Mariners blank defending state champs in 1-0 win over LeavittCamden Hills shut out by Hornets in previous game
It has been a successful recent few days — and an overall season, thus far — for the Oceanside field hockey team.
Not only did the home-standing Mariners blank Morse of Bath 7-0 on Friday, Sept. 21 in the team's homecoming game, but they knocked off defending state Class B champion Leavitt of Turner 1-0 on Monday, Sept. 23 in a makeup game.
In other local high school field hockey news, Camden Hills also squared off against the Hornets over the weekend, but were not as fortunate, dropping a 6-0 decision Sept. 21 at Turner.
The following is a recap of reported results:
Oceanside 1, Leavitt 0
At Rockland Sept. 23, the Mariners scored the lone goal in the game early in the first half and bested the visiting Hornets.
Mary Allen scored with 5:41 remaining in the first half, on an assist from Jackie Thorbjornson, off a penalty corner.
Mariner coach Joanna Hall said the game has been on her players' minds since last year's 2-1 loss to the Hornets.
Oceanside led that game 1-0 and saw Leavitt score two goals in the final 1:15.
"We needed to make it right," said Hall in reference to the team's loss to the Hornets last year. "The girls all played with intensity and extra hustle to the ball [today]. Leavitt always has girls who come to play. They have some very strong players. I was pleased with our Mariners. It was a good team effort."
Thorbjornson was transported by ambulance to Penobscot Bay Medical Center after suffering a knee injury later in the game. Thorbjornson has 12 assists and two goals through the team's first seven games. The senior, who also is a top runner on the Mariner cross-country team, was expected to have an MRI on her knee Tuesday, Sept. 24, the coach said.
Hall said the play of the game came from Krissy McNichol, when, in an unplanned scenario, McNichol back defended on a Hornet penalty corner. McNichol made a defensive save with Mariner goalie Zoe Billington down on the ground, essentially saving the game for Oceanside.
Billington made eight saves in the cage for Oceanside, while Sierra Santomango made three saves for Leavitt. The Hornets led 9-4 in shots and 9-8 in penalty corners.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Oceanside (6-1, 21.8112 points) is fourth, while Nokomis of Newport (7-0, 32.4745 points) is first in the 11-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.
Oceanside 7, Morse 0
At Rockland Sept. 21, the Mariners sailed to a convincing win over the visiting Shipbuilders.
Mary Allen notched two goals for the winners, while Mikayla VanBlarcom, Clara Feltus, Brooke Dugan, Alexis Mazurek and Isabella Garver also scored. Thorbjornson added four assists for Oceanside.
The Mariners led 19-3 in shots and 7-3 in penalty corners. Billington made one save in the cage for Oceanside, while Bryanna Ringrose made 12 saves for Morse.
Leavitt 6, Camden Hills 0
At Turner Sept. 21, the Windjammers could not overtake the Hornets and were downed by six goals.
Sadie Royer scored three goals for the winners, while Kierstin Leclerc (goal, 2 assists), Emily Shaw (goal, assist), Brianna DeGone (goal) and Kendra Gilbert (assist) also chipped in for Leavitt.
Desi Dodd made four saves for Camden Hills, while Sierra Santomango made one save for Leavitt. Leavitt led 10-1 in shots and 8-3 in penalty corners.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Camden Hills (2-4, 6.2500 points) is eighth, while Nokomis of Newport (7-0, 32.4745 points) is first in the 11-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.