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The Scarborough Red Storm saved their best for last Saturday afternoon to win their first-ever field hockey state championship, 2-1, over reigning eight-time Class A champion Skowhegan.
The Red Storm were staring at a second straight agonizing defeat at the hands of the Indians, as they were down 1-0 until late in the second half, when senior standout Brittany Ross tied the score. Then, in overtime, senior Ellie Morin tipped home senior Heather Carrier’s blast to unleash a Scarborough celebration.
Earlier, in the Class C Final, defending state champion North Yarmouth Academy dominated big portions of its game with Dexter, the team the Panthers vanquished in overtime a year ago, but couldn’t finish. The Tigers managed to score with just over two minutes to go and NYA saw its 30-game winning streak end, 1-0.
Much more on both games to come on-line and in print.
The new Class A state champion Scarborough field hockey team was all smiles and exuberance after ending Skowhegan’s eight-year reign Saturday afternoon. Senior Ellie Morin tipped in classmate Heather Carrier’s shot early in overtime to give the Red Storm a 2-1 victory.