High school soccer

Panthers, Windjammers, islanders secure wins in pitch play

Camden Hills, Bangor girls battle to stalemate in Class A North regional final rematch
By Staff | Sep 11, 2017
Photo by: Mark Haskell Vinalhaven-North Haven's Andrew Moody, middle, M.J. Augusto, right, and Joe Hopkins during a Sept. 9 high school boys soccer game with host Richmond. The Bobcats beat the islanders 6-0.

The high school soccer pitch hummed with activity in recent days as squads from Medomak Valley, Camden Hills and Vinalhaven-North Haven searched for early-season victories.

Those schools ultimately recorded wins — some of which also were dealt losses — in an overall mixed bag of results from Thursday, Sept. 7 through Monday, Sept. 11.

Click for photos from the Vinalhaven-North Haven at Richmond boys game.

Click for photos from the Vinalhaven-North Haven at Richmond girls game.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Girls soccer

Vinalhaven-North Haven 6, Greater Portland Christian 0

At Vinalhaven Sept. 11, the islanders surged past the visiting Lions. Vinalhaven-North Haven led 1-0 at halftime.

Leading the hosts on offense were Déja Doughty (2 goals), Hannah Newton (assist), Dreyann Osgood (3 goals, assist) and Ashlyn Littlefield (goal).

Vinalhaven-North Haven held a 16-4 edge in shots. Gilleyanne Davis-Oakes made four saves in  net for the islanders, while Clairette Kirezi made 10 saves for GPC.

Medomak Valley 1, Lawrence 0

At Waldoboro Sept. 9, the Panthers prowled to their first win of the young season with a victory over the Bulldogs. The squads were scoreless at halftime.

Abby Lash scored the lone goal of the game, unassisted, with 9:09 remaining in the second half for the Panthers.

Kayla Donlin made five saves in goal for Medomak Valley, while Riley Hanson made four saves for Lawrence. The Panthers, who had six shots on net, held a 2-1 edge in corner kicks.

"Good collective team effort," said Medomak Valley athletic director Matt Lash.

Camden Hills 2, Hampden Academy 0

At Bangor Sept. 9, the Windjammers blanked the Broncos by two scores. The game was scoreless at halftime.

Kaylyn Krul and Kristina Kelly scored for the visitors, on a pair of assists from Ella Pierce.

Camden Hills held a dominating 25-0 edge in shots.

Richmond 6, Vinalhaven-North Haven 0

At Richmond Sept. 9, the Bobcats blanked the visiting islanders. Richmond led 4-0 at halftime.

Caitlin Kendrick creased the net twice in the win for Richmond, while Corrine Marlowe, Abby Johnson, Destiny Anair and Aicha Chadly scored once for the hosts.

Richmond held a 26-5 edge in shots and 6-3 advantage in corner kicks.

Gilleyanne Davis-Oakes made 18 saves in net for the islanders, while Sydney Tilton made two saves for the Bobcats.

Vinalhaven-North Haven 4, Pine Tree Academy 1

At Vinalhaven Sept. 7, the islanders booted past the visiting Breakers. Vinalhaven-North Haven led 3-0 at halftime.

Hannah Newton scored two goals to lead the hosts, while Déja Doughty and Marina Davis also scored for the winners. Agnes Miongo scored for Pine Tree Academy.

Vinalhaven-North Haven held a 17-2 advantage in shots and 7-1 edge in corner kicks. Gilleyanne Davis-Oakes made four saves for the hosts, while the PTA goalie, whose name was unavailable, made two saves for the visitors.

Camden Hills 2, Bangor 2 (2OT)

At Bangor Sept. 7, the Windjammers and Rams battled to a stalemate after two 40-minute halves and a pair of five-minute overtimes. The squads were tied 1-1 after the first half.

Kassie Krul and Kristina Kelly scored for Camden Hills, while Lauren Miller added an assist. For Bangor, Eliza Jansujwicz and Riley Andrews scored.

Camden Hills held a 19-10 edge in shots. Isabelle Lang made eight saves in net for the Windjammers, while Alexis LeBreton made 15 saves for the Rams.

"What a competitive game,” said longtime Camden Hills coach Meredith Messer. “The field is smaller than ours and they closed so fast defensively that it really forced us to play the ball quickly. Despite the pressure, we still created some great opportunities to score. The girls gave it all they had, [with] some playing the entire game including the 10-minute overtime. I wish all our games could be this intense.”

Messer said the Windjammers had a pair of breakaways and a penalty kick in overtime, but could not convert the game-winning tally.

Boys soccer

Medomak Valley 6, Lawrence 3

At Fairfield Sept. 9, the Panthers doubled up the host Bulldogs.

Leading the Medomak Valley offense was Nicholas Hill (goal), Wyatt Post (3 goals), Colby Willey (assist), Joey Horovitz (goal), Arie Vannoy (goal), Will Smith (assist) and Brandon Starr (assist).

Medomak Valley held a 19-7 edge in shots. Aiden Starr made four saves in net for the Panthers and Nick Reeves seven saves for the Bulldogs.

Bangor 1, Camden Hills 0

At Bangor Sept. 9, the Rams logged the lone score of the game, enough to dispatch the Windjammers in a tightly-contested 80-minute affair. Bangor led 1-0 at halftime.

Garth Bereyni scored with about 17 minutes to play in the first half for the lone goal.

Lucas Boetsch made 12 saves on 13 shots for Camden Hills, while Jacob Monroe made eight saves on eight shots for Bangor. The Rams held a 10-7 edge in penalty corners.

“I'm very pleased with the effort,” said Camden Hills coach Ryan Hurley. “Our boys played their hearts out today and had some great chances to even the game. We are a work in progress and I have no doubt about how good we can be if we continue to progress and grow."

Richmond 6, Vinalhaven-North Haven 0

At Richmond Sept. 9, the Bobcats prevailed via shutout over the islanders. Richmond led 4-0 at halftime.

Matt Rines pumped in four goals to pace Richmond's offense, while Dakotah Gilpatric added a pair of scores for the hosts.

Richmond held a 28-2 edge in shots and a 7-1 advantage in corner kicks.

Joe Hopkins made 13 saves in goal for Vinalhaven-North Haven, while Zach Small minded the net for Richmond.

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

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