High school field hockey

Lions, Mustangs continue surge toward postseason

Both teams post wet 2-1 wins Oct. 4, have two games remaining
By Staff | Oct 06, 2012

With two games remaining on both of their schedules, the Mount View of Thorndike and Belfast field hockey teams again are surging toward the Eastern Class B playoffs.

Both the Mustangs and Lions picked up 2-1 road victories Oct. 4, with the Mustangs beating Waterville and the Lions upending Maranacook of Readfield.

Belfast will hos Oceanside of Thomaston/Rockland, while Mount View will travel to Camden Hills of Rockport in a pair of contests on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 3 p.m.

The Lions and Mustangs will then square off to conclude the regular season on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 3:30 p.m. in Belfast.

Both Waldo County teams are perennial regional playoff stalwarts and the Lions are the defending regional champion and state Class B titlist.

The squads played Thursday's games in wet, rainy conditions.

Mount View 2, Waterville 1

At Waterville Oct. 4, the Mustangs continued their surge toward the postseason with a victory over the Purple Panthers.

Kersey Boulay scored a goal and an assist in the win, while Andrea Smith also scored for the visitors. Both of Mount View's goals came in the first five minutes of the second half as the visitors shot to a 2-0 lead.

Jenna Nawfel scored, on an assist from Bri Bernier, with 7:06 remaining for the hosts, but Waterville could not complete the comeback.

Abbie Charrier played in goal for Mount View, while Val Spaulding was in the cage for Waterville.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Mount View (9-3, 66.5306 points) is fifth, while Foxcroft Academy of Dover-Foxcroft (12-1, 93.7500 points) is first in the 14-team region. The top nine teams qualify for the playoffs.

Belfast 2, Maranacook 1

At Readfield Oct. 4, the Lions roared to a one-goal victory over the host Black Bears. The game was halted with 20:16 remaining due to heavy rain.

Maddy Cummings scored with 15:44 remaining in the first half, while Logan Blood also scored, on an assist from Katrina Lapham, with 7:14 remaining in the open half. Maranacook's Lindsay Jackson scored with 27:12 left in the second half.

Julia Ward made five saves on six shots in goal for Belfast, while Amber Ridlon made 12 saves on 14 shots in the cage for the Black Bears.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Belfast (11-1, 91.7857 points) is second, while Foxcroft Academy of Dover-Foxcroft (12-1, 93.7500 points) is first in the 14-team region. The top nine teams qualify for the playoffs.

Courier Publications sports staff can be reached by phone at 207-594-4401 or by email at sports@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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