High school boys and girls soccer

Windjammers slay Dragons in unbeaten battle; other Midcoast teams win

Panther, Viking boys, Mariner girls also net late-season victories
By Staff | Oct 11, 2017

A full slate of games was on tap for Midcoast high school soccer fans on Tuesday, Oct. 10 as Camden Hills, Oceanside, Medomak Valley and Vinalhaven-North Haven battled for late-season victories — with the marquee pitch clash between unbeaten squads looking for another win and the top spot in the region.

In the end, it was a mixed bag of results as the Windjammers and Mariner girls — along with the Panther and islander boys — netted wins.

On the girls side, Camden Hills prevailed in the battle of unbeatens with a 5-3 win over Brunswick, Oceanside earned a 3-0 victory over Gardiner and Medomak Valley fell to Waterville 3-1.

On the boys side, Camden Hills fell to Brunswick 3-2 in overtime, Oceanside lost 5-1 to Gardiner, Medomak Valley netted a 3-1 win over Waterville and Vinalhaven-North haven bested Seacoast Christian 5-2.

The Windjammer girls also posted a 5-1 win over Hampden Academy Thursday, Oct. 12

The following is a recap of reported results:

Girls soccer

Camden Hills 5, Hampden Academy 1

At Hampden Oct. 12, the Windjammers remained unbeaten with a triumph over the Broncos. Camden Hills held a 2-1 edge at halftime.

Eliza Roy netted two goals in the win for Camden Hills, while Kris Kelly, Kaylyn Krul and Meghan Gallagher also creased the net for the visitors. Aurielia Maietta scored the lone goal of the game for the Broncos.

Camden Hills held a 29-1 lead in shots and a 3-0 advantage in corner kicks.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class A North, Camden Hills (12-0-1, 155.3571 points) is first in the 12-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Camden Hills 5, Brunswick 3

At Brunswick Oct. 10, the Windjammers got five goals from five different players, to spread the offensive wealth in a two-goal victory over the previously-unbeaten Dragons. Camden Hills led 3-1 at halftime.

Kassie Krul, Ella Pierce, Kristina Kelly, Eliza Roy and Kaylyn Krul creased the net in the victory for the undefeated Windjammers.

Isabella Banks, Maeve Arthur and Lea Srapchansky tallied goals for the Dragons.

Camden Hills got on the board first when Kelly was taken down in the box, which resulted in a penalty kick by Kassie Krul to put the visitors up 1-0 at the 34:51-mark. Twelve minutes later, Ella Pierce scored “a fantastic goal as the ball was deflected by the keeper and she reached up with her left leg and popped it over the keeper to make it 2-0,” said Camden Hills coach Meredith Messer.

Banks and Kelly traded goals to make the score 3-1 at halftime.

The Windjammers and Dragons combined for three goals in the first five minutes of the second half.

Arthur scored 90 seconds in to pull Brunswick within 3-2, but Camden Hills responded as Roy scored in the box, off a pass from Kelly, followed by a direct kick from Kaylyn Krul with 35:26 left in regulation.

"That was the craziest five minutes of soccer I have seen,” said Messer. “We started the half a little flat and they recognized that we weren't in good defensive position, but then we stepped up and scored so quickly it was surreal. The battle was intense and those five minutes felt like 20. Three goals in less than five minutes by two teams is not seen often and it speaks to our teams' desire.”

Srapchansky scored with about six minutes to play for Brunswick to round out the scoring.

Camden Hills held a 17-10 edge in shots and a 6-0 advantage in corner kicks. Isabelle Lang made seven saves in net for the visitors.

The victory essentially was for first place in the region for the postseason.

Oceanside 3, Gardiner 0

At Gardiner Oct. 10, the Mariners blanked the host Tigers.

Hope Butler scored twice and Claire Zittel once for Oceanside, while Gabby Straka added two assists and Chloe Jones one.

The Mariners held a 22-5 lead in shots and 2-0 advantage in corner kicks. Raechel Joyce made four saves in goal for Oceanside, while Brianna Perry made 13 saves for Gardiner.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Oceanside (7-4-1, 50.1786 points) is ninth, while Erskine Academy of South China (9-1-3, 108.5969 points) is first in the 21-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Waterville 3, Medomak Valley 1

At Waterville Oct. 10, the Purple Panthers pumped in two goals in the final 10 minutes to pull away from the upset-minded Panthers. The squads were tied 1-1 at halftime.

Anika Elias scored three goals in the win for Waterville, while Maddy White scored for Medomak Valley.

Waterville led 5-2 in shots and 3-1 in corner kicks. Kayla Donlin made four saves in goal for Medomak Valley.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Medomak Valley (2-10-1, 20.7908 points) is 12th, while Erskine Academy of South China (9-1-3, 108.5969 points) is first in the 21-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Boys soccer

Brunswick 3, Camden Hills 2 (OT)

At Rockport Oct. 10, the Dragons creased the net in overtime to prevail over the Windjammers. Camden Hills held a 2-1 lead at halftime.

Ben Owre and Bryce Tyler netted goals for the Windjammers, while Henry Doherty scored twice to lead the Dragons.

Lucas Boetsch made three saves on six shots in net for Camden Hills, while Jake Hummer made 12 saves on 15 shots for Brunswick.

The hosts held a 9-3 edge in corner kicks.

Brunswick took an early 1-0 lead when Doherty headed home a corner kick three minutes into the game, but Camden Hills knotted the score when Owre thumped a ball into the corner of the net from the top of the penalty area.

Tyler then took a ball out of the air and volleyed it home to put the hosts up 2-1, but the Dragons knotted the score in the second half when Doherty collected a loose ball at the top of the 18-yard-line and slipped it into the back left corner of the goal.

The Dragons then scored the game-winner in overtime off a long through ball and a well-timed run.

"We had some bright moments today,” said Camden Hills coach Ryan Hurley. “Brunswick is riding a hot streak and they were well-prepared to play. The boys gave it their all, but in the end I think we were undone as much by playing four hard games, and two overtimes, in the last eight days as we were by any other factors. We'll take a day off and get ready to play a tough Hampden [Academy] team at home on senior day Friday. The boys will bounce back and we are right where we want to be heading into the playoffs."

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class A North, Camden Hills (6-3-3, 74.2857 points) is fourth, while Bangor (11-0-1, 157.8571) is first in the 12-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Medomak Valley 3, Waterville 1

At Waldoboro Oct. 10, the Panthers netted a two-goal victory over the Purple Panthers. The squads were knotted 1-1 at halftime.

Wyatt Post scored a pair of goals in the win for Medomak Valley, while Brandon Starr added one goal and one assist and Will Smith two assists.

Nate Weir had the lone tally for Waterville.

The Panthers jumped to a 1-0 lead when Smith crossed the ball to Brandon Starr at the top of the 18, who finished with a goal at the 34:08 mark. But Weir netted a goal with 13:49 left in the half to knot the score.

Post put the Panthers up for good a mere 14 seconds into the second half, off an assist from Brandon Starr, and added another, on an assist from Smith, with 8:02 remaining.

Medomak Valley held a 12-7 advantage in shots. Aiden Starr made six saves in goal for the Panthers and Ethan Nurick nine saves for the Purple Panthers.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Medomak Valley (6-6-1, 23.2653 points) is 15th, while Winslow (11-2, 96.9898 points) is first in the 21-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Gardiner 5, Oceanside 1

At Thomaston Oct. 10, the Tigers roared past the winless Mariners.

Isaac Gammon and Casey Bourque scored twice in the win for Gardiner and Garrett Lunt once. Uriah Thongsophaphone scored the lone goal for Oceanside.

Gardiner held a 12-5 edge in shots and 5-2 advantage in corner kicks.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Oceanside (0-11-1, 2.4235 points) is 20th, while Winslow (11-2, 96.9898 points) is first in the 21-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

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

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