KENTS HILL — The Maranacook/Winthrop lacrosse team struggled a bit early in its Eastern B quarterfinal game Wednesday against Morse.

“We led just 3-0 at the end of the first and we just had to buckle down,” Hawks coach Zach Stewart said. “We had to take control.”

The top-seeded Hawks (11-2) did just that, exploding for eight goals in the second en route to a convincing 14-2 victory over No. 8 Morse (7-7) at Kents Hill.

“It was awesome,” Stewart added. “We just took the game over. It was nice to see.”

Denver Cram, Ty Smith, Josh Murphy and Kyle Morand each scored three goals to lead the charge. Bailey Clark and James Canwell also scored for the Hawks, who will play No. 4 North Yarmouth Academy (5-8) in a regional semifinal Friday at 4 p.m., also at Kents Hill.

NYA toppled No. 5 Oak Hill 10-6 on Wednesday.

“Everybody had a great game,” Stewart said. “I did not expect this type of game. I was expecting them to make some chances and that it would be a tight game.”

NORTH YARMOUTH ACADEMY 10, OAK HILL 6: Trevor Lachance scored six goals to lead the fourth-ranked Panthers (5-8) over fifth-seeded Oak Hill (5-8) in an Eastern Class B quarterfinal at Yarmouth.

Kyle Flaherty paced the Raiders with three goals, Steven Gilbert scored twice and Alex Mace had a game-high eight ground balls. Matty Martin made eight saves in goal for Oak Hill.

YARMOUTH 18, WINSLOW 2: Will Garrett had four goals and three assists to lead second-ranked Yarmouth (10-3) over seventh-seeded Winslow (9-4) in an Eastern B quarterfinal at Yarmouth.

GIRLS LACROSSE

FREEPORT 16, WINSLOW 7: Julia Dearden scored five goals as the fourth-seeded Falcons (7-6) downed fifth-seeded Winslow (7-6) at Freeport in an Eastern Class B quarterfinal.

Courtney Broderick and Emily Johnson chipped in with three goals each. Goalie Sam Jordan made four stops for the Falcons.

Mackenzie Winslow had three goals for Winslow.

SOFTBALL

CARRABEC 8, SACOPEE VALLEY 1: Bailey Dunphy had two singles, scored two runs and drove in two as No. 6 Carrabec advanced to the Western C quarterfinals with a preliminary round win over No. 11 Sacopee.

Baylee Atwood added a double, triple and two RBIs as the Cobras (10-7) pounded out a dozen hits. Lexie Cowan, Mickayla Willette and Paige Chadbourne chipped in with two hits apiece. Sam LeBeau struck out nine, walked four and allowed just two earned runs to pick up the win in the circle. Madeline Sanborn led Sacopee (5-12) with two hits and two runs scored.

PRESQUE ISLE 8, NOKOMIS 4: Hailey Cameron scored four runs and drove in three to lead No. 8 Presque Isle to an Eastern B preliminary round win over No. 9 Nokomis.

Cameron had two singles, a double and also starred defensively for Presque Isle (11-6), which advances to face top-seeded Gardiner in the quarterfinals on Thursday. Audrey Davis and Mikayla Charters had two hits apiece, while Austin Leighton doubled for the Warriors (10-7).