Flying Raiders

Fryeburg Academy field hockey teammates (from left) Maddie Foreman, Camden Jones, Alegra Bartlett and Eliza Thorne are full of team spirit. The Raiders are scheduled to close out the regular season at St. Dominics in Auburn, Maine, on Tuesday. (JULIAN ZHU PHOTO)

By James Anderson

FRYEBURG — The Fryeburg Academy field hockey team traveled to York on Oct. 2 and the two teams played even through regulation time. The host Wildcats were the first to score in overtime for a sudden victory 3-2.

The Raiders rebounded nicely at Gray-New Gloucester with a 3-0 victory over the Patriots (5-7) on Wednesday. The win lifted Dede Frost’s troops to 7-4-1 in Western Maine play.

Camden Jones, Ryan Duffy and Maddie Foreman netted the goals in the win for the girls from Fryeburg while goalie Bailey Richardson had a quiet afternoon, never facing a Gray shot. Fryeburg outshot Gray 24-0.

At York, Fryeburg controlled play throughout the early going and scored first when Maggie Powers slipped the ball past the York goalie on the stick side after a rebound off the goalie’s pads, just 4 minutes into the contest.

York tied the game at 1-1 just minutes later on a penalty corner. The first 30 minutes ended with the score deadlocked at one.

York took the lead for the first time in the game midway through the second half to lead 2-1. This Raider team can never be counted out, however, and they dominated play until Forman tied the game on a penalty corner pass from Bridget O’Neil.

The game remained tied at the end of regulation, 2-2. The Raiders recorded 10 penalty corners on the afternoon compared to York’s four.

The teams moved on to the 7-on-7 overtime period where York score first for a sudden victory win, 3-2.

The Oct. 7 game against Lake Region (8-3-1) was rained out, but rescheduled for Monday in Fryeburg. Results were not known as of press time.

Monday’s match with the Lakers also marked Senior Day for the Raiders. Prior to the start of the contest, Fryeburg senior tri-captains Abigail Hewes, Bridget O’Neil and Kaylee Emery and their classmates Ryan Duffy, ate Flynn, Sarah Foster, Kirsten Wentworth and Kyra French will be recognized for their commitment and dedication to the program.

The Raiders are scheduled to wrap up the regular season on Tuesday (4 p.m.) with a trip to Auburn, Maine, to play St. Dominic Academy (10-3).

The Saints are coming off a 6-0 home win over Traip Academy (0-13) on Friday.

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