Goals galore! Camden Hills outscores Oceanside 20-18Midcoast teams have combined for 60 goals in two matches this season
Rockport — Both times the Camden Hills and Oceanside girls lacrosse teams have met on the pitch this spring, Windjammer and Mariner student-athletes have demonstrated they not only possess a nose for the goal but a tremendous knack for putting the ball into the back of the net.
That certainly happened in the Windjammers' 20-18 victory over the Mariners in a high-scoring affair Tuesday, May 20 on Don Palmer Field.
The Windjammer also had beaten the host Mariners 14-8 in a match earlier in the season in Thomaston.
Thus, the two Midcoast squads have combined to score 60 goals in two matches.
On Tuesday, Camden Hills was led offensively by Addie Drinkwater with five goals; Kiera Haining and Katherine Orne, both four; Lea Smith, three; Willow Grinnell, two; and Jesse Goodale and Hannah Wincklhofer, both one.
Brittani Winslow played in goal for the hosts as she made at least 14 saves in another strong effort, said Windjammer coach Amy Gertner.
For Oceanside, Abbey Lacasse tallied five goals; Alexis Pine, four; and Kim Young, Brittany Rytky and Lily Vachon, all three.
Overall, keying the visitors were Olivia Hupper (2 assists), Jillian Brooks (assist), Isabella Garver (assist) Pine (4 goals, 2 assists), Young (3 goals, 2 assists), Lacasse (5 goals, assist), Rytky (3 goals, assist) and Vachon (3 goals, assist).
Bailee Cox made 10 saves in goal for the Mariners.
"We played a confident and patient game against Oceanside," said Windjammer coach Gertner. "I was so proud of the team for pulling together after losing Maddy Raynor (to an injury) on defense and stepping up. Emma Brownawell continues to impress me with her skills and knowledge of the game, she took Maddy's place of center defense. Allie Dobbins gave power to the defense as well.
"Katherine Orne, Hannah Wincklhofer and Jesse Goodale were playing midfield most of the game and really carried the energy that lead us to the win. I'm always so impressed by how well they communicate with each other. Senior captains Lea Smith, Addie Drinkwater and Kiera Haining pushed the ball into the net with force and we were able to come out on top."
"Kim Young did a super job at the draw circle, as well as Kelsey Brooks’ work on doing her best to be quick to the ball off the draw," said Oceanside coach Angie Vachon. "Abbey Lacasse, who was back after being ill, continues on in her calm and graceful manner and went 5-for-5 with her shots on the goal."
The coach said Oceanside finished with 33 shots on the goal and "I give kudos to Brittani Winslow, who did a great job in the net for Camden [Hills]."
Coach Vachon said Oceanside continues to try to "break through and chip away at the more established teams for that now, just-within-their-grasp, Heal Point-worthy win."
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Camden Hills (4-2, 17.8472 points) is fifth and Oceanside (3-5, 5.6944 points) seventh. Yarmouth (6-1, 71.8750 points) is first in the nine-team region. The top six teams qualify for the playoffs.
"I'm really excited for the local level of play increasing," Gertner said. "It's a great sport and I'm proud of Angie's strong efforts [at Oceanside]."
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Ken Waltz has been member of the media 30 years and has received hundreds of Maine Press Association and New England Press Association awards for his writing, photography and page design. He studied journalism at the University of Maine in Orono. He lives in South Thomaston with his wife, Sarah. The couple has an adult son, Brandon.
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