High school boys lacrosse

Sweet first victory for Camden Hills against Mount Blue

Thomas Griebel, Rokous tally five goals in victory over Cougars
By Staff | May 01, 2018
Photo by: Mark Haskell Camden Hills' Charlie Griebel, middle, moves the ball against Mount Blue on April 30 during a high school boys lacrosse match in Rockport. The Windjammers bested the Cougars of Farmington 16-4 for their first win of the spring campaign. Mount Blue's Marshall Doyon is a right and Reed Wells at left. Windjammer Alex Vokey is behind.

Rockport — The Camden Hills boys lacrosse team certainly made its first win of the season count on Monday, April 30 at Don Palmer Field as the Windjammers hosted Mount Blue of Farmington.

The Windjammers scored in droves throughout the 48-minute affair — tallying more than twice as many goals as it had during their first two matches of the spring — and sailed to a lopsided 16-4 victory over the Cougars.

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“Today was really fun to watch the guys work hard and showcase everything I see in practice,” said Camden Hills coach Harrison Rogers. “I am really proud of how the boys played today after two tough games to start the season. We had our best all-around game in all three parts of the field in the midfield, attack, and defensive end.”

Leading the Camden Hills offense were Thomas Griebel (5 goals, 3 assists), Owen Rokous (5 goals, assist), Charlie Griebel (4 goals, 2 assists), Bryce Tyler (goal, 2 assists), John Chilton (goal) and Andrew Orne (assist).

For Mount Blue, Reed Walls, Evan Stone, Brody Looney and Kegan Roberts each scored goals, while Aidan Salisbury logged two assists and Stone one assist.

Brian Hayes made minded the net for the Cougars, while James Lynch made eight saves for the Windjammers.

Dan Lydon (8), Alex Vokey (7), Andy Pitcairn (6), Charlie Griebel (6) and Owen Rokous (6) led the way in ground balls.

Camden Hills began the season against Messalonskee of Oakland and Gorham, two Class A powerhouse programs, and were outscored 32-7 in those two losses. Rogers said those were indeed two tough tests to start the season, “but we had players that showed they could compete with the best players in the state of Maine.”

“We really came out with intensity and heart today and played four quarters of lacrosse,” he said. “The key to the game today was between the restraining boxes. We won the game today at the faceoff X and with the ground-ball battle. Dan Lydon, Owen Rokous, Andy Pitcairn, Charlie Griebel and Alex Vokey were huge for us when the ball was on the ground and we needed possession. Also, Owen Rokous won 75 percent of his face-off battles and those extra possessions really helped us today.”

The first-year coach said his team hopes to “build on this performance and use this to compete against two tough teams this week against Maranacook on Thursday and North Yarmouth Academy on Saturday.”

In the team’s 17-3 road loss to Gorham on Saturday, April 28, Thomas Griebel scored two goals, while Charlie Griebel added one goal and John Chilton one assist.

Mount Blue at Camden Hills boys lacrosse
Camden Hills hosts Mount Blue on April 30 in high school boys lacrosse in Rockport. (Video by: Mark Haskell and Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Ian Sullivan. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden Hills' Charlie Griebel, right, and Mount Blue's Marshall Doyon. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden Hills' Charlie Griebel, right, and Mount Blue's Marshall Doyon. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden Hills' Owen Rokous. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden Hills' Alex Vokey, front. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden Hills' Matt Czuchra, right, and Mount Blue's Brody Looney. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
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