Gray-New Gloucester 4-3 in Western Maine Conference Class B girls soccer

Sophomore Kristen Huntress sets to rip home the game-winner with 23 seconds left.

Sophomore Kristen Huntress sets to rip home the game-winner with 23 seconds left.

Junior Maddie Simms had the hat trick for Lake Region

Junior Maddie Simms had the hat trick for Lake Region

(Naples ME) The Lake Region Lakers girls soccer team defeated the Gray-New Gloucester Patriots, 4-3, on a controversial goal with 23 seconds left on Friday night in Western Maine Conference action.

Sophomore Kristen Huntress ripped home the game-winner after a collision and a turnover gave her a wide-open, close-in, look.

GNG coach Kiaran McCormack protested the goal vehemently enough to draw a yellow card.  He could have been complaining about the collision between the Lakers’ Melody Millett and the Patriots’ Izzy Detroy that put Kristen Huntress into glorious scoring position or the apparent off-sides by at least two Lakers.  Take your pick.  They both appeared to have credence but on this night play continued and the excited Lakers had a very happy ending.

The wind was a factor in this game.  GNG (2 goals) had it in the first half and the Lakers (3 goals) in the second.

Junior Maddie Simms registered a hat trick for LR.  Her third goal put the home team ahead 3-2 with 12 1/2 minutes left in the game.  That lead looked like it might hold up but with 1:25 to go, freshman Emma Woods beat Lakers GK Isabel Scribner to the ball and tied the score.  It was Emma’s second goal of the game and 5th of the season.

The Patriots celebrate the tying goal with 1:25 left in the game.

The Patriots celebrate the tying goal with 1:25 left in the game.

And again that goal looked like it would hold up but the Lakers pressure produced the game-winner by Kristen Huntress just over a minute later.

The Patriots (1-2) had a bunch of chances in the first half led by sophomore Kaelyn Woods.

The most dangerous player for the Patriots, in my opinion, was senior Maria Valente.  It was her throw-ins that were so amazing.  She put several long-distance tosses into the box setting up scoring chances.  Sarah Giggey capitalized on one of Maria’s throw-ins in the first half to give GNG a 2-1 lead.

Maria Valente had an assist on a throw-in

Maria Valente had an assist on a throw-in

The Patriots hit the crossbar in each half.

Kristen Huntress had a great look at a straightaway shot that sailed just over the crossbar in the second half.

The Lakers (2-1) are off to a surprising start.  Last season LR won only two games all season.  Last season LR scored a total of eleven goals.  Already they have six.  It certainly has helped the Lakers to start the season with three straight home games.  Can they do as well away from home?

Sophomore Melody Millett had assists on the first and fourth Lakers’ goals.

A big part of the Lakers’ early success has been the quality defensive play of Devynn Turner and Katie Throgmorton.  Their decision making has been solid.

Lakers’ GK Isabel Scribner continued with her very aggressive style.  Despite being burned twice taking chances, she robbed the visitors several times using the same approach.  Fun to watch but I’m not sure what it does for the LR coaching staffs’ heart rate!

(All of the pictures above and below will enlarge considerably if you click on them.)

Emma Dyer closes in on Lakers GK Isabel Scribner

Emma Dyer closes in on Lakers GK Isabel Scribner

Maddie Simms puts her foot into her third goal

Maddie Simms puts her foot into her third goal

loose ball

loose ball

Patriots goalie Zoe Adams tips a shot over the net

Patriots goalie Zoe Adams tips a shot over the net

Kaelyn Woods

Kaelyn Woods

CeCe Hancock splits Emily Hotham (#12) and Izzy Detroy (#11)

CeCe Hancock splits Emily Hotham (#12) and Izzy Detroy (#11)

Maddie Simms gets an open look and fires her third goal

Maddie Simms gets an open look and fires her third goal

Emma Woods (2 goals) and Hannah Dixon

Emma Woods (2 goals) and Hannah Dixon

Leave a comment

Filed under Gray New Gloucester, Lake Region

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.

(All of the pictures above and below will enlarge considerably if you click on them.)

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

Leave a comment

Filed under Lake Region, Wells

York shuts out Lake Region 2-0 in Class B girls soccer opener

Plenty of scoring chances for York.  Here Paige McElwain shoots as Devin Langadas pursues.

Plenty of scoring chances for York. Here Paige McElwain shoots as Devin Langadas pursues.

Sophomore Maddie Amidon sets to score the first York goal

Sophomore Maddie Amidon sets to score the first York goal

(Naples ME)  The York Wildcats girls’ soccer team had a goal in each half and won their season opener, 2-0, over Lake Region on very warm Friday afternoon.

This was a Class B matchup in the Western Maine Conference.

The Wildcats had more than a few excellent chances against Lakers’ goalie Isabel Scribner but the senior GK was terrific despite the two goals allowed.

York passed well and had the Lakers chasing them on an afternoon in the mid-80’s.  No question fatigue was a factor for the home team.

A great pass led to the first York goal by sophomore Maddie Amidon late (6:46) in the first half.  Junior Lindsey Cole came in on the right side and didn’t force a shot instead spotted Maddie Amidon wide open in close.  Maddie had a chance to stop the ball and put a hard shot by Isabel Scribner with her left foot.

Players react to the goal scored by #4 Elaine Cavalieri

Players react to the goal scored by #4 Elaine Cavalieri

The other goal was scored two minutes into the second half by Elaine Cavalieri.  The senior came in on the right side, getting past defender Grace Farrington, and then cut back into the middle to get off the shot with several Lakers nearby.

The Lakers had trouble getting into scoring position.  In the first half the Wildcats forced offsides on several promising LR opportunities.

The Lakers had several direct kicks but couldn’t get the shots on need.  Most of the chances dealt with by York goalies Emma Rohrer and Kelsey Cole were from long range.

One eye-catcher for the Lakers was CeCe Hancock.  The energetic junior did not have a lot of space to operate in but on several occasions was able to dribble by defenders.

Despite the two goals Lakers GK Isabel Scribner made some terrific saves

Despite the two goals Lakers GK Isabel Scribner made some terrific saves

Maddie Amidon scored a goal against Lake Region last year.

Last year the Lakers scored only eleven goals in the 14-game season.

The Wildcats were state champs in 2007 and 2009.

Lakers Isabel Scribner, Katie Throgmorton, and Devynn Turner were honored by the Western Maine Conference last season.

Both teams graduated four seniors from their 2013 teams.

Sierra Swasey notched two goals last season versus Lake Region.  One was on a penalty kick.

I think that Lake Region has enough defense to at least match the six-win season they had in 2011.  The defense on this day played a lot of minutes in some tough heat.

Sierra Swasey and Shannon Todd were excellent in the middle of the field.  Both also created good scoring chances for themselves.

(All of the pictures above and below will enlarge considerably if you click on them.)

CeCe Hancock

CeCe Hancock

Taylor Bando gets in for a shot

Taylor Bando gets in for a shot

Sophomore Kate Marshall lines up a shot on GK Isabel Scribner

Sophomore Kate Marshall lines up a shot on GK Isabel Scribner

Devynn Turner (#22) tries to beat Maddie Amidon to the ball

Devynn Turner (#22) tries to beat Maddie Amidon to the ball

Lindsey Cole chased by freshman Danica Chadwick

Lindsey Cole chased by freshman Danica Chadwick

Sierra Swasey shoots on net

Sierra Swasey shoots on net

Shannon Todd tries to get away from Maddie Simms

Shannon Todd tries to get away from Maddie Simms

incoming

incoming

Elaine Cavalieri and Brittany Perreault

Elaine Cavalieri and Brittany Perreault

Leave a comment

Filed under Lake Region, York

Lake Region rallies for 2-2 tie with Waynflete in girls soccer

Waynflete captain Leigh Fernandez looks for a rebound in overtime

Waynflete captain Leigh Fernandez looks for a rebound in overtime

CeCe Hancock had two goals in the second half for the Lakers

CeCe Hancock had two goals in the second half for the Lakers

(Naples ME)  This game needed to end the way it did.

Waynflete and Lake Region played an entertaining, 2-2, tie which included two five-minute overtimes on Wednesday night at Naples.

Both teams had their moments in a game in which the ooh’s and aah’s were heard throughout regulation as well as in two five-minute, sudden death overtime periods.

The defending Class C champions from Portland dominated the first half and had what looked to be a comfortable 2-0 lead.

The visitors tallied a penalty kick midway through the first half.  Devynn Turner was called for a handball and sophomore Arianna Giguere took the PK and beat LR goalie Isabel Scribner on a shot to the left.

Later in the first half (3:51), senior Ella Millard found plenty of dribbling room and shooting room and zoomed a shot into the Lakers net.

In the second half, sophomore CeCe Hancock brought the Lakers back even with two exciting half-field rushes.  In the first goal, the shot wasn’t taken until she was nearly on the right endline.  The second rush to the goal was straight down the middle and the shot came from in close.

In the first overtime, CeCe almost won it firing a shot from the right a second late as the OT ended.

Taylor Currier (#13) came close in the 2nd overtime

Taylor Currier (#13) came close in the 2nd overtime

In the second overtime, Laker sophomore Taylor Currier got off a hard shot from the right that freshman goalie Ali Pope made her best save of the night on.

Two minutes later Flyers’ senior Leigh Fernandez took a shot from near the end line on the right that zipped past everyone in front of the net.  A head there and this one was over.

So it ended in a tie.  I’m sure the tie was most welcome to the 0-3-1 Class B Lakers.  They had lost three straight and only had two goals to show for the trio of games.

Lake Region really seemed sparked by the first of CeCe’s two goals at 30:26 in the second half.  I thought they did much better in the one-on-one battles as the game progressed.

Isobel Scribner reaches for a Laker save

Isabel Scribner reaches for a Laker save

I also thought that Waynflete was a little less aggressive after the second CeCe goal with 15 minutes left in the game.

You could understand Waynflete being more defensive minded than usual.  They were using third-string goalie freshman Ali Pope in net.  Where were the other two goalies?  State star Juliana Harwood has been having knee problems but should be back soon.  Also missing was second-string goalie Helen Gray-Bauer who took a hard shot in the face in a recent game.  Helen should also be back soon for the Flyers.

Credit the Waynflete freshman (Ali Pope) with a huge save in the second overtime off Taylor Currier.  Ali dove in front of Taylor’s shot and teammate Sophie Raffel cleared away the rebound.  That shot had game-winner written all over it!

Arianna Giguere lines up a penalty kick

Arianna Giguere lines up a penalty kick

Waynflete (2-0-1) will host Gray-New Gloucester on Friday at 3:30PM.

Lake Region will travel to Traip Academy (Kittery) on the same day and at the same time.

The weather was wonderful for a night game and there was a full moon to add some extra light.

Waynflete was 12-2-4 in 2012.  With Juliana Harwood in net the Flyers have been 25-5-3 with seventeen shutouts.  You think she would have made a difference against the Lakers??

I did not have time to look carefully but I don’t think Judd Nelson was in the house supporting the Flyers.  Who’s he?  Judd attended Waynflete and later went on to play John Bender in the movie classic, The Breakfast Club.  “Andrew here, would like a career in the custodial arts.”

(All of the pictures above and below will enlarge considerably if you click on them.)

freshman Isobel Canning

freshman Isobel Canning

CeCe Hancock nearly wins the game in the first OT

CeCe Hancock nearly wins the game in the first OT

Senior Ella Millard drills a shot past Isabel Scribner

Senior Ella Millard drills a shot past Isabel Scribner

direct kick by freshman Lauren Williams

direct kick by freshman Lauren Williams

Laker GK Isabel Scribner

Laker GK Isabel Scribner

Waynflete GK Ali Pope

Waynflete GK Ali Pope

Cat Johnson (20) and Jordan Turner (10)

Cat Johnson (20) and Jordan Turner (10)

full moon

full moon

Marijke Rowse and Katie Throgmorton

Marijke Rowse and Katie Throgmorton

Leave a comment

Filed under Lake Region, Waynflete