OAKLAND — Heading into Tuesday, the Messalonskee girls lacrosse team had a six-game win streak, after starting the season 0-2.

The team now seeks consistency.

Up 6-5 with two minutes left in the fourth quarter, Mariam Delisle scored two goals to give Lincoln Academy a 7-6 victory over Messalonskee in a Class B/C crossover at Veterans Field.

“I didn’t want to start with the ball (in the final minutes), that’s a lot for me,” Deslisle said. “Basically, my (teammates) set picks for me, and my coach (Mic LeBel) was like, ‘Get Mariam the ball.'”

Delisle, a junior, led Lincoln (6-3) with five goals while Celia Brinker and Abby Kopp added a goal apiece.

Emma-Jane Parsons led Messalonskee (6-3) with three goals but was knocked out of the game in the third quarter after being issued her second yellow card. Chloe Masse had two goals for Messalonskee, while Alexa Caccamo added a score.


Messalonskee suffered from penalties and missed opportunities. The Eagles were unable to score on a two-player advantage midway through the fourth quarter.

“We had three yellow cards,” Messalonskee head coach Cora Clukey said. “When one person gets two of them, they’re out the rest of the game, and that doesn’t help us. Especially when she’s our high scorer.

“We didn’t connect on passes (today), and that’s killed us all season. It’s killed us all season. Sometimes we can make up for it and sometimes we can’t.”

Messalonskee had an offensive surge prior to Tuesday’s game, scoring 92 goals during its win streak.

Lincoln jumped out to a 2-0 lead midway through the second quarter and added a third goal from Kopp with just over two minutes left in the half. But Parsons, a senior, tallied all three of her goals in the period, cutting across the Lincoln defense before ripping shots into the net. At halftime, the teams were deadlocked in a 3-3 tie.

Play was back-and-forth in the third quarter with both teams entering the fourth in a 5-5 tie. Caccamo gave Messalonskee a 6-5 lead with her goal with just over seven minutes to play in regulation. But Delisle managed to weave, dip and dodge her way around the Messalonskee defense to score her fourth and fifth goals in the final two minutes, sealing the victory.

“We did really good on shutting them down on defense, and our communication was really good,” Deslisle said. “Our passing has really improved, and it showed so much in this game.”

The win is the fourth straight victory for Lincoln, which also has wins over Winslow/Lawrence, Morse and Erskine Academy dating back to May 3.

“Our passing (has been key),” Deslisle said. “Last season, we were very much just, ‘Run the ball down the field.’ This year, we’ve improved so much with passing and talking. It’s helped us out so much, especially against difficult teams, too.”

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