Busline League fall sports

Pitching in: Middle school soccer kicks into high gear

By Staff | Sep 15, 2017
Photo by: Mark Haskell Scene from Camden-Rockport versus Troy Howard middle school boys soccer on Sept. 11 in Camden.

The Busline League middle school boys, girls and coed soccer seasons are underway with Midcoast teams in action on the pitch every few days.

Coaches can report results to Courier Publications/VillageSoup by emailing game information or by sending photos, taken by a smartphone, of the home and away books, to sports@courierpublicationsllc.com. Results also can be reported by calling 594-4401, extension 116.

Results below may not reflect information from both teams, but only include what is provided.

Click for photos from middle school boys soccer from this season.

Click for photos from middle school girls soccer from this season.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Girls soccer

Medomak 3, Great Salt Bay 0

At Waldoboro Sept. 13, the Riverhawks bested the visiting Cougars. Medomak led 1-0 at halftime.

Grace White, Annie Vannoy and Lizzie Swan scored for Medomak and Vannoy added one assist in the win.

Medomak coach Andrea Williamson said Zaniah Puchalski and Julia Kunesh played strong defense, while the offense “was very aggressive with Lizzi Swan, Ruth Havener, Cameron Baines, Annie Vannoy, Skylah Ward, Autumn Ripley and Grace White attacking the goal at all times. The whole MMS team put in a great effort.”

Medomak took a 1-0 lead when Vannoy's penalty kick was saved by the Cougar keeper — and booted home by White — while Vannoy scored in the second half, as did Swan, on an assist from Vannoy.

Camden-Rockport 11, Boothbay 0

At Boothbay Sept. 13, the Schooners dominated en route to a win over the Wildcats. Camden-Rockport led 5-0 at halftime.

Leading the Schooner offense were Felicity Whalen (2 goals), Ali Saucier (2 goals), Ali Tassoni (goal), Ellie Andrus (goal), Julia Benson (goal), Lily Engass (goal), Milly Hixon (goal), Ivy Merriam (goal) and Hannah Christie (goal). Lauren Schenk, Hixon, Tassoni and Whalen also logged assists in the victory.

Woolwich 4, Troy Howard 2

At Belfast Sept. 13, the Lions were doubled up by the Wildcats.

Anna King and Leah Frazee scored in the win for Troy Howard, while Stalla Collins minded the net for Troy Howard and “made lots of great saves,” said coach Tina Cook.

Woolwich 3, Oceanside 1

At Thomaston Sept. 11, the Wildcats bested the Mariners by two scores.

Riley Wellman scored the lone goal for Oceanside.

Camden-Rockport 6, Troy Howard 1

At Camden Sept. 11, the Schooners sailed past the Lions.

Ali Tassoni and Molly Hixon scored twice for the Schooners and Lauren Schenk and Darian Langille one, while Lily Enggass added one assist.

Medomak 4, Boothbay 0

At Boothbay Sept. 11, the Riverhawks blanked the Wildcats.

Leading the Medomak offense were Annie Vannoy (goal), Grace White (goal, assist), Cameron Baines (goal) and Autumn Ripley (goal).

Medomak coach Andrea Williamson said Zaniah Puchalski played strong defense, “great offensive hustle was played by Lizzi Swan, Rachel Readinger, Chelsea Sykes, Ruth Havener, Cameron Baines and Skylah Ward” and Vannoy, White and Ripley played well on both sides of the ball.

Medomak 2, Woolwich 0

At Woolwich Sept. 8, the Riverhawks defeated the Wildcats in their first game of the season. Medomak led 1-0 at halftime.

Annie Vannoy and Lizzie Swan logged goals for the visitors, while Vannoy assisted on Swan’s second-half score. Julia Kunesh and Baylee Stewart split time in goal for Medomak.

Boys soccer

Great Salt Bay 3, Medomak 2 (2OT)

At Waldoboro Sept. 13, the Riverhawks were edged in double-overtime by GSB. The teams played extremely hard, said Riverhawk coach Jackson Fortin.

Scoring for the Riverhawks were Addison Mellor and Will Cheesman. In goal for Medomak were Jaiden Starr and Ryan Jarvis, who both made phenomenal saves in both halves, the coach said.

Aiden Sawyer, Tyler Leonard and Blake Morrison "provided tough defense throughout," said Fortin.

Camden-Rockport 7th 2, Wiscasset 2 (2OT)

At Wiscasset Sept. 13, the Schooners and Warriors battled to a draw. Wiscasset led 2-0 at halftime.

Zanni Sabatini and Josiah Booker scored in the second half for Camden-Rockport on a pair of assists by Owen Berez.

Oceanside 10, Searsport 1

At Thomaston Sept. 13, the Mariners had four players crease the net twice in a win over the Vikings.

Alex Bartlett, Camden Powell, Hayden Jacques and Jakob Johnson scored twice for Oceanside, while Brady Wadsworth and Zac Daniello scored once. Bartlett, Powell and Noah Chapin also added assists in the win.

Isaiah Meklin and Daniel Butler split time in net for Oceanside.

Lone goal for Searsport was scored by Josh Wright in the second half, assisted by Robert Walker.

Camden Red 4, Troy Howard 3

At Camden Sept. 11, the Schooners edged the visiting Lions. Camden-Rockport led 1-0 at halftime.

Ben Schenk logged a hat trick to lead Camden-Rockport, while, while Jacob Longley (goal), Dan Moriaty (assist), Elias Libby (2 assists) and Finn Mills (assist) also chipped in on offense.

Hank Pharris and Joah Thompson spent time in goal for the hosts.

Oceanside 8, Woolwich 0

At Woolwich Sept. 11, the Mariners emerged victorious over the Wildcats.

Leading the Oceanside offense were Camden Powell (3 goals, assist), Braden Benner (goal, assist), Hayden Jacques (goal), Alex Bartlett (goal), Jakob Johnson (goal), Rhys Jones (goal) and Ian Erskine (assist).

Daniel Butler and Isaiah Meklin split time in goal for Oceanside.

Searsport 4, Wiscasset 3 (OT)

At Wiscasset Sept. 11, a hat trick from Nate Ashey, including the game-winning goal with 12 seconds remaining in extra time, propelled the Vikings to the victory. Josh Wright also threatened all game tallying one goal and two assists. Excellent goal play for Searsport’s Cole Ellis, who had eight saves, said Viking coach Dusty Nadeau.

Medomak 9, Woolwich 0

At Woolwich Sept. 8, the Riverhawks emerged victorious over the Wildcats.

Leading the Medomak offense were Po Pfirrman (goal), Addison Mellor (goal, assist), Jake Bickmore (goal), Matthew Holbrook (goal), Will Cheesman (goal), Tyler Leonard (goal), Jaiden Starr (goal) and Aiden Starr (2 assists).

Jaiden Starr and Ryan Jarvis played in net for the Riverhawks, while Miguel Tomas Atkinson-Tatro, Gavin Clark and Tyler Leonard played well on defense in the victory, said Riverhawk coach Jackson Fortin.

Coed soccer

Bristol 7, Camden-Rockport 1

At Bristol Sept. 13, the Blue Devils bested the Schooners by six scores.

William Duke scored the lone goal for Camden-Rockport.

Lincolnville 6, Nobleboro 1

At Lincolnville Sept. 11, the Lynx tamed the Lions in the first game of the season for both teams.

Leading the Lynx on offense were Jackson Bernier (2 goals), Kara Andrews (assist), Matt Kremin (goal), Jack Fishman (goal, 3 assists) and Griffin Dubrow (2 goals).

The Lions tallied a late score, but ultimately could not rally and complete the comeback.

“In addition to the strong offensive punch provided by LCS’s forwards and midfielders, the Lynx defense, consisting of wings Lili Clement and Lincoln Outerbridge, stopper John Pessara and Emmit Dayhoof did a superb job all game long,” said veteran Lincolnville coach Ben Edes. “They skillfully worked their defensive rotation which allowed them to turn aside many a Nobleboro drive without harm and transitioned the ball to the offensive unit well when needed.”

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

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