Windjammers weather storm, ground Falcons in wet affairCamden Hills also falls to Deering 8-4 May 24
Rumford — Conditions were far from perfect on Tuesday, May 27 as the Camden Hills girls lacrosse team hit the road, a day when the Windjammers traveled to face Mountain Valley in a late-season match.
The rain fell, but the Windjammers weathered the storm and prevailed 11-9 over the host Falcons.
Camden Hills coach Amy Gertner called it “the wettest game of lacrosse I've ever seen” and that she was “proud of [the players'] spirit.”
“We had to break twice for lightning and thunder, and played the entire game in pouring rain,” she said. “After a long bus ride I thought the girls wouldn't rally but they played remarkably well considering the conditions.”
Leading the Windjammer offense were Kiera Haining (3 goals), Hannah Wincklhofer (3 goals), Jesse Goodale (2 goals), Lea Smith (goal), Katherine Orne (goal) and Emma Brownawell (goal).
Information on Mountain Valley was unavailable, though Gertner said “goalies on both sides played terrifically,” including Camden Hills keeper Brittani Winslow.
Gertner said defender Maddy Raynor, “with two injured knees, stood strong and proud the entire game protecting the net.
“She was even doing jumping jacks to try and stay warm,” said Gertner of Raynor. “It was a memorable day of lacrosse to say the least.”
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Camden Hills (5-4, 24.3056 points) is sixth, while Yarmouth (8-1, 104.5139 points) is first in the nine-team region. The top six teams qualify for the playoffs.
Deering 8, Camden Hills 4
At Rockport May 24, the Windjammers were doubled up by the Rams. Orne scored two goals, while Smith and Addie Drinkwater each added one. Winslow also had more than a dozen saves in goal for Camden Hills.