High school girls soccer

Moving on: Panthers shoo away pesky Hornets in 'home' playoff win

Medomak Valley beats Leavitt 2-0 on turf field at Lincoln Academy
By Staff | Oct 28, 2019
Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer Medomak Valley's Hannah Prock, left, and Leavitt's Kayleigh Gilbert, right, vie for the ball on Oct. 26 in high school girls soccer at Lincoln Academy in Newcastle. The Panthers beat the Hornets 2-0 in a Class B South prelim playoff game.

Newcastle — The Medomak Valley girls soccer team is no strangers to playoff encounters at Lincoln Academy of Newcastle.

After all, the Panthers had a regional quarterfinal game moved there a year ago, which saw the Lincoln County squad boot past Caribou in a contest that was decided after multiple rounds of penalty kicks.

This year, the No. 6 Panthers were set to host No. 11 Leavitt of Turner on Saturday Oct. 26 in Class B South prelim playoff game at MVHS, but that postseason game was moved down Route 1 onto the turf at Lincoln Academy’s William A. Clark Field, as the field conditions at MVHS were too wet after recent rain.

The conditions on Lincoln Academy’s turf field were perfect. And so was the Panthers’ play in the second half.

Annie Vannoy and Sadie Cohen each scored in the second half for Medomak Valley, which proved enough for the Panthers to prowl past the Hornets — and into the quarterfinal round — with a hard-fought, 2-1 win.

Watch video and see more photos below.

With the win, Medomak Valley (10-3-2) advances to play at No. 3 Erskine Academy of South China (10-2-2) on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 3 p.m. in the quarterfinals. Erskine Academy defeated Medomak Valley in the teams' lone regular-season match, a 1-0 win in the season-opener for both teams on Sept. 6 at South China.

In Saturday's playoff, the first goal came off Vannoy’s own direct kick with 37:46 remaining in the game, while the second came after booted a corner kick — assisted by Vannoy — with 31:34 left in the contest.

Medomak Valley held a 9-4 edge in direct kicks and trailed 2-1 to the Hornets in indirect kicks. The Panthers also held a 13-4 edge in shots and 6-2 advantage in corner kicks.

Kayla Donlin made four saves in goal for the Panthers, while Julia White made 11 saves for the Hornets.

Interestingly, Vannoy also scored the game-winner a year ago in the quarterfinal playoff against the Vikings at Lincoln Academy.

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Leavitt at Medomak Valley
Medomak Valley hosts Leavitt on Oct. 26 in high school girls soccer at Lincoln Academy in Newcastle. (Video by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Medomak Valley's Gabby Baughman, left, and Leavitt's Kaitlyn Anair. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Medomak Valley's Alyssa Creamer, left, and Leavitt's Kayleigh Gilbert. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Medomak Valley's Zaniah Puchalski, front, and Leavitt's Riley Chiasson. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Medomak Valley's Julia Kunesh, left, and Zaniah Puchalski, middle, as well as Leavitt's Leah Maheux. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Medomak Valley's Annie Vannoy, left, and Zaniah Puchalski, front, as well as Leavitt's Riley Chiasson. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Medomak Valley's Paige Powell, front, and Leavitt's Riley Chiasson. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Medomak Valley's Gabby Baughman, left, and Zaniah Puchalski, right, as well as Leavitt's Leah Maheux, left, and Jalee Boucher. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Medomak Valley's Sadie Cohen. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Medomak Valley's Abby Lash. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Medomak Valley's Sadie Cohen, left, and Leavitt's Sarah Perkins. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Medomak Valley's Abby Lash, left, and Paige Powell. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Medomak Valley's Zaniah Puchalski. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Medomak Valley's Gabby Baughman. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Medomak Valley's Abby Lash. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Medomak Valley's Abby Lash. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Medomak Valley's Kayla Donlin. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Medomak Valley's Kayla Donlin. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Medomak Valley's Zaniah Puchalski. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Medomak Valley's Kayla Donlin. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Medomak Valley's Sadie Cohen, left, and Leavitt's Hannah Milliken. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Medomak Valley's Sadie Cohen, left, and Leavitt's Hannah Milliken. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
From left, Leavitt's Alison Noniewicz, Carlie Leavitt, Julia White, Kayleigh Gilbert and Lotus Laverdiere, as well as Medomak Valley's Hannah Prock (13) and Autumn Ripley. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Medomak Valley's Autumn Ripley. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Medomak Valley's Autumn Ripley, left, and Paige Powell. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
From left, Medomak Valley's Sadie Cohen, Grace White, Autumn Ripley, and Paige Powell. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Leavitt's Carlie Leavitt, left, and Kaitlyn Bilodeau, right, as well as Medomak Valle's Autumn Ripley, front, Annie Vannoy, middle, and Grace White, right. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Medomak Valley's Abby Lash. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Medomak Valley's Abby Lash. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Medomak Valley's Abby Lash. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Medomak Valley's Alyssa Creamer. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Medomak Valley's Sadie Cohen. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Medomak Valley's Alyssa Creamer, front, and Abby Lash, right, as well as Leavitt's Julia White, front, and McKenna Redstone. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Medomak Valley's Alyssa Creamer. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Medomak Valley's Alyssa Creamer. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Medomak Valley's Abby Lash. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Medomak Valley's Hannah Prock, right, and Leavitt's Julia White, left. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Medomak Valley's Annie Vannoy, front, and Julia Kunesh. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Medomak Valley's Annie Vannoy. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Medomak Valley's Hannah Prock. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
From left, Medomak Valley's Autumn Ripley, Cameron Bains, Sadie Cohen, Zaniah Puchalski and Paige Powell. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Medomak Valley's Hannah Prock, left, and Leavitt's Alex Hawksley. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Medomak Valley's Abby Lash. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Medomak Valley's Alyssa Creamer, left, and Autumn Ripley. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Medomak Valley's Autumn Ripley. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Medomak Valley's Gabby Baughman, back left, Hannah Prock (13), Abby Lash (10), Autumn Ripley (7), Sadie Cohen, right, and Kayla Donlin (00). (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Medomak Valley's Autumn Ripley. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Medomak Valley's Gabby Baughman. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Medomak Valley's Ruth Havener. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Medomak Valley's Paige Powell, left, Autumn Ripley, back left, Annie Vannoy, front, Zaniah Puchalski, right, and Sadie Cohen, back right. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Medomak Valley's Paige Powell, left, Annie Vannoy, middle, Zaniah Puchalski, back, and Lizzi Swan, right. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Comments (1)
Posted by: Mary A McKeever | Oct 29, 2019 13:10

Good effort Medomak !



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