Camden Hills blanks Belfast in early-season doubleheaderHosts combine for 16 goals, allow none, to remain unbeaten
Rockport — A pair of undefeated high school soccer teams hosted two winless squads on Tuesday, Sept. 17 as the Camden Hills boys and girls welcomed Belfast to Don Palmer Field for a Knox County versus Waldo County pitch double-dip.
Nothing changed by the time the sun went down Tuesday, as the Windjammer teams remained unbeaten and both Lion squads winless, with neither Lion team able to muster a goal against the talented host squads.
The 'Jammer boys led 5-0 at halftime and sailed to a 10-0 win over the Lions in the day's early game, while the 'Jammer girls followed suit and surged to a 6-0 win over the visitors in the second affair.
The Windjammers, winners of the Eastern Class B championship the past two years, continued to impress through the first four games of the season, including in the team's 10-0 shutout win over the visiting Lions.
Leading the potent Windjammer offense were Zach Pitcairn (3 goals, assist), Alex Blackwell (2 goals), Josiah Simko (2 goals), Grayson Szumilas (goal), Nick Walker (goal), Richard Vokey (goal), Jack Gallagher (2 assists), Kieran Lydon (assist) and Field Leonard (assist).
Camden Hills has outscored opponents 30-1 through its first four games, which has been done without two of its seniors — Colin Morse and Yani Stancioff — who will return next week after being suspended for the first six games of the regular season.
Morse scored the team's lone goal in Camden Hills' 2-1 loss to Falmouth in the state Class B championship game last fall, while Stancioff, who was a prolific goal scorer as a freshman for Camden Hills, attended private school the past two years before returning to CHRHS this season.
The Windjammers' depth has absorbed those player losses without incident.
Marshall Spear made four saves on four shots in goal for Camden Hills, while Sam Kulikowski made a wealth of saves in net for visiting Belfast.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Camden Hills (3-0, 5.3571 points) is sixth, while Belfast (0-3-1, 0.8929 points) is 15th. Presque Isle (3-1-1, 18.9413 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
However, Camden Hills win over Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield is not reflected in the Heal Point Standings.
The second game brought more of the same for the visiting Lions as the undefeated Windjammers blanked the winless Lions.
The 'Jammers wasted little time, jumping to a 2-0 lead thanks to a pair of goals from Bryn Anderson on assists from Charlotte Messer.
While the Lions weathered the storm for the remainder of the first half, Camden Hills creased the net four more times in the second half, including two in the final minute.
Emma Gutheinz had two goals, while Kaia Allwine had a goal and an assist; Lea Smith, one goal; and Kaitlyn York, one assist.
Rachel Pease made three saves on three shots in goal for Camden Hills, while Grace Davis made 17 saves on 23 shots in net for Belfast.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Camden Hills (4-0, 5.7143 points) is sixth, while Belfast (0-4, no points) is 14th. Waterville (5-0, 12.9082 points) is first in the 19-team region. The top 13 teams qualify for the playoffs.
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Mark has been covering local sports throughout Knox, Waldo and part of Lincoln county since 2007. He has a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from the University of Maine and is also a 2000 graduate of Rockland District High School.
Mark is an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox, fantasy sports, the AMC drama "Breaking Bad" and iced coffee.
He resides in Thomaston with his wife Jenn and sons Beckett and Austin.
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