Vikings, Windjammers, Panthers, Mariners enjoy strong pitch effortsPlenty of recent action as regular season winds to conclusion
The end of the regular season for high school soccer is a few days away, with many Midcoast teams jockeying for playoff position.
Many squads have been in action in recent days, with the Vinalhaven and Medomak Valley boys, along with the Oceanside and Camden Hills girls, among the winners.
The final day of the regular season is Tuesday, Oct. 16.
A recap of reported results includes:
Vinalhaven 6, Islesboro 0
At Vinalhaven Oct. 8, the Vikings shut out the Eagles in a battle between two of Penobscot Bay's island schools.
Zeb Campbell scored four goals to lead the Vikings, while Shane Carlsen and Avery Waterman each added a goal and an assist and Dalton Hornby one assist for the host Vikings.
Campbell has 21 goals through 13 games for Vinalhaven.
Scott James made seven saves in goal for Vinalhaven, while Ian Davis made nine saves in net for Islesboro. The Vikings outshot the Eagles 17-10 and held a 14-2 edge in corner kicks.
Vinalhaven 6, Rangeley 0
At Vinalhaven Oct. 5, the Vikings had no trouble with the lost Lakers and prevailed by a convincing margin.
Zeb Campbell scored three goals for the winners, while Shane Carlsen added one goal and one assist; Dalton Hornby, one goal; Noah Slivinsky, one goal; and Lewis Cray, one assist for the islanders.
Scott James made one save in net for the islanders, while Gunner Johnson made 16 saves in goal for the Lakers. Vinalhaven outshot Greenville 21-2 and led 4-0 in corner kicks.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Western Class D, Vinalhaven (5-6, 39.6969 points) is fourth, while Richmond (13-0, 82.4121 points) is first in the 11-team region. The top seven teams qualify for the playoffs. Vinalhaven's past two victories have not been tabulated in the standings.
Camden Hills 0, Maranacook 0 (2OT)
At Northport Oct. 5, the Windjammers and Black Bears battled for 90 minutes — 80 minutes of regulation and two five-minute overtimes — and could not resolve their differences as the two unbeaten squads settled for a stalemate.
Camden Hills outshot Maranacook 8-4, while the Black Bears held a 5-2 edge in corner kicks. Marshall Spear made eight saves in goal for Camden Hills and A.J. Freeman 12 saves in net for Maranacook.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Camden Hills (9-0-2, 95.0893 points) is first in the 18-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs. Ironically, Maranacook of Readfield is first in Western Class B. The two teams could meet in the upcoming Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B championship game.
On Friday, the Windjammers also improved their regular-season unbeaten streak to 39 games, as the team is 36-0-3 during the regular season in coach Ryan Hurley's two-plus campaigns.
That unbeaten streak actually extends one game into the previous campaign, before Hurley joined the team, to make the squad 37-0-3 in the regular season since losing 2-1 to Mount View of Thorndike in the second to final game of the 2009 campaign.
Medomak Valley 2, Morse 0
At Waldoboro Oct. 5, the Panthers roared to a shutout win over the visiting Shipbuilders of Bath.
Brandon Soper and Kerry Madden scored for Medomak Valley, on assists from Jonathan Hendrickson-Belloguet and Zach Starr.
Medomak Valley outshot Morse 10-4. Ryan Ripley made four saves in net for the Panthers and Duane Tardiff eight saves in goal for the Shipbuilders.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Medomak Valley (4-8, 26.7857 points) is 13th, while Camden Hills (9-0-2, 95.0893 points) is first in the 18-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Belfast 2, Oceanside 0
At Thomaston Oct., 5 the Lions ended a four-game losing streak with a shutout win over the host Mariners.
Yanni Rakis had a goal and an assist to lead the winners, while David Flood also creased the net and Jake Levangie-Thompson added one assist for the visitors.
Phillip Atwood made 12 saves in net for the Mariners, while Sam Kulikowski made 13 saves in goal for the Lions. Oceanside held a slim 3-2 edge in corner kicks.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Belfast (7-4-1, 42.8571 points) is 10th and Oceanside (5-6-1, 32.5893 points) 12th, while Camden Hills (9-0-2, 95.0893 points) is first in the 18-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Camden Hills 2, Maranacook 0
At Readfield Oct. 5, the Windjammers blanked the host Black Bears and continued to surge toward the postseason.
Addie Drinkwater and Kristina Alex creased the net for Camden Hills.
Rachel Pease made three saves in goal for the 'Jammers, while Elizabeth D'Angelo made 10 saves for the Black Bears, including two "outstanding saves" on shots from Caroline Matteo and Lexi Doudera that "could have increased the score," said veteran Camden Hills coach Meredith Messer.
Camden Hills led 4-1 in corner kicks.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Camden Hills (10-1, 94.9643 points) is second, while Hermon (11-1, 106.9643 points) is first in the 18-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Oceanside 2, Belfast 0
At Belfast Oct. 5, the Mariners continued to sail toward the postseason with a shutout win over the Lions.
Emma Spencer and Emily Gould tallied unassisted goals for Oceanside.
Breann Cummings made 13 saves in goal for Belfast, while Kennadi Grover made five saves in net for Oceanside. The Mariners held a 15-5 advantage in shots and led 10-1 in corner kicks.
In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Oceanside (8-2-2, 79.9107 points) is fourth and Belfast (1-11, 3.5714 points) 16th, while Hermon (11-1, 106.9643 points) is first in the 18-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.
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