MONMOUTH — Wiscasset keeper Lindsey Gordon was under fire all afternoon, stopping 29 shots, but Monmouth had its way offensively in the teams’ MVC regular-season contest, earning a 10-0 win over the visiting Wolverines.

“I thought she played well,” Wiscasset head coach Duane Goud said of his goaltender. “It’s a big responsibility back there, she touched the ball a lot.”

Monmouth poured in six first-half goals on 22 shots. Four of those came off the foot of Haley Fletcher.

“I think that we passed really well today,” Fletcher said. “We definitely picked up our passing game.”

Taylor Spadafora got on the board first for the Mustangs, getting a goal on a shot almost at midfield that took a huge hop over Gordon’s  head just under five minutes into the game.

Gordon made multiple saves over the next few minutes, including a shot inches away from her that looked to be a sure goal. Fletcher netted her first of the night when she initially looked for a pass before going for the goal, hitting the top right corner of the net to put Monmouth up 2-0.

“At first I was going to cross it, but realized no one was there, or that could get there in time, but it ended up going in,” Fletcher said.

Fletcher got her second of the night when teammate Sammy Grandahl hit her with a nice pass to extend the lead to 3-0.

“We passed really well, I was pleased with our passing,” Monmouth head coach Gary Trafton said. “We talked a lot more today than we have in the past. That’s a big plus for us.”

After another big save from Gordon, Sidney Wilson made it 4-0 when she kicked in a rebound 10:08 remaining in the opening half. Fifteen seconds later, Fletcher got her third goal after the initial save by Gordon to make it 5-0. A few moments later, Wiscasset’s Maeve Blodgett connected on a nice through pass to Makendra Chancellor for a scoring chance, but the Mustang defense closed quickly and made the stop.

“I was pleased with the fullbacks,” Trafton said. “Today, Emily Grandahl played sweeper and it was the first game she’s played back there and she’s still learning the ropes. Overall, I was pleased with how they talked and moved.”

Fletcher got her fourth goal of the night to make it 6-0 with just 37 seconds remaining in the first half on another assist by Grandahl.

“We’re trying to figure things out,” Goud said. “We struggled today with getting some of our passes together, we just didn’t get those runs together.”

The second half was more of the same, but this time, Sarah Scott did the honors with a hat-trick in the second half. Tia Day also added a goal for the Mustangs on a Maddie Bumann assist.

“It felt good,” Fletcher said of the offensive explosion. “It’s our first home game this year, so it felt good to win.”

Wiscasset had three shots in the first half and added another in the second half but just couldn’t get things rolling. Colleen Hendricks stood out defensively for Wolverines, helping out Gordon on a couple different occasions. Also, Gabby Chapman tried her best to get the offense going for Wiscasset.

“Overall if we can start working some triangles together and put the short passes together I think we can be pretty competitive,” Goud said. “I thought Monmouth played well, they had some good passing, they finished, they wanted it a lot more than we did. But I think we can get some positives out of this one.”

Monmouth goaltender Mikayla Cameron had four saves to earn the victory.


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