Bangor Daily News – When field hockey coach Stephanie Chesley gave her toddler nieces Emily and Elise Tilton a miniature field hockey stick, she created a lot of problems for John Bapst High School field hockey opponents and opposing coaches several years later.
Following in older sister Meagan’s footsteps, the Tiltons have been the Crusaders catalysts and leaders.
Emily Tilton is having a memorable senior year.
Finally healthy after knee issues and a broken thumb slowed her down earlier in her career, Emily Tilton, an 18-year-old forward, has scored 33 goals and dished out 10 assists.
Sister Elise, a junior midfielder who is 18 months younger, has racked up 19 goals and a team-high 19 assists and has also been an important cog in the Bapst defense.
Bangor-based John Bapst has scored 64 goals and given up just 14.
The Crusaders, the second seed in Eastern Maine Class B with a 12-2 record, will host No. 7 Gardiner, 7-4-3, in a Tuesday quarterfinal at the University of Maine in Orono at 7:30 p.m….