High school field hockey

Stick to it: Mariners, Windjammers battle opponents tough

Oceanside shuts out Erskine Academy, Camden Hills ties Bangor, falls short in two other matches
By Staff | Sep 10, 2018
Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer With teammates all-around, Oceanside's Amanda Frost, middle, pushes the ball up the field against Erskine Academy on Sept. 6 in a high school field hockey game in Rockland. The host Mariners beat the Eagles of South China 2-0.

Win, lose or draw, there was positive news for the Camden Hills and Oceanside field hockey teams in games on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 5-6.

The Windjammers took the field twice in two days and battled to a 1-1 draw with Bangor on Thursday and fell to Brunswick 4-2 on Wednesday, while the Mariners bested visiting Erskine Academy of South China 2-0 on Thursday.

Camden Hills also lost 7-0 to visiting Messalonskee of Oakland on Saturday, Sept. 8.

Watch video, and see more photos, below from the Erskine Academy at Oceanside game.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Oceanside 2, Erskine Academy 0

At Rockland Sept. 6, the Mariners bounced back from a tough first game and blanked the visiting Eagles. Oceanside held a 1-0 edge at halftime.

Erin Stevenson scored both goals for Oceanside — one in each half — off assists from Emma Young, Amanda Frost and Julia Bartlett.

Oceanside held a 5-3 edge in shots and 6-4 edge in penalty corners.

Alexa Barstow made three saves in the cage for the Mariners, while Lucy Allen made three saves in goal for the Eagles.

“Erin is a freshman and has been playing left mid,” said Oceanside coach Joanna Hall. “She has been emerging as a go-getter and gaining confidence so I moved her up to the left wing position with 10 minutes left in the first half and told her she was going to get a goal. I was wrong, she got two goals!”

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Oceanside (1-1, 3.7755 points) is eighth, while Lawrence of Fairfield (4-0, 15.2041 points) is first in the 15-team region. The top 10 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Camden Hills 1, Bangor 1 (2 OTs)

At Bangor Sept. 6, the Windjammers and Rams battled to an overtime draw. Bangor held a 1-0 lead at halftime.

Lulu Lydon scored the equalizer with 24:27 left in the second half, off an assist from Greta Bishop, while Gabby Gonzales banged the back of the cage for Bangor with 3:58 left in the first half.

The squads attempted nine shots, while Bangor held a 12-8 edge in penalty corners.

Vicki Balla made eight saves for the Windjammers, while the Ram goalie, whose name was unavailable, made eight saves.

Playing their second game in two days, Windjammer coach Lindsey Clement said “we were not recovered and physically ready for another physical game.”

“We had two small goals to accomplish going into the game,” she said. “Do not let the opponent outshoot us, and keep our intensity up the entire game. While we didn't outshoot Bangor, we kept our intensity and hustle consistent throughout the game. Bangor's intensity wavered, and we took control of the game in the second half.”

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Class A North, Camden Hills (0-3-1, 0.5102 points) is tied for ninth, while Skowhegan (3-0, 5.1020 points) is first in the 12-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Brunswick 4, Camden Hills 2

At Brunswick Sept. 5, the Dragons doubled up the Windjammers. Brunswick held a 3-0 lead at halftime.

Alyssa Bland and Lulu Lydon banged the back of the cage for Camden Hills, assisted by Ashlee McIntosh.

Sara Scapchansky, Shea Sullivan, Lauren Jacobs and Eliza Rudalevige scored for Brunswick.

Windjammer coach Lindsey Clement said “both teams fought hard and the game was mostly a battle for possession.”

“The field conditions made it tough for our players to adjust,” she said. “They’re used to a quick and clean style of play, but the field didn’t allow for smooth, individual skills. We had to adapt an entirely passing-based game, which was a challenge for a lot of our players who generally rely on dribbling and breakaways.”

Brunswick took advantage of that in the early going, pumping in three goals to take what proved to be an insurmountable lead.

The Dragons held a 13-8 edge in shots and 5-3 advantage in penalty corners.

“Our girls all worked hard today,” said Clement. “Some in new positions, and it was impressive that they came back fighting after a three-goal deficit. We have two challenging games ahead [against Bangor and Messalonskee], and hopefully we can maintain a steady momentum and rhythm throughout the whole game.”

Vicki Balla made six saves in goal in the second half and Lillia Stone three saves in the cage in the first half for Camden Hills.

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

Erskine Academy at Oceanside field hockey
Oceanside hosts Erskine Academy on Sept. 6 in high school field hockey in Rockland. (Video by: Holly Vanorse Spicer and Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Julia Bartlett, left, as well as Erskine Academy's Summer Curran, left, and Mya Maxim. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Oceanside's Julia Bartlett, front, and Erskine Academy's Lucy Allen, in goal. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Oceanside's Caleigh Pease, front, and Amanda Frost, right, among another. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Oceanside's Laura Boutin, right, and Erskine Academy's Annaliese Patterson. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Oceanside's Caleigh Pease, left, and Erskine Academy's Annaliese Patterson. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Oceanside's Julia Bartlett, front. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Oceanside's Amanda Frost, front. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Oceanside's Emma Young. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Oceanside's Emma Young. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Oceanside's Caleigh Pease, front, and Laura Boutin. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Oceanside's Emma Young. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Oceanside's Emma Young, left, and Erskine Academy's Lucy Allen. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Oceanside's Lydia Laslavic, right, and Erskine Academy's Summer Curran. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Oceanside's Laura Boutin. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Oceanside's Emma Gerrish, left, and Erskine Academy's Annaliese Patterson. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Oceanside's Caleigh Pease. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Oceanside's Amanda Frost. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Oceanside's Maria Protheroe, front, and several teammates. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Oceanside's Audrey Young. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Oceanside's Amanda Frost, left. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Oceanside's Julia Bartlett. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
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