Lincolnville co-ed soccer shoots past Jefferson
LINCOLNVILLE — It was a desultory start but a bang-up finish as the Lincolnville eleven came alive in the second half at home to defeat scrappy booters from Jefferson 4-1 on Wednesday, Oct. 10.
The Lynx were very slow to get going and were dominated by the opposition for much of the first half including allowing Jefferson to score the first goal at the 16:15 mark on a breakthrough down the left. Keeper Aiden Aselton made a nice charge out to try to force a mistake, but the Jefferson forward coolly slotted the ball home.
The game continued with Jefferson holding a distinct advantage until the Lynx finally sent one home with a minute-and-a-half left to play in the half when midfielder Canyon Palise sent a ball into the Jefferson box. A defender controlled it but lost it to winger Jaden Johnson who powered it in to tie the game.
The second half played much differently as Lincolnville repeatedly surged into their offensive zone and continuously denied Jefferson any strong tries on the Lincolnville net.
The Lynx took the lead for good at 45:44 after an intensive siege of the Jefferson net.
The end came when defensive midfielder Mason Clark sent a ball forward from the left and bounced it off a defender to midfielder Griffin Dubrow. Dubrow gained control and turned the ball away from the net to his left and finished with a fine shot to the left side of the goal.
The next tally came a mere minute-and-a-half later when Johnson found striker Jordan Peasley in the middle of the box in a crowd. Peasley alertly sent the ball through the defense to complete the play.
Finally, Jefferson was called for pushing striker Mikayla Talbot just outside the top of the box a few yards left of the middle. Dubrow calmly teed the ball up and sent it over the defensive wall into the top of the net for the finish.
As usual, Aselton spent a busy day in the nets for Lincolnville primarily picking off long feeds from Jefferson. He was solidly supported by defenders Lincoln Outerbridge, Avery Luft, Roo Boetsch, and Liliana Palise.
Additionally, midfielder Kara Andrews and defensive midfielders Bailey Curtis and Clark did a good job controlling the middle of the field for the Lynx.
Ben Edes is the head coach of the Lincolnville Lynx.
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