FAIRFIELD — Grace MacLean scored on a header in the second overtime session to lift Bangor to a 3-2 win over Lawrence in a Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class A girls soccer game Tuesday night at David Martin Field.

Lawrence (6-4-1) tied the game on a dramatic goal by Ahlin Sungsuwan with 2 minutes, 34 seconds left in the game. Bangor (8-1-0), the defending Class A state champions, was coming off an 11-day break following a 2-1 loss to Brunswick, which ended a 25-game winning streak by the Rams.

“This is a tough place to play,” Bangor coach Joe Johnson said. “I am very pleased with the way we competed tonight. Lawrence played hard and showed they are a very good team.”

MacLean had an opportunity to win the game in the first overtime period but hit a ground ball that Lawrence keeper Paige Belanger saved in the middle of the goal. In the second five-minute overtime period, MacLean redirected Jordan Seekins corner kick into the goal with 3:26 remaining.

“I followed the ball all the way into the area,” MacLean said. “I was trying to head it down and got off a good shot.”

Trailing 2-1 late in the game the Bulldogs rallied on a great individual effort from Sungsuwan. Mikeala Beane hit a swerving left footed shot from the top of the penalty at the Bangor goal, the shot glanced off the right post and came to rest on the ground inches from the goal line.

Sungsuwan went into a slide at the 6-yard line and just beat Bangor keeper Kirsten Higgins to the ball, which slowly rolled across the line to tie the score at 2.

“We have never been in this situation with Bangor,” Lawrence coach Michael Hinckley-Gordon said. “I am proud of our kids they played together as a team. Motivationally, this is a win for us. It showed we can play with the best teams in the conference.”

Bangor grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first half when Jacqueline Veilleux scored off an assist by Libby Huber, but the Bulldogs battled back in the second half to tie the game on a Lindsay Morris goal with 19:28 left in regulation.

MacLean broke free four minutes later, on the right side, slamming a hard shot into the left corner to give the Rams a 2-1 advantage.

 

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