LEWISTON — It had been a long, long, 21 months without competition for coach Meredith Messer and the ultra-talented and always championship-driven Camden Hills girls soccer team.

And it did not take the Windjammers, winners of the last four state Class A soccer titles, to get their charter back on course.

The Windjammers began their 2021 season on the road on Thursday, Sept. 2 against Lewiston and, while it took a few minutes to start the offensive engine, it soon gain was running full throttle as they sailed to a lopsided, 9-0 win over the Blue Devils under the lights on the turf at Lewiston High School.

“It was really fun to be back out on the pitch after a year and nine months away,” said Messer, whose squad practiced and played intrasquad games in 2020 but did not face teams from other schools. “The girls were nervous and excited to play again. It took us 20-plus minutes to score and to get comfortable and relax. But they played very well, with a lot of heart and very unselfishly.”

The win also extended the Windjammers impressive unbeaten streak, which began Sept. 20, 2016, to 70 games.

Camden Hills, which led 4-0 at halftime, was led offensively by Sydney Stone (4 goals), Ali Tassoni (2 goals), Brenna Mackey (2 goals) and Leah Snyder (goal). Mackey, Tassoni, Amelia Johnson and Britta Denny added assists.

The Windjammers held a 28-0 advantage in shots and 4-0 edge in corner kicks.

Maddy Tohanczyn minded the net for Camden Hills, while Ava Simpson made 17 stops in goal for Lewiston and “had five or six phenomenal saves.”

The Windjammers were one of a handful of 2020 CHRHS fall athletic teams not to participate in Maine Principals’ Association-sanctioned games due to COVID-19.

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