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Camden Hills lax cap strong seasons, seek playoff success

Windjammers experience impressive nine- and 10-win campaigns, postseason on-deck
By Mark Haskell | Jun 05, 2021
Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer Camden Hills' Ella Cloutier carries the ball against Lawrence on June 3 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. The Windjammers beat the Bulldogs of Fairfield 13-6.

Rockport — The regular season has drawn to a close for Camden Hills lacrosse teams, as the Windjammers prepare to turn the page for the postseason.

The Windjammers are prime position in their high school classes, as the boys nabbed the seventh seed and the girls fifth spot, with prelim playoff matches on the horizon.

The boys finished 1-1 in their final two matches with a 14-5 win over Bangor on Wednesday, June 2 and an 8-7, double-overtime defeat to Waynflete of Portland on Thursday, June 3.

The girls wrapped their campaign with a 13-6 win over Lawrence of Fairfield.

Watch video and see more than 30 photos below.

The following is a breakdown of the final Heal Point Standings, playoff pairings and results from the teams' final matches of the regular season:

Girls

In Class B, Camden Hills (9-2, 100.3443 points) finished fifth and will host No. 12 Morse of Bath (3-9, 26.4899 points) in a prelim playoff match on Thursday, June 10, time to be determined.

The winner will play No. 4 York (9-3, 109.2424 points) or No. 13 Mount Blue of Farmington (4-8, 20.5555 points) in the quarterfinals.

Camden Hills 13, Lawrence 6

At Rockport June 3, the Windjammers concluded the regular season with a seven-goal win over the Bulldogs.

The Camden Hills offense was led by Lucy Cohen (goal), Sofia Mott (goal, 3 assists), Caroline Contento (3 goals, assist), Alexia Cazemajou (goal), Anya Babb-Brott (3 goals, 2 assists), Ava Baeza (goal), Anna Griebel (goal) and Bella Ward (goal, 2 assists).

Maddie Boetsch made four saves in goal for the Windjammers.

“We started off a bit slow in this one and it took us some time to find the net,” said Camden Hills coach Wade Ward. “Although the score shows we were successful in finding the net, we couldn't really find our rhythm. We did spend the majority of the second half playing a girl down because of the four yellow cards we acquired as a team though individual cards. The situation presented us with the opportunity to work on some different sides to our game.”

The win also came on senior day for Camden Hills and Ward said it was “our chance to have the seniors on the field with their family to send them off during the build-up to graduation."

"These girls have been working hard these last four years to get to this point where they will be moving on to the next chapter in their lives and we were blessed to have the opportunity to be part of that,” he said. “It also marks the realization that those younger athletes will be taking over for them and the cycle continues.”

Boys

In Class B, Camden Hills (10-2, 97.8365 points) finished seventh and will host No. 10 Greely of Cumberland (5-7, 53.7500 points) in a prelim playoff match on Wednesday, June 9 at 4 p.m.

The winner will face No. 2 Brunswick (11-1, 140.9344 points) or No. 15 Lawrence of Fairfield (3-9, 11.0605 points) in the quarterfinals.

Waynflete 8, Camden Hills 7 (2OT)

At Portland June 4, the Flyers worked overtime — and then some — to deal Camden Hills only its second loss of the campaign. Camden Hills led 2-0 after the first quarter and 2-1 at halftime before the offensive floodgates opened in the second half and in overtime.

The Windjammer offense was led by Charlie Griebel (3 goals, assist, 6 ground balls), Jackson Fitch (2 goals, 5 ground balls), Willy Doehla (2 goals), Levi Guay (2 assists), Jakob Johnson (assist), Nolan Delehey (6 ground balls) and Elias Libby (8 ground balls).

Camden Powell had 10 saves on 18 shots for the Windjammers and "made some big saves late in the game to allow us to make it to overtime," said coach Harrison Rogers, who added that defensively, "Rory Carlson, George Wilt, Owen Cooper, Elias Libby, Carlton Richmond, and Chris Cammelieri had a great game against Waynflete."

"We knew coming down that Waynflete would give us that big-game test before the playoffs start next week, and we would have a chance to learn from this experience," he said. "Coach Andrew Leach always has his teams ready to play tough and smart lacrosse, and Waynflete was fired up to get a win on their senior day."

The Flyers had a 7-6 lead late in the contest before a goal by Fitch knotted the score with a minute left to send the game to overtime.

Sam Whipple eventually scored the game-winner in double-overtime, off an assist from Harry Millspaugh for Waynflete.

Rogers added: "This was a back-and-forth game for the entire game between two really good teams, and the most exciting lacrosse game that I have been apart of since I started coaching at Camden Hills."

"Waynflete is a great team, and our players played some of the best lacrosse I have ever seen," he said. "Charlie Griebel, Jackson Fitch, and Nolan Delehey, had one of the best games at midfield in their Camden Hills career. Our defense of Rory Carlson, Elias Libby, Owen Cooper, and others, played great one-on-one and help defense all game long and helped to keep the game within reach."

Camden Hills 14, Bangor 5

At Bangor June 3, the Windjammers continued to surge toward the postseason with a lopsided win over the Rams. Camden Hills led 4-1 after the first quarter, 9-2 at halftime and 14-3 after three quarters.

The Windjammer offense was led by Levi Guay (goal, 6 assists, 6 ground balls), Charlie Griebel (2 goals, 3 assists, 6 ground balls), Emmet Marshall (4 goals), Jackson Fitch (3 goals, assist), Willy Doehla (3 goals), Jakob Johnson (goal), Eben Fagonde (assist), Nolan Delehey (assist, 9 ground balls), Elias Libby (assist, 7 ground balls) and Rory Carlson (5 ground balls).

Zach Wellman led the Rams with three goals and one assist, while Griffin Erb netted two goals and Jonny Lyon two assists.

Camden Powell made two saves in net for the visitors. Cason Markevich made 17 saves on 31 shots in goal for Bangor.

Delehey also won 15 of 18 faceoffs on the night for the Windjammers.

"Nolan is a huge reason we have been so successful this year with gaining possession of the ball and getting the ball to our offensive end," said Rogers. "He is a great defender and always has the heart and skill to pick up those 50-50 balls on the ground. He continuously makes the correct decisions in the transition game and has the confidence and patience under pressure to make the correct pass to our attackmen."

Lawrence at Camden Hills girls lacrosse
Camden Hills host Lawrence on June 3 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Video by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Lawrence at Camden Hills on June 3 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Lawrence at Camden Hills on June 3 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Lawrence at Camden Hills on June 3 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Lawrence at Camden Hills on June 3 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Lawrence at Camden Hills on June 3 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Lawrence at Camden Hills on June 3 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Lawrence at Camden Hills on June 3 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Lawrence at Camden Hills on June 3 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Lawrence at Camden Hills on June 3 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Lawrence at Camden Hills on June 3 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Lawrence at Camden Hills on June 3 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Lawrence at Camden Hills on June 3 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Lawrence at Camden Hills on June 3 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Lawrence at Camden Hills on June 3 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Lawrence at Camden Hills on June 3 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Lawrence at Camden Hills on June 3 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Lawrence at Camden Hills on June 3 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Lawrence at Camden Hills on June 3 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Lawrence at Camden Hills on June 3 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Lawrence at Camden Hills on June 3 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Lawrence at Camden Hills on June 3 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Lawrence at Camden Hills on June 3 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Lawrence at Camden Hills on June 3 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Lawrence at Camden Hills on June 3 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Lawrence at Camden Hills on June 3 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Lawrence at Camden Hills on June 3 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Lawrence at Camden Hills on June 3 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Lawrence at Camden Hills on June 3 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Lawrence at Camden Hills on June 3 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Lawrence at Camden Hills on June 3 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Lawrence at Camden Hills on June 3 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Lawrence at Camden Hills on June 3 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Lawrence at Camden Hills on June 3 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Lawrence at Camden Hills on June 3 in high school girls lacrosse in Rockport. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
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