High school girls lacrosse

Camden Hills runs into 'fantastically aggressive' NYA in early-season loss

Windjammers generate plenty of offense, but struggle to stop hard-charging Panthers
By Staff | May 06, 2018

North Yarmouth — The Camden Hills girls lacrosse team has turned in two solid performance to start the season but, unfortunately for the Windjammers, has nothing but gained experience to show for their efforts.

Playing on the road on Saturday, May 5, the Windjammers lost 19-8 to North Yarmouth Academy to drop to 0-2 on the spring campaign.

For the Windjammers, Sarah Contento (2 goals, assist), Olivia Powers (goal), Charlotte Leparulo (goal, 2 assists), Ryan Hart (2 goals), Ashlee McIntosh (goal, assist) and Caroline Contento (goal) keyed the offense.

The first half was a back-and-forth affair, said Camden Hills coach Wade Ward, as the Windjammers trailed 8-4.

"We came into the halftime break with some things to discuss and corrections to make," he said. "The second half, things got away from us and we had a tough time making the necessary adjustments."

The coach said the Panthers had "a fantastically aggressive team. Ground balls and 50/50 balls — they go after them. They did a great job moving off ball and getting separation from their defenders as well as drawing the slides early. They also did a great job with the basics of moving the ball."

Ward said his squad certainly did not "lack in effort. We had a tough day with the fundamentals and cohesiveness. It has never been a lack of effort with our team, they are willing to work. Camden Hills may have been a little under prepared and that falls on me.

"We have a tough stretch of games ahead and I believe these girls will show up willing to get the job done."

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Class B, Camden Hills (0-2, no points) is tied for 13th, while Greely of Cumberland (4-1, 24.0278 points) is first in the 15-team division. The top 10 team qualify for the playoffs. There are no regions in Class B lacrosse — just one division in the state.

Courier Publications' sports staff can be reached by email at sports@villagesoup.com or by phone at 594-4401.

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