High school field hockey

Windjammers blank Broncos, Mariners shut out by Eagles

By Staff | Sep 08, 2017
Courtesy of: Steve Alex Camden Hills field hockey players.

The Camden Hills and Oceanside high school field hockey teams were in action on Thursday, Sept. 7 as each game ended via shutout — which was positive news for the Class A Windjammers, but not as good for the Class B Mariners.

In a pair of home contests, the Windjammers emerged with a 3-0 win over Hampden Academy, while the Mariners were not as fortunate, as they dropped a 1-0 decision to Erskine Academy of South China.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Camden Hills 3, Hampden Academy 0

At Rockport Sept. 7, the Windjammers sailed to their first win of the season with a shutout of the visiting Broncos. The opponents were scoreless after the first half, while Camden Hills pumped in all three goals in the second half — all on penalty corners.

Lexi Tinch, Halsey Yattaw and Ashlee McIntosh logged goals for the hosts, while Megan Gordon added an assist in the win.

Camden Hills held a 10-6 edge in shots and penalty corners.

Jenna Stearns made five saves for the Windjammers, while Suzannah Gray added a defensive save. Taylor Guerette made six saves in the first half for the Broncos and Isabelle Gould one save in the second half.

Camden Hills coach Lindsey Clement said the Windjammers knew “a win was necessary against Hampden [Academy],” particularly given Camden Hills lost to Bangor 1-0 to begin the regular season and the Broncos later beat the Rams 4-1.

And her players answered the call.

“Our defense and midfield the first half looked the most solid of any team I've coached,” she said. “They looked like a well-oiled machine. Our defensive decision making, recovery, and strategic transitions kept us alive in the game that first half.”

The coach said once Tinch put the Windjammers ahead 1-0, “our entire team rallied together for more goals and intense offensive play.”

“The entire team worked hard and together to finish the game strong,” Clement said. “They looked like a well-seasoned team, eager for more goals and the win.”

Tinch and Gray “played incredibly strong and aggressive on the right side of the field,” while Gordon, Yattaw and Capri Buck “all worked hard to shut [Bronco forward Claire] Scobie,” even if it meant playing out of position most of the game.”

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Camden Hills field hockey players. (Courtesy of: Steve Alex)
Comments (2)
Posted by: Mary Lynn Warren | Sep 09, 2017 12:04

Way to go girls! Keep up the good work!

Posted by: Mary Lynn Warren | Sep 09, 2017 12:04

Way to go girls! Keep up the good work!

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