FARMINGTON — Mt. Blue High School lightened up and took a laid back approach to winless Bangor High School in a Class A field hockey game Thursday.

But the Rams had other ideas and enlightened the Cougars’ with persistence, teamwork and stubborn play.

Bangor stymied Mt. Blue for the first 20 minutes before the Cougars’ offense started slipping in goals and eventually marched off with a 5-0 victory.

But Mt. Blue coach Jody Harmon wasn’t sold on the Cougars’ nonchalant attitude toward the Rams.

“They (Rams) had some great stops, great sticks,” Mt. Blue coach Jody Harmon said. “It seemed like every time we hit the ball, hit it right to them. They did and they stopped it.

“Not supper happy with it. Too laid back, not being aggressive enough. The intensity wasn’t there. When we passed it was good. We just whacked the ball and we were not passing like we should be.”

Junior Hannah Minns took the wind out of Bangor’s sails, scoring the first goal of the game on a Samantha Ellis assist with 18:19 left in the first half.

The pair switched things around, with Ellis scoring and Minns getting the assist less than two minutes later. The Cougars now had a 2-0 and began spending most of the afternoon in front of Bangor’s net.

Ellis scored her second goal on another Minns assist, giving the Cougars a 3-0 leading going into the second half.

In the second half, Bangor continued to apply pressure to the Cougars, but Bangor couldn’t come across with a goal.

Ellie Pelletier delivered Mt. Blue’s fourth goal, with Minns getting another assist. Adelle Foss slipped in Mt. Blue’s fifth goal on a Leah St. Laurent assist with 18:41 left in the game.

“This is the first time, and so late in our season, but I have to say we actually came together and possessed the ball,” Bangor coach Kasey Danforth “It was a whole team effort. This is the first time today we played as a unit, which was nice.

“I thought Mt. Blue played great. I know they might not have been as pleased, but they move beautifully and they move well, so that is fun to watch when it is not just one individual. It is the whole team that moves smoothly.”


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