High school soccer

Panthers double up Eagles, Mariners, Windjammers edged

Oceanside boys, girls; Camden Hills boys dealt early-season losses
By Staff | Sep 05, 2018

It was a memorable day on the high school soccer pitch for Medomak Valley, while other Midcoast squads had to settle for marks in their loss columns at the conclusion of play on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

The Panthers booted to 2-1 wins over Erskine Academy of South China, while Oceanside lost to Maranacook of Readfield.

The Camden Hills boys fell 1-0 to Bangor, while the Windjammer girls netted a 6-4 win over the Rams (see other story).

The following is a recap of reported results:

Boys soccer

Medomak Valley 2, Erskine Academy 1

At South China Sept. 4, the Panthers doubled up the Eagles. Medomak Valley held a 2-0 lead at halftime.

Joey Horovitz and Ryan Creamer scored for the visitors, while Nicholas Hill and Alden McLain logged assists. Liam Perfetto tallied the lone goal for Erskine Academy.

Medomak Valley held a 6-5 edge in shots, while Erskine Academy led 3-2 in corner kicks. Aiden Starr made four saves in net for the Panthers and David McGraw four stops in goal for the Eagles.

The Panthers pounced quickly with 35:56 remaining in the first half when Horovitz took a pass from Hill, broke free on the right and beat the keeper to the near post. Creamer added a second goal about 30 seconds later after McLain booted a free kick into the box, which Creamer headed past the Eagle goalie.

Maranacook 4, Oceanside 0

At Thomaston Sept. 4, the Black Bears blanked the host Mariners. Maranacook held a 3-0 lead at halftime.

Richard Down netted a hat trick in the win for Maranacook, while Eric Vining added a score for the visitors.

Maranacook held a 26-0 edge in shots and 7-0 advantage in corner kicks.

Alec Sirois made 19 saves in net for the Mariners, While Coleman Watson played in goal for the Black Bears.

Bangor 1, Camden Hills 0

At Bangor Sept. 4, the Rams broke a scoreless tie with seven minutes left in the game, which was enough to hold off the Windjammers.

Jacob Bourassa scored off a well-struck free kick which beat Windjammer goalie Matt Kremin for the lone score of the contest.

Kremin made six saves in net for Camden Hills, while Austin Conway made two stops in goal for Bangor.

The Rams held a 13-2 edge in shots and 5-1 advantage in corner kicks.

“I was really pleased with our effort tonight,” said Camden Hills coach Ryan Hurley. “The boys played the way we wanted to play for 90 percent of the game. Bangor is a quality team and one of their best players made a play to change the game. I'm confident we will learn from this and grow. The season is young and we are gaining experience and confidence each time out. We have a few days to recover and get ready for a very good Hampden team on Saturday."

Lincoln Academy 5, Oceanside 0

At Newcastle Aug. 31, the Eagles soared past the Mariners to begin the regular season. Lincoln Academy led 4-0 at halftime.

Nolen Michael scored two goals for the hosts, while Will Shaffer, Jorge Pulido Fernandez and Gus Hunt creased the net for Lincoln Academy.

Lincoln Academy held a 20-7 edge in shots, while both teams attempted four corner kicks.

Alec Sirois made 12 saves in goal for the Mariners, while William Doan made four stops in net for the Eagles.

Girls soccer

Medomak Valley 2, Erskine Academy 1

At Waldoboro Sept. 4, the Panthers remained perfect on the season with a triumph over the Eagles. The opponents were scoreless at halftime.

Stephanie Morse put the Panthers ahead 1-0 at the 23:59-mark, while Abby Lash added a second score three minutes later off a one-on-one with the Erskine Academy goalie.

Ashlyn Wing had the lone score for the visitors.

Erskine Academy held a 10-9 edge in shots.

Kayla Donlin made 10 saves for the Panthers, while the Eagles goalie, whose name was unavailable, made four saves.

Medomak Valley coach Bri Morrill said Donlin had a “great performance in net,” while Hannah Prock and Aubrey Schaeffer turned in a “solid defensive effort” and Annie Vannoy and Morse gave “exceptional effort on the outside.”

Maranacook 4, Oceanside 3

At Readfield Sept. 4, the Black Bears held off a late Mariner rally and edged the visitors. Maranacook led 2-0 at halftime.

Cyra Fait, Abby Veilleux and Gabby Straka scored for the Mariners, while Emily Harper netted three goals and Kate Mohlar one for the Black Bears. Straka also added an assist for Oceanside.

Maranacook held a 17-5 advantage in shots, while both teams attempted one corner kick.

Raechel Joyce made eight saves in net for the Mariners, while Skye Weldo made two stops in goal for the Black Bears.

Harper put the Black Bears ahead 2-0 early after she collected a loose ball in front of the net and minutes later on a breakaway. Mohlar added a third score midway through the second half to put the hosts up three goals.

Fait and Veilleux shrunk the Mariner deficit to 3-2 midway through the second half after Fait collected a loose ball and Veilleux creased the net on a direct kick, but Harper scored minutes later to put Maranacook up 4-2.

Straka scored to again cut into the Black Bear lead, but the Mariners got no closer.

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

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