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Waldoboro girls, Thomaston-Rockland boys kick to MYSL championships

Cushing girls, Warren boys also earn spots in final games
By Staff | Nov 03, 2017
Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer Scene from Rockland/Thomaston, in white, and Warren, in black, boys youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren.

Warren — The Midcoast Youth Soccer League crowned champions on Sunday, Oct. 22 as the Thomaston/Rockland boys and Waldoboro girls booted their way to league crowns.

The Thomaston/Rockland boys posted an 8-1 win over Warren, while the Waldoboro girls bested Cushing 1-0 in a game that went through two overtimes and two sets of penalty kicks.

The league, which comprises fifth- and sixth-graders from throughout the Midcoast, has boys/coed and girls divisions and plays four 12-minute quarters rather than the more traditional format of two halves.

Click for photos from the girls championship game.

Click for photos from the boys championship game.

Watch video and see more photos below.

The following is a recap of both contests:

Girls championship game

Waldoboro 1, Cushing 0

At Warren Oct. 22, Waldoboro emerged victories after two five-minute overtimes — and two rounds of penalty kicks — to edge Cushing for the coveted league championship. The game was scoreless at halftime.

Team members for Waldoboro, coached by Andrea Williamson, were: Kytana Williamson, Acadia Dinsmore, Olivia Pelkey, Kendra Gladu, Haley Puchalski, Sara Nelson, Hope Mason, Emilee Masonoff, Alyssa Grindle, Emily Richards, Jordan Doughty, Kierra Spradlin and Samantha Christenson.

Team members for Cushing, coached by Kris Vose, were: Sophie Vose,  Alaina Prior, Caitlyn Lamb, Natalee Hitz, Sienna Geretz, Karmon Killeran,  Kylie Cocks, Raven Pierce, Eileen Young, Emma Libby, Lily Stackpole, Ava Beal, and Jaelynn Ames.

Gretz minded the net for Cushing, while Nelson played in goal for Waldoboro.

After four 12-minute quarters and two five-minute overtimes, the championship was decided by penalty kicks as each goalie made several saves in an attempt to keep their respective teams alive.

Each round of penalty kicks had five shooters and Cushing took a 1-0 lead in the first round, but, down to its final shooter — who happened to be Nelson — Nelson creased the net to knot the score, which sent the game to a second round of penalty kicks.

In the second round, Gladu and Christenson netted goals to lead Waldoboro to the league championship.

Hitz creased the net in the first round of PKs for Cushing.

The final regular-season standings for the girls division were: Cushing 6-1-1, Waldoboro 6-2, Warren II 5-2-1, Warren I 2-5-1, Thomaston 1-4-3 and Rockland 2-6. Cushing and Waldoboro earned first-round byes.

No. 3 Warren I beat No. 6 Rockland and No. 5 Thomaston beat No. 4 Warren I in the first round of the playoffs, while No. 1 Cushing beat No. 5 Thomaston and No. 2 Waldoboro beat No. 3 Warren I in the second round to set up the championship final.

Boys championship game

No. 1 Thomaston/Rockland 8, No. 2 Warren 1

At Warren Oct. 22, the top seed left little to doubt as it surged to the league championship. Thomaston/Rockland led 3-0 at halftime.

Team members for Thomaston/Rockland, coached by Nate Gorman, were: Derek Myster, Taygan McAllister, Michael McCue, Victor Shabami, Hunter Shook, Conor Early, Sam Cyr, Gareth Peasley, Melvin SermenoOmeno, Zeb Foster, Quinten Kruger, Reese Butler, Sam Gorman, Logan Stasulis, Harrison Garcia, Zach Woodman and Dylan Emery

Team members for Warren, coached by Deb McClean, Nate Staples, Shaun Smith and Mike Power, were: Sebastien Smith, Jackson Kelly-Peterson, Kolby Staples, Kory Donlin, Noah Houghton, Evan McNally, Connor Benner, Hunter Hibl, Nevan Power, Atticus Blue, Aydan Moores, Liam Belyea, Noah Tardiff, Zachary Steeves, Geordan Moody, Jacob Ballou, Kristian Schumann, Cooper Ruffner, Josh Ames, L.J. Holub and Nathan Staples.

Garcia minded the net for Thomaston/Rockland, while Smith and Moody saw time in goal for Warren.

Leading the potent Thomaston/Rockland scoring attack were Shook (3 goals), McAllister (2 goals), Foster (goal), SermenoOmeno (goal) and Shabami (goal). Donlin netted the lone goal for Warren.

The final regular-season standings for the boys/coed division were: Thomaston/Rockland 8-0, Warren 5-2-1, Rockport 4-3-1, Cushing 4-4, St. George 2-6 and Waldoboro 1-7. Rockport and St. George were coed squads. Thomaston/Rockland and Warren earned first-round playoff byes.

No. 6 Waldoboro upset No. 3 Rockport and No. 4 Cushing beat No. 5 St. George in the first round of the playoffs, while No. 1 Thomaston/Rockland beat No. 4 Cushing and No. 2 Warren beat No. 6 Waldoboro in the second round to set up the championship final.

Midcoast Youth Soccer League championships
Midcoast Youth Soccer League championship game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Video by: Holly Vanose Spicer)
Scene from Waldoboro, in blue, and Cushing, in green, girls youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Waldoboro, in blue, and Cushing, in green, girls youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Waldoboro, in blue, and Cushing, in green, girls youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Waldoboro, in blue, and Cushing, in green, girls youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Waldoboro, in blue, and Cushing, in green, girls youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Waldoboro, in blue, and Cushing, in green, girls youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Waldoboro, in blue, and Cushing, in green, girls youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Waldoboro, in blue, and Cushing, in green, girls youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Waldoboro, in blue, and Cushing, in green, girls youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Waldoboro, in blue, and Cushing, in green, girls youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Rockland/Thomaston, in white, and Warren, in black, boys youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Rockland/Thomaston, in white, and Warren, in black, boys youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Rockland/Thomaston, in white, and Warren, in black, boys youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Rockland/Thomaston, in white, and Warren, in black, boys youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Rockland/Thomaston, in white, and Warren, in black, boys youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Rockland/Thomaston, in white, and Warren, in black, boys youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Rockland/Thomaston, in white, and Warren, in black, boys youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Rockland/Thomaston, in white, and Warren, in black, boys youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Rockland/Thomaston, in white, and Warren, in black, boys youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Rockland/Thomaston, in white, and Warren, in black, boys youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Waldoboro, in blue, and Cushing, in green, girls youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Waldoboro, in blue, and Cushing, in green, girls youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Waldoboro, in blue, and Cushing, in green, girls youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Waldoboro, in blue, and Cushing, in green, girls youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Waldoboro, in blue, and Cushing, in green, girls youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Waldoboro, in blue, and Cushing, in green, girls youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Waldoboro, in blue, and Cushing, in green, girls youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Waldoboro, in blue, and Cushing, in green, girls youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Waldoboro, in blue, and Cushing, in green, girls youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Waldoboro, in blue, and Cushing, in green, girls youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Rockland/Thomaston, in white, and Warren, in black, boys youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Rockland/Thomaston, in white, and Warren, in black, boys youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Rockland/Thomaston, in white, and Warren, in black, boys youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Rockland/Thomaston, in white, and Warren, in black, boys youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Rockland/Thomaston, in white, and Warren, in black, boys youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Rockland/Thomaston, in white, and Warren, in black, boys youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Rockland/Thomaston, in white, and Warren, in black, boys youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Rockland/Thomaston, in white, and Warren, in black, boys youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Rockland/Thomaston, in white, and Warren, in black, boys youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Rockland/Thomaston, in white, and Warren, in black, boys youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Waldoboro, in blue, and Cushing, in green, girls youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Waldoboro, in blue, and Cushing, in green, girls youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Waldoboro, in blue, and Cushing, in green, girls youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Waldoboro, in blue, and Cushing, in green, girls youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Waldoboro, in blue, and Cushing, in green, girls youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Waldoboro, in blue, and Cushing, in green, girls youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Waldoboro, in blue, and Cushing, in green, girls youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Waldoboro, in blue, and Cushing, in green, girls youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Waldoboro, in blue, and Cushing, in green, girls youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Rockland/Thomaston, in white, and Warren, in black, boys youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Rockland/Thomaston, in white, and Warren, in black, boys youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Rockland/Thomaston, in white, and Warren, in black, boys youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Rockland/Thomaston, in white, and Warren, in black, boys youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Rockland/Thomaston, in white, and Warren, in black, boys youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Rockland/Thomaston, in white, and Warren, in black, boys youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Rockland/Thomaston, in white, and Warren, in black, boys youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Rockland/Thomaston, in white, and Warren, in black, boys youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Rockland/Thomaston, in white, and Warren, in black, boys youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Rockland/Thomaston, in white, and Warren, in black, boys youth soccer game on Oct. 22 in Warren. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
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