Camden Hills notches tight victory over Lake RegionSpear tosses in four goals to lead Windjammer victory
Rockport — For once, it seemed, a close, competitive match went the Windjammers' way as the Camden Hills boys lacrosse team notched a 7-6 victory over Lake Region on Saturday, May 24 on Don Palmer Field.
Camden Hills had lost several one-goal, overtime matches this spring.
On Saturday, the Windjammers led 2-1 after one quarter before the match was knotted 4-4 at halftime and 5-5 after three quarters. The hosts secured the victory by outscoring Lake Region 2-1 in the final quarter.
Offensively for the Windjammers, who finished with 23 shots on goal compared to 11 for Lake Region, Marshall Spear tallied four goals, Cyrus Demmons two and Parker Lawson one.
Camden Hills also secured 44 ground balls.
Thad Chilton, assistant Windjammer coach, said the Windjammers "took another big step into the playoffs with [Saturday's] win against a tenacious Lakers team. Our team athleticism pulled us through with energetic play in the final quarter."
The coach said Spear and Lawson "harassed the crease defenders all game with a combined five goals from close range … [and] Cyrus Demmons added two more from our much improved motion offense to top off our scoring."
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Camden Hills (5-4, 20.6250 points) is sixth, while Maranacook/Winthrop (8-0, 64.5833 points) is first in the 12-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.
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Ken Waltz has been member of the media 30 years and has received hundreds of Maine Press Association and New England Press Association awards for his writing, photography and page design. He studied journalism at the University of Maine in Orono. He lives in South Thomaston with his wife, Sarah. The couple has an adult son, Brandon.
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