OAKLAND —The Camden Hills girls lacrosse team earned an opportunity to play an early-round postseason match in front of its fans at its home facility at Don Palmer Field, but Mother Nature had other ideas as rain and wet conditions forced the Windjammers on the road to a turf field.

The trip, ultimately, did not go exactly to plan for the higher-seeded team as No. 9 Brunswick (6-7) earned a 14-9 win over No. 8 Camden Hills (5-8) on Thursday, June 9 in a Class B prelim playoff match at Messalonskee High School.

The Dragons, who also beat Camden Hills 12-6 in a regular-season high school stick match, led 9-4 at halftime of Thursday’s playoff encounter.

For the Windjammers in its final match of 2022, McKinley “Roo” Boetsch made seven saves in net, while Lila Hall (5 goals, assist), Jaden Johnson (goal, assist), Georgia Heintzman (goal, assist), Anna Griebel (assist), Ella Powers (goal) and Elsie Hildreth (goal, assist) keyed the offense.

“The Brunswick girls were able to control the draw early, attacked down hill fast and put us on our heels early,” said Camden Hills coach Wade Ward. “The Dragons had a sense of urgency and intensity that we didn’t match and that proved to be a deciding factor.”

The veteran coach said: “We had some great individual efforts that translated into goals on the offensive end and stops on the defensive end. We did a good job of slowing down the attack defensively, but couldn’t protect against the cutters. We had some shining moments in transition where we were able to control possession and punch the ball down the field and draw the two on ones.”

However, he added: “Connecting passes and stick protection plagued us and will be a good focus for us going forward. It was a good send off for our three seniors and great experience for our underclassmen. These girls did a fantastic job playing Windjammers’lacrosse. We are always sad to see it end,but excited for what’s in store for them next season.”

Additionally, in a regular season-ending match on June 1 in Bath, host Morse upended Camden Hills 10-7.

For the Windjammers, Johnson (2 goals), Britta Denny (goal), Heintzman (2 goals), Powers (goal, assist) and Hall (2 goals) buoyed the team. Boetsch made eight saves in net.

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