High school girls lacrosse

Oceanside takes short break after solid 5-1 start to campaign

Brooks sisters combine for seven goals as Mariners sail fast, true
By Staff | May 11, 2017

Boothbay Region — Beautiful teamwork, which included sweet player-to-player passes and solid individual movement around the field, helped lead the Oceanside girls lacrosse squad to a solid 11-4 victory over host Boothbay Region on Tuesday, May 9.

It was the Mariners' fifth win in six matches, with only a competitive 8-4 loss to top-ranked Morse of Bath as the lone blemish on their record.

The talented Mariners, who hope to push for a regional title this spring, were led by a slew of players, including goalie Elise Laslavic with 13 saves, in Tuesday's game with Boothbay.

Offensively, the team was keyed by Jillian Brooks (4 goals, 2 assists), Kelsey Brooks (3 goals, assist), Kristina Ferguson (2 assists), Gabby Straka (2 assists), Sydney Hall (goal), Sierra Beal (goal), Julia Barbour (goal) and Mattie Hooper (goal).

For Boothbay, Kate Friant netted two goals and Lincoln Hambett and Summer Chamberlain one.

"It was a game of patience, passing and everyone getting in on the game versus the Seahawks," said Oceanside coach Angie Vachon. "The Seahawk goalie, Page Brown, played well for her team in the cage. She had several mighty saves, was quick to the ball and had some nice distance clears."

The Mariners "did well to slow down a fast-breaking Seahawk midfield with some nice double-teams and ground-ball wins on the circle. Again, Elise Laslavic continues her solid effort in the net with her 13 saves, certainly helping keep her team in the game.

"The Brooks’ [identical twin sisters Jillian' and Kelsey's] effort under shutdown-type pressure was very good and, again, Sydney Hall, with her end-to-end goal, added a bit more excitement for her team. First-year player Kristina Ferguson had two wonderful feeding-assists as well in this game."

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Oceanside (5-1, 19.3056 points) is third, while Morse (5-1, 37.6389 points) is first in the 13-team region. The top nine 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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