In a pair of close high school field hockey games, Oceanside and Camden Hills squeaked out 1-0 victories Sept. 4 against Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B opponents.

The Windjammers defended their home turf with a 1-0 win against Erskine Academy of South China in Rockport, while the Mariners, with a flair for the dramatic, picked up a 1-0 double-overtime road win in Waterville.

Oceanside 1, Waterville 0.

Two goals. Two victories. Nerve wracking or not, Mariner coach Joanna Hall will take them.

Oceanside’s Hannah Plourde scored with 5:42 remaining in the second overtime to propel the visitors to victory in a rematch of last year’s Eastern Class B preliminary playoff game.

“We were 7-on-7 and Waterville’s Jenna Gagnon had the ball in the midfield,” said Hcaoch all. “And Brooke Dugan came up and executed a beautiful tackle and took the ball from her and passed it upfield to Hannah Plourde in the center of the field. [Plourde] went down and dodged one player and she was in the circle and beat the goalie to the left hand side.”

Oceanside (2-0) held a 19-10 edge in shots and 7-6 advantage in penalty corners. Mariners Zoey Proctor and Zoe Billington combined for the shutout in the cage, making a combined 10 saves. Waterville’s goalie, whose name was unavailable, made 18 saves.

“We’ve had great success getting the ball into the circle, but finishing those shots [is where we need to improve],” said Hall.

The Mariners have 39 shots on goal through two games.

“When we play teams like Leavitt and Winslow and Belfast, we’re not going to get that many shots,” the coach said. “So we’ve got to make them count.”

Camden Hills 1, Erskine Academy 0

At Rockport in rainy conditions, the Windjammers (1-1) got a second-half goal from Camilla Walker to propel the hosts to their first win of the campaign, this time over the Eagles (0-2).

Both teams played even through the first half and into the second when there was a scrum in front of the cage with a handful of Windjammer and Eagle players. Walker got her stick on the ball and beat Erskine Academy keeper Lexi Soucy for the game’s lone score with 15:35 remaining in regulation.

“We probably should have had a few more goals than we did, but, for the most part, I think we played pretty well,” said Windjammer coach Jan Holmes-Jackson.

Soucy made nine saves on 10 shots for the Eagles, while Zia Sulick made four saves on four shots for the ‘Jammers. Camden Hills also held a 17-5 edge in penalty corners.

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Leavitt 1, Camden Hills 0

At Turner Aug. 31, the Windjammers were nipped by the host Hornets in their first game of the season.

Kristen Healer scored the lone goal for Leavitt off a penalty corner with two seconds remaining in the first half.

“[That goal] really took the wind out of our sails going into halftime,” said Holmes-Jackson. “They came out fired up in the second half and us not so much.”

Sulick made five saves in the cage for Camden Hills, while Sienna Sontomorgo made four saves for Leavitt. The Hornets led 6-4 in shots and 8-4 in penalty corners.

The Windjammer and Hornet jayvee teams battled to a scoreless tie. The two teams played only one half before the game was halted due to lightning.

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