Mt. Ararat standout freshman Evelyn Goudreau, right, battles for the ball with Cony’s Maci Freeman during a Class B girls lacrosse game Tuesday night in Topsham. Eric Maxim/The Times Record

TOPSHAM – Cony erased a 5-2 halftime deficit to hold off a pesky Mt. Ararat squad for an 8-7 win in girls Class B lacrosse action on Tuesday.

The loss was the first of the young season for the Eagles (3-1) while the Rams remained unbeaten at 3-0.

“At halftime we talked about the fact that three goals in lacrosse isn’t really a lead and that goals can be scored quickly,” Cony coach Gretchen Livingston said. “We had a couple of playdays in the preseason where we came back from two to three goal deficits and they utilized that knowledge, that drive, to say that they can do this and they continued to run with it.”

Azabell Assaf led the Rams with three goals while Maci Freeman added a pair and an assist. Maddie Kinney paced the Eagles with four goals. Elsa Daulerio, Belle Hemond and freshman Evelyn Goudreau also scored for Mt. Ararat.

The Eagles took control early with goals from seniors Kinney and Elsa Daulerio to tale a 2-0 lead 10 minutes into the game.

“We talk about being more direct. Knowing your job is that they have to talk, simple,” MTA coach Chad Kirk said. “They have to pressure all the way to the 30-yard line. Just because someone makes a foul, don’t worry about them, you step up and make the play.”


After swapping goals, Cony’s Andrea Richardson pulled the Rams within one with two minutes to go in the half, but Kinney scored two more goals to close out the half. One of the goals came with the Eagles connecting on their passes, weaving down the field before Kinney buried a shot a 5-2 halftime lead.

The Rams came out firing in the second half.

Cony’s Raegan Bechard, left, and Mt. Ararat’s Calista Kinney battle for a loose ball during a Class B girls lacrosse game Tuesday night in Topsham. Eric Maxim/The Times Record

Assaf scored two quick goals to open the half to bring the visitors within one. Freeman followed minutes later, using her speed to muster the game-tying goal.

Abigail Morrill and Freeman then scored to give the Rams a 7-5 lead with 15 minutes remaining.

Kinney brought Mt. Ararat within a goal when she intercepted a pass 35 yards out and carried it in for the score.

“She’s a threat,” said Kirk. “She winds up when she has the ball and looking everywhere, defenses have a hard time with it and it opens up her teammates.”


Freeman scored her final goal for insurance, then hung on late for the victory.

Cony’s Dinah Wadleigh, left, carries the ball downfield as Mt. Ararat’s Greta Marchildon defends during a Class B girls lacrosse game Tuesday night in Topsham. Eric Maxim/The Times Record

“She played like a senior last year as freshman. She gets it done all over the field,” Livingston said of Freeman. “Her basketball and field hockey knowledge really helps her in this game.

Cony’s Madison Chavarie made 11 saves in net, including some late stops to preserve the win. Mt. Ararat’s Amanda Pickens turned away 10 shots.

Both teams will not play each other again in the regular season but both plan to be in the playoff picture come the end of the season if all goes well.

“We learned what we needed to do,” Kinney said. “Today was a shaky game, our talking wasn’t on point but we learn from every game. We nitpick everything. We make sure we’re set about our basics, passing, catching.”

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