Medomak Valley High School thought the idea of winning a soccer game over athletic rival and neighbor Oceanside of Rockland was so nice, they did it twice.

By the same score.

Medomak Valley’s Ruth Havener. Photo by Ken Waltz

Whether the girls contest at Waldoboro or boys game at Thomaston, the result was the same as the Panther squads prowled to convincing 8-0 victories over the Mariners.

The following is a recap of those contests:


Medomak Valley 8, Oceanside 0

At Thomaston Sept. 23, the Panthers pumped in three goals in the game’s first 14 minutes and rode that momentum to a convincing, shutout victory over the Mariners. Medomak Valley held a 6-0 edge after 40 minutes of play.

Oceanside’s Noah Ross, right, as well as Medomak Valley’s Nevan Power (13) and Jaiden Starr, back. Photo by Mark Haskell

Addison Mellor and Zan Nguyen netted a pair of goals for Medomak Valley, while Mohamedi Ngido, Will Cheesman, Jake Bickmore and Slavick Moody creased the net for the visitors.

The Panthers held a 19-1 edge in shots and 7-0 advantage in corner kicks.

Medomak Valley’s Mohamedi Ngido, right, and Blane Poland. Photo by Mark Haskell

Eli Pluecker made one save in goal for Medomak Valley, while Isaiah Meklin and Harrison Garcia minded the net for Oceanside, which also lost 4-1 to Gardiner on Sept. 24, and teammates turned away nine shots.


Medomak Valley 8, Oceanside 0

At Waldoboro Sept. 23, The Mariners held off the Panthers through the game’s first 25 minutes, but the offensive floodgates for the hosts opened shortly thereafter en route to a lopsided win. Medomak Valley led 5-0 at halftime.

Medomak Valley’s Aly Creamer, right, and Oceanside’s Caitlyn Lamb. Photo by Ken Waltz

Cameron Baines (3 goals), Maya Cannon (goal), Kytana Williamson (goal), Sarah Nelson (goal), Eliza Luce (goal) and Annie Vannoy (goal) netted scores for the Panthers.

Medomak Valley led 35-3 in shots and held an 8-0 edge in corner kicks.

Jillian Barnard made 10 saves in net for the Mariners, while Addison McCormick made three stops in goal for the Panthers.

Oceanside was without 11 players — including six starters — due to COVID-19 protocols or injuries.

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