Outumbered and outpowered, the Boothbay Region High School girls soccer team struggled against the odds and lost the home opener to Buckfield High School 11-0 Tuesday, Sept. 10.
Buckfield arrived with a roster of 30 players whereas the Seahawks struggled without a substitute. “We don’t have field hockey,” Buckfield Coach Larry Thorton explained about his wealth of numbers..
Missing from the Seahawk roster was key player Isabel Harkins, who had suffered an ankle injury in practice. “Hopefully, she will be back,” said Coach Matt Brewer.
Buckfield began with seven goals in the first half with multiple goals by Madison Turcotte, Josephine Replogle, Molly Bourget and Grace Chapman. Lynn Szabo added to the scoring with a single goal.
Seahawk goalie Emilie Crocker attempted to bar the door with over two dozen saves. “Emilie is awesome,” said Brewer.
Brewer said he moved Journey Bennett to stopper to help the defense. “She did a good job,” he said. He was also impressed with Veda Harriman who he said had worked hard throughout.
“I am very happy with Veda,” Brewer said.
The Seahawks played to a 2-1 loss against Dirigo High School in the season opener Sept. 5.
Buckfield went to 1 and 1 with the win.