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High school girls lacrosse

In unique, shortened spring, Oceanside caps .500 campaign

Dougherty tallies five goals, Laslavic solid in net in one-goal loss to Seahawks
By Staff | May 30, 2021

Boothbay — The Oceanside girls lacrosse team capped a 3-3 campaign with another solid all-around performance on Friday, May 28 in a 9-8 loss to host Boothbay Region.

The Mariners, who enjoyed a club-type spring of 2021 after no season in 2020 due to the pandemic, saw Olivia Dougherty compile five goals and an assist against the Seahawks on Friday, while Sophia Clayton added two goals, Makayla Gleba, goal; Dri Barcellos, two assists; and Martina Straka, assist.

Lydia Laslavic made 11 saves in net for the Mariners.

For Boothbay, Courtney Meader tallied six goals and Journey Bennett, Emily Echols and Megan Leeman a goal.

The Mariners will host a postseason play day on Saturday, June 5. The tourney will include Boothbay Region, Hampden Academy and Winslow at Wasgatt Field on Thomaston Street in Rockland.

"There was so much good happening in this, our final in-season game, verses Boothbay," said Oceanside coach Angie Vachon. "It was true culmination of the work our small, steadfast roster" of Mariners put in this season.

"Sophia Clayton had her best game of the season with her two goals, transition defense, aggression to ground balls and playing in more of the field, that really gave a spark to her team tonight. Dri Barcellos with her hard work and sticking with contesting any and all ground balls in her area and keeping the attacker from the middle of the eight meter has improved all season long. Her field running and upfield looks, giving her two assists tonight, was a big help to her team. Makayla Gleba had a great coast-to-coast goal and her own hard work on ground ball possession and hedging the midfield to gain possession of clears from the Seahawk goalie were super.

"Lainie Hooper was on top of her quick-transition defense causing Meg Sledge, the Seahawk goalie, to turn the ball over several times in a row. Olivia Dougherty has a quick release of the ball on goal which served the team well on her two penalty shots. Her hustle tonight was a great aid to the team along with Martina Straka and Mareh Willis … all three steadfast midfielders who have covered a lot of ground for the Mariners this season.

"Lydia Laslavic is a rock star in the cage and tonight found herself running the field under enormous pressure and kept her composure with style and grace, adding to that, her sharp eye and quick saves having faced several penalty shots today and some of the strongest, well-placed clears amongst our competitors, she truly takes good care of her team."

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