Camden Hills realizes measure of soccer, field hockey successOceanside field hockey falls one goal shy
Success, in the form of wins and ties, was the scenario that faced many Midcoast high school student-athletes on the soccer and field hockey fields Thursday, Sept. 27. But that was not true for all local squads.
In boys soccer action, Camden Hills continued to roll with a 4-1 win over Nokomis of Newport, while in girls soccer, Camden Hills nipped Nokomis 2-1 and, in field hockey, Camden Hills tied Maranacook of Readfield 2-2 in double-overtime, while Oceanside fell short in a 2-1 defeat to Mount Blue of Farmington.
Camden Hills 4, Nokomis 1
At Rockport Sept. 27, the Windjammers winning train continued to chug along as Camden Hills upended the Warriors. Kienan Brown (Alex Blackwell assisting on one) tallied two goals and Trueman Moore and Peter Vannorsdall both one for the winners.
Nokomis' score came from Jeff Ludden on a penalty kick.
Marshall Spear made three saves on four shots in the Windjammer net and Nate Buck 25 saves on a whopping 52 shots from Camden Hills, which dominated play.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Camden Hills (8-0-1, 56.2500 points) is second, while Winslow (7-0-2, 61.6071 points) is first in the 18-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.
The Windjammers also improved their regular-season unbeaten streak to 37 games, as the team is 35-0-2 during the regular season in coach Ryan Hurley's two-plus campaigns.
That unbeaten streak actually extends one game into the previous campaign, before Hurley joined the team, to make the squad 36-0-2 in the regular season since losing 2-1 to Mount View of Thorndike in the second to final game of the 2009 campaign.
Camden Hills 2, Nokomis 1 (2OT)
At Newport Sept. 27, the Windjammers worked overtime to notch another victory, as Pree Biziwork scored, on an assist from Kristina Alex, with 40 seconds left in the second OT to lift Camden Hills past the Warriors.
Lexi Doudera gave Camden Hils a 1-0 lead early in the second half on a crossing ball that hit the far post and spun in, before Emilie Bailey scored less than two minutes later to tie it for Nokomis. Addie Drinkwater, Alex and Caroline Matteo all had strong scoring chances during regulation
Rachel Pease compiled five saves on six shots in goal for Camden Hills, while Becky Orcutt made six stops on 14 shots in net for Nokomis.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Camden Hills (7-1, 56.2500 points) is second, while Hermon (8-1, 63.7245 points) is first in the 18-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.
However, the Windjammers' win over Nokomis is not included in the most recent standings.
Camden Hills 2, Maranacook 2 (2OT)
At Rockport Sept. 27, the Windjammers and Black Bears of Readfield were fit to be tied as 60 minutes of regulation play and two eight-minute, 7-on-7 overtimes could settle nothing.
Chelsea Hunter and Camilla Walker scored goals for Camden Hills, while Miriah Vining tallied both goals for the Black Bears.
Vining scored for the Black Bears with 5:04 left in the first half before Walker knotted the contest 1-1 with 1:11 left. In the second half, Hunter creased the net with 21:03 remaining, assisted by Walker, to give the hosts a 2-1 lead. Vining knocked in the tying goal with 15:26 left, assisted by Caroline Clark.
Black Bear goalie Amber Ridlon made a whopping 35 saves on 37 shots as the Windjammers dominated play. Zia Sulick made nine saves on 10 shots in the cage for Camden Hills, which led 13-8 in penalty corners.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Camden Hills (4-6-1, 10.2934 points) is 12th, while Foxcroft Academy of Dover-Foxcroft (10-0, 62.7551 points) is first in the 14-team region. The top nine teams qualify for the playoffs.
Mount Blue 2, Oceanside 1
At Farmington Sept. 27, Sarita Crandall and Mikayla Oswald scored as the host Cougars earned a Heal Point-worthy win over the Mariners. Alyssa Williams and Taylor Hollingdale added assist for the hosts. The Cougars scored both goals off penalty corners.
Molly Mellor scored for Oceanside, in the second half, with an assist from Hannah Plourde. Zoe Billington made eight saves in goal for the Mariners, who finished with 12 shots and seven penalty corners.
Mount Blue finished with 10 shots and 11 penalty corners. Crandall scored in the first half and Oswald in the second, with the game-winner coming with about two minutes left. Ryleigh Blanchett had 11 saves in goal for the Cougars.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Oceanside (6-3-1, 35.4209 points) is ninth, while Foxcroft Academy of Dover-Foxcroft (10-0, 62.7551 points) is first in the 14-team region. The top nine teams qualify for the playoffs.
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