High school field hockey

In search of wins, Oceanside, Camden Hills continue to battle tough foes

Mariners, Windjammers fall in recent games, look to get back in playoff contention
By Staff | Sep 27, 2019
Photo by: Mark Haskell Oceanside's Colette Black, left, and Belfast's Kayci Faulkingham on Sept. 26 in high school field hockey at Point Lookout in Northport. The host Lions beat the Mariners 8-0.

With the Camden Hills and Oceanside field hockey teams outside their regional playoff pictures, at the moment, the Midcoast high school stick squads need to collect wins in the season’s second half if they hope to make postseason runs.

In games on Thursday, Sept. 26, the Mariners and Windjammers came up short in largely differing contests as the Mariners fell 8-0 to powerful Belfast in Northport and the Windjammers dropped a hard-fought, 2-1 decision on the road against Mount Ararat of Topsham.

The Mariners also suffered a loss to Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield on Sept. 24 and the Windjammers to Oxford Hills of South Paris on Sept. 21.

Watch video and see more photos below from the Oceanside at Belfast game.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Belfast 8, Oceanside 0

At Northport Sept. 26, the Lions roared out to a commanding lead in the game’s opening minutes and prevailed by shutout over the Mariners. Belfast led 6-0 at halftime.

Leading the potent Belfast scoring attack were Kayci Faulkingham (3 goals), Mallory Tibbetts (goal, 2 assists), Grace Hall (goal, assist), Madison Limeburner (goal), Hailey Lindelof (goal), Sarah Woods (assist), Hannah Banks (assist), Chelsea Gaiero (assist), Kiara Doolan (assist) and Reilly Nickerson (assist).

Belfast outshot Oceanside 39-2 and held a 12-0 advantage in penalty corners.

Alexa Barstow and Hannah Grindle made 19 saves in the cage for the Mariners, while Brooke Richards made two saves for the Lions.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Oceanside (1-7, 1.9388 points) is 11th, while Winslow (9-0, 51.7033 points) is first in the 12-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Mount Ararat 2, Camden Hills 1

At Topsham Sept. 26, the Windjammers scored first, but the Eagles rallied for two late first-half goals and soared past the visitors. The hosts held a 2-1 edge at halftime.

Lulu Lydon scored the lone goal for Camden Hills, off an assist from Sophia Campbell, while Wyley Fitzpatrick had a goal and an assist and Brea Holt one goal for the host Eagles

Mount Ararat held a 9-5 edge in shots and 8-6 advantage in penalty corners.

Vicki Balla made seven saves in the cage for the Windjammers.

“Usually we’re a second-half team,” said Camden Hills coach Lindsey Clement. “But with gloomy weather looming and the potential to call the game early, we had to get on the scoreboard immediately.”

The Windjammers did that as Campbell put a shot on goal that Lydon redirected behind the Mount Ararat goalie to put Camden Hills up 1-0.

Clement said defender Molly Shook “stepped up and played a phenomenal game” defensively against Fitzpatrick, who is typically one of Mount Ararat’s top offensive players. Fitzpatrick did score, but off a defensive corner, to put the Eagles ahead 2-1.

The veteran coach said Charlotte Hood “played with the perfect combination of aggressive and patient defense,” while Sophia Campbell and Ani Reinwand “also had an outstanding game in the midfield.”

“We had to rely on passing to advance the ball given the field conditions,” said Clement. “Maggie Blemaster, Greta Bishop and Alyssa Bland had many successful give-and-gos. Lulu Lydon and Katie Thorn were also pivotal players for our offensive transitions. Lulu distributed and Katie carried. All of our offensive players played to their strengths today and they looked like a different team. Mount Ararat is a solidly-skilled team. So although we didn’t get the outcome we had hoped for, the girls played very well.”

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class A North, Camden Hills (1-5-1, 3.5714 points) is 12th, while Skowhegan (7-0, 51.0204 points) is first in the 13-team region. The top nine teams qualify for the playoffs.

Previous games

Oceanside trekked north to face Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at the University of Maine in Orono.

On a rain-soaked turf field, the Huskies remained the top-ranked team in the Class B North with a 4-0 win over the Mariners, while Camden Hills came up on the short end of a 3-1 score in a game played on Saturday, Sept. 21 in Rockport.

The following is a recap of both games:

Maine Central Institute 4, Oceanside 0

At Orono Sept. 24, the Huskies distanced themselves from the Mariners in the second half and prevailed by shutout. MCI led 1-0 at halftime.

Jillian Frost caged three goals to lead the Huskies, while Ella Lauder added one goal and Gracie Moore one assist.

Alexa Barstow made 11 saves in goal for Oceanside, while Dawn Moss made one save for MCI.

The hosts held a 15-1 advantage in shots and 14-2 edge in penalty corners.

Oxford Hills 3, Camden Hills 1

At Rockport Sept. 21, the Vikings collected their fifth win of the season, this time over the Windjammers. Oxford Hills led 1-0 at halftime.

Katie Thorn scored the lone goal of the game for Camden Hills, while Sierra Carson, Brooke Carson and Jade Smedberg caged goals for Oxford Hills and Lauren Merrill logged one assist.

Oxford Hills held an 11-5 edge in shots and 5-3 advantage in penalty corners.

Vicki Balla made eight saves for the Windjammers, while the Viking goalie, whose name was unavailable, made four saves.

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Oceanside at Belfast field hockey
Belfast hosts Oceanside on Sept. 26 in high school field hockey in Northport. (Video by: Mark Haskell and Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Amanda Frost, left, and Belfast's Chelsea Gaiero. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Oceanside's Amanda Frost, left, and Belfast's Grace Hall. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Oceanside's Maria Protheroe, left, and Amanda Frost, right, as well as Belfast' s Grace Hall, front, and Hailee Lindelof. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Sarah Woods, left, Hannah Banks, middle, and Kayci Faulkingham, front, as well as Oceanside's Emma Young. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Oceanside's Amanda Frost. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Oceanside's Amanda Frost, left, and Belfast's Mallory Tibbetts, middle, and Reilly Nickerson. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Oceanside's Amanda Frost, left, and Belfast's Mallory Tibbetts, back, and Reilly Nickerson. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Kiara Doolan, left, and Oceanside's Emma Gerrish, right, and Alexa Barstow. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Kiara Doolan, left, and Oceanside's Emma Gerrish, right, and Alexa Barstow. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Kiara Doolan, left, and Oceanside's Emma Gerrish, right, and Alexa Barstow. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Mallory Tibbetts, left, and Oceanside's Audrey Young. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Mallory Tibbetts, left, and Oceanside's Audrey Young. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Oceanside's Emma Gerrish, left, and Alexa Barstow. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Reilly Nickerson, left, and Mallory Tibbetts, front, as well as Oceanside's Vandrieli Barcellos. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Reilly Nickerson, left, and Mallory Tibbetts, front, as well as Oceanside's Vandrieli Barcellos. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Oceanside's Vandrieli Barcellos, left, Belfast's Mallory Tibbetts. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Oceanside's Alexa Barstow, front. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Oceanside's Colette Black, left, and Belfast's Kayci Faulkingham. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Oceanside's Colette Black, left, and Belfast's Kayci Faulkingham, right. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Oceanside's Colette Black, left, and Belfast's Reagan Seekins. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Oceanside's Emma Gerrish, left, and Alexa Barstow, right, as well as Belfast's Madison Limeburner. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Oceanside's Emma Gerrish, left, and Alexa Barstow, right, as well as Belfast's Madison Limeburner. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Grace Hall, left, and Oceanside's Emma Young. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Grace Hall, left, and Oceanside's Emma Young. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
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