For one team, it was deja vu, while for the other it was a much needed shot in the arm and, like anything in life, it was a matter of perspective.

When the visiting Rockland/Georges Valley and host Belfast field hockey squads met Saturday afternoon, both were shooting for victories. Only one team walked off the field happy even though neither squad won.

RDHS/GVHS and Lions fought to a 1-1, double-overtime tie. It was the third straight 1-1, double-overtime tie for Belfast, a regional playoff-bound team. On the flip side, Saturday’s deadlock gave the postseason hopes of young RDHS/GVHS a shot in the arm.

It also was a confidence builder for RDHS/GVHS, which has been competitive in only a handful of games over the years with the often state-championship driven Lions and their coach Allen Holmes, who has 404 career victories.

Belfast (6-2-3, 52.7959 points) is fourth and Rockland/Georges Valley (3-7-1, 15.5178 points) eighth in the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B. Mount View of Thorndike (10-0, 89.8225 points) is first in the 14-team region.

On a beautiful early fall afternoon, Belfast and RDHS/GVHS toiled to a 1-1 tie. The deadlock did not settle well with the hosts because, well, it was their third straight tie and they controlled much of the play against RDHS/GVHS.

Belfast held a 13-3 edge in shots and 9-1 advantage in penalty corners.

Both of the game’s goals were scored in the first half, with Madison Cummings scoring off an assist from Ashland Hall on a penalty corner with 20:19 left.

RDHS/GVHS answered when Brooke Fournier banged the back of the cage off a Hannah Plourde pass on a corner with 12:16 remaining.

Ciara Smalley made 12 saves in the RDHS/GVHS cage and Sierra Wood two stops in the Lion goal.

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