High school soccer

Ram tough: Camden Hills doubles up rival Bangor

Nationally-ranked girls win 4-2, boys 2-0 to sweep season's games with Rams
By Zack Miller | Oct 10, 2019
Photo by: Zack Miller Camden Hills' Anya Babb-Brott, middle, celebrates with teammates after her goal on Oct. 9 in high school girls soccer in Rockport. The Windjammers beat Bangor 4-2. The Windjammers include, from left, Caroline Contento, Lexi Heidorn, Babb-Brott, Kristina Kelly and Ella Powers.

Another day, another pair of victories in the books for the always-talented, championship-driven Camden Hills soccer squads.

As usual, the Windjammers faced tough tests against Bangor on Wednesday, Oct. 9 for the final time in the regular season, but Camden Hills prevailed in the high school pitch contests, as the girls won 4-2 and boys 2-0.

Those outcomes gave the Windjammers a sweep of the two regular-season matches between the foes, as the girls beat the Rams 3-1 and boys 4-3 on Sept. 6 to open the campaign.

Watch video and see more photos below.

In a show of offensive force for the talented, well-coached Windjammers, the girls have outscored opponents 76-8, with five shutouts, while the boys have outscored foes 31-13, with four shutouts, thus far this fall.

With their stellar play this year, the Camden Hills girls are ranked 20th in the week seven edition of the Super 25 Girls Soccer Rankings, a national high school ranking put out by USA Today.

The poll can be seen here.

The Windjammers moved up two spots after the team was ranked No. 22 in the week six edition, which also was the team's first ranking in the poll this season.

No other Maine high school girls team is listed in the poll.

The three-time defending state Class A champion Windjammer girls also continued their impressive unbeaten streak. Wednesday's victory extended the streak to 61-0-1 since their last loss, ironically, against Bangor, on Sept. 20, 2016.

The following is a recap of Wednesday's contests:

Girls soccer

Camden Hills 4, Bangor 2

At Rockport Oct. 9, the Windjammers struck early and often in the first half and never looked back. Camden Hills led 3-1 at halftime.

Kristina Kelly led the Windjammers with two goals, while Ella Pierce and Anya Babb-Brott added one.

Anna Connors and Meg Putnam creased the net for the Rams.

Alex Southworth made seven saves in goal for the Windjammers.

Goalie stats were unavailable for Bangor, but Camden Hills got off nine shots on net. The Rams had a 3-2 advantage in corner kicks.

Babb-Brott put the hosts on the scoreboard first, as she gained possession of the ball 15 yards out from the net and buried the ball into the left corner.

Pierce padded the lead at the 17:56-mark of the opening half. Pierce brought the ball into the box, eluded a defender and found the right side of the net past the dive of Ram goalie Hannah Osmer.

Kelly — who has 138 career goals, 60 assists, 33 hat tricks and is committed to play Division I college soccer at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Conn. — added the third goal of the game when she chased down the ball on the left sideline, crossed into the box, only to have the ball cleared by Bangor to an opening on the left side. Kelly corralled the loose ball and scored with a powerful shot from her right foot.

The Rams used the speed of Connors to score their first goal. Emilyn Streams kicked the ball behind the Windjammer defense, which allowed Connors to turn on the jets and get a shot off, which glanced off Southworth, and rolled into the net before Camden Hills defenders could clear the ball.

Kelly's second score of the game, at the 23:20-mark, was one of her more impressive goals of the season. Lexi Heidorn's corner kick made a rainbow arc right in front of the net, which seemed to hang in midair just long enough for Kelly to fly in and head the ball in for the Windjammers' final goal of the day.

Bangor scored its second goal off a corner kick as well, as Putnam bent the ball over the outstretched arms of Southworth.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Class A North, Camden Hills (11-0, 99.5918 points) is first in the 13-team region. The top nine teams qualify for the playoffs.

Boys soccer

Camden Hills 2, Bangor 0

At Bangor Oct. 9, the Windjammers blanked the Rams. Camden Hills led 1-0 at halftime.

Levi Guay and Quinn Brown found the back of the net for the visitors.

The Windjammers held a 17-9 advantage in shots and 5-1 edge in corner kicks.

Casey Messer made three saves in net for Camden Hills, while Austin Conway stopped five shots for Bangor.

The Windjammers first goal came at the 21:23-mark of the first half, when Guay's shot from 25 yards scraped the crossbar before it found the back of the net.

In the second half, the Windjammers scored three minutes in, as Ben Owre found Brown behind the Rams' defense. Brown evaded Conway and scored with his left foot to pad the visitors' lead.

"We came out and played very well against a good Bangor team," said Windjammer coach Ryan Hurley. "Bangor always plays well at home and had only given up three goals total in the last seven games, so we knew we really had to pressure them and finish our chances.

"We got goals when we needed them and played very well all over the field. I'm really proud of all our players and the performance they put forward today. We'll savor the victory for the evening and then turn our attention towards a clash with a Lewiston squad [on Saturday, Oct. 12] that looks to be the favorite for their third Class A title in so many years."

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Class A North, Camden Hills (8-3, 63.8265) is third, while Brunswick (10-1, 90.4592 points) is first in the 13-team region. The top nine teams qualify for the playoffs.

Bangor at Camden Hills girls soccer
Camden Hills hosts Bangor on Oct. 9 in high school girls soccer in Rockport. (Video by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Lexi Heidorn, left, and Bangor's Devin St. Louis. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Ella Pierce, left, and Bangor's Sasha Jansujwicz. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Anya Babb-Brott. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Mary Kate Pons. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Mary Kate Pons, front, and Tessa Whitley. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Mary Kate Pons, front, and Tessa Whitley. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Ella Pierce, left, and Bangor's Maddie Ahola. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Lexi Heidorn. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Lexi Heidorn. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Kristina Kelly, front, and Bangor's Emilyn Streams, bottom, and Sasha Jansujwicz. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Anya Babb-Brott, left, Kristina Kelly, middle, as well as Bangor's Emilyn Streams, bottom, and Sasha Jansujwicz. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Anya Babb-Brott, left, and Kristina Kelly, right, as well as Bangor's Devin St. Louis. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Kristina Kelly. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Anya Babb-Brott. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hill's Anya Babb-Brott, right, and Bangor's Sasha Jansujwicz. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Anya Babb-Brott. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Lexi Heidorn, front, and Bangor's Eliza Jansujwicz. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Lexi Heidorn, right, and Bangor's Isabel Parkin, left, and Eliza Jansujwicz. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Lexi Heidorn, right, and Bangor's Isabel Parkin, left, and Eliza Jansujwicz. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Lexi Heidorn. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
From left, Camden Hills' Caroline Contento, Lexi Heidorn, Anya Babb-Brott, Kristina Kelly and Ella Powers. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
From left, Camden Hills' Caroline Contento, Lexi Heidorn, Anya Babb-Brott, Kristina Kelly, Ella Powers and Ella Pierce. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Kristina Kelly, right, and Bangor's Eliza Jansujwicz. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Lexi Heidorn. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Lexi Heidorn. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Lexi Heidorn, front, and Bangor's Maddie Ahola. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Lexi Heidorn. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Lexi Heidorn. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Ella Pierce, right, and Bangor's Maddie Ahola. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Ella Pierce, right, and Bangor's Maddie Ahola. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Lexi Heidorn. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Ali Tassoni, front, and Ella Powers, back, as well as Bangor's Maggie Cowperthwaite. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Anya Babb-Brott, right, and Bangor's Sasha Jansujwicz. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Ali Tassoni, left, and Bangor's Eliza Jansujwicz. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Kristina Kelly, left, and Bangor's Maggie Cowperthwaite. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Kristina Kelly, left, and Bangor's Maggie Cowperthwaite. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Kristina Kelly. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Kristina Kelly. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Kristina Kelly, left, and Bangor's Maggie Cowperthwaite. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Kristina Kelly, left, and Bangor's Isabel Parkin. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Ali Tassoni. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Ali Tassoni, left, and Bangor's Rowan Andrews. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Ali Tassoni, middle, and Bangor's Rowan Andrews, left, and Hannah Sherwood. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Ali Tassoni, middle, and Bangor's Rowan Andrews, left, and Hannah Sherwood. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Ali Tassoni, left, and Bangor's Hannah Osmer, right, among others. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Kristina Kelly, left, and Bangor's Isabel Parkin. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Ella Pierce. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Ella Pierce. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
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