FAIRFIED — There’s not usually much separation between the Winslow and Lawrence field hockey teams and that was the case again Saturday morning when the nearby Class B rivals squared off.

The lone difference between the two this time was Winslow’s ability to convert two late penalty corners, which lifted the Black Raiders to a 3-1 victory.

“It doesn’t matter our records, it doesn’t matter how we’re playing in other games,” Winslow coach Mary Beth Bourgoin said. “They’re always very aggressive. They have as much community pride as we do. They’re always up for this game like we were.”

Weslee Littlefield scored the go-ahead goal for Winslow with 12 minutes, 27 seconds left to play when she blasted a shot to the back of the cage after taking a pass from Haley Ward.

“We try to run that a little bit,” Littlefield said. “We try to fake out the defense. We work on corners every day in practice.”

The win leaves Winslow at 5-0 in Class B North pay while Lawrence falls to 2-4.

Anna Petrovic added an insurance goal with 6:28 left when she poked in a rebound of Bohdi Littlefield’s high aerial pass from outside the penalty circle. Lawrence goalie Kate Dixon batted the ball out of the air and it landed on Petrovic’s stick.

Winslow’s Bohdi Littlefield scored in the first minute of play and the lead held up until Lawrence junior Macie Larouche tied the game 6:16 into the second half. The Bulldogs are still looking for ways to score.

“We’re kind of beat up and battered,” Lawrence coach Shawna Robinson said. “We’ve switched formations around three times. We’ve switched players around a couple of times. I feel like our record doesn’t indicate how good we really are.”

The Bulldogs gained 13 penalty corners to Winslow’s 10 and Dixon came up with eight saves. Black Raiders goalie Cassie Demers made nine saves, including a beauty off Nora Buck after she had broken through the defense with 12 minutes left to play.

“Cassie had a very good game,” Bourgoin said. “And I thought Natalie Greene played an exceptionally great defensive game along with Haley (Ward). So I was pretty lucky back there with those three.”

The Black Raiders stormed the Lawrence end off the opening possession and put a couple of quick shots on goal with Bohdi Littlefield tipping a ball in to the left of Dixon.

“She doesn’t get frazzled,” Bourgoin said of her freshman forward.

The Bulldogs recovered nicely and carried play for much of the first half, getting seven corners to Winslow’s one. Larouche, who left the field late in the game with a head injury, tied the game with a quick-thinking reverse stick move to the right of Demers.

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