The high school field hockey season swung in for Midcoast teams on Wednesday, Aug. 31, a scenario which saw three of four area squads collect victories on the afternoon.

Belfast and Mount View of Thorndike defended their home fields — or turfs — with ease as the Lions earned a 5-0 win over Camden Hills of Rockport, while the Mustangs posted a 2-0 victory over visiting Orono.

Belfast’s Chelsea Gaiero. Photo by Ken Waltz

Oceanside of Rockland also went on the road and emerged with a lopsided 10-3 win over Lincoln Academy of Newcastle.

The campaign continued on Saturday, Sept. 3, as the Mariners earned the lone local win of the day.

Belfast’s Ava Markham. Photo by Ken Waltz

Oceanside improved to 2-0 with a 4-1 win over Erskine Academy of South China, while Lawrence of Fairfield outlasted Belfast 2-1 and Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield blanked Mount View 4-0.

Oceanside’s Cassidy Novicka. Photo by Ken Waltz

The following is a recap of reported results:

Oceanside 4, Erskine Academy 1

At Rockland Sept. 3, the Mariners sailed past the Eagles and onto their second win of the season.

Colette Black had a goal and an assist in the win for Oceanside, while Maddie Ripley and Geneva Alley also scored for the hosts. Grace Hotchkins scored for EA.

Oceanside held a 7-3 edge in shots and 12-8 advantage in penalty corners.

Sophia Clayton made four saves in the cage for the Mariners and Mackenzie Toner three stops in goal for the Eagles.

Oceanside’s Gabby Tolman (2), among others. Photo by Ken Waltz

Lawrence 2, Belfast 1

At Fairfield Sept. 3, the Bulldogs doubled up the Lions in a showdown that featured two of the top teams in the conference. The game was scoreless at halftime.

Ashtynn Stewart and Taylor Leclerc caged third-quarter goals in the win for Lawrence, while Audra Faulkingham added a goal in the fourth for Belfast.

Nikki Shorey made 12 saves in the cage for the Lions, while Gabbie Nickerson stopped six shots in the goal for the Bulldogs.

The hosts also held a 9-5 edge in penalty corners.

Mount View’s Julia Richards, left, and Greta Ahlefeld, right, try to take the ball from a Maine Central Institute player. Photo courtesy of Kate Ahlefeld

Maine Central Institute 4, Mount View 0

At Thorndike Sept. 3, the Mustangs came up on the short end of a shutout loss against the Huskies.

Riley Williams, Vivian Walker, Hannah Robinson and Ashlee Jarvis caged unassisted goals for MCI.

Ella Sawyer made 15 saves on 19 shots in goal for the Mustangs, while Kaydas Rinca made two saves on four shots in the cage for the Huskies.

Belfast 5, Camden Hills 0

At Point Lookout in Northport Aug. 31, the Lions roared to a season-opening victory over the Windjammers. Belfast led 2-0 at halftime.

Camden Hills’ Katie Thorn, right, and Delfina De Acevedo Ramos. Photo by Ken Waltz

Chelsea Gaiero scored twice — once in each half — to lead the Lion offense, while Bri Shorey, Mia Winslow and Ava Markham had one goal in the win. Gaiero, Markham and Audra Faulkingham added assists for the hosts.

Nikki Shorey made four saves in the cage for Belfast, while Tess Hodgkins had 16  in goal for Camden Hills.

Camden Hills’ Winona Lincoln. Photo by Ken Waltz

The Lions held a 15-1 advantage in penalty corners.

Oceanside 10, Lincoln Academy 3

At Newcastle Aug. 31, the Mariners proved to be road warriors in their first game of the campaign in a lopsided win over the Eagles.

Colette Black caged four goals and had two assists in the win for Oceanside, while Maddie Ripley added four goals and one assist and Kaylee Chariamonte two scores.

Oceanside’s Sophia Clayton in the cage, among others. Photo by Ken Waltz

The Mariners attempted 15 shots on goal and 18 penalty corners, while goalie Sophia Clayton made five saves in the cage for the visitors.

Information for Lincoln Academy was unavailable.

As coach Jan Holmes-Jackson watches from the sideline, Belfast’s Breanna Shorey moves the ball up the field. Photo by Ken Waltz

Mount View 2, Orono 0

At Thorndike Aug. 31, the Mustangs blanked the visiting Red Riots in their home-opening contest. Mount View held that same 2-0 edge at halftime.

Ivory Spaulding collected a first-quarter goal, while Julia Richards followed with a second-quarter score for the ‘Stangs.

Ella Sawyer made two saves in goal for Mount View, one of which was “spectacular,” said longtime Mustang coach Gloria Hewett.

Abby Deschaine made one save in the cage for Orono.

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