WINSLOW — A pair of long range goals lifted Winslow to a 2-0 win against Maranacook in a Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B girls soccer game Saturday afternoon.

It was Winslow’s sixth straight shutout, boosting the Black Raiders to an 8-2-0 mark while Maranacook dips to 4-2-3.

“This was a huge win for us,” Winslow coach Sean Carey said. “We had good discipline and played hard, right to the final minute.”

After an up-and-down first half, Winslow gained control of the middle of the field when midfielders Pilar Elias, Devin Fitzgibbons and outside middies Kelsey Houston and Myranda Dodge take charge, racing to balls and pinning Maranacook in its own end of the field.

“We needed to possession the ball and that’s what our midfielders gave us,” Carey said. “We were able to control the game.”

Alliyah Veilleux struck first for the Black Raiders sending a free kick from 25 yards curling into the Maranacook penalty area. Veilleux’s kick had plenty of power and broke at the right moment, sailing in over the outstretched hands of Black Bear keeper Elizabeth D’Angelo for a 1-0 lead with 10:01 remaining in the first half.

“I wasn’t really shooting, just trying to get a ball into the area for my teammates,” Veilleux said. “This was a meaningful win for us. It is always great to top Maranacook because we have such a great rivalry.”

Following a 2-2 start to the regular season the Black Raiders have outscored their opponents 22-0 during a six-game span. In the second half Winslow showed its dominance, outshooting Maranacook 9-1 while piling up a 6-0 advantage in corner kicks.

“We talked at the half about coming out and playing harder,” Veilleux said. “We are starting to work together and things are clicking.”

While Winslow carried the play, the Maranacook defense proved difficult to score on. The Black Raiders’ second goal of the game came unexpectedly from a similar situation to the first.

Dodge, standing five yards inside her own half of the field, lofted a long ball toward the Maranacook goal, that again slipped over D’Angelo’s reach to settle into the back of the net for a 2-0 lead with 13:09 remaining in the game.

Hillary Libby gave the Black Raiders a solid game in goal making two saves while D’Angelo finished with six.

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