Young, skilled Mustangs should make push for more wins
Thorndike — The following is a synopsis of the 2014 Mount View High School girls soccer team:
Coach/years coached current team: David Page, fourth year.
Last year's record/playoff information: 1-11-2, 16th in Eastern Class B. The Mustangs did not qualify for the playoffs.
Roster: Seniors Logan Basford (goalie, defense), Tori Strain (goalie, forward) and Nichole Schofield (defense, midfield); juniors Meredith Picard (midfield, forward), Ryleigh Lord (defense, midfield), Lilly Redwine (defense) and Brittany Dugal (midfield, forward); sophomores Halle Reynolds (defense, midfield) and Angela Strain (midfield, forward); and freshmen Elise Brown (midfield, defense), Monica Wren (defense, midfield), Mariah Wren (midfield, forward), Grace Redwine (midfield, forward), Katelin Bennett (midfield, forward) and Betsy Hunt (forward).
Known graduation losses: Courtney Morse, Alexis Strain, Stephanie Stilkey and Morgan Clifford.
Significant impact players: Picard, Reynolds, Lord, Tori Strain, Basford and Angela Strain.
Team strengths: Overall defense, speed, heart and determination.
Team goal: To be in contention for a playoff spot in Eastern Class B.
Top league opponents: Oceanside of Rockland/Thomaston, Camden Hills of Rockport, Erskine Academy of South China, Lincoln Academy of Newcastle and Morse of Bath.
Outlook: “We've got a lot of young, but skilled players who will be getting significant minutes this year,” said Page. “But through indoor soccer, summer soccer and soccer camps, there's now a core group who's put in significant time and effort this offseason. The overall attitude and vibe is the best it's been since I've been here and I think that chemistry will help us take the next step in moving this program forward this year. If we keep our positive mindset, do what we're capable of and stay healthy there's no reason we can't be contending for a playoff spot come seasons end."
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