Late penalty kick lifts Marshwood girls
By STAFF REPORTS
September 07, 2014 2:00 AM
GORHAM, Maine — It wasn’t as pretty as coach Luke Edgar would like to see, but it was a win, as the Marshwood High School girls soccer team took advantage of a late penalty kick to secure a 2-1 victory in its season-opening game at Gorham on Saturday.
“Lydia St. Pierre was inside the 18 and she was attacking,” said Edgar. “She drew a foul on the defender and we got the penalty kick. Korinne Bohunsky took it and scored the goal.”
That goal, with three minutes left, proved to be the deciding factor in a hard-fought game, and Marshwood’s Emily Robida had six saves in net to preserve the win.
“It would have been nice to win it on a natural goal,” Edgar said. “But the overall soccer was good.”
After a scoreless first half Gorham broke the ice when Narissa Liddy found Cady Houghton for a goal midway through the second half.
Marshwood responded, however, when Marin Smith scored off an assist from Megan McLean to set up Bohunsky’s heroics.
Edgar said the win will give his team confidence, but ultimately, for him, it is not about wins and losses, but about his team playing the game well.
“The squad is happy with the win, but they understand that soccer is a finicky game where sometimes the best team doesn’t win,” he said. “We don’t assess our team by wins and losses, we assess by how pretty the soccer is. Wins will come, or maybe they won’t, but we want to be playing the type of soccer that will make opponents wish they were playing here.”
Marshwood Boys soccer
SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — Gorham (1-0) got a goal from Nate Roberts, assisted by Cole Houghton in the second half.
Sam Leathe picked up 14 saves for Marshwood (0-1) to keep the Hawks in the game, but the offense couldn’t punch one in. Cole McIntire and Riley Dinsmore-Patch played well for Marswhood in the loss.
Trenton Bassingthwaite stopped six shots in the win for Gorham.
Marshwood will next travel to Noble on Tuesday afternoon.