Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Martin, Wolverines Dominate Holderness

Ethan Martin (South Burlington, VT) lead the Bridgton Academy Wolverines to a dominating performance over Holderness School, 10-0 on Parents' Weekend. Martin collected five goals to go along with three assists for 13 points on the day.

Ryne Tillman (Medford, MA) came up big in the early minutes to prevent his team from a deficit once again. The Wolverines would respond to Tillman's defense by scoring ten consecutive unanswered goals for the second time in two games. Nick Christensen got the scoring started with a header on a corner kick from Rob Palumbo (Kingston, NH). Palumbo then found the back of the net off of a ball played through by Martin. In the 30th minute Omar Khartabil (Hampstead, NH) made it 3-0 with an unassisted goal. Two minutes later Palumbo scored again with the assist once again going to Martin. Palumbo would return the favor in the 40th minute for Martin's first goal of the game, to enter the half up 5-0.

The second half was all Ethan Martin. Including the last two goals of the first half Martin played a part in the final seven goals of the game. In the 49th minute he assisted on Ronaldo Vieira's (Framingham, MA) goal. The next four goals were all scored by Martin with the first two assists going to Vieira, and unassisted goal and the final assist of the game went to Palumbo.

Bridgton out shot Holderness 19-5, Tillman collected five saves for his third shutout of the season. Martin finished with five goals and three assists, Palumbo had two goals and three assists and Vieira had a goal and two assists.

Bridgton has outscored its opponents 46-8 in 8 contests. Coach Mellon contributes alot of his teams success to Steve Palumbo (Kingston, NH) who, "opens up opportunities for others to get goals and get assists. He is one or two passes away from an assist, he draws defenders away from other players allowing them to get the looks."

Coming off of what Mellon called, "the best played game thus far, from beginning to end," the Wolverines will face back to back MAISAD opponents in Kents Hill, Wednesday and home against Hyde School at 3:30 on Saturday.

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