Midcoast Athletics

Lincolnville co-ed soccer tops St. George

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 7:30pm

ST. GEORGE — The sun shined both literally and figuratively on the Lincolnville eleven at the St. George pitch as they defeated the Dragons in a middle schools soccer game Wednesday, Sept. 18 by a score of 4-1.

The scoring opened early as midfielder Mason Clark stole the ball from a Dragon midfielder and sent an accurate pass to winger Mikayla Talbot on the left. Talbot beat her coverage down the line, angled in towards the net, and sent a cross angling across the goal. Winger Jaden Johnson caught up to the ball and tipped it in just inside the far post.

Lincolnville dominated play for the next 18 minutes but was unable to convert through the crowded St. George defense until a defender committed a hands ball on the right just outside of the box.

Clark rapidly teed the ball up and before the defense had set up sent a decisive ball to the far post for the tally with 18:51 gone.

Almost exactly four minutes later, winger Maren Johnson threw in the ball from the left to Clark who made an angling drive through the defense to close on the goal and once again finished with a hard punch inside the far post.

The second half opened with Clark throwing in the ball from the left to striker Owen McManus who broke straight through the defense and beat the keeper with a quick shot just inside the near post at 32:30.

The game then settled down and was played reasonably even with the Lynx holding a slight edge for the balance of the game.

Both teams penetrated and had several nice tries on net.

The Dragons finally notched one with only 2:38 to play when they took advantage of a Lincolnville failure to clear the ball from the box thus ending the scoring.

Led by Liam Day-Lynch, who moved back to the sweeper position in place of the absent Roo Boetsch, and Sage Burgess taking Day-Lynch’s stopper place, the defense — including Canyon Palise and Chloe Day-Lynch — played their usual stalwart game.

This is a good sign as the Lynx prepare for its 3:45 p.m. kickoff against local rivals Hope on Friday, Sept. 20 at the Lincolnville field.

Ben Edes is the coach of the Lincolnville Lynx. 

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