AUGUSTA — With Cony leading 8-5 at halftime, lacrosse officials deemed the Cony High School field unsafe for further play after heavy rains soaked the playing surface throughout the first half Tuesday afternoon.

Game officials stopped the contest because of unsafe conditions following a halftime inspection of the field.

“The field became slippery and soaked really fast,” Cony coach Gretchen Livingston said. “Field conditions deteriorated quickly.”

According to the Maine Principals’ Association Lacrosse Bulletin, games that are interrupted, suspended or called prior to being an official game by weather or other conditions beyond the control of the responsible administrative authority shall be made up at the next available date unless the administrators of the schools agree to terminate the game with the existing score, including ties.

The MPA bulletin goes on to read in girls lacrosse, once 80 percent (40 minutes) of the contest is completed, it is an official game and shall not be continued.

Messalonskee and Cony had completed one half of play — a half in girls lacrosse is 25 minutes — 15 minutes short of the required time for an official game.

Cony athletic director Paul Vachon was in attendance at Tuesday afternoon’s game and indicated he would talk with Messalonskee athletic director to “find the best solution for both schools.”

There had been 11 lead changes in the game during the first half until Cony took control during the final minute when the Rams scored three straight goals to take an 8-5 lead at halftime.

Brunswick 17, Gardiner 5: Dakota Foster had five goals to lead the visiting Dragons to the win. Annie Kelley added three goals for Brunswick (10-0) while Sarah Brooks and Shannon O’Connor each had two. Molly Hermon made three saves.

Ally Day and Brooke Davis scored two goals apiece for the Tigers (1-9) while Julie Krouse had one. Maddie Cutler made six saves and Makayla Parker made three saves.


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