High school field hockey

Tough day on pitch for Camden Hills, Oceanside stick athletes

By Staff | Sep 13, 2018
Photo by: Mark Haskell Camden Hills' Sophia Campbell, left, and Oxford Hills' Kate Bowen vie for the ball on Sept. 12 in a high school field hockey game in Rockport. The visiting Vikings beat the Windjammers 3-0.

The Camden Hills and Oceanside high school field hockey teams, albeit a day later than scheduled, were dealt a pair of shutout home losses on Wednesday, Sept. 12.

The Windjammers fell 3-0 to Oxford Hills of South Paris, while the Mariners were downed 4-0 by Gardiner. The games were moved from Tuesday, Sept. 11 due to inclement weather.

Watch video, and see more photos, below from the Oxford Hills at Camden Hills game.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Oxford Hills 3, Camden Hills 0

At Rockport Sept. 12, the Vikings blanked the host Windjammers. Oxford Hills led 2-0 at halftime.

Jessica Bickford, Lauren Merrill and Julia Colby scored goals for Oxford Hills, while Brooke Carson logged an assist.

Oxford Hills held a 16-6 edge in shots and 6-2 advantage in penalty corners.

Vicki Balla made 14 saves in the cage for the Windjammers, while Madison Day made six saves in goal for the Vikings.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Class A North, Camden Hills (0-4-1, 0.5102 points) is 10th, while Skowhegan (4-0, 17.3469 points) is first in the 12-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Gardiner 4, Oceanside 0

At Rockland Sept. 12, the Tigers prowled to a shutout win over the Mariners. Gardiner led 3-0 at halftime.

Gardiner held a 16-0 edge in shots and 19-0 advantage in penalty corners.

Kristin Ladner scored two goals for the Tigers, while Madelin Walker and Jillian Bisson added one.

Alexa Barstow made 12 saves in the cage for the Mariners and "really did a good job," said coach Joanna Hall.

"Gardiner’s goals were all solid scores," the veteran mentor said. "We were not successful penetrating their midfield. We were on our heels the whole second half and the defense worked super hard and did not give up for a minute."

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Oceanside (1-2, 3.7755 points) is 11th, while Foxcroft Academy of Dover-Foxcroft (4-0, 17.8571 points) is first in the 14-team region. The top 10 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Messalonskee 7, Camden Hills 0

At Rockport Sept. 8, the Eagle of Oakland emerged victorious over the host Windjammers. Messalonskee led 4-0 at halftime.

Kaitlin Smith (2 goals), Emily Crowell (2 goals), Molly MacKenzie (goal), Megan Quirion (goal) and Autumn Littlefield (goal) keyed Messalonskee's offense.

Messalonskee held a 24-5 advantage in shots and 22-2 edge in penalty corners.

Vicki Balla made 17 saves in the cage for the Windjammers, while Rylie Genest and Julia Vigue combined for five saves in goal for the Eagles.

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Oxford Hills at Camden Hills field hockey
Camden Hills hosts Oxford Hills on Sept. 12 in high school field hockey in Rockport. (Video by: Mark Haskell and Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Camden Hills' Gail Curtis, left, and Vicki Balla. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden Hills' Lexi Tinch, left, and Oxford Hills' Brooke Carson. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden Hills' Lexi Tinch, left, and Oxford Hills' Marian Lawler. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden Hills' Ashlee McIntosh. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden Hills' Sophia Campbell, front, among others. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden Hills' Sophia Campbell, left, and Oxford Hills' Catrina Wilson. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden Hills' Meredith Luce, left, and Oxford Hills' MacKenzie Truman. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden Hills' Meredith Luce, left, and Oxford Hills' MacKenzie Truman. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden Hills' Sophia Campbell, left, and Oxford Hills' Catrina Wilson (0) and Kate Bowen. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden Hills' Lulu Lydon, left, and Oxford Hills' MacKenzie Truman. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden Hills' Lulu Lydon. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
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