Marshwood Girls Lax Advances to West Semifinals

By Nick Stoico Foster’s Daily Democrat June 12, 2014 2:00 AM SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — It was clear Lindsey Poirier was having a great game by the end of the first half of Wednesday’s Western Maine Class A girls lacrosse quarterfinal between Marshwood High School and Gorham. With six goals in hand, Poirier was doing exactly what Hawks coach Bernie Marvin expected her to do. Poirier contributed eight goals and added an assist to lead Marshwood past Gorham, 14-7. The Hawks will travel to Waterboro on Saturday to face No. 1 seed Massabesic in the regional semifinals. The game is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. The Hawks (9-4) took control of the game in the first half. Behind Poirier’s six goals, the Hawks had a comfortable 10-2 lead at intermission. “I’ve been working hard and the team has been working hard on getting our shots on target,” Poirier said. “We worked hard for that win.” Korinne Bohunsky supported the Marshwood offense with three goals and an assist and controlled 13 of 20 draws. Senior Hannah Folger scored the opening goal just 1:11 into the game and added three assists. “We played our brand of lacrosse,” said Marvin. “We just ran offensive sets — not many plays. I was really impressed with the girls’ compete level. I think we are in any game when we play like that.” Katie Tucker led Gorham (8-5) with three goals. Aliza Jordan and Meghan Cushing added two goals apiece to round out the Rams’ scoring. The Hawks jumped out to a 4-1 lead in the first 11 minutes. Following a timeout called by Gorham coach Mary Guimond, Marshwood scored four more unanswered goals. “Defensively, we were letting them get in way too close to our goalie,” Guimond said. “Lacrosse is a big goal and a small ball, so if you let them get in tight like that, there’s going to be scoring chances.” Poirier capped off the first half with two goals in the final 1:14. “All the phases of the game came together,” Marvin said. “It was just a well-played playoff game. …; We tried to play more to our speed and away from the ball movement part of the game. The kids just played very, very well. Everybody stepped up.” Marshwood sent 14 shots at goaltender Madeline Hamblen in the first half. Marshwood outshot Gorham 21-16.

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