The Camden Hills girls soccer team kicked off the 2012 high school season in style Aug. 31 against host Morse, as two of the top teams in Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B a year ago clashed.

The Shipbuilders (0-1) scored first, but the Windjammers (1-0) responded with three unanswered goals and prevailed 3-2 in their first game.

Caroline Matteo, Cailand Sweeting and Addie Drinkwater scored for the ‘Jammers, while Kristina Alex added an assist. Miracle Trimble scored both goals for Morse.

Camden Hills keeper Rachel Pease finished with four saves on six shots, while Morse goalie Sadia Crosby made four saves on seven shots. The Windjammers also held a 5-1 advantage in corner kicks.

“It was a great way to start our season,” said veteran Camden Hills coach Meredith Messer. “The hard work paid off during the first weeks of preseason. Despite shuffling people around when we had injuries, today the kids worked well with each other and we have found things to improve on. “

Trimble creased the net with 15:20 remaining in the first half to give the hosts the lead, but Camden Hills responded when Matteo scored off an Alex corner kick and Sweeting converted a breakaway with 40 seconds left in the half.

Drinkwater added an insurance goal in the second half.

While the ‘Jammers were tested late when Trimble brought the Shipbuilders within one goal on a score with 14 minutes to play, “good teams find a way to hold on and that is what we did,” said coach Messer.

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