The Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B division has many talented high school field hockey teams with Mount View and Winslow being among the most traditionally strong.

The host Mustangs and visiting Black Raiders again proved their strength Saturday afternoon by playing a hard-fought, overtime game in both squads’ season opener.

In a game pushed from mid-morning to late-afternoon due to concerns over Hurricane Earl, Mount View pulled out a 2-1 victory.

“It was a great game, very intense and hard-fought on both sides,” said veteran Mount View coach Gloria Hewett.

The Mustangs (1-0) fell behind 1-0 when Michelle Green scored on a break away with 28:21 left in the first half for Winslow (0-1). The Black Raiders maintained that slim cushion until Mount View’s Hayleigh Kein tallied an unassisted goal with 7:33 left in the second half.

The deciding goal was knocked into the back of the cage by Anna Piotti, assisted by Brianna Moody, off a penalty corner with 2:18 left in overtime.

Coach Hewett said both Mustang goals were scored by defensive players — midfielder Kein and a back Piotti — which shows the offensive strength of the the Mustangs from front to back.

Mount View held a 13-3 edge in shots and 17-6 advantage in penalty corners.

Abbie Charrier (1 save in the first half) and Amanda Hall (1 save in the second half) played in front of the cage for the Mustangs. Alexis Lachance (3 saves in the first half) and Abbi Lutz (10 saves in the second half) played in goal for Winslow.

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