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Campaign kick start: Panthers, Mariners renew pitch rivalry

Medomak Valley sweeps Oceanside — one in lopsided fashion, another in tight affair
By Staff | Oct 05, 2020
Photo by: Mark Haskell Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley on Oct. 2 in high school boys soccer in Waldoboro. Panther Jack Duncan (20) and Mariner James Weinand (12) vie for the ball as others move up behind. The host Panthers nipped the Mariners 3-2.

Medomak Valley and Oceanside renewed their longstanding annual athletic rivalry in a kicked up way on Friday afternoon, Oct. 2 as the Panther and Mariner high school soccer squads battled on the pitch.

The Panthers nailed two season-opening victories, as the Medomak Valley boys held off Oceanside 3-2 in Waldoboro and Panther girls raced past the Mariners 6-0 in Thomaston.

They were the first games of the season for the schools' varsity soccer teams as the fall campaigns started much later than usual as COVID-19 safety protocols were developed and put in place.

Watch videos and see more than 140 photos below.

In Thomaston, the Panther girls would not be denied in coach Darryl Townsend's first game. Townsend previously coached Oceanside and Georges Valley of Thomaston.

Medomak Valley led 4-0 at halftime and added two more scores over the final 40 minutes.

Abby Lash recorded a hat trick for the Panthers, while Alyssa Creamer, Annie Vannoy and Paige Flaherty added goals. Ruth Havener, Haley Puchalski, Maya Cannon and Creamer chipped in assists.

Addison McCormick and Emily Harris split time in goal for the Panthers. The one shot the Mariners put on goal was saved. Hannah Robinson made 12 saves on 18 shots in net for Oceanside.

Creamer gave the visitors a 1-0 lead 3:28 into the game, on an assist from Havener. At the 11-minute mark, Vannoy scored off her own corner kick that deflected off another player.

Lash made it 3-0, on Puchalski's assist, at 17:44 and Lash scored again, this time off a Cannon helper, at the 39:02-mark to give the visitors a 4-0 halftime lead.

In the second half, Flaherty scored at the 24:46-mark, off Creamer's assist, while Lash finished the scoring with an unassisted goal at 34:19.

Medomak Valley led 7-1 in corners and 4-0 in direct kicks.

In Waldoboro, the boys games proved a tough, hard-fought, up-for-grabs affair, as the Panthers pulled out a 3-2 victory.

Medomak Valley led 2-0 at halftime, before the Mariners tied the game in the second 40 minutes. Zak Winpenny and Zach Cheesman collaborated on the game-winning score with 5:30 left.

Medomak Valley led 10-4 in shots on goal. Aiden Starr made two saves in net for the Panthers and Isaiah Meklin seven stops in the Mariner goal.

The Panthers grabbed a 2-0 halftime cushion when Ian Doughty scored, assisted by Isaiah Staples, with 38:13 left. Jack Duncan, off Doughty's assist, made it 2-0 with 20:33 remaining.

The Mariners made the game interesting in the second half as Hayden Jacques scored with 31 minutes left and Harrison Garcia at 23:03. Hunter Shook assisted on second goal.

That is how it stood until Cheesman assisted Winpenny's deciding goal with 5:30 left.

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

Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer
Oceanside hosts Medomak Valley on Oct. 2 in high school girls soccer in Thomaston. (Video by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer
Medomak Valley hosts Oceanside on Oct. 2 in high school boys soccer in Waldoboro. (Video by: Mark Haskell and Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Medomak Valley at Oceanside girls soccer on Oct. 2 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
(Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Oceanside at Medomak Valley boys soccer on Oct. 2 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
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