After advancing to the state and Eastern Class B championship games in consecutive years and compiling 28 regular-season victories without a loss, it appeared the Camden Hills boys soccer squad might need at least a brief rebuilding process after losing 16 seniors to graduation.

However, under the direction of coach Ryan Hurley, the Windjammers apparently have decided to scrap rebuilding and simply reload, something that was evident in a 5-0 season-opening win over visiting Morse of Bath Aug. 31 on Don Palmer Field.

The Windjammers made quick work of the Shipbuilders with three first-half goals and two additional scores over the final 40 minutes. Marshall Spear stopped the three shots he faced to earn the shutout in the Camden Hills’ net.

Camden Hills received two goals from Trueman Moore and one each from Alex Blackwell, Peter Vannorsdall and Kienan Brown en route to the win. Weston Bryant added two assists and Moore and Marshall Crockett one each.

Camden Hills held a 3-0 edge in corner kicks. Grady Madden made 10 stops in the Morse goal.

The Windjammers appear ready to again make significant noise on the league, regional and state levels. Under Hurley’s guidance the last two years, Camden Hills is 33-2-1 overall, with a Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B title, an Eastern Class B crown and one state final appearance under its belt.

In fact, Camden Hills has never lost a regular-season game under Hurley’s direction, with that impressive unbeaten streak standing at 29 games.

In the regular season, the team was 13-0-1 in 2010 and 14-0 in 2012. In 2010, the team won the league title, two regional playoffs and lost in the regional final. In 2011, the league title game was not played, while Camden Hills won three regional playoff games and lost in the state final.

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