Camden Hills faces difficult task in final two contestsWindjammers must win final games to possibly earn playoff spot
Rockport — With two games remaining in the regular season, the goal for the Camden Hills field hockey team is simple:
Win or miss the regional playoffs.
On the heels of their 5-0 loss to Nokomis Oct. 4 in Newport, the Windjammers (4-6-1) are 12th in Eastern Class B, with the top nine teams qualifying for the playoffs.
Currently on the outside looking in, the Windjammers have two Heal Point-worthy contests remaining against Mount View of Thorndike (9-3) and Oceanside of Rockland/Thomaston (7-4-1), and will need to win both if they hope to sneak into the postseason.
"I told them today that we have to beat Mount View and we have to beat Oceanside to have a chance to get in [the playoffs]," said veteran Camden Hills coach Jan Holmes-Jackson. "And they know there is a lot at stake for that."
Camden Hills will host Mount View on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 3 p.m. and will finish the regular regular season against Oceanside on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 3:30 p.m. in Rockland.
In Thursday's game against the Warriors, halted with 10 minutes remaining in regulation due to heavy rain, Lindsay Whitney scored three goals to lead Nokomis, while Kelsey Kerstetter and Taylor Show also found the back of the cage for the hosts.
Nokomis led 15-0 in shots and 15-7 in penalty corners.
Zia Sulick made 10 saves in the cage for Camden Hills, while Kendra Underhill played in goal for Nokomis.
Camden Hills has not played Mount View or Oceanside this season.
Courier Publications sports staff can be reached by phone at 207-594-4401 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.