High school soccer

Good day on field for Midcoast girls, not so much for boys

Panther, Mariner, Windjammer girls victorious, while Camden Hills, Medomak Valley, Oceanside boys lose
By Staff | Oct 10, 2018
Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer Medomak Valley's Talia Willis looks to control the ball against Waterville on Oct. 9 in a high school girls soccer game in Waldoboro. The host Panthers beat the visiting Purple Panthers 2-0.

The playoff picture has begun to take focus for the Medomak Valley, Oceanside and Camden Hills soccer teams at the conclusion of play on Tuesday, Oct. 9, as three of the six squads netted wins, and four area squads appear to be playoff-bound.

All three Midcoast schools earned splits on the day, as the Panther, Mariner and Windjammer girls netted victories over Waterville, Gardiner and Brunswick, while the boys squads were downed in pitch clashes.

The Panther girls earned a 2-0 win over Waterville, while the boys fell to the Purple Panthers by the same score.

The Mariner girls collected a 2-0 win over Gardiner, while the boys lost 4-1 to the Tigers.

The Windjammer girls defeated Brunswick 7-0 (see other story), while the boys were downed 4-0 by the Dragons.

While the regular season is not complete, at this point, it appears the Camden Hills, Oceanside and Medomak Valley girls, as well as Panther boys are playoff-bound. Other teams also may make the postseason, but appear to have work to do.

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The following is a recap of reported results:

Girls soccer

Medomak Valley 2, Waterville 0

At Waldoboro Oct. 9, the Panthers blanked the visiting Purple Panthers. The squads were scoreless at halftime.

Abby Lash and Autumn Ripley netted scores for the Panthers, while Cassie Smeltzer added an assist.

Medomak Valley held an 11-5 edge in shots. Kayla Donlin made six saves in goal for the Panthers and Jaycie Richard 10 saves in net for the Purple Panthers.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Medomak Valley (7-2-3, 90.5357 points) is fourth, while Hermon (11-0-1, 109.6939 points) is first in the 21-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Oceanside 2, Gardiner 0

At Thomaston Oct. 9, the Mariners sailed past the visiting Tigers. The game was scoreless at halftime.

Abby Veilleux netted both second-half goals, off a pair of direct kicks, in the win for Oceanside.

Oceanside led 10-2 in shots and 4-1 in corner kicks. Raechel Joyce made two saves in goal for the Mariners and Brianna Perry five saves in net for the Tigers.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Oceanside (6-4-2, 61.0459 points) is sixth, while Hermon (11-0-1, 109.6939 points) is first in the 21-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Boys soccer

Waterville 2, Medomak Valley 0

At Waterville Oct. 9, the Purple Panthers defended their home field in a shutout win over the Panthers. Waterville led 1-0 at halftime.

Ben Danner and Adam Livshits scored goals for the Purple Panthers.

Waterville held a 10-8 edge in shots, while Medomak Valley led 3-1 in corner kicks.

Aiden Starr made eight saves in goal for the Panthers and Ethan Nurick six saves in net for the Purple Panthers.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Medomak Valley (5-5-2, 37.5000 points) is 14th, while Presque Isle (9-0-2, 115.1020 points) is first in the 21-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Brunswick 4, Camden Hills 0

At Brunswick Oct. 9, the Dragons blanked the visiting Windjammers.

Everett Horch scored two goals and Josh Musica one to lead Brunswick, while Camden Hills also recorded an own-goal in the loss.

The Windjammers held a 16-13 advantage in shots, while the Dragons finished with 8-3 edge in corner kicks.

Matt Kremin made eight saves in goal for Camden Hills, while Jack McDiarmid made 10 saves in net for Brunswick.

"We had a rough start to the game, scoring on ourselves made it challenging to bounce back,” said Camden Hills coach Ryan Hurley. “The boys played determined and carried play for long stretches of the night, but we couldn't find the back of the net or deal with the Brunswick attack the way we had hoped. With two games left we'll give it everything we have in the hopes of getting to .500 and sending our seniors off in a manner they deserve."

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class A North, Camden Hills (5-7, 31.0204 points) is ninth, while Lewiston (10-0-2, 147.6020 points) is first in the 12-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Gardiner 4, Oceanside 1

At Gardiner Oct. 9, the Tigers prowled past the Mariners. Gardiner led 3-0 at halftime.

Logan Keene, Braden Dorogi, Cam Babcock and Cam Rizzo scored goals for Gardiner, while Igli Bixhaku scored for Oceanside, off an assist from Ben Poland.

Gardiner led 23-17 in shots and 3-1 in corner kicks.

Alec Sirois made eight saves in net for the Mariners and Tim Daigle 13 stops in goal for the Tigers.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Oceanside (0-12, no points) is 21st, while Presque Isle (9-0-2, 115.1020 points) is first in the 21-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

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

Gardiner at Oceanside girls soccer
Oceanside host Gardiner on Oct. 9 in high school girls soccer in Thomaston. (Video by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Waterville at Medomak Valley girls soccer
Medomak Valley hosts Waterville on Oct. 9 in high school girls soccer in Waldoboro. (Video by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
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