Boys lacrosse: Maranacook/Winthrop/Spruce Mountain rolls in playoff opener

KENTS HILL — The Maranacook/Winthrop/Spruce Mountain boys lacrosse group is off to a solid begin in the Class C playoffs.

Thanks to a extend of 12 unanswered goals in between the first and 2nd quarters, the Hawks cruised to a 16-4 earn around MCI/Nokomis at the Alfond & Huard turf fields.

The No. 3 seeded Hawks strengthen to 10-3 on the time. The No. 14 Warr Canines end 1-12.

Tom Struck led the way for the Hawks, scoring 8 targets when incorporating a few helps. Seven of his ambitions arrived in the to start with half.

“It’s crazy,” Struck reported “We experienced a rough begin to the year, we dropped a handful of great video games. It feels very good to get.”

The acquire continues an outstanding 2nd half surge for the Hawks, who have gained five straight video games, and six out of their final eight.

“The senior leadership (has been significant),” claimed Hawks 1st-calendar year head mentor Jake Linkletter. “I assume everybody is acquiring into what we’re executing and it is a truly positive crew tradition. Everybody is lifting each other up. It is just a large amount of fun to be close to.”

MCI/Nokomis goalie Ethan Steiner, could not end a shot by Maranacook/Winthrop/Spruce Mountain’s Tom Struck for the duration of a Class C 1st-round boys lacrosse match Wednesday in Kents Hills. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

“We’ve had some substantial intensity tactics, male,” Struck stated. “Coach is producing is be serious competitive, undertaking a great deal of scrimmages and tactics. It’s nice.”

The Warr Canines jumped out to an early 2-1 direct, many thanks to ambitions by Hunter Simpson and Jude Van Deventer. But an MCI/Nokomis penalty gave the Hawks a two moment person-down gain. Maranacook produced the most of it, scoring four unanswered targets, and finished the very first quarter with a 6-2 lead.

“We arrived out a small sluggish these days, it was really great to see how we responded,” Linkletter reported. “They performed with each other, performed really rapidly. I’m just really very pleased of these fellas.”

Maranacook added seven plans in the next quarter, a few from Struck, to go into halftime with a 13-2 guide.

“Every time my defender was sliding from me, I was just creep back again a tiny bit and be wide open up (for pictures). It was great. It was perfect.”

Wyatt Lyons experienced 4 plans for the Hawks, even though Owen Lyons added three plans. Eric Vining had a target and 3 assists.

Irrespective of the rating, MCI/Nokomis fought throughout the contest. Camden Roy and Simon Van Deventer scored goals in the next half for the Warr Puppies. Goalkeeper Ethan Steiner was outstanding in net, producing 17 saves.

MCI/Nokomis coach Eric Rowell said he was proud of the hard work of his staff, which incorporates 15 new gamers to the sport this time.

“We’re youthful and setting up,” Rowell mentioned. “As considerably as wherever they are from where by they begun and the energy stage this year, we have been on the undesirable stop of a bunch of them. But they’ve performed their guts out for me. As a mentor, that’s all you can inquire for.”

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