Mariners downed by Shipbuilders in inaugural season finale
Bath — The Oceanside girls lacrosse team wrapped up its inaugural varsity season on Thursday, May 29 as the Mariners hit the road to square off against Morse, an opponent with only one loss to its credit this season.
The Mariners, who will not qualify for the postseason this year, could not overtake the host Shipbuilders (9-1) and were downed 17-5.
Leading the Mariner offense were Abbey Lacasse (2 goals), Brittany Rytky (goal), Rebekah Freeman (goal), Kelsey Brooks (goal, assist), Janelle Fowlie (assist), Cheyenne Montgomery (assist) and Olivia Hupper (assist).
For Morse, Sophie Sreden (5 goals), Maddie Olsen (3 goals), Isabelle Paulus (3 goals), Ruth Nadeau (2 goals), Madison Savoy (goal), Ann Tolan (goal), Noa Sreden (goal) and Grace Kosolsky (goal) paced the offense.
Sydney Hall made 11 saves in goal for Oceanside, while Cat Sener made five saves for Morse.
Rytky scored the first goal of the game to put the visitors ahead 1-0, but the lead was short-lived as the hosts stormed back to take the advantage and surged to the victory.
Oceanside coach Angie Vachon said her team, on Thursday, “witnessed excellent, years of playing, team-minded passing, catching, communication and the value of all that entails, as well as goalkeeper skills that all make up a number two-seeded team” in the Shipbuilders.
Vachon said she hopes her team will, for next year, learn from this season's experiences and make a run to the postseason.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Oceanside (3-9, 9.7222 points) is eighth, while Yarmouth (8-1, 109.3750 points) is first in the nine-team region. The top six teams qualify for the playoffs.