OLD TOWN, Maine – The Previous City Excessive Faculty Coyotes continued to show they’re a reliable Class B North title contender on Thursday evening as sophomore midfielder Karina Dumond and junior midfielder Rhiannon Bousquet every scored a pair of first-half targets to guide Previous City to a 7-1 win over Class C North rival Orono at Victory Area.
Previous City, which scored 5 occasions within the first half, improved to 3-0 whereas Orono fell to 2-2-1.
Previous City travels to tackle fellow B North contender Ellsworth on Friday at 4 p.m. whereas the youthful Purple Riots play once more on Monday after they entertain George Stevens Academy of Blue Hill.
The Previous City-Ellsworth sport was moved up from Saturday as a consequence of Hurricane Lee.
The Purple Riots labored laborious however spent a lot of the first half in their very own finish because the proficient B North runners-up from a yr in the past had the lion’s share of possession and regularly pressured turnovers with their relentless stress. Previous City additionally received the overwhelming majority of the 50-50 balls.
Dumond, who had the primary two-goal sport of her profession in a 4-2 win over defending three-time B North champ Hermon on Saturday that snapped Hermon’s 55-game successful streak in opposition to North opponents, scored the primary and final targets of the primary half.
Bousquet, who had a purpose in opposition to Hermon, scored the second and fourth targets, and freshman ahead Lucy Veilleux had the third one.
Sophomore Taylor Madden and senior Alexis DeGrasse added second-half targets earlier than Orono captain and senior striker Adella Mabee ruined senior Danica Brown’s shutout bid with 9:50 left within the sport.
“We performed very effectively,” mentioned Previous City coach Eric Damboise. “Orono put up an important battle. We had been capable of get our full rotation in so it was a great expertise for the entire group.
“We play a really robust schedule the subsequent two weeks. It looks like we play each different day. So we’re making an attempt to preserve our gamers’ power,” he added.
Dumond mentioned “we positively got here out laborious within the first half.”
Dumond opened the scoring simply 5:46 into the sport with a well-struck shot from the highest of the penalty space into the higher near-side nook, previous freshman goalie Finley Sanders.
“I received the ball on the nook of the 18 and noticed that the goalie was pushed over to the far submit,” defined Dumond.
Bousquet made it 2-0 off a scramble within the penalty space following a nook kick.
“The ball bounced off a bunch of individuals to me and I simply tried to place it into the nook. Fortunately, it went in,” Bousquet mentioned.
Veilleux made it 3-0 with a pleasant end off a cross from the wing, calmly directing the ball to the far submit with the within of her proper foot earlier than the helpless Sanders may scramble throughout.
Bousquet transformed a DeGrasse feed from quick vary to make it 4-0 earlier than Dumond transformed a breakaway off a punt by goalie Danica Brown that hopped over the top of two Orono defenders.
“They’re a top quality group. It was a great problem to play them,” mentioned Orono coach Cid Dyjak, who began 4 freshmen and two sophomores. “We have now issues to work on, and we are going to.”
‘We’ve been specializing in taking part in collectively as a group this yr,” mentioned Dumond. “We try to proceed with our quick passing sport and work the ball up the sphere slowly and conservatively. We wish to get the protection working round a bit bit, tire them out and preserve possession of the ball.”
Senior Saige Evans once more anchored a rock-solid protection for the Coyotes in entrance of Brown, who completed with 5 saves on 9 Orono shot makes an attempt.
Mabee and freshmen Nina Mitchell and Sophia Tyutyunnyk performed effectively for Orono, and Sanders turned in an admirable efficiency in purpose, making seven saves on 26 photographs and snaring quite a lot of crosses.