Foxcroft wins at PCHS for ninth shutout in nine games

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DOVER-FOXCROFT — The Foxcroft Academy field hockey team preserved the squad’s scoreless streak during an interclass contest Sept. 27 at neighboring Piscataquis Community High School as the Pony defense prevented the opposition from getting any shots on goal and also yielded zero penalty corners. At the other end Foxcroft scored three times in the first half and four times in the second to earn a 7-0 win for the 9-0 Class B team’s ninth victory in as many games.

At this point in the season the Ponies are the only team in Classes A, B and C across the state that has not yet been scored upon, a feat setting Foxcroft apart from 76 other programs.

Foxcroft PCHS field hockey

Observer photo/Stuart Hedstrom
ALL HANDS ON DECK — Foxcroft Academy senior Kylie Dow looks to get the ball through a PCHS defense comprised of, from left, freshman Sydney Hutchins, junior Madeline Crosby, freshman Elizabeth Kendall and sophomore Louise Gerickont during a Sept. 27 game in Guilford. To the left are Pony junior Jenna Anderson and Pirate freshman Taylor Folsom. Foxcroft won 7-0 for the team’s ninth victory and ninth shutout in as many games.

The Ponies earned a season sweep of the Class C Pirates, as Foxcroft won at home in Dover-Foxcroft 8-0 on Sept. 10. PCHS fell to 7-3 with two of the defeats coming at the hands of the Route 15 rival.

Sophomore Maranda Poulin would have the only needed goal nearly four minutes into play, on an assist by classmate Ava Rayfield and shortly after the second penalty corner of the game for Foxcroft. The Ponies had 13 corners in each half for a 26-0 overall advantage to help keep the ball on the PCHS side of the field for most the contest.

Rayfield’s name appeared often on the scoring sheet as she scored twice in the first half and then again early in the second half for three consecutive goals to go along with the assist.

Junior Jemyni True picked up the assist on Rayfield’s first two goals. True also assisted on second half goals for juniors Cassidy Marsh and Megan Fuller to give her four on the afternoon.

Foxcroft PCHS field hockey

Observer photo/Stuart Hedstrom
CLOSE RIVALS — PCHS junior Chelsey Cookson looks to move the ball around Foxcroft senior Cailin Seavey, with Pony junior Cassidy Marsh in the background, during a Sept. 27 meeting between the neighboring programs in Guilford.

Foxcroft junior Abbie Moore manned the Pony goal for much of the game, with freshman Makenzie Sands coming in for eight and a half-plus minutes to close out the second half. At the other end, Pirate sophomore keeper Louise Gerickont turned aside 14 shots.

Foxcroft 7,
FA 3 4 | 7
PC 0 0 | 0
First: F — Mara.
Poulin (Rayfield)
F — Rayfield (True)
F — Rayfield (True)
Second: F — Rayfield
F — Mara. Poulin
F — Marsh (True)
F — Fuller (True)
Saves: P —
Gerickont 14
F — Moore and
Sands 0
Penalty corners: F– 26
P — 0
Records: F 9-0
P 7-3

Foxcroft PCHS field hockey

Observer photo/Stuart Hedstrom
KEEPING THE BALL IN PLAY — Junior Cassidy Marsh of Foxcroft carefully controls the ball during the second half while PCHS junior Madeline Crosby defends and Pony senior Cailin Seavey looks on.

Foxcroft PCHS field hockey

Observer photo/Stuart Hedstrom
HAVING A BALL — Foxcroft junior Jenna Anderson and PCHS freshman Sydney Hutchins fight for possession on Sept. 27 in Guilford. The two teams are ranked near the top of the respective Class B North and C North standings.

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