Yarmouth dropped a close 4-2 contest to Gorham and will now face a number of must-win divisional games over the next few weeks. On Wednesday, the Clippers will host Class A powerhouse St. Dom’s at 4:50 pm and on Saturday the team will travel to UNE to face Kennebunk/Wells.
The Clippers came out flying on their first shift, but Gorham responded and outshot Yarmouth 13-7 in the opening period. However, as has been the story throughout the season, Charles Henry Watson ’22 played extremely well in net and the teams went into the locker room with a scoreless tie.
The tie would not be broken until 3:06 in the second period when Kurt Heywood ’19 caught the Gorham net-minder cheating off the post and riffled a short-side, top-corner shot to give Yarmouth the 1-0 lead. Spencer King ’20 and Matt Sanborn ’19 picked up the assists.
In the third period, Gorham scored back-to-back goals in a span of less than one minute, but Kurt Heywood evened the score with another short-side shot that caught the Gorham goaltender cheating to the center of the net. Matt Robichaud ’22 was credited with the assist on Heywood’s second goal of the game.
With 5:20 remaining in the game, Gorham scored what would prove to the game-winner and the Clippers were not able to even the score in the closing minutes. Gorham added an empty-net goal to seal the victory. Charles Henry Watson stopped 27 of 30 shots in the loss.
In earlier action, the Yamouth-Freeport Girls Varsity beat Gorham 3-1.