High school boys and girls soccer

Windjammers earn shutouts, Hurley 100th win; other teams fall

Oceanside, Medomak Valley lose to Erskine Academy, Maranacook
By Staff | Sep 13, 2017
Photo by: Mark Haskell Camden Hills' Ben Owre, right, as well as Skowhegan's Miles Lambke, left, and Cutler Warger, during a Sept. 12 high school boys soccer game in Rockport. The host Windjammers beat the Indians 8-0.

It was a busy day on the pitch for Midcoast high school soccer squads, with Camden Hills, Oceanside and Medomak Valley in search of early-season wins.

The Windjammers earned lopsided victories over Skowhegan. The win for the boys secured the 100th career coaching victory at Camden Hills for Ryan Hurley.

The Panther squads were dealt losses by Maranacook of Readfield, while the Mariners fell to Erskine Academy of South China.

Click for photos from the Skowhegan at Camden Hills boys game.

Watch videos below of the Camden Hills and Oceanside boys games.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Boys soccer

Camden Hills 8, Skowhegan 0

At Rockport Sept. 12, the Windjammers sailed past the Indians en route to a lopsided victory. Camden Hills held a 5-0 lead at halftime.

The victory also marked the 100th coaching victory at Camden Hills for Ryan Hurley.

"I've been really fortunate to have so many great players and teams and today was a special day,” Hurley said. “I was excited to share this milestone with coach [Justin] Varney and the boys and everyone who has supported us through our first seven seasons and into this our eighth.”

Leading the potent Camden Hills offense were Ben Owre (goal, 2 assists), Will Nickerson (3 goals), Marshall Merriam (goal, 2 assists), Zephyr Bombeke (goal), Adam Thorndike (goal), Eric Andrews (assist), Gus Vietze (goal) and Quinn Brown (assist).

Lucas Boetsch made two saves on two shots in goal for Camden Hills, while Clay Miller made 18 saves on 43 shots for Skowhegan. The Windjammers also held a 13-1 edge in corner kicks.

"The boys were excited to have our first home game and they put on a solid display of attacking soccer,” said Hurley. “We did a nice job sharing the ball and found the back of the net frequently.”

At this point, Hurley's career coaching record at Camden Hills is 100-14-10 and, with his record in Winslow included, he is 135-25-14 overall as a high school boys soccer coach.

Maranacook 2, Medomak Valley 0

At Waldoboro Sept. 12, the Black Bears creased the net in each half and prevailed via shutout over the Panthers. Maranacook led 1-0 at halftime.

Jackson McPhedran and Connor Stockwell scored for Maranacook, with McPhedran’s goal at the 12:31-mark of the first half and Stockwell’s with 6:02 left in the contest.

Maranacook held an 11-6 edge in shots. Aiden Starr made nine saves in goal for the hosts.

“This was an intense defensive battle for [us],” said Panther coach Brian Campbell. “Marancook attacked with a strong offensive unit, but MVHS stood their ground for a full 80 minutes and frustrated Maranacook by not allowing them space and denying them the opportunity to get organized during each possession.”

Erskine Academy 7, Oceanside 0

At Thomaston Sept. 12, the Eagles remained unbeaten on the young season with a lopsided win over the Mariners. Erskine Academy led 5-0 at halftime.

Austin Dunn, Alex Cleaves, Travis Dow, Sage Hapgood and Michael Sprague scored in the win for Erskine Academy.

Erskine Academy held a 13-2 edge in shots and 7-1 advantage in corner kicks. Gavin Tower made double-digit saves in net for Oceanside, while David McGraw made two saves in net for Erskine Academy.

Girls soccer

Camden Hills 9, Skowhegan 0

At Skowhegan Sept. 12, the defending state Class A champs remained unbeaten on the young season with a lopsided win over the Indians. Camden Hills led 4-0 at halftime.

Leading the Windjammer offense were Eliza Roy (2 goals), Lexi Heidorn (goal, assist), Ella Pierce (2 goals, assist), Kristina Kelly (3 goals, assist) and Kaylyn Krul (goal).

Camden Hills held a 35-4 edge in shots.

“Even though the score was so lopsided we were able to focus on some specific things that we worked on in practice Monday,” said Camden Hills coach Meredith Messer. “We are recovering from injury and illness, so it was also a great chance for all players to play and contribute.”

The Windjammer jayvees also posted a 7-0 win over Skowhegan.

Erskine Academy 2, Oceanside 0

At South China Sept. 12, the Mariners were dealt their first loss of the campaign, being shut out by the host Eagles. Erskine Academy led 1-0 at halftime.

Tori Grasse and Haymanot Maynard scored for the hosts.

Erskine Academy held an 18-8 edge in shots, while Oceanside held a 4-1 advantage in corner kicks. Raechel Joyce made 11 saves in net for Oceanside and Taylor Shute three saves for Erskine Academy.

Maranacook 2, Medomak Valley 1

At Readfield Sept. 12, the host Black Bears nipped the visiting Panthers.

Kate Mohlar scored with 4:44 left in the first half, while Lauren Clough tallied a goal, the eventual winner, with 17:41 remaining in second half for Maranacook.

Medomak Valley, which saw Sadie Cohen notch a goal with 32:48 remaining in the second half, led 8-4 in shots, 2-1 in corner kicks, 2-1 in indirect kicks and 2-0 in direct kicks.

Skeyler Webb made seven saves in net for Maranacook, while Kayla Donlin two saves in goal for the Panthers.

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

Skowhegan at Camden Hills boys soccer
Camden Hills hosts Skowhegan on Sept. 12 in high school boys soccer in Rockport. (Video by: Zack Miller of VStv)
Erskine Academy at Oceanside boys soccer
Oceanside hosts Erskine Academy on Sept. 12 in high school boys soccer in Thomaston. (Video by: Zack Miller of VStv)
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