Middle school fall sports

Busline League field hockey players ready for postseason stick work

Troy Howard swings for 50th straight victory
By Staff | Oct 12, 2018
Photo by: Mark Haskell Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside in Busline League middle school field hockey on Oct. 3 in Rockland.

The regular season has wrapped for the five Busline League middle school field hockey squads, as the postseason swings in on Monday, Oct. 15.

The final regular-season standings were: Troy Howard of Belfast 9-0, Oceanside of Thomaston 6-3, Boothbay 5-4, Nobleboro 3-6 and Camden-Rockport 0-9.

The championship game will be on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. on the artificial surface at Point Lookout in Northport.

The postseason began with a pair of thrillers Tuesday, Oct. 16 as No. 5 Camden-Rockport swung to a 2-1, triple-overtime victory over No. 4 Nobleboro and No. 2 Oceanside earned a 1-0, double-overtime win over No. 3 Boothbay.

Oceanside's win earns itself a berth in Saturday's championship game.

Additionally, the No. 5 Schooners now travel to face top-seeded Troy Howard on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 3:45 p.m., also at Point Lookout in Northport.

Of note is the fact Troy Howard, which has won a boatload of league titles in recent decades, will eye  its 50th straight victory in Thursday's game against Camden-Rockport.

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The following is a recap of reported results:

No. 5 Camden-Rockport 2, No. 4 Nobleboro 1 (3 OTs)

At Nobleboro Oct. 16, the Schooners emerged victorious with a thrilling playoff win over the Lions.

Alexys Wilmont and Molly Shook each caged goals in the win for the Schooners.

No. 2 Oceanside 1, No. 3 Boothbay 0 (2 OT)

At Rockland Oct. 16, the Mariners shot their way into the Busline League final with an overtime victory over the Wildcats. The two teams were scoreless at halftime and through the end of regulation.

Collette Black scored the game-winner with 5:22 remaining in the second overtime.

"Both teams truly played a great game and there was some really good field hockey played," said Oceanside coach Allison Ward. "Our defense played a great game defending corners and Hannah Grindle had a great game in goal. Our midfield did well backing up our offense while still promoting offensive movement."

Courier Publications' sports staff can be reached by email at sports@villagesoup.com or by phone at 594-4401.

Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside in Busline League middle school field hockey on Oct. 3 in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside in Busline League middle school field hockey on Oct. 3 in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside in Busline League middle school field hockey on Oct. 3 in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside in Busline League middle school field hockey on Oct. 3 in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside in Busline League middle school field hockey on Oct. 3 in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside in Busline League middle school field hockey on Oct. 3 in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside in Busline League middle school field hockey on Oct. 3 in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside in Busline League middle school field hockey on Oct. 3 in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside in Busline League middle school field hockey on Oct. 3 in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside in Busline League middle school field hockey on Oct. 3 in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside in Busline League middle school field hockey on Oct. 3 in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside in Busline League middle school field hockey on Oct. 3 in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside in Busline League middle school field hockey on Oct. 3 in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside in Busline League middle school field hockey on Oct. 3 in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside in Busline League middle school field hockey on Oct. 3 in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside in Busline League middle school field hockey on Oct. 3 in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside in Busline League middle school field hockey on Oct. 3 in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside in Busline League middle school field hockey on Oct. 3 in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside in Busline League middle school field hockey on Oct. 3 in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside in Busline League middle school field hockey on Oct. 3 in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside in Busline League middle school field hockey on Oct. 3 in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside in Busline League middle school field hockey on Oct. 3 in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside in Busline League middle school field hockey on Oct. 3 in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside in Busline League middle school field hockey on Oct. 3 in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside in Busline League middle school field hockey on Oct. 3 in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside in Busline League middle school field hockey on Oct. 3 in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside in Busline League middle school field hockey on Oct. 3 in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside in Busline League middle school field hockey on Oct. 3 in Rockland. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
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