High school sports

Waldo County squads continue to battle for playoff position

Mount View boys soccer, field hockey; Belfast field hockey enjoy victories
By Staff | Oct 04, 2012

The regular season is winding down for Waldo County high school athletic squads, with soccer and field hockey teams looking to play their way into the postseason.

The Belfast field hockey and Mount View boys soccer teams have all but assured themselves postseason spots, while the Lion boys soccer and Mustang field hockey teams are likely in, but, at this point, battling for playoff positioning.

The Searsport boys soccer team currently is on the fringe and will need to play well over its final three games if it hopes to qualify for a prelim game, while the Viking, Lion and Mustang girls soccer squads appear on the outside looking in this season, but things can change quickly.

The following is a recap of recently reported results:

Boys soccer

Mount View 5, Maine Central Institute 0

At Thorndike Oct. 2, the Mustangs blanked the visiting Huskies en route to their eighth win in 11 games.

Trevor Diemer tallied two goals and two assists for Mount View, while Lorenzo Milani added two goals and one assist; Kyle Crowell, one goal; and Kyle Turner, two assists.

Mikey Hustus made three saves on nine shots in goal for the 'Stangs, while Matt Lassard made seven saves on 20 shots in net for the Huskies. Mount View led 6-0 in corner kicks.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Mount View (8-2-1, 57.5893 points) is fourth, while Camden Hills (9-0-1, 77.6786 points) is first in the 18-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Camden Hills 5, Belfast 2

At Belfast Oct. 2, the Windjammers sailed to a four-goal lead in the first half and remained unbeaten with a win over the Lions. It is the fourth straight loss for Belfast after starting the season 6-0-1.

For Camden Hills, Colin Morse and Trueman Moore scored two goals for the winners, while Kienan Brown added one goal; Peter Vannorsdall and Eliot Grindle, each two assists; and Marshall Crockett, one assist.

For Belfast, Yanni Rakis scored a pair of unassisted goals.

Sam Kulikowski made 15 saves on 25 shots in net for the Lions, while Marshall Spear made three saves on five shots in goal for the 'Jammers.

The Windjammers remain unbeaten on the season, but will face their greatest test of the year on Friday, Oct. 5 when they host unbeaten Maranacook of Readfield, the top seed in Western Class B.

"We had a good day today and really executed the things we worked on in practice," said Camden Hills coach Ryan Hurley. "We'll need to be able to put two halves together to stick with Maranacook on Friday. It should be a great match."

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Camden Hills (9-0-1, 776786 points) is first and Belfast (6-4-1, 31.2500 points) 10th in the 18-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Field hockey

Belfast 2, Leavitt 0

At Belfast Oct. 2, the Lions roared back to the top of the Eastern Class B standings with a shutout win over the Hornets.

Lexi Nelligan scored two goals and Maddy Cummings added two assists for the Lions. Nelligan put the hosts ahead with 27:17 left in the second half and added an insurance tally with 24:13 remaining to lead Belfast.

Julia Ward made six saves on six shots in the cage for Belfast, while Sierra Santamango made four saves on six shots for Leavitt. The Hornets led 9-5 in penalty corners.

Lion coach Allen Holmes said Kelsey Grass was "exceptional for [us] bringing the ball downfield," while Katrina Lapham and Kristine Mehuren had big games and Kaysea Harford "stepped up big" after being injured in a game earlier this season at Gardiner.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Belfast (10-1, 85.5357 points) is first in the 14-team region. The top nine teams qualify for the playoffs.

Mount View 3, Maine Central Institute 0

At Thorndike Oct. 2, the Mustangs blanked the visiting Huskies of Pittsfield en route to their eighth win in 11 games.

Brittany Masessa, Anna Tsomides and Andrea Smith scored goals for Mount View, while Lauren Richards added two assists and Braley Leadbetter one assist.

Abbie Charrier made one save on one shot in goal for the 'Stangs, while Courtney Sprague turned away 32 of 35 shots in the cage for MCI.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Mount View (8-3, 50.9694 points) is seventh, while Belfast (10-1, 85.5357 points) is first in the 14-team region. The top nine teams qualify for the playoffs.

In the junior varsity game, Mount View picked up a 5-0 win over MCI.

Jordan King and Megan Mikell each scored two goals for the Mustangs, while Kenna Grotton added one goal and Dinah Bilodeau and Risa Fox one assist.

Girls soccer

Camden Hills 7, Belfast 0

At Rockport Oct. 2, the Windjammers had no trouble with the visiting Lions and prevailed by seven goals.

Emma Gutheinz scored three goals for a hat trick to lead Camden hills, while Kristina Alex added a goal and two assists and Lexi Doudera, Haley Williams and Lea Smith, each one goal.

Camden Hills outshot Belfast 18-2, while Rachel Pease recorded the shutout in net for the 'Jammers.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Belfast (1-10, 3.5714 points) is 16th, while Hermon (9-1, 84.3878 points) is first in the 18-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Maine Central Institute 2, Mount View 0

At Pittsfield Oct. 2, the Huskies tallied a pair of goals and prevailed over the visiting Mustangs.

Hannah Emery and Carma Lene Cunningham each scored for MCI.

Logan Basford made six saves on 10 shots for Mount View, while Kat Smedburg made five saves on nine shots.The Huskies led 5-3 in corner kicks.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Mount View (1-9-1, 2.6786 points) is 17th, while Hermon (9-1, 84.3878 points) is first in the 18-team region. The top 12 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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