Oceanside earns point-worthy win over GardinerWindjammers also secure one-goal victory, Walker records hat trick
The Oceanside and Camden Hills field hockey teams posted 3-2 wins Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 25 against a pair of opponents on opposite ends of the playoff race.
While the Windjammers' victory over winless Morse of Bath was a step in the right direction as Camden Hills looks to string together a winning streak to play its way into the postseason, the Mariners may have sewn up their own playoff spot with an important and impressive win over visiting Gardiner.
The Tigers, who defeated previously unbeaten Belfast (the defending state Class B champions) over the weekend, led twice over the host Mariners before Oceanside pulled ahead with less than five minutes to play to pull off the upset.
The following is a recap of both games:
Oceanside 3, Gardiner 2
At Rockland Sept. 25, the Mariners took their first lead late in the game and held on to pick up a Heal Point-worthy win over the Tigers (7-2).
Molly Mellor scored the game-winner, on an assist from Isabella Garver, while Jackie Thorbjornson and Hannah Plourde also put balls in the back of the cage for the hosts. Nickyia Lovely scored both goals for Gardiner.
Zoe Billington made six saves in the cage for Oceanside, while Emalee Couture made eight saves in goal for Gardiner. Both teams attempted eight shots, while Gardiner led 14-3 in penalty corners.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Oceanside (6-2-1, 33.6352 points) is seventh, while Foxcroft Academy of Dover-Foxcroft (9-0, 57.6531 points) is first in the 14-team region. The top nine teams qualify for the playoffs.
Camden Hills 3, Morse 2
At Bath Sept. 25, the Windjammers held off the hungry Shipbuilders (0-10) to earn their fourth win of the year.
Camilla Walker finished with a hat trick for Camden Hills, while Alice Flint added two assists and Addie Bragg one. For Morse, Alyssa McCloud and Hannah Rossetti scored goals.
Zia Sulick made two saves on three shots in goal for the 'Jammers, while Bryanna Ringrose made five saves on seven shots in the cage for the Shipbuilders. Camden Hills also held a 7-5 edge in penalty corners.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Camden Hills (4-6, 8.0612 points) is 12th, while Foxcroft Academy of Dover-Foxcroft (9-0, 57.6531 points) is first in the 14-team region. The top nine teams qualify for the playoffs.
In junior varsity action, Camden Hills posted a 2-0 win over Morse.
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