High school field hockey

Overtime battle: Mount View edges Oceanside in glorious start to campaign

Tripp, King tally goals for Mustangs, Young knocks ball into cage for Mariners
By Ken Waltz | Sep 06, 2019
Photo by: Ken Waltz Mount View's Jacie Nickerson, left, and Oceanside's Haley Black battle for the ball on Sept. 5 in high school field hockey in Rockland. The visiting Mustangs beat the host Mariners 2-1 in overtime.

Rockland — What a glorious day and way to start the high school field hockey season in style — namely, with a competitive, 60-plus-minute, stick-to-stick battle by Mount View and Oceanside to demonstrate the Mustangs and Mariners are ready and willing to cage success this fall.

The Waldo and Knox county opponents battled for 60 minutes of regulation and four minutes and 38 seconds of overtime to determine a winner.

At that point when the ball banged in the back of the cage the visiting Mustangs of Thorndike had earned a hard-fought 2-1 overtime victory.

Watch video and see more photos below.

The host Mariners took a 1-0 lead in the second half  before the Mustangs tied it on a penalty stroke. That is how the contest stood until Mount View tallied the deciding goal with 3:22 left in the eight-minute, seven-on-seven overtime period.

Emma Young, assisted by Colette Black and Maria Prothero, scored for Oceanside, while Brianna Tripp scored on a penalty stroke and Sophia King tallied the game-winner in overtime. Alexa Coffin also had an assist for the visitors.

Overall play was somewhat even as both teams had scoring chances; however, Mount View dominated in time spent near the Mariner cage as they finished with a whopping 12-0 edge in penalty corners.

Alexa Barstow, who had several saves, played in goal for Oceanside and Thurston Illingworth, who had one save on two shots, for the Mustangs.

After an evenly-played, scoreless first half, the Mariners scored at 19:48 of the second half as Emma Young, assisted by Black and Prothero, knocked the ball into the cage.

At 18:02 of the second half, Mount View was awarded a penalty stroke after a Mustang shot headed for the goal hit an Oceanside defender's leg. Tripp went to the right side with a beautiful flick on the stroke to beat Barstow.

In OT, at 3:22 on a penalty corner, the initial shot was saved and before the Mariners could clear the ball. Coffin's initial shot found King's stick and she pushed it past Barstow for the win.

"Both teams played very well for a season-opener and I am very pleased with my team’s effort," said Oceanside coach Joanna Hall. "We certainly wanted to get the win, but I am proud of how the girls played and we will work hard and build upon all the positives that were evident on the field today.

"All of the young ladies from both teams gave their best on the field today and showed that they have been working hard. Hats off to Mount View for getting the win and I feel both teams should have good seasons ahead."

Oceanside won the junior varsity game 2-1. Dakota Jones scored for Mount View, with an assist from Mckenzie Kunesh. For the Mariners, Colette Black and Winter Adams tallied goals.

Mount View at Oceanside field hockey
Oceanside hosts Mount View on Sept. 5 in high school field hockeyin Rockland. (Video by: Ken Waltz and Zack Miller)
Mount View's Jacie Nickerson, left, and Oceanside's Amanda Frost. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Oceanside's Lydia Laslavic, back, and Mount View's Thurston Illingworth. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Oceanside's Emma Gerrish. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Oceanside's Colette Black, front, and Mount View's Mckenzie Kunesh. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Oceanside's Maria Protheroe. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Sophia King. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Sophia King. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Sonnie Heath, left, and Sena Hayes, middle, and Oceanside's Erin Stevenson. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Oceanside's Audrey Young, left, and Mount View's Ivory Spaulding. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Sonnie Heath. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Sonnie Heath, left, Oceanside's Erin Stevenson, front, Lydia Laslavic, back, and coach Joanna Hall. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's McKenzie Kunesh, front, and Oceanside's Erin Stevenson. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Jacie Nickerson, left, and Oceanside's Ali Colburn. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Oceanside's Alexa Barstow. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Sophia King, left, and Sena Hayes. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Sophia King, left, and Oceanside's Colette Black. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Oceanside's Julia Bartlett. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Oceanside's Emma Gerrish. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Jacie Nickerson. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Jacie Nickerson. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Jacie Nickerson. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Allyee Corson, back, and Oceanside's Audrey Young. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Oceanside's Emma Gerrish, front, and Maria Protheroe, right. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Sophia King. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Oceanside's Alexa Barstow, among others. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Oceanside's Maria Protheroe. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Oceanside's Emma Young, left, Maria Protheroe, middle, and Amanda Frost, right, as well as Mount View's Brianna Tripp. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Oceanside's Julia Bartlett, left, and Mount View's Allyee Corson. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Oceanside's Emma Gerrish, left, and Haley Black, right, as well as Mount View's Allyee Corson. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Jacie Nickerson. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Oceanside's Ali Colburn, left, and Mount View's Jacie Nickerson. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Oceanside's Colette Black, left, and Mount View's Sena Hayes. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Oceanside's Colette Black, left, and Mount View's Sena Hayes. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Allyee Corson, among others. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Oceanside's Haley Black. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Mackenzie Burgess, left, and Katie Bourgeois, as well as Oceanside's Amanda Frost. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Allyee Corson. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
The Mount View field hockey team. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
The Mount View field hockey team. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
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