Wednesday, April 16, 2014
A few tidbits from Maranacook’s 1-0 victory against Leavitt on Tuesday.
• Maranacook topped Leavitt 2-1 during the regular season in Turner. Senior Hannah Clough, who was still recovering from surgery and didn’t play, generated a few scoring chances Tuesday.
“I missed the whole season except for the last five regular-season games,” Clough said. “My sister’s a freshman and I knew some of her classmates are really good. Not starting at the beginning of the season I was really disappointed.”
• Clough’s freshman sister Sarah played a strong game, particularly in the second half. She’s one of five freshmen on the team, along with goalie Elizabeth D’Angelo, Sage Hyland, Lillie McLaughlin and Natalie Wicks, and all five made significant contributions.
• Leavitt coach Chris Cifelli is the brother of Lewiston baseball coach Todd Cifelli.
• Peter Poulin, who coached the Maranacook girls for 27 seasons before retiring last year, was on hand before the game. Poulin recently returned from a 120-day camping trip that took him coast to coast.
• The Black Bears drew strong games from senior sweeper Michelle Beckwith, junior fullback Ashley Belanger, who took many of the throw-ins, and senior midfielder Katie Poulin. Strikers Mariah Treadwell and Tori Zupancic played strong games for the Hornets.
• The Black Bears face undefeated Morse on Saturday. The Shipbuilders are playing in their first year in Class B after several years in Class A and are unbeaten. They recently beat Maranacook 4-0 in their only regular-season meeting.
“They are a tough team,” Maranacook coach Mike Morin said. “We’ll prepare for them. Chris (Cifelli) and I joked before the game that whoever wins is going to the ‘Morse Invitational.’ ”
Travis Lazarczyk has worked at the Morning Sentinel and Kennebec Journal since 2000. He covers football, basketball and baseball. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/tlazarmaine