Both teams had to deal with somewhat sultry conditions as the Lincolnville Lynx met and prevailed over the St. George Dragons by a score of 6-0 on Friday, Sept.14.
Starting strong, the Lynx found the net for the first time with 3:03 gone when winger Griffin Dubrow stole a ball form a Dragon defender and dribbled smoothly to his right to lose his coverage before slamming the ball back across the goal mouth for the tally.
The Dragons survived a penalty kick situation just over one minute later, but then striker Jordan Peasley also stole the ball from a St. George midfielder just past the midfield circle in the Dragons’ end, drove past the Dragons’ midfield line to near the top of the box before unleashing a strong shot that caromed into the nets off of the keeper’s outstretched hands.
Dubrow followed that up at 7:13 after midfielder Mason Clark passed a ball in from the left side. Dubrow charged the ball and punched it in before the keeper could react.
The scoring for the half ended with 22:05 gone when winger Mateo LaChance picked up a loose ball in front of the net and fired home from pointblank range.
One has to give the Dragons credit for rallying during the second half to hold the Lynx to a single goal. That came at the 43:10 mark when midfielder Kara Andrews sent a pretty corner kick into the middle which midfielder Canyon Palise alertly redirected into the net near the near post. Keepers Aiden Aselton, Mikayla Talbot, and Peasley shared the nets to preserve the shutout, LCS’s second straight.
It was a dominating performance for Lincolnville overall. Lincoln Outerbridge at sweeper put in his usual daunting defensive display, joined by Avery Luft at stopper, and Nathan Oxley and Roo Beotsch at wing defense. Jaden Johnson played her typically quick aggressive game at winger, and Bailey Curtis put in valuable minutes in the defensive line as well.
LCS will continue its effort to claim a fourth straight championship on Monday, Sept. 17, at Lincolnville against the Vinalhaven Vikings.
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