OLD TOWN, Maine — The John Bapst field hockey team may have been a tad frustrated with the way the ball bounced at times Saturday morning, but the Crusaders from Bangor found the back of the cage when it counted.
Marianne Ferguson scored a first-half goal while Elise Tilton added another in the second as coach Gina Schuck’s club remained undefeated with a 2-0 Class B victory over Old Town.
Bapst is now 7-0 while the Coyotes slip to 1-6.
The Crusaders constantly attacked Old Town’s goal, controlling play most of the way while outshooting Old Town 25-7.
Bapst frustrated themselves at times by not finishing offensive opportunities and failing to cash in on several penalty corners, while Old Town goalie Danyle Boobar played solidly in net.
Ferguson finally broke through for Bapst with five minutes to play in the first half, accepting a pass from Brianne Robertson in the middle of the circle and slipping it past Boobar.
The Crusaders had plenty of chances to extend their lead in the second half, but Boobar, who finished with 15 saves, kept Bapst at bay.
Tilton gave the visitors some insurance with 24:29 remaining in the contest, knocking in a pass from Katrina Daigle.
Megan Smith and Aubree Stanislawski split time in net for Bapst, with Smith playing the first half and Stanislawski the second.
Smith had one save while Stanislawski came up with four.