High school boys lacrosse

Windjammers sunk by Panthers, Black Bears in end-of-week matches

Camden Hills suffers defeats in four of five matches this spring — some in tough fashion
By Staff | May 14, 2018

It has not been the most positive starts for the Camden Hills boys lacrosse team as the Windjammers opened the campaign with two lopsided losses, but the Windjammers righted the ship with a dominating win in their third match against Mount Blue of Farmington.

However, the two matches after that first victory have been far from one-sided affairs, as Camden Hills competed against Maranacook of Readfield on Thursday, May 3 and North Yarmouth Academy of Yarmouth two days later on Saturday, May 5.

The Windjammers also fell short in those matches, as the Black Bears scored the winning goal in the final five seconds to secure a 5-4 victory and the Panthers earned an 8-2 win on Camden Hills’ home turf later in the week.

The following is a recap of both matches:

North Yarmouth Academy 8, Camden Hills 2

At Rockport May 5, the Panthers kept the Windjammers offense in port. NYA pulled away with 23 seconds left in the first half, when the Panthers scored the go-ahead goal to lead 3-2 at halftime. The start of the third quarter saw NYA put the game out of reach with a strong offensive showing.

The Windjammers scored one goal in the first and second quarters.

The Panthers scored two goals in the first quarter, one in the second, four in the third and one in the fourth.

Thomas Griebel scored the two Camden Hills goals, while Marco D’Amato and Dan Lydon secured four and three ground balls.

James Lynch made 13 saves in the net for the hosts.

“We played a great first half of lacrosse with the key parts of the game of ground balls, solid defense and possession in the offensive end,” Windjammer coach Harrison Rogers said. “The defense and our goalie, James Lynch, played fantastic for 44 minutes of the game. We just had a let up for four minutes of the third quarter defensively, where North Yarmouth was able to score four quick goals.”

“We made some uncharacteristic turnovers in our clearing game and in the offensive end that prevented us from capitalizing on our possessions,” Rogers said. “If we had held on to possession in the second half, we could have won that game. It really is hard to win a game when we have 20 turnovers and 10 failed clears. That is the most failed clears and turnovers we have had all season.”

Maranacook 4, Camden Hills 3

At Readfield May 3, the Windjammers were dealt a final-second blow. The Black Bears scored with five seconds remaining on a scramble play in front of the Windjammer net to secure the victory.

Camden Hills scored one goal in the first and second quarters, to hold a lead at halftime 2-1, and scored its third goal in the fourth quarter.

Maranacook scored one goal in the second and third quarters and two in the fourth.

Thomas Griebel led the Windjammers with two goals, while Bryce Tyler netted a goal and Charlie Griebel recorded an assist.

James Lynch made nine saves in goal for the Windjammers.

“We played a great game today, and both teams deserved to win,” said Camden Hills coach Harrison Rogers. “Unfortunately, we lost the game in heartbreaking fashion, but I was proud of how the boys battled until the last whistle.”

“The last three games we have played Maranacook the games have been one-goal contests, with Maranacook winning twice and Camden Hills winning once,” Rogers said. “The game had the energy and atmosphere of a playoff game, where both teams battled in every aspect of the game.”

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