Senior Hali Goodwin scored three goals and fellow senior Chloe Arsenault scored one goal and assisted on another as the Boothbay Region Seahawks field hockey team won its first game of the season, 4-0, over the visiting Hall-Dale Bulldogs at Perkins Field Friday, Sept. 6.
The Seahawks’ team speed and passing prowess overwhelmed the Bulldogs, as the home team took a 3-0 lead after the first 15 minutes. Goodwin scored her first goal at 23:31, slipping the ball past the Hall-Dale goalie from about 10 feet in front of the goal. At 18:06, Goodwin scored again on an assist from junior Kylie Brown. Arsenault finished the first half scoring by flipping the ball into the upper right corner of the goal at 15:00.
The rest of the half was played evenly, although Boothbay held off any type of offense the Bulldogs tried to muster. Boothbay had 12 shots in the first half and Hall-Dale had only three.
Goodwin completed her scoring hat trick at 14:29 of the second half. Brown attacked the scoring zone on the right, slipping a nice centering pass to Arsenault, who tipped the ball to Goodwin on her left. Goodwin then pushed the ball past the goalie to complete the game’s scoring.
Despite having only nine players to Hall-Dale’s 11, Boothbay showed it can be competitive this season due to its speed and experience, which Coach Donna Jordan pointed out last week.
After a game at Mountain Valley on Sept. 11, Boothbay will host Spruce Mountain on Sept. 13.