AUGUSTA — Senior Katie Carroll had a goal and an assist as Cony opened the field hockey season with a 2-0 victory over Mt. Ararat in Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class A action Wednesday afternoon.
Abby Naborowsky scored off a pass from Carroll less than eight minutes into the game. Later in the first half, Carroll scored herself, with the assist going to Emily Bowers.
Lindsay Lapierre made nine saves for Cony (1-0), while Renee Rossignol and Nellie Hetherington combined for 10 saves for Mt. Ararat (0-1).
Messalonskee 7, Bangor 0: Kassi Michaud, Nathalie St. Pierre, and Brooke Quirion each scored a pair of goals as the Eagles rolled to an opening-day victory over the Rams.
Emily Hogan also scored for Messalonskee (1-0). Sydney Gagne and Mikayla Turner each had two assists. Abby Roberts made two saves.
Cat Stewart finished with 31 saves for Bangor (0-1).
Nokomis 4, Erskine 0: Drew Graves had two goals and an assist as Nokomis coach Katie Thompson won her 100th career game, in South China.
Mikayla Charters and Kayla Braley also scored for Nokomis (1-0). Lindsay Whitney chipped in with two assists. Kendra Underhill made one save for the shutout, and Alexis Soucy had four saves for Erskine (0-1).
Thompson is in her 11th year of coaching, all with Nokomis.
“It’s obviously a great thing for me, but I feel like it’s a reflection of all the players and their commitment to Nokomis Warrior Field Hockey,” Thompson said. “I’ve been able to coach some really great players. I think the wins are because of their drive and determination. I think it’s a testament to them, really.”
Thomas 3, St. Joseph’s 2: Senior back Paul Rechichi scored wityh six minutes, eight seconds remaining to lift the Terriers to the non-conference win in Standish. Rechichi scored off Zeon Robinson’s free-kick assist with a header into the right corner. Sophmore Tre Miong and freshman Ali Pak scored for Thomas (2-1-0) while freshman Yanni Rakis scored both goals for St. Joe’s (0-2-1).
The Terriers held a 20-13 advantage in shots with their goalie, Mikkail Crockwell, making six saves. Robert Petrosillo made seven for the Monks.