WALDOBORO — The Medomak Valley Panthers got their soccer campaigns off on the right foot — make that paw, perhaps — with a doubleheader home sweep of the Morse Shipbuilders of Bath on Friday, Sept. 3.

Ironcially, as fate would have it, the Panthers earned identical high school pitch shutout victories over the visitors, as the MVHS girls prevailed 2-0 and boys 3-0.

Medomak Valley’s Addison Mellor. Photo by Ken Waltz

The games were welcome given the on-going pandemic and fact Medomak Valley pitch squads only played a handful of games in 2020.

On Friday afternoon, the Panther girls started the field fun for the hosts as they broke a scoreless halftime tie with two second-half goals.

Medomak Valley’s Lizzi Swan. Photo by Ken Waltz

Grace White scored with 33:47 left in the second half, and Alyssa Creamer netted a ball, off an Annie Vannoy assist, with 27:56 remaining in the game to lift the Panthers.

Medomak Valley finished with a 21-5 edge in shots and 7-2 advantage in corner kicks.

Addison McCormick made three saves in net for the Panthers, while Maddy Werner had 12 stops, including a penalty kick, for the Shipbuilders.

Medomak Valley’s Mohamedi Ngido. Photo by Ken Waltz

In the second game of the twinbill, Addison Mellor tallied two goals and Will Cheesman one, while Zan Nguyen and Jaiden Starr added assists, for the crisp-passing Panthers.

Mellor converted a penalty kick with 33:29 remaining in the first half, while Medomak Valley netted two second-half goals, the first from Cheesman, assisted by Nguyen. Cheesman took a pass from the endline and made a run through the middle in front of the net, with 29:48 remaining.

Medomak Valley’s Autumn Ripley. Photo by Ken Waltz

Mellor completed the scoring with eight minutes left, assisted by Starr. Similar to Cheesman, Mellor took a pass from the end line as he made a run through the middle in front of the net.

The Panthers finished with a 16-3 edge in shots and 2-1 advantage in corner kicks.

Eli Plueker made three saves in net for the Medomak Valley. The Shipbuilder goalie, whose name was unavailable, made 13 stops.