Skowhegan wins 8th straight field hockey championship

Dexter's Katie Eastman walks off the field as North Yarmouth Academy opponents celebrate their MPA Class C Maine State Field Hockey Championship on Saturday, November 1, in Hampden.  NYA won in overtime with a score of 2-1.   Buy Photo
Dexter's Katie Eastman walks off the field as North Yarmouth Academy opponents celebrate their MPA Class C Maine State Field Hockey Championship on Saturday, November 1, in Hampden. NYA won in overtime with a score of 2-1. Buy Photo
Posted Nov. 01, 2008, at 6:51 p.m.
North Yarmouth Academy's Lucy Gerrity takes control of the ball from Dexter's Chelsea Crane as NYA defeated Dexter in overtime with a score of 2-1 to capture the Class C Maine State Field Hockey Championship on Saturday, November 1, 2008, in Hampden.  Buy Photo
North Yarmouth Academy's Lucy Gerrity takes control of the ball from Dexter's Chelsea Crane as NYA defeated Dexter in overtime with a score of 2-1 to capture the Class C Maine State Field Hockey Championship on Saturday, November 1, 2008, in Hampden. Buy Photo

HAMPDEN, Maine — Skowhegan, York and North Yarmouth Academy all were crowned field hockey state champions in a Saturday tripleheader at the Weatherbee Athletic Complex.

While classes B and C offered firsts, the Class A game was anything but as the Skowhegan Indians won their eighth straight state title with a 2-1 double-overtime victory over Scarborough.

Defeat turned into victory in a 10-second span as Skowhegan’s Makayla Hancock put herself in front of an open goal net, blocked a shot and then passed the ball to triplet sister Mallory Hancock, who raced upfield on a breakaway and scored with 5:40 left in the second overtime to give the 17-1 Indians their 11th state title overall. The Red Storm finished 16-2.

In Class B, the York Wildcats won their first state crown in five attempts with a 1-0 win over Nokomis of Newport in the final game of the session.

The only goal came off the stick of junior Ali Graziano 6 minutes and 43 seconds into the first half. Wildcats goalie Chelsea Hutchings made one save on two Nokomis shots.

York winds up 14-3-1 and the Warriors finish 14-2-2.

In Class C, North Yarmouth Academy edged Dexter 2-1 and became the first team to beat a Margaret Veazie-coached team in a state championship field hockey game.

Frances Leslie’s breakaway goal with 1:40 left in overtime gave the NYA Panthers the win.

Kylie Dalbec scored the first goal for the 16-2 Panthers, who won the program’s first state crown since 1994.

The loss was Dexter’s first of the season. The Tigers wind up 17-1.

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