Albeit a day earlier than originally scheduled, the Oceanside and Camden Hills high school field hockey squads renewed their rivalry on Monday, Sept. 8 in an early-season showdown.

The Mariners, fresh off a 1-0 win over Erskine Academy of South China to open the campaign, tallied a goal in each half and remained unscored on through two games en route to a 2-0 win over the Windjammers.

Molly Tobin scored unassisted with 9:47 remaining in the first half, while Mary Allen added a second-half score, on an assist from Alexis Mazurek, with 16:05 remaining.

Desi Dodd made four saves in the cage for the Windjammers, while Zoe Billington turned away 11 shots in goal for the Mariners. Camden Hills led 11-6 in shots and 10-6 in penalty corners. Mazurek and Krissy McNichol also had defensive saves in the win.

Oceanside coach Joanna Hall said Amanda Hoppe and Jackie Thorbjornson played strong games, as did Billington in the cage.

"This was a good team effort as 19 girls rotated into the game,” said Hall. “Although we are off to a good start, we have a lot of work to do in practice to experience the level of play that I think we are capable of.”

“We played slow in the first half, but picked up the pace in the second half,” said Windjammer coach Lindsey Clement. “Our offense was able to do a good job at getting the ball into the circle, but we really lacked at getting rebounds off the goalie's pads. Our defense played well, but our midfield got caught playing too high, allowing Oceanside to outnumber us in the circle.”

Despite the loss, Clement “was really pleased with our great teamwork and our offensive transitions.”

The game between the Midcoast rivals was moved to Monday, Sept. 8 from Tuesday, Sept. 7 due to a lack of available officials Tuesday, said Camden Hills athletic director Steve Alex.

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