Mariners battle Eagles in rainy 12-10 home overtime lossRytky earns hat track with three goals in Oceanside's final home match
Thomaston — The Oceanside girls lacrosse team continues to embroil itself in high-scoring, competitive matches in the Mariners' first official varsity campaign.
That again was the case on Tuesday, May 27 on rainy Sam Pendleton Field in a 12-10 overtime loss to the visiting Eagles of Newcastle.
It was the final home match of the campaign for the Mariners.
Oceanside was led offensively by Brittany Rytky (3 goals, assist), Lily Vachon (2 goals, assist), Olivia Hupper (2 goals), Kimberly Young (goal), Rebekah Freeman (goal), Alexis Pine (assist) and Abbey Lacasse (assist).
Sydney Hall made 18 saves in goal for the Mariners.
For Lincoln Academy, Bayley Pendleton made 15 saves in goal, while Ashley Mason and Tess Fields netted four goals; Lilly Davis, two; and Katie Riley, one. The name of one of Eagle scorer was not available.
Mariner coach Angie Vachon said it was an "exciting" final home match for the team's first varsity season.
Tuesday's match was knotted 9-9 at the end of regulation. The affair went into overtime, which includes two three-minute, stopped-time segments.
At the end of the first three minutes, Lincoln Academy led 10-9. In the second three minutes the Mariners were able to cut the Eagle lead, at that time to 11-10, as Pine and Lily Vachon combined on a "beautiful and smartly-played goal" by Lily Vachon.
"Lincoln Academy’s desire this day was too much for the Mariners and a win was not to be," said coach Vachon. "The girls from both teams had to contend with mud, slippery conditions and cold.
"I am astounded by all the players, home team and guests, as they weathered the wrath that was pelting rain within the last minutes of the game and into overtime, and the fans to who stood in the rain in solidarity to the team."
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Oceanside (3-8, 9.7222 points) is eighth, while Yarmouth (7-1, 92.0139 points) is first in the nine-team region. The top six 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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