'Stangs gallop to Coastal Field Hockey Play Day titleCamden Hills second, Belfast third, Oceanside fourth in five-team event
Belfast — Despite being without its head coach, Mount View more than held its own Monday, Aug. 26 during the 31st annual Coastal Field Hockey Play Day Championships.
Held this year at Belfast Area High School after being at Camden Hills Regional High School the previous five years, the Mustangs had a couple of high-scoring games in the preseason tourney, which proved enough to gallop to the championship.
Mount View of Thorndike compiled 64 points and won the event for the third time in five years, while Camden Hills surged into second place in the final game of the day, amassing 55 points for the daylong tourney. Belfast (49 points), Oceanside of Rockland/Thomaston (20 points) and Brunswick (no points) rounded out the top five.
Watch video from the tourney below.
Mount View coach Gloria Hewett could not make the tournament, so the team was guided by veteran assistant coach Wendy Trafton and never missed a beat.
“It feels awesome,” said Trafton. “The girls worked so hard. They really stepped up. They had me nervous a couple of times, but they're a bonded team and they communicate really well. They're just really functioning super as a team right now.”
Trafton said, “I can't wait to text [Hewett] and tell her how good they did.”
Scoring for the tournament was one point for each shot on goal and five points for each goal. The tournament champion was determined by the total number of points compiled through four games. All games were 25 minutes running time in length.
Scores from the tourney included: Belfast 0, Camden Hills 0; Mount View 5, Oceanside 2; Oceanside 15, Brunswick 0; Mount View 0, Camden Hills 0; Oceanside 1, Belfast 0; Mount View 42, Brunswick 0; Camden Hills 6, Oceanside 2; Belfast 48, Brunswick 0; Mount View 17, Belfast 1; and Camden Hills 49, Brunswick 0.
Prior to being at Camden Hills the previous five years, the tournament had been held every year at BAHS.
Former Camden Hills coach Jan Holmes-Jackson's departure from Camden Hills, as she now coaches Belfast, was a factor in the venue change. Holmes-Jackson replaces her father, Allen Holmes, who guided the Lions 40 years. The father and daughter often collaborated on the preseason tourney in the past, regardless of the venue.
The following are rosters for the four Midcoast teams from Knox and Waldo counties:
Mount View — Allura Bryant, Allyson Clary, Hailey Davis, Mykenna Grotton, Braley Leadbetter, Brittany Moody, Caitlyn Poulin, Lauren Richards, Sierra Roberts, Kassie Thompson, Dinah Bilodeau, Kersey Boulay, Alanna Maxy-Flood, Lindsay Morong, Austyn Thomas, Risa Fox, Jordan King, Megan Mikel, Krysta Porter, Kate West, Reanna Boulay, McKenna Gibbs, Allison Kennedy, Grace Hughes, Emily Flagg and Lily Logiodice.
Oceanside — Makayla Van Blarcom, Darrian Leonardi, Brooke Dugan, Krissy McNichol, Isabella Garver, Amanda Hoppe, Alexis Mazurek, Mary Allen, Clara Feltis, Zoe Billington, Lauren Hoppe, Janelle Fowlie, Molly Tobin and Jackie Thorbjornson.
Camden Hills — Macy Buck, Alie MacDonald, Alexandra Dobbins, Gabrielle Anders, Addie Bragg, Meg Dowd, Eva Ritchie, Desi Dodd, Harper Gordon, Molly Davee, Emily Daggett, Caroline Keefe, Ellie Pendleton, Frances Pendleton and Willow Grinnell.
Belfast — Maddie Littlefield, Morgan Fernald, Casey Thayer, Hannah Bailey, Dakota Black, Kristine Mehuren, Alicia Gaiero, Madison Pickering, Simone Pelletier, Brittany Littlefield, Kylie Nelson, Savana Wood and Kelci Faulkingham.
Former champions of the tourney were: 1983 — Georges Valley; 1984 — Belfast; 1985 — Belfast; 1986 — Belfast; 1987 — Searsport; 1988 — Belfast; 1989 — Belfast; 1990 — Belfast; 1991 — Belfast; 1992 — Belfast; 1993 — Belfast; 1994 — Rockland; 1995 — Belfast; 1996 — Belfast; 1997 — Belfast; 1998 — Belfast; 1999 — Belfast; 2000 — Mount View; 2001 — Belfast; 2002 — Belfast; 2003 — Belfast; 2004 — Belfast; 2005 — Belfast; 2006 — Belfast; 2007 — Belfast; 2008 — Camden Hills; 2009 — Mount View; 2010 — Mount View; 2011 — Belfast; and 2012 — Belfast.
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