FRYEBURG, Maine — Head Coach Deanne Frost has her field hockey team playing with skill and strength as the Raiders have scored nine goals in the past two games, both shutouts.
Most recently, the Raiders outplayed Yarmouth, 5-0, at Fryeburg last Tuesday.
The Raiders outplayed the Clippers from the opening whistle.
Abigail Hewes, Bridget O’Neill and Camden Jones controlled the middle of the field, and with Kirsten Wentworth and Maggie Powers patrolling the parameters, the Clippers could not keep up.
Fryeburg was up tight on their opponents smothering them, while Yarmouth was giving the Raiders just too much room.
The momentum was too great, as Hewes finally slipped the cheese past the mouse at the 3-minute mark of the first half. It was Hewes’ first of three goals on the afternoon.
On a cold, almost bitter fall afternoon, the Raiders looked red hot, as they sent the Clippers out to sail.
Hewes had an assist in the second half as well. When the goalie for Yarmouth had had enough she finally sat on the ball resulting in a penalty stroke for Fryeburg.
Hewes made it count as she tucked the ball in the Yarmouth cage for her third and final goal of the afternoon.
Powers (who looks more confident every game), added two goals, and one assist. Wentworth also had an assist.
The Yarmouth goalie, Cassie Walsh, played well in only allowing five goals along with 12 saves.
Bailey Richardson, the Fryeburg goalie booted it away as the horn sounded. It was Richardson’s second shutout in as many games.
The win must have been thrilling for the Raiders, as both teams headed for the warmth of the locker room.
Cross-country competes in three-team meet
NAPLES — In other Fryeburg Academy sports news, the boys and girls cross-country teams traveled to Lake Region High School in Naples to compete in a three-team meet with Lake Region and Poland high schools.
The boys team came in third while the girls finished second.
For the boys, Liam Frieburg came in fourth with a time of 18:59.81. Jacques Dupuis was sixth with a time of 19:19.37, Elijah Howe was 11th in 20:00.81. River Irwin was 22nd in 22:25.49, and Issac Twombley-Wiser was 26th in 22:25.49, while Seth Ridensdale was 41st in 25:28.84.
For the girls team, Anna Nataluk was second in 21:03, Merys Carty finished fourth in 22:34. Jules Stanton finished fifth in 23:08.0, Samantha Carus was ninth in 24:56.0, Livia DeVries was 13th in 26:35.0, Hannah Nguyen finished 20th position. Kacey Jane Clark finished 23rd in 33:19.0.
For the boys, the No. 1 runner has changed week to week, as long hours of workouts take effect. Hopefully, the gains will take effect before the state qualifier. The top three girls are very strong and just need to stay healthy, according to coach Reilly.
Golf season ends at state qualifier
The Fryeburg Academy golf team finished strong to end the season 8-5, after a 1-4 start.
The team fell short of qualifying for states as the top seeds all played well to earn their spots.
The Raiders were a little short-handed as top golfer Nora Zhai was ill, and did not play.
In the parking lot after the round, Kyle Littlefield said, “He believed if Zhai had played, he felt she would have been in the low 80s.”
Littlefield and fellow junior Aiden Richardson both shot 96 as Fryeburg edged out rival Lake Region for the fourth spot. Lake Region finished fifth.
Other scorers for Fryeburg were Connor Delany and Jack Watson.