The Eastern Class B playoffs are just around the corner, and all four Midcoast high school field hockey teams are in position to earn postseason berths with the regular season winding to a close next week.

Mount View of Thorndike and Belfast both are firmly entrenched in the playoff hunt, with the Mustangs undefeated and in the region’s top spot and Belfast sitting in the middle of the pack in fifth. Camden Hills also appears to have a playoff spot locked up in seventh place with only one game to go, while Rockland/Georges Valley is ninth.

RDHS/GVHS will need a win in its season finale at home against rival Camden Hills next week if it hopes to have a chance to sneak into the eight-team field.

Mount View 8, Erskine Academy 0 … At Thorndike, the Mustangs galloped past the visiting Eagles of South China and earned their ninth shutout of the season. Brianna Moody and Katie Cloutier each had two goals and an assist to lead the hosts, while Hayleigh Kein added a goal and two assists in the victory. Also getting in on the scoring action were Cheyenne Dyer (goal), Janelle Thornley (goal), Chrissy Larrabee (goal) and Mercedes Reynolds (assist).

Goalies Amanda Hall and Abbie Charrier combined to make two saves on two shots for Mount View, while Tabitha Plourde saved 32 of the 46 shots she faced for Erskine Academy.

Mount View (11-0, 105.0888 points) is first in the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings 14-team Eastern Class B region. Nokomis of Newport (9-2, 79.2012 points) is second, 25.8868 points behind the Mustangs.

Belfast 1, Maranacook 0 … At Readfield, the Lions got their first win in a week after tying their last three contests with a shutout victory over the Black Bears. Ashland Hall banged the back of the cage with 8:05 left in the game on an assist from Helene Wallace, which proved to be the game-winner for Belfast. Goalie Paxton Mohney made five saves for Belfast, while Megan Dood turned away 14-of-15 shots in the cage for the Black Bears.

Belfast (7-2-3, 65.2219 points) is fifth in Eastern Class B. Mount View (11-0, 105.0888 points) is first in the 14-team region.

Nokomis 3, Camden Hills 1 … At Newport, the Windjammers dropped a two-goal decision to the Warriors in a game that would have solidified their position as a playoff team in Eastern Class B.

Lyndsey Whitney scored for Nokomis with 22:43 left in the first half on an assist from Marissa Shaw, while Abbi Donaldson also scored on an assist from Jordan McGinnis with 11:18 left in the first half. Shaw added an unassisted goal minutes later at the 7:44-mark, accounting for the Warrior scoring.

Taylor Porter had an unassisted goal for Camden Hills with 11:20 left in regulation.

Sarah Nason made 10 saves for Camden Hills, while Maria Adams turned away five shots for Nokomis. The Warriors outshot the Windjammers 10-6 and held a 10-4 edge in penalty corners.

Camden Hills (6-5, 36.7456 points) is seventh in Eastern Class B. Mount View (11-0, 105.0888 points) is first in the 14-team region.

Waterville 1, Rockland/Georges Valley 0 … At Waterville, the Purple Panthers were able to hold off the visitors and earned their fifth win of the season.

Kayla Maheaux scored the lone goal of the game for Waterville with 22:49 remaining in the second half. Ciara Smalley made eight saves in the cage for RDHS/GVHS, while Waterville’s goalie, whos name was unavailable, made four saves. Waterville outshot Rockland/Georges Valley 9-4 and held a 5-4 edge in penalty corners.

Rockland/Georges Valley (3-8-1, 16.5533 points) is ninth in Eastern Class B. Mount View (11-0, 105.0888 points) is first in the 14-team region.

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