Titles games now set for 'Championship Saturday' in middle school pitch playFour teams punch tickets to Oct. 22 title games, two more semifinals slated for Oct. 20
The boys, girls and coed soccer title games for "Championship Saturday" in the Busline League are set for Oct. 22 at Point Lookout in Northport.
The championship games will be 10 a.m. (coed), noon (girls) and 2 p.m. (boys).
In the boys final, top-ranked Medomak (10-0) will face No. 2 Camden-Rockport (9-1), in the girls final, top-ranked Medomak (10-0) will face No. 2 Camden-Rockport (9-1), and in the coed final, No. 1 Lincolnville (11-1) will face No. 3 Hope (10-2).
The final regular-season standings for the three divisions included:
Boys — Medomak Middle School of Waldoboro 8-0, Camden-Rockport Middle School 7-1, Troy Howard Middle School of Belfast 6-2, Great Salt Bay of Damariscotta 4-4, Woolwich Central School 4-4, Oceanside Middle School of Thomaston/Rockland 2-6, Wiscasset Middle School 1-7 and Searsport District Middle School 0-8.
Girls — Medomak 8-0, Camden-Rockport 7-1, Great Salt Bay 6-2, Woolwich 5-3, Boothbay Region Elementary School 4-4, Searsport 2-5-1, Wiscasset 1-6-1, Oceanside 1-7 and Troy Howard 1-7.
Coed — Lincolnville Central School 9-1, Appleton Village School 8-2, Hope Elementary School 8-2, Jefferson Village School 7-2-1, Bristol Consolidated School 7-3, Camden-Rockport Middle School 7th 5-5, St. George Elementary School 3-1-6, Nobleboro Central School 2-1-7, Camden-Rockport 6th 2-1-7, Vinalhaven 2-8 and South Bristol Elementary School 0-10.
Thus far in the boys playoffs, No. 1 Medomak bested No. 8 Searsport 8-0, No. 3 Troy Howard defeated No. 6 Oceanside 3-1 and No. 4 Great Salt Bay beat No. 5 Woolwich 3-2 in quarterfinal games played on Thursday, Oct. 13. No. 2 Camden-Rockport also bested No. 7 Wiscasset 6-0 in the final quarterfinal playoff on Friday, Oct. 14.
In the semifinals Wednesday, Oct. 19, the top-seeded Riverhawks posted a 6-0 win over the No. 4 Cougars, while the No. 2 Schooners earned a thrilling 3-2, double-overtime victory over No. 3 Troy Howard.
Thus, the Riverhawks and Schooners will vie for the league crown.
Thus far in the girls playoffs, No. 4 Woolwich beat No. 5 Boothbay 4-0 on Wednesday, Oct. 12 and No. 3 Great Salt Bay beat No. 6 Searsport 3-0 on Thursday, Oct. 13. No. 1 Medomak beat No. 8 Oceanside 4-0 and No. 2 Camden-Rockport beat No. 7 Wiscasset 10-1 in the other two quarterfinal playoffs on Friday, Oct. 14. Additionally, No. 8 Oceanside nipped No. 9 Troy Howard 1-0 in prelim playoff game on Wednesday, Oct. 12.
In a Wednesday, Oct. 19 semifinal, No. 1 Medomak posted a 6-0 win over No. 4 Woolwich, while No. 2 Camden-Rockport defeated No. 3 Great Salt Bay on Thursday, Oct. 20.
Thus, Medomak will play Camden-Rockport in the final.
Thus far in the coed playoffs, No. 7 St. George posted a 4-3 win over No. 10 Vinalhaven, while No. 9 Camden-Rockport 6th beat No. 8 Nobleboro (score unavailable) in games played on Monday, Oct. 17, while No. 6 Camden-Rockport 7th beat No. 11 South Bristol on Tuesday, Oct. 18 to wrap up the prelim round.
In quarterfinal action on Tuesday, Oct. 18, No. 2 Appleton defeated No. 7 St. George 2-1, while No. 1 Lincolnville defeated No. 9 Camden-Rockport 6th 6-0.
In another quarterfinal playoff on Monday, Oct. 17, No. 4 Jefferson defeated No. 5 Bristol 4-0.
The final quarterfinal playoff was played on Wednesday, Oct. 19 as No. 3 Hope posted a 2-1 win over No. 6 Camden-Rockport 7th.
In the semfinal round, No. 1 Lincolnville posted a 2-0 win over No. 4 Jefferson on Wednesday, Oct. 19, while No. 3 Hope netted a 2-1 win over No. 2 Appleton Thursday, Oct. 20.
Thus, Lincolnville will play Hope in the title game.
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Results below may not reflect information from both teams, but include only what is provided.
The following is a breakdown of reported playoff games:
No. 3 Hope 2, No. 2 Appleton 1
At Appleton Oct. 20, the Hawks netted a one-goal win over the Wildcats to advance to the title game. Hope led 2-0 at halftime.
Lincoln Pierce and Max Welt each netted goals in the win for Hope, while Grady Richman scored the lone goal for Appleton.
Owen Power minded the net in the win for the Hawks.
No. 3 Hope 2, No. 6 Camden-Rockport 7th 1
At Hope Oct. 19, the Hawks broke a 1-1 halftime score early in the second half and edged out the Schooners.
Aaron Stone and Eben Fagonde each netted goals in the win for Hope, while Ben Schenk scored on an assist from Alivia Kurr for Camden-Rockport.
No. 1 Lincolnville 2, No. 4 Jefferson 0
At Lincolnville Oct. 19, the Lynx blasted past the Chargers to earn a berth in the coed title game.
Jackson Bernier and Yonah Wienges each netted goals in the win for Lincolnville.
Lynx coach Ben Edes said it was another top-notch effort by his side, including Owen Markowitz and Wyatt Munson doing “a terrific job of controlling the defensive center of the field” at the stopper and sweeper positions. He added that Mike Kremin’s fine play in the net allowed him to record his 8th shutout in 12 games.
“They were ably supported by wing defenders Lincoln Outerbridge and Rose LaChance,” he said. “Midfielders Emmit Dayhoof and Kara Andrews also strongly supported both offensive and defensive efforts, and wingers Hanna Hallundbaek and Jordan Peasley drove the ball aggressively forward on the offense.”
No. 1 Lincolnville 6, No. 9 Camden-Rockport 6th 0
At Lincolnville Oct. 18, the Lynx continued their season-long dominance with a win over the Schooners. Lincolnville held a 3-0 lead at halftime.
Leading the Lincolnville scoring attack was Yonah Wienges (3 goals), Eric Andrews (2 assists), Jordan Peasley (assist), Kara Andrews (goal), Jackson Bernier (assist), Emmit Dayhoof (goal) and Owen Markowitz (goal).
Matt Kremin minded the net for the Lynx and recorded the shutout — his seventh of the season.
No. 2 Appleton 2, No. 7 St. George 1
At Appleton Oct. 18, the Wildcats doubled up the Dragons to advance to the semifinal round.
Levi Guay pumped in both goals in the win for Appleton, while Zack Upham scored the lone goal of the game for St. George.
Obie Miller minded the net for the Dragons.
No. 7 St. George 4, No. 10 Vinalhaven 3
At St. George Oct. 17, the Dragons booted in a pair of second-half goals and netted a berth in the quarterfinal round. Vinalhaven led 3-2 at halftime.
Jordan Beal, Grace Cody, Logan Putansu and Obie Miller each creased the net in the win for St. George, while Alec Radley scored twice for Vinalhaven and MJ Augusto once.
Alexis Hildings minded the net for the islanders and Liam O'Neal for the Dragons.
No. 2 Camden-Rockport 3, No. 3 Troy Howard 2 (2 OT)
At Rockport Oct. 19, the Schooners got the game-winning goal in overtime by Austin Ford and sailed into the Busline League finals. Camden-Rockport led 1-0 at halftime.
Emerson Brott and Jeremy Fraser also added goals in the win for the Schooners.
Zepherin Leppanen netted both goals in the losing effort for Troy Howard, while Finn Tarbox minded the net for the Lions.
No. 1 Medomak 6, No. 4 Great Salt Bay 0
At Waldoboro Oct. 19, the Riverhawks dispatched of the Cougars and netted a berth in the league title game.
Ian Doughty pumped in two goals for the winners, while Will Smith, Isaiah Staples, Bryce Colburn and Po Pfirrman each added one.
No. 3 Troy Howard 8, No. 6 Oceanside 1
At Belfast Oct. 13, the Lions roared past the Mariners and onto the semifinals. Troy Howard led 3-1 at halftime.
Leading the potent Lion offense were Holden Nichols and Jonal Lovejoy with two goals, while Jacob Mills-Lightner, Jeremiah Porter, Zepherin Leppanen and Tuan Pham scored once for the hosts.
Mwandja Kaluta scored the lone goal for Oceanside.
Koal Joy made five saves in goal for Troy Howard.
No. 1 Medomak 8, No. 8 Searsport 0
At Waldoboro Oct. 13, the Riverhawks remained unbeaten as they ousted the Vikings from the playoffs.
Ian Doughty and Will Smith had two goals and an assist in the win for Medomak, while Owen Underhill, Zack Cheeseman and Addison Mellor also scored goals for the hosts and Coleman Swain added one assist.
No. 1 Medomak 6, No. 4 Woolwich 0
At Waldoboro Oct. 19, the Riverhawks sailed into the league title game with a decisive win over the Wildcats. Medomak led a 2-0 edge at halftime.
Leading the Medomak scoring was Abby Lash (goal, assist), Kristina Rolerson (goal), Stephanie Morse (goal), Annie Vannoy (goal), Lizzie Swan (goal) and Kylie Cochran (goal).
Medomak coach Andrea Williamson said great defense was played by Zaniah Puchaski, Eliza Nelson, Hannah Lee, Kaia OBrien and Steph Morse, along with a “great offensive effort by numerous players.”
No. 1 Medomak 4, No. 8 Oceanside 0
At Waldoboro Oct. 14, in cold conditions, the host Riverhawks blanked the Mariners, as Abby Lash and Stephanie Morse scored two goals.
MMS took the lead 1:40 into the game as Morse zipped a shot into the net from the 18-yard line. The Riverhawks never looked back after that initial goal and scored two more times in the first half. With 9:20 gone, Morse scored again and Lash knocked a ball into the net 13:10 into the on a sweet cross by Lizzi Swan. Medomak led 3-0 at halftime.
MMS again took charge as Lash scored 8:40 into the second half.
"Great passing took place with all MMS girl players," said Riverhawk coach Andrea Williamson. "Defense and offense worked together well. It was a nice played game for MMS."
No. 8 Oceanside 1, No. 9 Troy Howard 0 (penalty kicks)
At Thomaston Oct. 12, the Mariners survived against the visiting Lions. The game was scoreless at halftime and after two overtimes, before the teams went through two rounds of penalty kicks to decide a winner.
The Mariners bested the Lions 6-3 in penalty kicks, thus accounting for the final 1-0 score.
Alydia Hatch, Maia McCue, Hannah Robinson, Isabel Danforth, Martina Straka and Kendra Hood converted penalty kicks for Oceanside, while Hood and Robinson minded the net for the Mariners.
Lindsey Goguen, Anna Schortz and Anna Metcalf converted penalty kicks for Troy Howard, while Emily Wareman worked in front of the net for the Lions.
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