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High school girls lacrosse

Sticking to it: Mariners down Warriors for first victory of spring

Six different Mariners account for 13 scores — Cody has four goals, Hooper five assists
By Staff | May 14, 2019

Thomaston — The Oceanside offense has had no trouble scoring this season, as the Mariners have averaged six goals through six high school girls lacrosse matches.

As the second half of the season approaches, Oceanside has stepped up its scoring ability, as the Mariners doubled their goals-per-game average in a 13-9 defeat of Nokomis/Maine Central Institute of Newport and Pittsfield on Monday, May 13 at Sam Pendleton Field.

Oceanside's offense was led by Mattie Hooper (5 assists), Grace Cody (4 goals, assist), Hope Butler (2 goals, assist), Nicole Ladd (2 goals), Jackie Daggett (2 goals), Caileigh Pease (2 goals) and Lexi McMahan (goal).

Lydia Laslavic made 10 saves in net for the Mariners.

Meagan Whitten (6 goals) led the Warrior offense, while Lillian Hopkins (2 goals) and Mallory Whitley (1 goal) also found the back of the net.

Hannah West stopped four shots in net for the Warriors.

"MCI/Nokomis came to play today," said Oceanside coach Angie Vachon. "Their team spirit and defensive team work was excellent. Coach Gould does a great job with her team of girls, and their defense was superb with great coverage of the scoring area and their several interceptions.

"Their midfield trio were quick off the draw and all fast field runners. Our Mariner mid-field and defense had a bit of a [hard] time double-teaming and containing [Whitten] with her six goals, but were able to force a few passes and turnovers on [the Warriors/Huskies] throughout the game.

"[Lydia] Laslavic faced several penalty shots, stood her ground and had some nice sharp saves with good clears for her team today. [Mattie] Hopper was key offensively in today’s game with her aggressiveness in contesting every ground ball in her area, rebounding after shots on goal, and her five assists gave us five great goals. Her grace and calm under pressure served her team well today. [Jackie] Daggett used her height and stick skills to have two beautiful goals at critical times to buoy her team in this game."

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Class C, Oceanside (1-5, 0.8333 points) is 12th, while St. Dominic Academy of Auburn (5-0, 34.3056 points) is first in the 13-team region. The top nine teams qualify for the playoffs.

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