Playoff-bound Lions, Mustangs wrap regular seasonsBelfast blanks Erskine Academy, Mount View downed by top-ranked MCI
The Belfast and Mount View high school field hockey teams, as they usually are, will be playoff-bound in their regions next week, though the squads still looked to end the regular season on high notes in contests against opponents on the opposite end of the postseason spectrum.
On Tuesday, Oct. 11, the Lions blanked Erskine Academy of South China — the lowest-ranked team in Class B North — 10-0 at home, while the Mustangs were downed by Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield — the highest-ranked team in Class C North — 3-1 on the road.
The following is a recap of reported results:
Belfast 10, Erskine Academy 0
At Belfast Oct. 11, the Lions roared past the Eagles in a convincing shutout win to wrap the regular season.
Leading the Lions offense was Kylie Nelson (3 goals, 4 assists), Anna Baiungo (goal, 3 assists), Lindsay Bruns (goal), Cassidy Clark (goal), Victoria Curtis (goal, assist), Kelsey Mehuren (goal), Alia Wallace (assist) and Jillian Young (goal).
The Lions held a 33-1 edge in shots.
Hannah Burns made 17 saves for the Eagles, while Morgan Fernald made one save for the Lions. Belfast held a 9-5 edge in penalty corners.
In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Belfast (13-1, 157.0918 points) is third, while Foxcroft Academy (14-0, 168.2143 points) is first in the 14-team region. The top 10 teams qualify for the playoffs.
Maine Central Institute 3, Mount View 1
At Pittsfield Oct. 11, the Huskies prowled past the Mustangs and prevailed by two scores. MCI led 2-1 at halftime.
Rachelle Ravin scored the lone goal for Mount View, on an assist from Jessie Blanchette, while Madisyn Hartley, Danielle McAlpine and Deangeliz Urena scored for MCI.
Alexis Bowman made 12 saves on 15 shots in the cage for Mount View, while Elisbeth Taylor made 12 saves on 13 shots in goal for MCI. The Mustangs held a 10-5 edge in penalty corners.
In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class C North, Mount View (7-7, 52.6531 points) is sixth, while Maine Central Institute (12-2, 134.0306 points) is first in the 11-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.
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