Middle school soccer

Busline League championship clashes set for Oct. 21 at Point Lookout

Medomak sends two squads, Oceanside, Camden-Rockport, Lincolnville, Bristol one for 'Championship Saturday'
By Staff | Oct 19, 2017
Photo by: Ken Waltz Scene from Camden-Rockport at Oceanside boys Busline League middle school soccer playoff game on Oct. 13 in Thomaston.

Northport — The Busline League middle school soccer regular seasons and single-elimination playoffs have wrapped and now, through hard work, talent and perhaps a smidgen of good fortune, six teams have punched their tickets to 'Championship Saturday.'

The title games will be on Saturday, Oct. 21 on the artificial turf field at Point Lookout, with the coed contest at 10 a.m., boys at noon and girls at 2 p.m.

In the coed final, No. 1 Lincolnville will face No. 2 Bristol, while in the boys final, No. 2 Oceanside will face No. 4 Medomak and in the girls final, No. 1 Medomak will face No. 2 Camden-Rockport.

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Video from the CRMS at Oceanside boys game will appear soon with this story.

Photos from the Lincolnville/Appleton coed and Oceanside/Troy Howard boys semifinal games will be added later to this story.

The final regular-season boys standings included: Great Salt Bay of Damariscotta 7-1, Oceanside of Rockland/Thomaston 6-2, Troy Howard of Belfast 6-2, Medomak of Waldoboro 5-2, Camden-Rockport Red 4-3, Searsport 3-5, Camden-Rockport White 1-5-1, Wiscasset 1-4-1 and Woolwich 0-8.

In a prelim playoff game, No. 8 Wiscasset defeated No. 9 Woolwich. The Warriors traveled to face top-ranked Great Salt Bay and the Cougars earned a 3-1 victory.

Other quarterfinal playoff games wrapped over the weekend as well, as No. 2 Oceanside earned a 6-2 win over No. 7 Camden-Rockport White, No. 4 Medomak defeated No. 5 Camden-Rockport Red 6-1 and No. 3 Troy Howard earned a 7-0 victory over No. 6 Searsport.

In semifinal contests Wednesday, Oct. 18, No. 4 Medomak upset top-ranked Great Salt Bay (score unavailable), while No. 2 Oceanside netted a 1-0 win over No. 3 Troy Howard.

Thus, the No. 2 Mariners and No. 4 Riverhawks will vie for the crown.

The final regular-season girls standings included: Medomak 7-0-1, Camden-Rockport Red 7-0-1, Woolwich 6-2, Great Salt Bay 5-3, Oceanside 4-4, Searsport 2-5-1, Boothbay 1-5-2, Troy Howard 1-6-1 and Wiscasset 0-7.

In a prelim playoff game, No. 8 Troy Howard defeated No. 9 Wiscasset. The Lions moved on to face top-ranked Medomak in the quarterfinals, as the Riverhawks emerged with a 4-1 victory.

Two quarterfinal games were played on Thursday, Oct. 12 as No. 4 Great Salt Bay posted a 3-1 win over Oceanside and No. 3 Woolwich defeated No. 6 Searsport (score unavailable).

No. 2 Camden-Rockport also posted a 9-0 win over No. 7 Boothbay to finish the quarterfinals.

In semifinal contests Wednesday, Oct. 18, No. 1 Medomak posted a 4-1 win over No. 4 Great Salt Bay, while No. 2 Camden-Rockport defeated No. 3 Woolwich 7-1.

Thus, the No. 1 Riverhawks and No. 2 Schooners will vie for the crown.

The final coed standings included: Lincolnville 9-0, Bristol 8-1, Hope 7-2, Camden-Rockport 5-4, Appleton 4-3-2, Nobleboro 4-4-1, St. George 3-6, Vinalhaven 1-4-1, Islesboro 1-8 and Jefferson 0-7-2.

In a pair of preliminary playoff games, No. 8 Vinalhaven posted a 5-0 win over No. 9 Islesboro, while No. 7 St. George defeated No. 10 Jefferson 3-2 after a penalty kick tiebreaker.

In the quarterfinal round Monday, Oct. 16, No. 1 Lincolnville defeated No. 8 Vinalhaven 4-0, No. 2 Bristol beat No. 7 St. George 4-1, No. 3 Hope beat No. 6 Nobleboro (score unavailable) and No. 5 Appleton beat No. 4 Camden-Rockport (no score available) after a penalty kick tiebreaker.

In semifinal contests Wednesday, Oct. 18, No. 1 Lincolnville beat No. 5 Appleton 2-0, while No. 2 Bristol defeated No. 3 Hope (score unavailable).

Thus, the top-ranked Lynx and No. 2 Blue Devils will vie for the Busline League coed crown.

Coaches can report results to Courier Publications/VillageSoup by emailing game information or by sending photos, taken by a smartphone, of the home and away books, to sports@courierpublicationsllc.com. Results also can be reported by calling 594-4401, extension 116.

Results below may not reflect information from both teams, but only include what is provided.

The following is a recap of reported playoff games:

Girls soccer

No. 1 Medomak 4, No. 4 Great Salt Bay 1

At Waldoboro Oct. 18, the Riverhawks soared into the Busline League finals with a victory over the Cougars. The scored was knotted 1-1 at halftime.

Leading the Medomak offense was Annie Vannoy (2 goals), Grace White (goal), Cameron Baines (assist) and Autumn Ripley (goal).

Medomak coach Andrea Williamson said “Ninety percent of the time the ball was down on Great Salt Bay’s end and MMS was pounding shots at the goalie.”

Vannoy put Medomak up top with a goal off a direct kick in the early going, but the Cougars creased the net to knot the score.

White then scored off an assist from Baines six minutes into the second half for what proved to be the game-winner, while Ripley and Vannoy later added insurance goals.

“Great defense was played by Zaniah Puchalski,” said Williamson. “She was all over the field, end to end, stopping GSB from advancing the ball. Annie Vannoy also played a great game, not only scoring two goals, but also winning all midfield balls and not letting the ball go into the MMS defensive end. Autumn Ripley was so aggressive and kept MMS spirit alive. Grace White was instrumental on MMS's win, distributing the ball, making moves and crossing the ball. Cameron Baines had a great second half with great hustle and determination. Skylah Ward worked hard and aggressive as well for MMS. Together the MMS team played a great game.”

No. 2 Camden-Rockport 7, No. 3 Woolwich 1

At Camden Oct. 18, the Schooners sailed past the Wildcats and onto the Busline League finals.

Leading the Schooner offense was Molly Hixon (2 goals), Auren Teel (2 goals), Ali Tassoni (goal), Olivia Ogier (goal) and Zoe Hansen (goal).

No. 1 Medomak 4, No. 8 Troy Howard 1

At Waldoboro Oct. 12, the Riverhawks soared past the Lions and onto the semifinals. Medomak led 2-0 at halftime.

Autumn Ripley scored twice in the win for Medomak, while Iris Casas and Alyssa Creamer netted scores. Ana Schortz scored the lone goal for Troy Howard.

Stella Collins minded the net for the Lions.

Medomak coach Andrea Williamson said, “Great defense was played by Zaniah Puchalski, Alyssa Creamor, Annie Vannoy, Grace White, Julia Kunesh and Quinn Overlock," while Puchalski and Ripley displayed “outstanding hustle” in the victory.

No. 2 Camden-Rockport 9, No. 7 Boothbay 0

At Rockport Oct. 12, the Schooners sailed past the Wildcats and onto the semifinals. Camden-Rockport led 4-0 at halftime.

Leading the Schooner offense were Ali Tassoni (2 goals), Ivy Merriam (goal), Molly Hixon (3 goals), Olivia Ogier (goal), Auren Teel (goal) and Ali Saucier (goal). Julia Benson, Lauren Schenk, Ivy Merriam and Lexi Keefe also had assists in the win for Camden-Rockport.

No. 4 Great Salt Bay 3, No. 5 Oceanside 1

At Damariscotta Oct. 12, the Cougars prowled past the Mariners and onto the semifinals.

Riley Wellman scored the lone goal for Oceanside, while Kendra Hood also "had some great saves in goal" in goal for the visitors, said coach Jessica Miller.

Boys soccer

No. 2 Oceanside 1, No. 3 Troy Howard 0

At Thomaston Oct. 18, the Mariners edged the Lions and prevailed via shutout.

Daniel Butler scored the lone goal of the game for Oceanside. Isaiah Meklin minded the net in shutout and also turned away a penalty kick in the win for the Mariners.

No. 3 Troy Howard 7, No. 6 Searsport 0

At Belfast Oct. 12, the Lions roared past the visiting Vikings.

Jonah Lovejoy scored three times in the win for the hosts, while Zepherin Leppanen added two scores and Holden Nichols and Jeremiah Porter one.

Ryan Ordelt played in goal for the Vikings and Zeke Slaughter minded the net for the Lions.

No. 2 Oceanside 6, No. 7 Camden-Rockport White 2

At Thomaston Oct. 12, the Mariners tripled up the Schooners to advance to the semifinals.

Daniel Butler creased the net four times in the win for Oceanside, while Hayden Jacques and Alex Bartlett also scored for the hosts. Isaiah Meklin minded the net for the Mariners.

No. 4 Medomak 6, No. 5 Camden-Rockport Red 1

At Waldoboro Oct. 12, the Riverhawks soared past the visiting Schooners.

Addison Mellor, Will Cheesman, Jake Bickmore, Jaiden Starr and Aiden Sawyer scored in the win for Medomak, while Starr and Ryan Jarvis split time in net for the hosts.

Medomak coach Jackson Fortin said "Kevin Sincyr, Kayden Johnson, Po Pfirrman and Sam Scheuzger all contributed to the Riverhawks' offensive attack," while "Finn Parmley, Tyler Leonard, Gavin Clark and Blake Morrison all provided tough defense throughout the game."

Coed soccer

No. 1 Lincolnville 2, No. 5 Appleton 0

At Lincolnville Oct. 18, the Lynx bested the Wildcats to nab a berth in Saturday’s Busline League finals. Lincolnville led 1-0 at halftime.

Griffin Dubrow and Kara Andrews each creased the net in the win for Lincolnville, while Mason Clark and Jaden Johnson logged assists.

Lincolnville coach Ben Edes said the Appleton defense made things tough on his players in the first half and that the Wildcats “made some very successful adjustments during the halftime and surprised the Lynx with their aggressive, hustling offense throughout the second half.”

The Lynx got on the board at the 26:20 mark of the first half when Clark sent a low cross to Dubrow, who one-touched it past the Wildcat keeper for the game’s first score.

Play was relatively even until late in the second half when Andrews netted an insurance goal with roughly 10 minutes to play.

“As always, the defense, consisting of Lincoln Outerbridge, John Pessara, and Lili Clement and anchored so skillfully by sweeper Emmit Dayhoof, played an excellent game, breaking up or deflecting all of Appleton’s drives,” said Edes. “Midfielders Clark, Andrews, Jack Fishman, Bailey Curtis, and Aiden Aselton strongly controlled the transition game, and winger Jackson Bernier combined with his front line teammates Dubrow, Johnson, and Clark to provide many exciting tries for the crowd.”

No. 1 Lincolnville 4, No. 8 Vinalhaven 0

At Lincolnville Oct. 16, the Lynx began their title defense with a shutout victory over the islanders. Lincolnville led 3-0 at halftime.

Leading the Lincolnville offense was Jackson Bernier (2 goals), Jack Fishman (goal, assist) and Griffin Dubrow (goal).

Linconville coach Ben Edes said “facing their first challenge of the playoff season, the entire LCS team performed well.”

“At defense, Emmit Dayhoof anchored the line as he has been doing all year, with Lincoln Outerbridge and Lili Clement lending strong support at the wing defensive positions, and John Pessara aggressively played the stopper spot,” he said. “Kara Andrews and Mason Clark provided excellent play in the midfield line, and Jaden Johnson exhibited her fine, hustling style for the crowd at the right wing position.”

No. 8 Vinalhaven 5, No. 9 Islesboro 0

At Vinalhaven Oct. 12, the Vikings blanked the Eagles to move onto the quarterfinals. Vinalhaven led 1-0 at halftime.

Alec Radley creased the net four times in the win for the Vikings, while Lyford Bunker also added a score for the hosts.

Tanner Lazaro preserved the shutout in net for Vinalhaven.

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

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