|#23 Connor McInnis passes to a teammate|
The JV team started aggressively and had excellent teamwork. Windham had strong defense against Biddeford early on, keeping Biddeford from getting too many advantages near the goal.
Windham was ready, moving quickly up and down the field, becoming more aggressive in the second quarter than in the first. They controlled the field well, taking advantage of Biddeford’s mistakes. Simon Gabaree, #18 and Jackson Boissonneault, #16 scored in the second quarter.
At the half: 2-1 Windham.
Windham came out in the second half ready to keep up the intensity, even after Biddeford took a small lead of 5-2.
Windham continued giving 110 percent in the fourth quarter. They worked together, capitalizing on any mistake Biddeford made and taking multiple shots on Biddeford’s goal.
Unfortunately, Windham was unable to turn it around and fell to Biddeford 6-2.
“It was a good game,” said assistant coach Seth Fournier, “We moved the ball pretty well; in the end we just didn’t execute how we really wanted to. My kids played really hard; I’m proud of them. We’ve got to continue to build and continue to work and we’ll go from there.”
Tommy Lekouski, #2 scored almost immediately. Shortly after, the score was 3-2 with Windham in the lead. Both teams were fairly evenly matched in the first half.
Windham kept the pressure on Biddeford. Seth Wall, #12, and Tyler Woolsten, #17 scored in the second quarter making the halftime score in Windham’s favor 9-6.
Biddeford was slowly gaining on Windham; only one point away from tying the game at 11 in the third quarter. Connor McInnis, #23 played excellent defense throughout the game. He helped to move the ball from the defensive side of the field to the offensive side - enabling Windham to score on goal.
Windham continued to score on Biddeford in a flawless manner. Woolsten, Wall and Lekouski all scored in the fourth quarter to shut down Biddeford 16-10.
“One of the things I was really impressed with was the momentum as the game wore on. We got a groove going and once that happened, it clicked on both ends of the field, offense and defense,” remarked Coach Peter Cekutis.