All three high school field hockey games Thursday that involved Midcoast teams ended in 4-0 scores, with only Belfast the beneficiary of a shutout victory.

The Lions defeated host Erskine Academy of South China 4-0, while Camden Hills fell to defending state Class B state champion and host Gardiner 4-0 and host Rockland/Georges Valley lost to Leavitt of Turner 4-0.

Gardiner 4, Camden Hills 0 … At Gardiner, the Windjammers (3-2) had their hands full with the defending state champions and dropped their second game of the season. Despite the Tigers’ (4-0) dominating all facets of the game, longtime Camden Hills coach Jan Holmes-Jackson said her student-athletes played as well as they could given the quality of their opponent.

“We defended them pretty well,” she said. “Our defense was playing tough and Sarah [Nason] played really well in goal. They were hard, fast shots that she was facing.”

Nason stoned 32-of-38 shot attempts in the cage for Camden Hills, while Ally Beaulieu turned away all four shots she faced for Gardiner. The Tigers also dominated the Windjammers in penalty corners 27-1.

The game was scoreless with a minute left in the first half before Gardiner’s Haley Thibodeau finally broke the tie on a penalty stroke to put Gardiner up 1-0 at the half. Jillian Philbrook, Sabrina Nilkins and Paige Lapointe scored in the second half for the Tigers.

The Windjammers (3-2, 6.9822 points) are sixth in the latest installment of Maine Principals’ Association Heal Points in Eastern Class B, while Mount View of Thorndike (5-0, 19.4083 points) is the top squad in the 14-team region.

Additional game information on the Lions’ win against Erskine Academy and Rockland/Georges Valley’s loss against Leavitt were not available, but will be provided later with this story.

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