C quarterfinal: #6-Maranacook/Winthrop/Spruce Mountain vs. #3-Wells
Saturday, June 12, 2021
WELLS 18, MARANACOOK/WINTHROP/SPRUCE MOUNTAIN 3
The third-seeded Warriors (10-4) jumped out to a 9-0 lead after one quarter and eliminated the sixth-seeded Black Bears (8-6) in a Class C quarterfinal at Wells.
Preston Briggs scored seven goals to lead Wells, which will visit No. 2 Oak Hill/Monmouth/Lisbon for a semifinal on Wednesday. Nathan Bolduc and Gavyn Petrie tallied four goals apiece, and Connor Woodward, Connor Whitten and Eli Steere each scored once.
“They got up two or three goals and our guys were thrown back by it, and I think once they got a lead, our guys got down on themselves,” Maranacook/Winthrop/Spruce Mountain coach Kyle Dennett said. “We weren’t able to recover from 9-0 after the first quarter. They had a really good game and they had a lot of guys that did good things.”
Tim Worster scored two goals and Wyatt Lyons got one for the Black Bears.
“We knew they had some guys that they were go-to guys and we tried to minimize the damage they did on the offensive side,” Dennett said. “On our offensive side, we tried to come out ready to go. They came ready to play and wanted it more than us.”