High school girls lacrosse

Home-standing Falcons fly over Mariners en route to late-week win

Tyler, Ladd score goals for Oceanside, which continues to eye first victory
By Staff | May 15, 2018

Freeport — As the calendar moves into the halfway point of May, and also the midway point of the high school spring sports season, the Oceanside girls lacrosse team continues to search for its first win.

The Mariners did not have the comfort of Wasgatt Field, its home turf, on Friday, May 11 when the team loaded the bus and headed to southern Maine to face the Falcons of Freeport, and returned to Rockland with a 14-2 defeat.

In the match, Emily Tyler and Nicole Ladd scored goals for the Mariners.

For Freeport, Margaret Murray, Taylor Rinaldi and Taylor Dostie scored two goals, while Allison Greuel, Jessica Driscoll, Margaret Ryan, Emma Carter, Margaret Perrotta, Isabel Masison, Paige Rinaldi and Grace Zachau added one in the victory.

Lydia Laslavic made eight saves in the net for Oceanside. Goalie stats were not kept for Freeport.

Despite the lopsided score, said Oceanside coach Angie Vachon, it was a nicely-played game by the Mariners. "Our defense worked like a well-oiled machine in the second half, and did a fine job keeping the Falcon scorers out of the coveted ‘diamond,’ as we like to call it.”

“[Lydia] Laslavic had some phenomenal saves against some sharp Falcon players,” Vachon said. “With [Freeport] having so many scorers, [Laslavic] did a great job focusing on the ball and helping guide her defense.”

Vachon said, “Taylor Hamlin, Gabby Straka and [Nicole] Ladd worked aggressively in the midfield and offensive end. Carmyn Pease worked tirelessly on our defensive side. Lainie Hooper continues her work sliding and communicating with her teammates on defense as well.”

“[This] week we will meet Lincoln Academy and Boothbay [Region], for our second time at Boothbay,” Vachon said. “This was great competition to grow our own game as we look to the second half of the season.”

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class C, Oceanside (0-5, no points) is 12th, while Lake Region of Bridgton (6-1, 43.4722 points) is first in the 12-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

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

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