Camden Hills, Oceanside soccer squads win, field hockey teams fall shortMedomak Valley pitch squads swept by Windjammers at separate venues
Rockport — Several Midcoast high school soccer and field hockey teams were in action Tuesday, Sept. 10, showing a mixed bag of results among the local squads.
The Camden Hills boys and girls soccer teams emerged victorious over Medomak Valley, while the Oceanside boys and girls soccer squads picked up wins over Lincoln Academy of Newcastle.
In field hockey, the Mariners and Windjammers also were in action, but fell short in separate contests.
The following is a recap of several games played Sept. 10:
Camden Hills 6, Medomak Valley 0
The lone team yet to play in the Midcoast this season had been Camden Hills, with all other squads having kicked off their respective regular seasons last week.
And for Windjammer fans, who have seen their team collect the last two Eastern Class B championships, it proved to be worth the wait.
Facing neighboring Medomak Valley of Waldoboro in its home opener at Don Palmer Field, the 'Jammers (1-0) were anything but neighborly to the Panthers (0-2), shutting out the visitors en route to a 6-0 victory.
Alex Blackwell had two goals to lead Camden Hills, while Jack Gallagher, Josh Pitcairn, Kieran Lydon and Zach Pitcairn also creased the net for the winners.
Marshall Spear was in net for Camden Hills, while Noah Beck played goal for the Panthers.
Camden Hills took a 3-0 lead in the first half with goals from Gallagher at the 31:39-mark, Zach Pitcairn at the 22:23-mark and Blackwell with 4:46 left in the first half, while the hosts piled on three more in the second half when Lydon creased the net with 33:52 remaining, Blackwell again with 5:59 left and Josh Pitcairn rounded out the scoring at the 3:24-mark.
The Windjammers held a 6-1 edge in corner kicks.
Oceanside 1, Lincoln Academy 0
At Newcastle Sept. 10, the Mariners (2-0) peppered the Eagle keeper with several shots throughout the 80-minute contest and scored only once, but it proved enough as Oceanside secured its second straight win to start the campaign.
Walker Ranney scored the lone Mariner goal with 18 minutes left in the game. Oceanside outshot Lincoln Academy 24-5.
Camden Hills 7, Medomak Valley 1
At Waldoboro Sept. 10, the host Windjammers, playing in their season opener, were on the offensive and sailed to the easy victory. Camden Hills held a 28-4 advantage in shots.
Charlotte Messer scored the Windjammers' first goal, on an assist from Lea Smith, while Addie Drinkwater tallied the second, on an assist Messer. Emma Gutheinz scored with one second left in the first half as Katy Vannorsdall fed a ball into the box as time was being counted down. Gutheinz slipped it by the keeper.
In the second half, Vannorsdall scored, on a pass from Brynn Anderson, who beat her defender down the line and crossed the ball into the box to Vannorsdall, who was positioned on the six-yard line.
Taylor Mason scored for Medomak Valley on a shot that knuckled by Windjammer goalie Rachel Pease. That made the score 4-1.
Shortly after, Anderson attacked the baseline again and served the ball into the box. The ball deflected off a Panther defender and into the goal for a 5-1 lead for the visitors.
Gutheinz followed with a header goal, on a pass from Biz Pree, and Anderson rounded out the scoring on a pass from Hannah Bode with three minutes to go.
"This was a great start," said Windjammer coach Meredith Messer. "We had several young players doing our scoring today — two freshmen and two sophomores. There was good chemistry for the first game. Our defense was solid and we have identified what to keep working on for our [next] game against Lincoln [Academy]."
Oceanside 4, Lincoln Academy 0
At Thomaston Sept. 10, the Mariners (2-0) blanked the visiting Eagles en route to their second win in two games. Oceanside led 3-0 at halftime.
Makenna Brooks finished with a goal and an assist in the win for Oceanside, while Bri Dugan, Payton Billingsley and Emily Gould added goals and Ashley Gardner and Emma Spencer one assist apiece.
Oceanside led 16-8 in shots and 7-1 in direct kicks, while Lincoln Academy led 4-3 in corner kicks.
Kalyn Grover and Amy Del Buono combined to make eight saves in goal for Oceanside.
Gardiner 3, Oceanside 1
At Gardiner Sept. 10, the Mariners (2-1) scored first, but the Tigers scored often and dealt Oceanside its first loss of the year.
Rebecca Freeman scored, on an assist from Jackie Thorbjornson, with 19:22 left in the first half for the Mariners, but Gardiner responded moments later at the 18:37-mark as Lily Chepke tied the game.
Nickaya Lovely gave Gardiner the lead with 5:13 left in the half and Chepke added an insurance goal with 23:23 remaining in the game, on an assist from Ellen Kelley.
Zoe Billington made seven saves in the cage for the Mariners, while Amanda Hoppe also made a defensive save for the Mariners. Emalee Couture made eight saves for the Tigers. Gardiner edged Oceanside 11-10 in shots.
Mariner coach Joanna Hall said Thorbjornson and Brooke Dugan played well in the midfield and the squad's young team played a strong game against the talented Tigers.
“I was very pleased at our level of play and especially the intensity my girls maintained throughout the contest,” Hall said. “We were pressuring the Gardiner goalie right up to the final buzzer. The season is young, much like my team. We will take a lot of positive things away from this loss, one of those things is knowing that we can compete with anyone in the league.”
Winslow 5, Camden Hills 0
At Rockport Sept. 10, the Windjammers (0-3) could not chink the armor of the Black Raider defense and were shut out at home.
Brittany White, Ciera Poulin, Jessica Greeley, MacKenzie Winslow and Brooke Haskell scored for Winslow, which led 2-0 at halftime.
Delaney Wood made three saves in the cage for the Black Raiders, while Desi Dodd made 10 saves for the 'Jammers. Winslow outshot Camden Hills 15-3 and led 19-4 in penalty corners.
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