Mounties dominate White Mountains Regional

Myra Arsenault scored four of five Berlin goals on Wednesday. Here, she picks the ball up out of the net after scoring. Guy Stever. (click for larger version)
October 17, 2016
BERLIN In a home game on Wednesday, the varsity field hockey Mountaineers dominated the White Mountains Regional Spartans in a 5-1 victory.

In their last regular season game, the Mounties shined on Gaydo Field and would have made the late legend sports reporter and teacher Mike Gaydo very proud. The girls played with fire and only allowed the Spartans one goal.

Berlin is in sixth place with a record of nine wins, four losses and one tie. White Mountains Regional ranks 16th out of 20 teams with a record of 3-11-0. Berlin will play in the first round of the Division III tournament today, Oct. 19, at 3 p.m. Check for information on where the game is being played.

In the first, just half minutes in, the Spartans got possession and almost scored. The Mounties defended with a fierce force and goalie Julie Downs made a save 13 minutes in. The Berlin girls took possession and got the rebounds. At 17 minutes left a scrum occurred in front of the Spartan net and Myra Arsenault and Jessica Vien assisted Sam Mercier's goal. The score was 1-0 in the first half.

In the second half, the Mounties were all over the Spartan net. The Spartans got possession briefly but Berlin defense was much too strong. When Berlin got the ball, they made the defenders chase.

At 22:11, Arsenault sunk one in back of the net from the top of the circle. Molly Sloan and Vien assisted with precision passing. It was then 2-0.

It was a little back and forth for a while until a Spartan got through defense and made their lone goal at 17:20 left to make it 2-1.

It was all Berlin the rest of the game. Arsenault was on fire and scored off a pass from Vien, who was also lighting up the field with great assistance. Five minutes later, Kali Thomas crossed to Sloan who scooped it in. At 6:04 left, Arsenault netted again off of a feed from Vien for a final score of 5-1.

Berlin has 10 shots on goal, 10 penalty corners and goalie Julie Downs had seven saves. White Mountains Regional had 10 shots on goal, eight corners and 11 saves.

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