When Waldo County’s two high school field hockey teams — Mount View and Belfast — stepped onto their respective home fields Saturday morning, they had the same winning vision — but for perhaps much different reasons.

The Mustangs were trying to remain unbeaten on the young season and did that in dominating fashion with a 6-0 victory over Hampden Academy.

The Lions were trying to bounce back from a recent one-goal loss and also were attempting to present 38th-year coach Allen Holmes his 400th career victory. Alas, it was not to be as Nokomis of Newport spoiled the potential party by scoring a late goal to pull out a 1-0 victory. Holmes’ celebration will have to wait for another day.

Mount View improved to 4-0, while Belfast stands at 1-2. The Lions and Warriors proved equally matched and the outcome of Saturday’s intense, hard-fought game came down to the final minutes.

Nokomis’ Marissa Shaw scored with 2:40 left in the second half on an assist from Katie Chase to determine the winner. Maria Adams played in the cage for the Warriors, while Julia Ward was the goalie for the Lions.

Despite playing with several key members sidelined due to injuries, Mount View continued its stellar early-season play by dominating Hampden Academy. The Mustangs led 4-0 at halftime and added two second-half goals.

Brianna Moody recorded a hat trick and Katie Cloutier, Janelle Thornley and Cheyenne Dyer all scored goals for Mount View. Dyer, Brittany Masessa, Moody and Delainey Kein added assists for the host Mustangs.

Mount View finished with 26 shots and 12 penalty corners. The Broncos had three shots, all saved by Mustang goalie Abbie Charrier in the first half. Amanda Hall faced no shots in the cage for Mount View in the second half. Maggie Ross (20 saves) played in the cage for Hampden Academy.

Mount View coach Gloria Hewett said Chrissy Larrabee and Anna Piotti turned in strong defensive efforts.

In the first half for the Mustangs, Dyer scored unassisted with 21:55 left, followed by Moody on an assist by Cheyenne Dyer with 20:54remaining . Moody tallied her second goal on an assist from Masessa with 14:19 remaining. Cloutier scored unassisted with 11:14 left.

In the second half, Moody picked up her third goal of the game with an assist from Kein with 18:24 left. The hosts’ final goal was knocked in by Thornley on a pass from Moody with 3:11 remaining.

The Mount View jayvees also won 3-0. Anna Tsomides scored on a penalty corner on an assist from Mykenna Grotton. Tsomides scored again with an assist from Allyson Clary.  The third goal came unassisted from Lauren Richards.

Strong defensive performances were turned in by Hailey Davis, Grotton and Caitlyn Poulin, Hewett said.

Village NetMedia Regional Editor/Sports Director Ken Waltz can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail at kwaltz@villagesoup.com.