Despite having three players on the bench with injuries and no substitutes, the Boothbay Region Seahawk field hockey team played well against the visiting Oak Hill Raiders – a team it had lost to 5-1 earlier in the season – but lost to 2-1 Thursday, Oct. 15 at BRHS’s Perkins Field.
Oak Hill took a 1-0 lead into the third quarter after senior co-captain Adelle Surette scored at 12:54 of the first quarter. The visitors’ lead increased to 2-0 when Julie Mooney scored at 10:34 of the third quarter off an assist from Surette.
Boothbay persevered and drew to within one goal with 6:21 to play in the fourth quarter as senior co-captain Cortney Meader’s 20-foot shot from the right side of the scoring arch successfully made it past Oak Hill goalie Kiera Levesque. An assist was credited to sophomore Mara Gentry.
The Seahawks had one other good chance to tie the game at around the four-minute mark but a shot by Meader was stopped on a nice save by Levesque.
Seahawk goalie, junior Jaelyn Crocker, had 16 saves. Levesque had three saves. Each team had eight penalty corners.
On Wednesday, Boothbay played at Lincoln Academy and the teams tied, 1-1. Senior co-captain Kylie Brown scored the Seahawks’ goal in the third quarter, off an assist from Gentry, and the Eagles’ Erica Johnson’s tying goal came in the fourth quarter, off an assist from Kaylee Poland.
Boothbay’s next game is at Morse High School in Bath on Friday, Oct. 23 at 5 p.m. The Seahawks are now 0-3-1.