Warrior girls one step closer to defending state title with quarterfinal win over Dexter
FORT KENT, Maine — The 2018 Class C State Champion Fort Kent Community High School Warrior girls are one step closer to defending their title after they defeated Dexter Regional High School 6-1 in a quarterfinal match in Fort Kent on Tuesday.
Fort Kent junior Gabby Martin had her foot on the ball of all six Warrior goals against the Tigers. Martin scored three goals and registered assists on the other three.
Martin credited the quarterfinal win to teamwork and motivation.
“Someone has to assist the assistor,” she said. “We have a really good team and the energy was there I guess.”
Warriors Morgan Cyr, Nancy Martin, who is Gabby Martin’s sister, and Sydney Philbrook, each contributed a goal for Fort Kent, all assisted by Gabby Martin.
Nancy Martin, Lacy Pelletier and Philbrook assisted Gabby Martin on her three goals.
Olivia Peakes scored the only goal for the Tigers with an assist by Peyton Grant.
Fort Kent goalie Lyndsay Ouellette had three saves, while Jasmine Lewis of Dexter managed 17 saves from the Warrior offensive.
Fort Kent head coach Doug Cyr said he teaches the Warrior girls to play with confidence and to play one game at a time.
“There’s certainly always a lot of pressure when you’re coming in the number one seed,” Cyr said. “You can’t overthink any game. As long as they leave everything on the field I feel confident that the girls will be successful.”
The No. 6 Tigers finished their season 9-7.
The top seeded Warriors, who finished their regular season 12-1-2, will take on No. 5 Bucksport High School in the semifinals this weekend in Fort Kent.