Camden Hills shows poise in opening loss to GardinerDrinkwater nets three goals, Haining two for Windjammers
Rockport — The Camden Hills girls lacrosse team had a tough draw for its season opener on Thursday, April 17 as the Windjammers hosted Gardiner on a chilly, blustery day at Don Palmer Field.
The Windjammers (0-1), who lost several key players to graduation, stood nose-to-nose with the talented Tigers (1-0), who were the No. 1 seed in Eastern Class B last season.
The contest was knotted 6-6 with time winding down, but the Tigers eventually got the game-winner from Ally Day with 3:53 left in regulation as the visitors went on to an 8-6 victory.
Addie Drinkwater scored three goals for a hat trick for the Windjammers, while Kiera Haining added two scores and Adrianna Goodall one. Drinkwater, Adrianna Goodale and Jesse Goodale added an assist for the hosts.
Day and Brooke Curtis each scored three goals to lead the Tigers, while Claire Crocker and Bryce Smith also found the net for the visitors. Nickie Lovely had two assists and Abby Dunn one for the visitors.
Brittany Winslow made 18 saves in net for Camden Hills, while Maddy Cutler made 12 saves in goal for Gardiner.
Haining tied the game for the Windjammers 13:32 left in the second half before Day scored stick-side on Winslow for the game-winner minutes later.
"I was so impressed by the confidence and composure of our team during the first game of the season,” said Camden Hills coach Amy Gertner. “Gardiner is fierce competition, with a handful of seasoned players, and the attitude we held on the field was calm and collected. I really felt as though we were supporting and trusting each other, playing to our strengths, and I was really happy with the movement of our defense.”