Red Riots pick up "Gift" win from John Bapst

ORONO - Friday afternoon at Orono High School, the Lady Red Riots hosted the John Bapst girls in the second meeting of the two field hockey teams in the last nine days. On September 11 they played to a double overtime scoreless tie at the University of Maine. On Friday it looked as if a repeat of game one was going to happen, but a "gift" from John Bapst allowed Orono to come away with a 1-0 victory.

A rally by Orono in front of the cage allowed the ball to carom off a John Bapst player to give the Red Riots a 1-0 victory in Orono on Friday. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

After 59 plus minutes of game play, an Orono rally in front of the box led to the ball deflecting off of a John Bapst player to the back of the box giving credit to an Orono goal with 25.7 seconds left on the clock in regulation play. Orono held off a Crusaders attack the rest of the way to hang on to the win.

Orono's Lauryn Brown (2) dribbles the ball up field as John Bapst's Emma Getchell gives chase. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

Orono had just one shot in the game, while the Crusaders managed three shots on goal. Riley Andre had three saves in goal for the Red Riots, while Asia Dube had one save for John Bapst.

Orono's Sydney Ronco (1) battles to keep the ball away from John Bapst's Leah Brooks (11). (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

Orono will travel to Old Town for their next game on Monday, September 23 at 4:00 p.m. John Bapst will head to Lincoln for their next game against Mattanawcook Academy on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 4:00 p.m.

John Bapst's Sydney Ellis (22) puts a hard shot on goal in the second half. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

BAPST (2-3-1)  0 0 -- 0
ORONO (3-3-1) 0 1 -- 1


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