LINCOLNVILLE — Despite a strong but brief rain, the Lincolnville booters dug in to deliver a dominating 6-1 win against the Nobleboro Lions on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at the Lincolnville pitch.
As the weather cleared up, the Lynx began to put on the pressure scoring their first at 4:11.
That came when the defense sent a pass up to midfielder Mason Clark who drove forward before sending a fine pass to winger Jaden Johnson on the right. Johnson took one dribble to set the pass up and then squared the ball across the mouth of the goal to winger Mikayla Talbot who punched a short one into the nets.
A minute-and-a-half later, a virtual repeat was staged with Johnson driving to the right corner and again sending a solid cross to Talbot on the left who punched another one in.
Things were pretty quiet until 21:01 gone when stopper Liam Day-Lynch drove the middle with striker Owen McManus paralleling him and slightly ahead. Day-Lynch sent a perfectly timed through pass that McManus was able to catch on the fly allowing him to drive in alone on the goal. He finished with a simple grounder slid just inside the far post.
Two minutes and 20 seconds later, a fluke goal occurred when the Lions’ keeper was unable to hold onto a shot and McManus was positioned to easily slip the loose ball in the open net.
Then with 40 seconds left in the half, Nobleboro got on the board when Lincolnville goalkeeper Avery Luft was unable to hold onto a hard shot and a Lions’ player popped the rebound in for the tally.
The second half only produced two more, the first at 38:26 when McManus, now playing stopper, drove forward and sent a pass to Talbot on the left. Talbot made a nice move to dump her coverage, angled in towards the goal, and tucked her earning shot inside the far post to complete her hat trick.
Finally, Day-Lynch, now playing striker, received a pass in the middle of the box from midfielder Mason Clark and converted with a firm shot to the far post.
Avery Luft once again had a fine day in the nets, with Roo Boetsch firmly anchoring the defense in front of him at sweeper.
Canyon Palise and Chloe Day-Lynch completed the defensive unit which helped keep any really significant trouble from occurring in front of Luft.
Next up for the Lynx is Jefferson on the road Friday, Sept. 13
Ben Edes is the head coach of the Lincolnville Lynx.
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