PORTLAND — It wasn’t until well after the final high-pressure game of a high-pressure season that Scarborough senior midfielder Mary Scott showed a sense of relief.

The Red Storm had held off Brunswick for an 11-9 victory in a back-and-forth Class A girls lacrosse final at Fitzpatrick Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

It was the third straight state title for the Red Storm (15-1), who eked out a 13-11 win over the Dragons (14-2) in 2011. In 2010, Scarborough beat Mt. Ararat, 11-7.

None of that was lost on Scott. It wasn’t until the postgame ceremony, when she took her medal and held coach Marcia Wood in a long, happy embrace, that the tension flowed away.

“There was so much pressure. This was the game,” Scott said. “Going for a three-peat, in a rematch from last year. We told ourselves, ‘We have to take it.’ We did it. It’s such an amazing feeling.

“Last year we were a young team. We had good talent but we figured next year is our year, but we ended up taking it. So this year we felt the pressure coming in. I can’t even believe we made it this far.”

Scott led the way with four goals. Two came right after a Scarborough timeout during a game-changing three-goal spurt in the second half that put the Red Storm ahead for good. She added two assists.

Class B

Waynflete 16, Freeport 5: Martha Veroneau had four goals and five assists, and Sadie Cole added five goals and two assists as Waynflete rolled to a victory against Freeport in the Class B final.

Walker Foehl added four goals for the Flyers (14-1), who were playing in their fourth straight state final.

How it reached the final is as rewarding as having won it. On June 9, Waynflete rallied past Falmouth 10-9 in a Western semifinal.

Then the Flyers came back to beat Cape Elizabeth 11-10 in triple overtime in the regional final.

“It’s amazing. It feels like we’ve won three championships this week,” Cole said. “After those insanely tough (playoff) games, the fact we could come out and play so beautifully says a lot about our team.”

And its never-let-up attitude.

“It’s been a really long week; we’re emotionally exhausted,” coach Cathie Connors said.
“To win the title after those games, and the work that was involved in replacing eight seniors from the 2011 finalist, Connors said, “is a really nice way to wrap things up.”


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