The unbeaten Tigers score all their goals in the second half, including four in five minutes, to earn a 5-1 win.
KENNEBUNK — A four-goal outburst in a five-minute span carried Biddeford to a 5-1 win over Kennebunk in Class A South field hockey game Wednesday afternoon.
With the score tied at 1-1 in the second half, Biddeford earned a penalty corner that led to sophomore Brooklyn Goff tapping in the go-ahead goal with 20: 13 left.
The Tigers (4-1) extended their lead when Goff scored off another corner three minutes later.
“It really is about capitalizing (on opportunities) . I don’ t know if Kennebunk was breaking down or if they were getting frustrated or tired, but once we got the flow, it definitely (was a big stretch) , ” said Biddeford Coach Caitlin Albert.
Fifty-seven seconds after Goff’s second goal, senior captain Peyton McKeown made it 4-1 as the Tigers converted another corner, with a nice pass from freshman Abby Allen.
“Sometimes your demeanor starts to lower and your esteem starts to deflate when something like that happens to you, ” said Kennebunk Coach Kayla Billings.
“We like to hope that every corner (results in) a goal, ” said Biddeford senior captain Sarrah Marcotte.
Marcotte added her second goal of the game and 10th of the season with 15: 15 remaining.
“We (went on the run) with a lot of positivity and just keeping the communication up and working together; definitely using your passes. I think we started working together a lot better in the second half, ” said Marcotte.
Marcotte broke a scoreless deadlock just 39 seconds into the second half on a beautiful cross from the right side by senior captain Paige Laverriere.
“ (We) always say we want to be the team that scores first, so that’s always a good goal, ” said Albert.
Kennebunk (1-3) answered less than two minutes later with a goal by junior Christine Jarowicz – a putback after a shot that hit the post.
Kennebunk had a 12-3 shot advantage in the first half but couldn’ t break through against Biddeford goalie Taylor Wildes, a junior captain.
The Tigers flipped the script in the second half, outshooting Kennebunk 13-2.
“ (Biddeford) did a really good job possessing the ball and using their speed and their quickness to open up the field for them, ” said Billings.
Kennebunk had a pair of multiple-shot flurries in the first half, including four consecutive shots about 11 minutes into the game.
“It was a little scary when it was five shots in a row, four shots in a row. But, credit to the defense, because (they usually clear it quickly) , and it’s only occasionally that I’ ll have a lot of shots like that, ” said Wildes.
Wildes made 13 saves – 12 in the first half.
“I give a lot of credit to Taylor and the leadership in (net) , ” said Albert.
Biddeford now looks ahead to a matchup Friday against unbeaten Massabesic (4-0) , the defending Class A South champion.
“ (Friday) might be one of our toughest games all season. Hopefully this (win) is good momentum going into that, ” said Albert.