Mariners, Windjammers prevail in regular-season finales
With the start of the postseason a few days away, Midcoast high school soccer teams are wrapping up their regular seasons in preparation for playoff runs.
On Oct. 16, both the Camden Hills boys and girls, who are preparing for the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B championship games on Thursday, Oct. 18 (see other story) in Augusta, prevailed in shutout victories over Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield, while the Oceanside girls also picked up a win in their final game of the regular season.
Wet conditions forced the postponement of games including other local soccer squads.
The following is a recap of recently-reported results:
Oceanside 4, Lincoln Academy 2
At Thomaston Oct. 16, the Mariners ended the regular season on a strong note by doubling up the visiting Eagles of Newcastle.
The Eagles jumped to an early 2-0 lead, but the Mariners racked up four unanswered goals en route to the win.
Rachel Frye, Emily Gould, Makenna Brooks and Caitlin Raye scored goals for Oceanside, while Gould added two assists and Brooks one. Camille Lazzari and Lillian Bissett scored for Lincoln Academy.
Kennadi Grover made two saves in goal for the hosts, while Laura Otterbein made eight saves in net for the visitors. Oceanside outshot Lincoln Academy 12-2 and led 11-2 in corner kicks.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Oceanside (9-3-2, 96.4286 points) is fifth, while Presque Isle (13-1, 153.5969 points) is first in the 18-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Camden Hills 1, Maine Central Institute 0
At Pittsfield Oct. 16, the Windjammers escaped with a one-goal victory over the host Huskies to cap the regular season.
Emma Gutheinz scored, on an assist from Addie Drinkwater, for Camden Hills with 9:26 remaining in regulation to lead the visitors.
Rachel Pease made 17 saves in goal for the 'Jammers, while Ryleigh Lord made 21 saves in net for Maine Central Institute.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Camden Hills (12-2, 134.8214 points) is third, while Presque Isle (13-1, 153.5969 points) is first in the 18-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Morse 1, Medomak Valley 0
At Bath Oct. 15, the Shipbuilders blanked the visiting Panthers and prevailed by one goal in a makeup game.
Brianna Williams scored the lone goal of the game for Morse.
Amanda Hendrickson-Belloguet made 12 saves on 25 shots in net for Medomak Valley, while Brianna Williams made five saves on six shots in goal for Morse.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Medomak Valley (7-4-2, 53.5714 points) is 10th, while Presque Isle (13-1, 153.5969 points) is first in the 18-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Camden Hills 2, Maine Central Institute 0
At Rockport Oct. 16, the Windjammers capped the season on a positive note with a shutout win over the Huskies.
Eric Blohm and Zack Pitcairn creased the net for the winners, while Eliot Grindle and Grayson Szumilas added assists for the 'Jammers.
Marshall Spear made two saves on three shots in goal for Camden Hills, while Matt Lessard made 20 saves on 33 shots for the Huskies.
Camden Hills coach Ryan Hurley said Lessard "should be commended" as "he played one of the best games I have seen a keeper play this year."
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Camden Hills (11-1-2, 124.5536 points) is second, while Ellsworth (12-1, 146.5561 points) is first in the 18-team region.
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