High school field hockey

Windjammers, Mariners fall short in season finales

Midcoast squads come up empty in bids to qualify for regional playoffs
By Staff | Oct 13, 2017

The Camden Hills and Oceanside high school field hockey teams concluded their regular seasons as the Windjammers and Mariners, who did not qualify for the regional playoffs, were dealt losses by topnotch, playoff-bound opponents.

The Windjammers lost 3-1 to Cony of Augusta on Wednesday, Oct. 11 and 8-0 to Mount Blue of Farmington on Monday, Oct. 9, while the Mariners dropped a 3-1 decision to Morse of Bath on Monday, Oct. 9.

The following is a recap of the final games of the campaign for the Windjammers and Mariners:

Morse 3, Oceanside 1

At Bath on Oct. 12, in a game played in the pouring rain, the host Shipbuilders grabbed a 2-0 lead at halftime en route to the season-ending win.

Erin Dugan scored the final goal of the season for the Mariners, when Amanda Frost sent a pass to Julia Bartlett, who pushed the ball across to Dugan on the right.

Dugan finished with a "beautiful flick into the right side of the goal," said Oceanside coach Joanna Hall. "I was very happy that Erin scored in her last high school game."

Alexa Barstow and Mattie Hooper combined in the cage for the Mariners.

Additional information was unavailable.

The jayvee game was canceled due to the driving rain.

Cony 3, Camden Hills 1

At Rockport Oct. 11, the Rams prevailed over the Windjammers to wrap the regular season. Cony led 2-0 at halftime.

Lulu Lydon scored the lone goal for Camden Hills, while Kami Lambert scored two goals and Kami Lambert one for Cony. Anny Reny added an assist in the win for the Rams.

Camden Hills coach Lindsey Clement said her team was caught off-guard by Cony’s first goal, but “settled back into their usually strong play, led by Capri Buck, who “was able to shut down many of the offensive breakaways from Cony.”

The coach said Ashlee McIntosh “has saved us a lot this season with her recovery speed and positioning,” Sophia Campbell “shut down almost every single [penalty] corner” Cony attempted and center forward Megan Gordon “was able to ignite a lot of our transitions.”

“Lexi Tinch and Lulu Lydon were both key in our offensive plays,” said Clement. “Both have the speed to outrun any opponent, and yesterday they both worked well to get the ball behind the Cony defense. Lulu's positioning and hustle have been phenomenal all season and because of that we're able to play her anywhere on the field. Her quick rebounding skills are unmatched by her teammates, which makes her the perfect cherry picker. Yesterday the ball came in to the goalie's pads and Lulu was was able to redirect the ball past the goalie.”

Clement said goalie Jenna Stearns, who made 11 saves for Camden Hills, “really kept us alive in the game thanks to her aggressive goalie skills.”

Jessica Lee countered with two saves in net for the Rams. Cony outshot Camden Hills 14-3 and led 7-3 in penalty corners.

Mount Blue 8, Camden Hills 0

At Farmington Oct. 9, the Cougars prowled past the visiting Windjammers. Mount Blue led 4-0 at halftime.

Leading the Mount Blue offense were Hannah Minns (3 goals), Ellie Pelletier (2 goals), Adelle Foss (goal), Gracie Foss (goal) and Caitlin Underwood (goal).

The Cougars held a 21-0 edge in shots and 8-1 advantage in penalty corners. Jenna Stearns made 13 saves in the cage for the Windjammers.

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

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