HAMPDEN — For the second straight year and the third time in six years, the Bangor Christian boys soccer team walked off the field with a Class D state championship at Western Maine champ Richmond’s expense.
The Bangor Christian Patriots exploded for four goals in the second half to break open a tight game and knock off the Bobcats 5-2 at Hampden Academy’s artificial turf field on a clear, chilly Saturday night.
Juniors Brad Wilcox and Rem Poulin each scored two goals and Zachary Sirois, one of eight seniors on the squad, added another to pace the offense for the 16-1-1 Patriots.
Senior goalkeeper Tyler Alexander made seven saves on nine shots for Bangor Christian.
Richmond, which finished the season 11-4-2, got goals from Nate Tribbett and Thomas Carter.
Goalie Tyler Harrington made six saves on 11 shots for the Bobcats. Backup goalie Dustin Sullivan came in late, but faced no shots.