|Hampden Academy||Mt. Ararat High School|
At Topsham, a Libby Ouellette second-half goal just four minutes after Hampden had claimed the tying marker gave No. 2 Mount Ararat the victory over the No. 3 Broncos in an Eastern Maine Class A semifinal.
Mount Ararat improved to 14-2 and Hampden finishes at 10-4-2.
Down 1-0, Hampden’s Abby Lord sent a through ball to Kerry Quigley, who dodged past a Mount Ararat defender and fired a shot past oncoming Eagles goaltender Kate Guerin.
Lord nearly gave the Broncos the lead moments later, with her shot skipping inches wide of the post.
Mount Ararat discovered another gear as Torri Pelletier, Libby Ouellette, Christine Levesque and Nikki Bradstreet found open real estate. Pelletier fired a shot on Hampden goaltender Sami Bowler, with the rebound finding the foot of Bradstreet. Bowler committed toward Bradstreet, who chipped a pass to Ouellette for a 2-1 lead with 31:28 remaining.
The Eagles claimed a 1-0 lead with 3:40 remaining in the half. Nicole Ross battled two Hampden defenders in the corner before sending a cross to a cutting Pelletier, who managed to get her toe on the ball before colliding with Bowler for a 1-0 Mount Ararat lead.