Middle school sports

Busline League soccer teams poised for exciting playoffs

Final standings, postseason pairings listed for boys, girls divisions
By Staff | Oct 12, 2016

The Busline League middle school boys and girls soccer teams have wrapped, or will wrap, their regular seasons in style as the postseason is on the horizon.

The regular season ended for boys and girls on Monday, Oct. 10, while the coed campaign will wrap on Thursday, Oct. 13.

The boys and girls soccer playoffs were set to begin on Wednesday, Oct. 12, while the coed playoffs will start on Friday, Oct. 14

The championship games for all three divisions are slated for Saturday, Oct. 22 at Point Lookout in Northport.

Click for middle school sports photos from this season.

The following are the final standings for the boys and girls divisions:

Boys — Medomak Middle School of Waldoboro 8-0, Camden-Rockport Middle School 7-1, Troy Howard Middle School of Belfast 6-2, Great Salt Bay of Damariscotta 4-4, Woolwich Central School 4-4, Oceanside Middle School of Thomaston/Rockland 2-6, Wiscasset Middle School 1-7 and Searsport District Middle School 0-8.

Girls — Medomak 8-0, Camden-Rockport 7-1, Great Salt Bay 6-2, Woolwich 5-3, Boothbay Region Elementary School 4-4, Searsport 2-5-1, Wiscasset 1-6-1, Oceanside 1-7 and Troy Howard 1-7.

The following is a breakdown of boys quarterfinal playoffs (with dates and times included where available): No. 8 Searsport at No. 1 Medomak on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 3:45 p.m., No. 7 Wiscasset at No. 2 Camden-Rockport on Friday, Oct. 14 at 4:45 p.m., No. 6 Oceanside at No. 3 Troy Howard on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 3:45 p.m. and No. 5 Woolwich at No. 4 Great Salt Bay on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 3:30 p.m.

The following is a breakdown of girls quarterfinal playoffs (with dates and times included where available): No. 8 Oceanside at No. 1 Medomak on Friday, Oct. 14 at 3:45 p.m., No. 7 Wiscasset at No. 2 Camden-Rockport on Friday, Oct. 14 at 3:30 p.m., No. 6 Searsport at No. 3 Great Salt Bay on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 4:45 p.m. and No. 5 Boothbay at No. 4 Woolwich on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 4:15 p.m.

No. 8 Oceanside defeated No. 9 Troy Howard in a preliminary playoff game Wednesday, Oct. 11.

Coaches can report results to Courier Publications/VillageSoup by emailing game information or by sending photos, taken by a smartphone, of the home and away books, to sports@courierpublicationsllc.com. Results also can be reported by calling 594-4401, extension 116.

Results below may not reflect information from both teams, but only include what is provided.

The following is a recap of recently-reported playoff results:

Girls soccer

No. 8 Oceanside 1, No. 9 Troy Howard 0 (penalty kicks)

At Thomaston Oct. 12, the Mariners survived against the visiting Lions. The game was scoreless at halftime and through two rounds of overtime, before the two teams went through two rounds of penalty kicks to decide a winner.

The Mariners bested the Lions 6-3 in penalty kicks, thus accounting for the final 1-0 score.

Alydia Hatch, Maia McCue, Hannah Robinson, Isabel Danforth, Martina Straka and Kendra Hood each converted penalty kicks for Oceanside, while Hood and Robinson each minded the net for the Mariners.

Lindsey Goguen, Anna Schortz and Anna Metcalf each converted penalty kicks for Troy Howard, while Emily Wareman minded the net for the Lions.

The following is a recap of recently-reported regular-season results:

Girls soccer

Medomak 2, Great Salt Bay 1

At Waldoboro Oct. 5, the Riverhawks doubled up the Cougars. The game was tied 1-1 at halftime.

Abby Lash and Annie Vannoy creased the net for the hosts, while Victoria Libby scored for Great Salt Bay.

Medomak coach Andrea Williamson said standout defense was played by Stephanie Morse, Kaia O’Brien, Eliza Nelson, Zaniah Puchalski, Grace White and Emily Harris, while Lash, Vannoy, Ruth Havener, Lizzi Swan, Cameron Baines and Emma Simmons and Mackenzie Emerson demonstrated “great hustle on offense.”

Medomak 7, Wiscasset 0

At Wiscasset Oct. 3, the Riverhawks soared to a shutout victory. Medomak led 4-0 at halftime.

Leading Medomak on the pitch were Cameron Baines (goal), Abby Lash (2 goals), Kaia O’Brien (goal), Annie Vannoy (goal), Hannah Lee (goal) and Stephanie Morse (goal).

Gabby Baughman, Baylee Stewart and Emily Harris played in goal for Medomak.

Hannah Lee, Zaniah Puchalski, Eliza Nelson, Emma Kunesh and Julia Kunesh played topnotch defense, while Mackenzie Emerson, Eliza Nelson, Emma Kunesh and Julia Kunesh made “great offensive plays,” said coach Andrea Williamson.

Camden-Rockport 10, Oceanside 0

At Camden Oct. 3, the Schooners blanked the host Mariners.

Camden-Rockport was paced on offense with goals from Lexi Heidorn, Mary Kate Pons, Ava Baeza, Anya Babb-Brott, Ali Tassoni and Lauren Schenk.

Boys soccer

Medomak 5, Great Salt Bay 0

At Waldoboro Oct. 12, the Riverhawks blanked the Cougars to wrap their unbeaten campaign.

Anthony York scored a pair of goals for the winners, while Brandon Starr, Coleman Swain and Ethan Reed rounded out the scoring for the Riverhawks.

Medomak coach Tenley Libby said the game featured “some amazing passes and crosses for assists from Ian Doughty and Will Smith.”

Troy Howard 7, Searsport 1

At Searsport Oct. 12, the Lions roared past the Vikings by six scores. Troy Howard led 3-0 at halftime.

Zepherin Leppanen creased the net twice for Troy Howard, while Jacob Mills-Lightner, Thuan Pham, Jonah Lovejoy, Holden Nichols and Finn Tarbox scored for the visitors.

Gabe Kneeland scored the lone goal for Searsport.

Finn Tarbox and Ronin Deschamps combined to make eight saves in goal, including a penalty kick stopped by Deschamps in the second half, for Troy Howard. Kevin Moreau made eight saves in net for Searsport.

Camden-Rockport 8th 3, Oceanside 1

At Thomaston Oct. 12, the Schooners sailed past the Mariners. Camden-Rockport led 1-0 at halftime.

Aiden Bonzani scored the lone goal for Oceanside, while Alex Sirois and Zack Daniello split time in net for the hosts.

Information for Camden-Rockport was unavailable.

Medomak 7, Wiscasset 0

At Wiscasset Oct. 3, the Riverhawks blanked the host Warriors.

Brandon Starr logged a hat trick in the win for the visitors, while Will Smith (goal), Ian Doughty (assist), Coleman Swain (goal) and Parker Morrison (2 goals) also had strong performances.

Coed soccer

Hope 2, Linconville 1

At Hope Oct. 5, the Hawks knocked the Lynx from the ranks of the unbeaten with a one-goal win.

Yonah Wienges scored the lone goal for Lincolnville, while Jackson Bernier logged an assist. Noah Quesnel scored one of the two goals for Hope.

Owen Power minded the net for the Hawks, while Mike Kremin played in goal for the Lynx.

Lincolnville 7, Camden-Rockport 0

At Lincolnville Oct. 3, the Lynx blanked the visiting Schooners.

Leading the Lincolnville offense were Yonah Wienges (4 goals), Joey Lachance (goal, assist), Eric Andrews (goal, 2 assists) and Owen Markowitz (goal).

Mike Kremin minded the net for Lincolnville.

Courier Publications' sports staff can be reached by email at sports@villagesoup.com or by phone at 594-4401.

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