Camden Hills' impressive unbeaten streak grows versus PanthersWindjammers' regular-season unbeaten mark increases to 33 games
Waldoboro — The impressive regular-season unbeaten streak lives to grow another day.
That was the scenario that played out for the Camden Hills boys soccer team, which earned a 3-0 victory over host Medomak Valley on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 15.
The Windjammers are unbeaten during the regular season in coach Ryan Hurley's two-plus campaigns at the helm, including finishing 13-0-1 in 2010, 14-0 in 2011 and starting this season 4-0-1. That is 33 regular-season games without a loss.
On Saturday, the visiting Windjammers used strong, methodical play to outdistance the host Panthers. Camden Hills scored one goal in the first half and two in the second.
Camden Hills held an 18-9 edge in shots, while Marshall Spear made two saves in goal for the Windjammers, who actually played two keepers, with Adam Throne coming in late in the second half. Ryan Ripley had 13 saves in net for the Panthers.
The Windjammers grabbed the momentum early when Trueman Moore scored 3:53 into the opening half. The visitors added two second-half goals, the first from Alex Blohm with 29:19 remaining and the second from Tristan Fong with 27:46 left.
Blohm scored when he broke in on Ripley and beat the keeper with a shot inside the post, while Fong scored on a long, arching shot into the far corner of the net.
"We played well enough to win, kept our composure, created lots of scoring opportunities but didn't finish particularly well," said coach Hurley. "We'll continue to work on that part of our game and also on our level of consistency in terms of effort level during contests. We need to stay focused on the things we need to do to get better as a team over the coming weeks."
The Windjammers, the defending Eastern Class B champions (they also lost in that game two seasons ago), have outscored opponents 13-2 in five games, including recording four shutouts.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Camden Hills (4-0-1, 23.0357 points) is first and Medomak Valley (2-3, 2.5000 points) 16th in the 18-team region. The top 12 squads qualify for the playoffs.
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