BANGOR — The Cinderella playoff run for the No. 12 Oceanside girls soccer team struck midnight on Saturday, Oct. 30 as the Mariners ran into the same buzzsaw that others did this season in No. 1 Hermon.

The undefeated Hawks, who outscored opponents 80-9 in the regular season, jumped to a 4-0 lead after the first 40 minutes on Saturday, Oct. 30 and held the visitors to only one shot on goal in a dominating, 6-0 Class B North high school semifinal playoff win over the Mariners on the turf field at William S. Cohen Middle School.

With the win, Hermon (16-0) advances to the regional final while Oceanside, which defeated No. 5 Waterville and No. 13 Caribou in consecutive rounds of the postseason to advance to Saturday’s semis, saw its season wrap at 4-13.

Lyndsey Reed, Sydney Gallop, Maddy Higgins and Jaylin Hills netted goals in the win for Hermon. Earlier this season, Gallop scored her 100th career goal and added to her tally in Saturday’s victory.

Oceanside keeper Jillian Barnard was busy as Hermon attempted more than 40 shots on the day.

Mariner coach Rene Dorr said “Despite the score, that was our best game of the season.”

“Hermon is a very talented team,” he said. “They work together as a unit and every girl on that team could strike the ball well. They are deserving of being undefeated. Jillian faced an amazing amount of shots and had a great game in the net.”

The overall young Mariners experienced a strong end to their season, as they won two of 14 regular season games before they put things together for victories in two of three playoff contests.

“The whole team played very well,” said Dorr. “When you look at where we started to where we finished I am super proud of the girls this season. The girls played hard for 80 minutes and never backed down.”

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