High school field hockey

Championship-driven Skowhegan storm area, sink Windjammers to grab easy win

By Staff | Oct 07, 2019

Rockport — To say the Skowhegan field hockey team has been and remains a juggernaut would be, well, an egregious understatement.

Skowhegan has won 16 of the last 19 state Class A high school championships. The three seasons they did not win the crown, they lost in the state final.

The last time the team did not play in the state final was 2000 — nearly two decades ago.

Suffice to say, Camden Hills knew full well its hands would be full on Saturday, Oct. 5 when Skowhegan came to town — and they were — as the visitors scored early and often in a lopsided 10-1 victory over the Windjammers.

Skowhegan held an 8-1 advantage at halftime.

Lulu Lydon scored the lone goal for Camden Hills late in the first half, off an assist from Ava Baeza, while Hannah McKenney (goal), Alexis Michonski (3 goals), Sam Bonneau (goal), Kayla Furbush (2 goals), Emily Reichenbach (goal) and Eleanor Tibbetts (2 goals) led the high-octane Skowhegan offense.

Skowhegan outshot Camden Hills 36-5 and held a 12-3 advantage in penalty corners.

Vicki Balla made 24 saves in the cage for the Windjammers and Mackenzie McConnell four stops for Skowhegan.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class A North, Camden Hills (3-8-1, 19.5918 points) is ninth, while Skowhegan (10-0, 97.7551 points) is first in the 13-team region. The top nine 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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