The Camden Hills soccer teams continued to set the bar high on the pitch with a pair of high school victories over Hampden Academy on Friday, Sept. 17.

The Windjammer girls — winners of the last four awarded state Class A soccer team championships — enjoyed their 69th straight game without a loss which spans to 2016 (73 including “unofficial” conference championship-game victories) with a 5-1 road victory over the Broncos, while the Windjammer boys sailed to a 2-0 home win at Don Palmer Field.

Camden Hills’ Ben Schenk, right, and Emmitt Marshall, left, along with Hampden Academy’s Cooper Moran (00) and Connor Parker. Photo by Mark Haskell

The following is a recap of both contests:


Camden Hills 5, Hampden Academy 1

At Hampden Sept. 17, the Windjammers sailed to a four-goal victory over the host Broncos. Camden Hills held a 2-0 lead at halftime.

Sydney Stone netted two goals for Camden Hills, while Ella Powers (goal, assist), Britta Denny (goal), Molly Hixon (goal), Ali Tassoni (assist), Brenna Mackey (assist) and Jayden Johnson (assist) also contributed to the winner’s offensive statistical line.

The Windjammers held a 14-1 edge in shots, while the foes attempted five corner kicks.

Camden Hills coach Meredith Messer said “the older crew knew today was the day that we would break 68 games without a loss.”

Previous media research by George Harvey of the Penobscot Bay Pilot stated Gorham went 68 games without a loss in the early 2000s, so Camden Hills may have set a state girls soccer standard on Friday with their 69th game without a loss, although that Maine girls soccer historical information could not be independently confirmed.

“The younger kids didn’t realize the significance of the game,” she said. “For me the important thing was to have them recognize what a gift it is to be part of such a legacy and to give their best to honor those who came before them and those still with them and those to come.”

Denny, who scored in the win, was 9 years old when Camden Hills lost their last game against Bangor on Sept. 20, 2016.

Messer said Powers and Amelia Johnson “were outstanding in the midfield today winning the 50/50 balls and Auren Teel and Tessa [Whitley] are starting to gel on the defensive end.”

Camden Hills’ Sam Brownawell (32) and Quinn Riordan (18), along with Hampden Academy’s Morgan Tash, left, and Collin Scobie, among others. Photo by Mark Haskell


Camden Hills 2, Hampden Academy 0

At Rockport Sept. 17, the Windjammers netted a pair of first-half goals and rode those scores to a shutout win over the Broncos.

Evan Constantine and Charlie Pons netted goals for Camden Hills, which nearly added a third tally off a penalty kick in the second half, but Bronco goalie Cooper Moran “made an excellent diving save to keep the score at 2-0,” said Windjammer coach Ryan Hurley.

Camden Hills’ Finlay Fitch. Photo by Mark Haskell

“In what felt like a month between games, it was great to get back on the pitch and the boys turned in a good performance earning some ever-valuable Heal Points,” the coach said. “We were very happy to keep a clean sheet and we created a lot of opportunities today that we just missed. We are gaining experience every game and looking forward to our next challenge. It will be a really challenging week as not only do we have three games but it looks like they are against three of the best teams in the league.”

Camden Hills held a 22-4 edge in shots and 4-2 advantage in corner kicks.

Henry Pharris made three saves in goal for the Windjammers and Moran 12 for the Broncos.