Monday, October 28, 2013

Game Recap: Blazes Fall to Stags, Close Season

Cheverus 1, Westbrook 0
Saturday, October 26
Memorial Stadium, Portland


Andrei Vile scored in the 43rd minute on a MacKenzie Hoglund corner kick, and #7 Cheverus (10-4-1) held off #10 Westbrook (5-8-1) in a Western Maine Class A Preliminary Round playoff game.

Cheverus controlled possession 52% of the game and accumulated more scoring chances than Westbrook, but the Blue Blazes had one of the best scoring chances in the 30th minute when Kaleb Kent ('14) was sprung behind the Cheverus defenders by an Owen Gills ('14) pass only to see his shot past Cheverus goalkeeper Charlie Mull cleared off the line by a trailing Cheverus defender.

Westbrook goalkeeper Austin Blake ('14) had ten saves in the loss. Westbrook closed the season with its best record in three years, and this was the program's first playoff appearance since 2009.

Shots on Goal:
CHEV- 11
WSBK- 2

Saves:
CHEV- 2
WSBK- 10

Corner Kicks:
CHEV- 9
WSBK- 2

Fouls
CHEV- 13
WSBK- 15

Time of Possession:
CHEV- 52%
WSBK- 48%

Completed Passes:
CHEV- 213
WSBK- 155

Pass Completion Percentage:
CHEV- 52%
WSBK- 44%

Pass Strings of 3 or Greater:
CHEV- 32
WSBK- 18

Longest Pass String:
CHEV-7
WSBK-8

Halftime:
CHEV- 0
WSBK- 0

Goal:
CHEV- Vile (43')

Assist:
CHEV- Hoglund

Saves:
CHEV- Mull, 2
WSBK- Blake, 10

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Game Preview: Westbrook vs. Cheverus (Western Maine Class A Preliminary Round Playoff)












#10 Westbrook Blue Blazes vs. #7 Cheverus Stags
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Memorial Stadium, Portland
12:45p

#10 Westbrook (5-7-2) plays #7 Cheverus (9-4-1) today at 12:45p in a Western Maine Class A Preliminary Round playoff game. The game will be played at Deering High School's Memorial Stadium.

Westbrook and Cheverus have played once already this season, with Westbrook beating Cheverus 2-1 in overtime on Thursday, October 17 to break a seven-game winless streak (0-5-2) that had stretched back to a 3-2 win over Massabesic on Saturday, September 21. Cheverus has lost its last two games, with the loss to Westbrook and a 1-0 loss to Gorham on Tuesday, October 22.

Overall, the programs' historical matchups favor Cheverus. Since 1988, the Stags have compiled an 11-19-3 record and a 67-53 goal differential against the Blue Blazes. The two programs have met in the playoffs three times over that span, and Westbrook has a 2-1 (7-4) advantage in those games in 2006 (4-0), 2004 (1-3), and 1989 (2-1).

In more recent playoff history, Cheverus was eliminated from the 2012 Western Maine Class A playoffs by Deering in penalty kicks in the Preliminary Round. And Westbrook will be playing its first playoff game since the program lost to Greely 3-1 in the 2008 Western Class A Semifinals.

Friday, October 25, 2013

2013 Post-Season Statistical Report

Goals:
OPPO- 33
WSBK- 21

Shots on Goal:
OPPO- 115
WSBK- 93

Goal Conversion Rate:
OPPO- 29%
WSBK- 23%

Saves:
OPPO- 72
WSBK- 82

Average Time of Possession:
OPPO- 48%
WSBK- 52%

Range Time of Possession:
OPPO- 41% (Sanford)- 59% (Scarborough)
WSBK- 41% (Scarborough)- 59% (Sanford)

Completed Passes:
OPPO- 2,585
WSBK- 2,598

Average Completed Passes/Game:
OPPO- 185
WSBK- 186

Median Completed Passes/Game:
OPPO- 176
WSBK- 178

Range Completed Passes/Game:
OPPO- 121 (Marshwood)- 380 (Scarborough)
WSBK- 131 (Cheverus)- 253 (Sanford)

Average Pass Completion Percentage:
OPPO- 49%
WSBK- 50%

Median Pass Completion Percentage:
OPPO- 49%
WSBK- 50%

Range Pass Completion Percentage:
OPPO- 37% (Massabesic, Sanford)- 68% (Scarborough)
WSBK- 43% (Massabesic)- 58% (Windham)

Friday, October 18, 2013

Game Recap: Blazes Singe Stags

Westbrook 2, Cheverus 1
Thursday, October 17

Boulos Field, Portland

Kaleb Kent ('14) scored his fifth goal of the season 1:37 into the first overtime yesterday afternoon to lead #11 Westbrook (5-7-2) to an upset win over #5 Cheverus (9-3-1).

Luther Williams ('15) opened the scoring for the Blue Blazes in the first half, when he lofted his fifth goal of the season over Cheverus goalkeeper Ben Peterson in the 33rd minute. Cheverus evened the score in the second half, when James Biegel's hard shot ricocheted into the corner with fourteen minutes remaining in regulation.

Austin Blake ('14) had seven saves for Westbrook, who broke a four-game streak of conceding a goal within the first ten minutes of a game.

Game Statistics

Shots on Goal:
CHEV- 8
WSBK- 7

Saves:
CHEV- 5
WSBK- 7

Corner Kicks:
CHEV- 7
WSBK- 3

Fouls
CHEV- 7
WSBK- 8

Time of Possession:
CHEV- 49%
WSBK- 51%

Completed Passes:
CHEV-125
WSBK- 131

Pass Completion Percentage:
CHEV- 43%
WSBK- 44%

Pass Strings of 3 or Greater:
CHEV-14
WSBK- 12

Longest Pass String:
CHEV-5
WSBK-26

Halftime:
CHEV- 0
WSBK- 1

Goals:
CHEV- Biegel (66')
WSBK- Williams (41'), (82')

Saves:
CHEV- Peterson, 5
WSBK- Blake, 7

Junior Varsity
CHEV- 2
WSBK- 1

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Blue Blazes History: Westbrook v. Cheverus, 1988-2012

Overall
10-19-3, 51-66

2012
L, 0-3

2011
L, 2-4

2010
L, 0-2

2009
L, 1-3

2008
L, 3-4

2007
W, 5-2

2006
W, 4-0 (playoffs)

2006
T, 0-0

2005
W, 4-2

2004
L, 1-3 (playoffs)

2004
L, 2-4

2003
L, 2-3

2002
W, 2-1

2001
L, 0-4

2000
L, 1-3

1999
L, 0-3

1998
T, 0-0

1997
L, 0-1

1996
L, 3-4

1996
L, 1-3

1995
L, 2-3

1994
W, 3-0

1993
T, 2-2

1993
W, 3-2

1992
L, 1-2

1992
L, 0-1

1992
W, 3-1

1991
L, 0-3

1990
W, 2-0

1989
W, 2-1 (playoffs)

1989
L, 1-2

1988
W, 1-0

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Game Recap: Bulldogs Handle Blazes

Portland 5, Westbrook 0
Tuesday, October 15
Olmsted Field, Westbrook

Game Statistics

Shots on Goal:
PORT- 9 (7 inside 18 yards)
WSBK- 5 (2 inside 18 yards)

Saves:
PORT-5
WSBK-4

Corner Kicks:
PORT-3
WSBK- 2

Fouls
PORT-21
WSBK-11

Time of Possession:
PORT- 50%
WSBK- 50%

Completed Passes:
PORT-175
WSBK- 176

Pass Completion Percentage:
PORT- 45%
WSBK- 46%

Pass Strings of 3 or Greater:
PORT-19
WSBK- 24

Longest Pass String:
PORT-6
WSBK-8

Halftime:
PORT- 3
WSBK- 0

Goals:
PORT- Gauvin (5'), Barry (32'), Dahir (38'), Farr (66'), Molina (73')

Saves:
PORT- Brittingham,5
WSBK- Blake, 4

Junior Varsity
PORT- 6
WSBK- 1

Monday, October 14, 2013

Blue Blazes History: Westbrook v. Portland, 1988-2012

Overall
10-13-4, 49-59

2012
L, 1-2

2011
L, 2-4

2010
L, 1-4

2009
L, 2-3

2008
W, 1-0 (playoffs)

2008
L, 0-1

2007
T, 2-2

2006
L, 1-2

2005
W, 3-2

2004
W, 3-2

2003
T, 2-2

2002
W, 4-2

2001
W, 2-1 (playoffs)

2001
T, 2-2

2000
W, 3-2

1999
L, 2-0

1998
W, 3-1

1997
L, 0-6

1996
L, 1-5

1995
L, 0-2

1994
L, 1-4

1993
L, 2-3 (playoffs)

1993
W, 3-1

1992
W, 2-1

1990
W, 3-1

1989
T, 2-2

1988
L, 1-2

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Game Recap: Scarborough Controls Westbrook

Scarborough 3, Westbrook 0
Saturday, October 12
Kippy Mitchell Sports Complex, Scarborough

Game Statistics
Shots on Goal:
SCAR- 14
WSBK- 2

Saves:
SCAR-2
WSBK-11

Corner Kicks:
SCAR- 2
WSBK- 2

Fouls
SCAR- 0
WSBK- 8

Time of Possession:
SCAR- 59%
WSBK- 41%

Completed Passes:
SCAR- 380
WSBK- 160

Pass Completion Percentage:
SCAR- 68%
WSBK- 47%

Pass Strings of 3 or Greater:
SCAR- 51
WSBK- 22

Longest Pass String:
SCAR- 13
WSBK- 9

Halftime:
SCAR- 2
WSBK- 0

Goals:
SCAR- Caron ('4), Olmsberg ('24), Cekada ('75)

Saves:
SCAR- Stanton,2
WSBK- Blake, 11

Junior Varsity
SCAR- 4
WSBK- 0

Friday, October 11, 2013

Blue Blazes History: Westbrook v. Scarborough, 1988-2012

Overall
0-12-0, 6-46

2012
L, 1-8

2011
L, 2-7

2010
L, 0-2

2009
L, 0-2

2008
L, 1-6

2007
L, 0-4 (playoffs)

2007
L, 1-2

2006
L, 0-1 (playoffs)

2006
L, 0-2

2005
L, 0-2

2004
L, 0-4

2003
L, 1-6

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Game Recap: Scots Beat Blue Blazes

Bonny Eagle 4, Westbrook 2
Tuesday, October 8
Olmsted Field, Westbrook


James Patchell converted a penalty kick for Bonny Eagle (5-4-1) six minutes into the game against Westbrook (4-5-1) last night, and the Scots never looked back en route to a 4-2 win over the Blue Blazes at Westbrook.

Josh Crowell punched in a goal amid a scramble off a corner kick about 22 minutes into the first half to build the Scots' halftime lead to 2-0, and Ryan Kern and James Patchell opened the first ten minutes of the second half with goals scored about 30 seconds apart. The Blue Blazes didn't give up, though, with Elisha Gato ('15) and Varney Kai ('16) each scoring their third goals of the season about two minutes apart in the 63rd and 65th minutes. Westbrook continued its pressure for the remainder of the game, but ultimately failed to score those third and fourth goals, despite numerous quality chances within the final fifteen minutes.

Zach Moody had six saves for the Scots, and Austin Blake ('14) had four saves for the Blue Blazes. Westbrook plays #1 Scarborough (8-1) Saturday afternoon.

Game Statistics

Shots on Goal:
BONN- 8 (3 inside 18 yards)
WSBK- 7 (4 inside 18 yards)

Saves:
BONN- 6
WSBK- 4

Corner Kicks:
BONN- 2
WSBK- 6

Fouls
BONN- 10
WSBK- 11

Time of Possession:
BONN- 45%
WSBK- 55%

Completed Passes:
BONN- 181
WSBK- 216

Pass Completion Percentage:
BONN- 48%
WSBK- 53%

Pass Strings of 3 or Greater:
BONN- 26
WSBK- 37

Longest Pass String:
BONN- 9
WSBK- 9

Halftime:
BONN- 2
WSBK- 0

Goals:
BONN- Patchell (6'), Crowell (22'), Kern (51'), Patchell (51')
WSBK- Gato (63'), Kai (65')

Assists:
BONN- Patchell ('51), Kern (51')

Saves:
BONN- Moody, 5
WSBK- Blake, 4

Junior Varsity
BONN- 0
WSBK- 1

Monday, October 7, 2013

Blue Blazes History: Westbrook v. Bonny Eagle, 1988-2012

Overall
15-10-0, 48-39

2012
L, 2-1

2011
W, 4-1

2010
W, 2-1

2009
L, 1-2

2008
L, 1-3

2007
W, 4-3

2006
W, 3-0

2005
W, 3-1

2004
W, 4-1

2003
W, 1-0

2002
W, 3-0

2001
W, 4-3

2000
W, 4-3

1999
W, 3-2

1998
W, 1-0

1997
L, 1-2

1996
L, 0-2

1995
L, 1-2

1994
L, 0-2

1993
W, 4-2

1992
L, 0-3

1991
L, 0-2

1990
W, 1-0

1989
W, 1-0

1988
L, 1-2

Friday, October 4, 2013

Game Recap: Knights Edge Blazes

Noble 3, Westbrook 2
Thursday, October 3
William R. Bourbon Field, North Berwick


Foster's Daily Democrat story

Game Statistics

Shots on Goal:
NBLE- 9 (3 inside 18 yards)
WSBK- 7 (3 inside 18 yards)

Saves:
NBLE- 5
WSBK- 6

Corner Kicks:
NBLE- 5
WSBK- 4

Fouls
NBLE- 4
WSBK- 16

Time of Possession:
NBLE- 47%
WSBK- 53%

Completed Passes:
NBLE- 199
WSBK- 219

Pass Completion Percentage:
NBLE- 51%
WSBK- 54%

Pass Strings of 3 or Greater:
NBLE- 27
WSBK- 27

Longest Pass String:
NBLE- 10
WSBK- 9

Halftime:
NBLE- 2
WSBK- 1

Goals:
NBLE- McKenna (7'), Emard (18'), Ford (48')
WSBK- Williams (17'), Kent (77')

Assists:
NBLE- McKenna
WSBK- Gakuru, Pelletier

Saves:
NBLE- Martin, 5
WSBK- Blake, 4

Junior Varsity
NBLE- 0
WSBK- 1

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Game Recap: Rams Knock Out Blazes

Deering 4, Westbrook 0
Tuesday, October 1
Olmsted Field, Westbrook


Portland Press Herald story

Game Statistics

Shots on Goal:
DEER- 8 (4 inside 18 yards)
WSBK- 2 (0 inside 18 yards)

Saves:
DEER- 2
WSBK- 4

Corner Kicks:
DEER- 8
WSBK- 0

Fouls:
DEER- 6
WSBK- 10

Time of Possession:
DEER- 54%
WSBK- 46%

Completed Passes:
DEER- 225
WSBK- 156

Pass Completion Percentage:
DEER- 54%
WSBK- 45%

Pass Strings of 3 or Greater:
DEER- 30
WSBK- 19

Longest Pass String:
DEER- 10
WSBK- 7

Halftime:
DEER- 0
WSBK- 0

Goals:
DEER- Halpin (41'), D. Bujambi (51'), Ochan ('54), Sabeti ('58)

Assists:
DEER- Peterson, Mbongo
WSBK-

Saves:
DEER- 2
WSBK- Blake, 4

Junior Varsity
DEER- 1
WSBK- 0

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Blue Blazes History: Westbrook v. Deering, 1988-2012

Overall
11-12-5, 39-44

2012
L, 1-3

2011
L, 0-2

2010
T, 0-0

2009
W, 3-2

2008
W, 3-0

2007
L, 0-1

2006
T, 2-2

2005
W, 2-1

2004
W, 1-0

2003
T, 3-3

2003
W, 2-1

2002
L, 0-2 (playoffs)

2002
W, 3-2

2001
W, 2-1

2000
L, 0-2

1999
L, 0-3

1998
L, 0-1

1997
L, 1-2

1996
L, 0-5

1995
W, 3-2 (playoffs)

1995
W, 3-1

1994
T, 1-1

1993
T, 3-3

1992
L, 0-2

1991
L, 1-2

1990
W, 2-0

1989
W, 2-1

1988
L, 1-2