High school field hockey

Camden Hills, Oceanside stymied by Witches, Tigers

Lydon cages two goals for Windjammers, Stevenson one for Mariners
By Staff | Sep 20, 2019

Whether the margin of defeat was small or large, the Camden Hills and Oceanside field hockey teams came up short on Thursday, Sept. 19 in tough high school contests against Brewer and Gardiner.

The Windjammers were edged on the road by the Witches 3-2, while the Mariners were downed by the Tigers 6-1 at home.

The following is a recap of those contests:

Brewer 3, Camden Hills 2

At Brewer Sept. 19, the Witches held off a late Windjammer rally and swung to a one-goal win. Brewer led 3-0 at halftime.

Lulu Lydon caged both goals for the visiting Windjammers and Meredith Luce one assist, while Janessa Bishop scored twice and Emilie Ireland once for the Witches.

Camden Hills held an 11-10 edge in shots, while Brewer led 4-2 in penalty corners.

Vicki Balla played in the cage for Camden Hills.

“Brewer had a couple of girls that were tough to contain defensively, and, ultimately, that hurt us,” said Camden Hills coach Lindsey Clement. “Brewer started with possession of the ball, and they maintained that possession the first half. Starting the second half down by three goals is a challenge, but our team rallied together to nearly erase the deficit.”

Charlotte Hood “played very tough defense against Brewer’s upperclassmen,” while Alyssa Bland moved up to forward Thursday and played well as her “offensive control and speed are difficult for opponents to contain," the coach said.

“Lulu Lydon, Sophia Campbell and Ani Reinwand, all seniors, took charge of the possession in the second half,” said Clement. “Sophia did a great job holding down our midfield and keeping the ball in our offensive end.”

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class A North, Camden Hills (1-3-1, 2.5510 points) is 10th, while Messalonskee of Oakland (3-2, 22.4490 points) is first in the 13-team region. The top nine teams qualify for the playoffs.

Gardiner 6, Oceanside 1

At Rockland Sept. 19, the Tigers prowled out of the gate and pawed the Mariners. Gardiner led 5-0 at halftime.

Maggie Bell and Gardiner Farnham collected three goals for Gardiner, while Erin Stevenson scored for Oceanside, off assists from Emma Gerrish and Emma Young.

Alexa Barstow made 13 saves in the cage for the Mariners and Cassidy Collins one stop for the Tigers. Gardiner held a 19-2 edge in shots and 13-4 advantage in penalty corners.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Oceanside (0-5, no points) is 12th, while Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield (4-1, 27.5275 points) is first in the 12-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

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

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