Panthers best Black Raiders, look to claw to playoff spotGriffin tallies both goals to lift host Medomak Valley to victory
Waldoboro — The overall young Medomak Valley girls soccer team desperately needed a win against Winslow on Wednesday, Oct. 2 to stay in the Eastern Class B playoff chase.
The Panthers did just that in front of their home fans as they bested the Black Raiders 2-1.
Sami Griffin scored for the Panthers with 8:34 left in the first half, off a corner kick, and added another on a direct kick with 13:10 remaining in the second half.
Amanda Poulin creased the net for Winslow with 31:32 left in the first half.
The game was tied 1-1 at halftime.
Chelsea Ripley made eight saves and Nicole Obuchon six in goal for the Panthers, while Hannah Libby made 12 saves in net for the Black Raiders.
Winslow outshot Medomak Valley 22-12.
Panther coach Larry Jensen said, “outstanding play was turned in by Sami Griffin, Amanda Young, Hannah Watmough, Jordan Moore and Maggie Cox” in the victory.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Medomak Valley (2-6-1, 12.3214 points) is 14th, while Waterville (9-0, 57.4745 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.