After many months without being able to get on the field for competition against other schools due to the pandemic, the 2021 Busline League middle school soccer campaigns — boys, girls and coed — are underway for Midcoast squads as they look to make their pitches for early-season victories.

The schools that offer boys and girls soccer are Wiscasset, Woolwich, Troy Howard of Belfast, Oceanside of Thomaston, Medomak of Waldoboro, Great Salt Bay of Damariscotta and Camden-Rockport.

The schools that offer coed soccer includes Appleton, Camden-Rockport, Hope, Islesboro, Lincolnville, Searsport, Vinalhaven, Bristol, Jefferson, Boothbay, Nobleboro, St. George and South Bristol.

Of course, depending on COVID-19 protocols and other pandemic-related issues, along with lack of officials and weather-related issues, schools may not play or limit participation in games.

To submit game information — include final score, full names of goal scorers and those with assists for both teams, along with goalies’ names and other statistical information (shots, corner kicks, saves, etc.) — to MaineStay Media/VillageSoup, email sports@villagesoup.com.

Troy Howard’s Zady Paige, left, and Camden-Rockport’s Molly Williams. Photo by Zack Miller

The following is a recap of reported results:

Coed soccer

Lincolnville 6, Searsport 2

At Lincolnville Sept. 15, the Lynx emerged victorious with four-goal victory over the Vikings. Lincolnville held a 3-0 edge at halftime.

Scene from Searsport at Lincolnville on Sept. 16 in Busline League coed soccer. Photo by Mark Haskell

Liam Day-Lynch completed a hat trick in the first half to pace the Lincolnville offense, while Mickey Nowell added two and Maren Johnson one.

Camden-Rockport’s Dom Domarecki, left, and Luke Tobias, right, as well as Troy Howard’s Brogan McAvoy. Photo by Zack Miller

Lincolnville’s Mickey Nowell. Photo by Mark Haskell

“The game featured a number of fine individual performances, not least from the scoring pair of Day-Lynch and Nowell,” said Lincolnville coach Ben Edes. “Sophia Skrivanich made a fine debut anchoring the defense at the sweeper position, Bryson Hise and Abby Webber gave the team some excellent minutes at the wing defensive positions and Jack Lytton performed well as the stopper. Teaming up with Day-Lynch at midfield to dominate the crucial middle of the field were Olivia McManus and Natalie Bolduc with Bolduc also putting in some crucial time at sweeper to fill a hole for an injured player. The rest of the team also played valuable supporting roles on the field as well.”

The Lynx got on the board when Day-Lynch made a steal off the foot of a Viking defender and creased the net on a shot from close range and again scored minutes later when he “snagged a loose ball on the right side of the goal box, dribbled adeptly through the defense and slammed a hard finisher in from close range once again,” said Edes.

Troy Howard’s Lily Martinelly, left, and Hope Kunush. Photo by Zack Miller

He then completed his hat trick with 10:37 elapsed in the first half.

The Vikings got a pair of goals early in the second half, but Nowell added a pair of scores and Johnson a late insurance goal after intercepting the throw of the Searsport keeper to round out the scoring.

Scene from Searsport at Lincolnville on Sept. 16 in Busline League coed soccer. Photo by Mark Haskell

Scene from Searsport at Lincolnville on Sept. 16 in Busline League coed soccer. Photo by Mark Haskell

Ravon Carbisiero and Braden McIntyre netted goals for Searsport.

Troy Howard’s Hayden Brimer, left, and Camden-Rockport’s Jasper Hackett. Photo by Zack Miller

Troy Howard’s Hayden Brimer, left, and Camden-Rockport’s Liam Carlson-Nelson. Photo by Zack Miller

Girls soccer

Medomak 8, Woolwich 0

At Waldoboro Sept. 24, the Riverhawks made quick work of the visiting Wildcats. Medomak held a 5-0 lead at halftime.

Grace Townsend (3 goals), Scarlett Flint (3 goals), Haylee Chandler (goal) and Summer Staples (goal)

“Great soccer was played by all the girls on the team,” said Medomak coach Andrea Williamson. “Great offense by all four of the girls that scored as well as Kira Bennette, Cali Readinger, Rachel Richardson, Jennika Schumann and Ari Kennard.”

Medomak 7, Troy Howard 1

At Belfast Sept. 20, the Riverhawks emerged victorious over the Lions. Medomak led 3-0 at halftime.

Scarlett Flint (2 goals), Grave Havener (goal) Rachel Richardson (goal), Haylee Chandler (goal) and Julia Hynd (goal) each nettted goals in the win for Medomak, while Story Carlson scored the lone goal for Troy Howard.

Medomak coach Andrea Williamson said “Great defense was played by Rachel Barbour, Kaylee Collamore, Layla Carter and Kendall Simmons in goal.”

After Medomak took a 1-0 lead after a ball deflected off a Troy Howard player and into the net, Flint took the ball the length of the field and scored, followed by a goal by Havener from outside the 18-yard line to round out the first-half scoring.

Richardson scored 30 seconds into the second half as Medomak continued to pull away before Carlson got the Lions on the board with a goal of their own.

The Riverhawks then pulled away for good after a goal from Chandler, Flint’s second goal of the game and a score from Hynd.

Camden-Rockport 16, Troy Howard 0

At Belfast Sept. 13, the Schooners sailed to a dominant pitch victory over the Lions. Camden-Rockport led 9-0 at halftime.

Eve Domareki (4 goals) led the visitors on offense, while Maya Stone (3 goals, assist), Hannah Stowe (3 goals, assist), Molly Williams (2 goals, 2 assists), Rita Haslam (2 goals, assist), and Leia Taubinger (2 goals, assist) had strong offensive showings.

Hudson Wallace stopped one shot in net for the Schooners.

Troy Howard statistics were unavailable.

Boys soccer

Oceanside 6, Troy Howard 0

At Belfast Sept. 24, the Mariners went on the road and came home with a lopsided, shutout win. Oceanside led 1-0 at halftime.

Thomas Geddis, Elliot Trott, Aidan Gainther, Nick Trip, Matthew Bodman and Carter Jones each netted goals in the win for the Mariners.

Camden-Rockport 13, Oceanside 1

At Northport Sept. 17, the Schooners sailed past the visiting Mariners.

The Schooner offensive attack was led by Simon Bishop (goal, assist), Mac Pierce (2 goals), Graham Eggena (2 goals), Dom Domareki (goal, assist), Luke Tobias (2 goals), Carver Heyniger (3 goals), Jasper Hackett (goal), Liam Andersen (goal) and Brian Leonard (assist)

Carter Jones scored the lone goal for Oceanside.