NEWCASTLE — One would be hard-pressed to state the Camden Hills boys lacrosse team could have had a better season debut than it did on Thursday afternoon, April 14 against host Lincoln Academy.

In fact, in the Windjammers’ case, the only thing that could have been improved about their performance, which actually was out of their control, was the weather.

Camden Hills’ Emmet Marshall. Photo by Mark Haskell

Despite the soggy conditions, the Windjammers showed stellar teamwork, crisp passing and nose for the goal as they sailed to a convincing 11-0 high school pitch shutout on the Eagles’ home turf.

Camden Hills’ Jakob Johnson, left, among others. Photo by Mark Haskell

Camden Hills jumped to a 4-0 lead after the first quarter, 7-0 at halftime and 11-0 after three quarters. The Windjammers substituted liberally in the fourth stanza as each player on the roster saw the field.

Jakob Johnson netted three goals, while Jackson Fitch, Emmet Marshall and Willy Doehla added two and Quinn Riordan and Eben Fagonde one in the win for Camden Hills. Johnson and Fitch contributed two assists and Doehla, Fagonde and Logan Odone one.

Camden Hills’ Cole Freeman (31), among others. Photo by Mark Haskell

Odone also won 8-of-10 faceoffs, while Elias Libby had 13 ground ball recoveries and Owen Cooper and Owen McManus three.

The Windjammers held a 36-18 edge in shots.

Camden Powell made one save on one shot in goal for Camden Hills, while Cole Freeman saw time in the net in the fourth and also made one save on one shot for the visitors. Will Farrell minded the net for Lincoln Academy and made 10 saves.

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