Road warriors: 'Jammers, Mariners earn shutout wins
The Camden Hills and Oceanside high school field hockey squads proved road warriors on Thursday, Sept. 19, as the Windjammers traveled to Erskine Academy of South China and the Mariners hit the road to Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield for a pair of contests.
Both Midcoast teams emerged with shutout wins, as the Mariners blanked the Huskies 2-0 and the 'Jammers blanked the Eagles 1-0.
The following is a recap of both contests:
Oceanside 2, Maine Central Institute 0
At Pittsfield Sept. 19, the Mariners sailed to their fourth win of the campaign in a shutout of the host Huskies.
For Oceanside, Isabella Garver scored with 11:20 left in regulation, on an assist from Jackie Thorbjornson, while Rebekah Freeman added an insurance goal with 5:15 remaining, on an assist, from Amanda Hoppe.
Zoe Billington made two saves in the cage for Oceanside, while Courtney Sprague made 17 saves for MCI. The Mariners outshot the Huskies 19-3 and held a 14-7 edge in penalty corners.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Oceanside (3-1, 8.0357 points) is fourth, while Gardiner (5-2, 23.0867 points) is first in the 11-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs. Oceanside's win over MCI is not reflected in the most recent Heal Point Standings.
Camden Hills 1, Erskine Academy 0
At South China Sept. 19, the Windjammers earned their second win of the season with a shutout of the host Eagles.
Meg Dowd scored the lone goal of the game with 4:33 remaining in the first half, on an assist form Macy Buck.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Camden Hills (2-3, 6.2500 points) is eighth, while Gardiner (5-2, 23.0867 points) is first in the 11-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.