With the conclusion of the regular season but a few days away, Midcoast high school soccer teams are scrambling for wins in hopes of continuing to ascend up the Maine Principals’ Association regional Heal Point ladders and into the postseason.

The Mount View and Belfast boys are well on their way to the playoffs and strengthened their cases with victories Wednesday, while the Medomak Valley boys and Mount View girls fell in their respective contests in Eastern Class B action.

Additionally, the Georges Valley boys again proved competitive, but fell short in a Mountain Valley Conference loss in Thomaston.

Boys soccer

Belfast 1, Medomak Valley 0 … At Belfast, on senior day, the Lions avenged a double-overtime tie with the Panthers from earlier this year and came away with a shutout victory. Yanni Rakis scored the lone goal for the Lions on a cross from Jeremiah Kahn with 13:25 remaining in the first half. Belfast’s Tremmil Groene (9 saves) and Medomak Valley’s Robbie Griffin (3 saves) toiled in goal for their respective clubs.

Medomak Valley outshot Belfast 6-4 and held a slim 3-2 advantage in corner kicks.

Belfast (7-6, 47.3214 points) is sixth in Eastern Class B, while Medomak Valley (2-7-2, 20.5357 points) is 12th. Presque Isle (13-0, 110.8418 points) is first in the 18-team region.

It was the final regular-season home game for Lion seniors Kahn, Andrew Smith, Tucker Morehouse, Windham Veevaert and Eric Gaulin.

Belfast also won the jayvee game 3-1, as Ryan Rice, assisted by Marcus Riley, Groene from Brennan Moore and Moore unnasisted scored goals for the hosts.

Mount View 2, Winslow 1 … At Winslow, the Mustangs continued their late-season surge by handing the Black Raiders their third loss of the season with a one-goal victory. Zoli Kertesz and Aaron Elkins each creased the nets for the ‘Stangs on assists from Nic Stewart and Zach Mehuren, respectively. Both Mount View goals were less than 30 seconds apart with time winding down in the first half.

Goalies Chris Montminy of Mount View and Mackenzie Michaud of Winslow each turned away four shots for their respective clubs. The Black Raiders outshot the Mustangs 7-6 and held a 2-1 edge in corner kicks.

Mount View (7-4-2, 68.3036) is fifth in Eastern Class B. Presque Isle (13-0, 110.8418 is first in the 18-team region.

Hall-Dale 1, Georges Valley 0 … The Buccaneers have been involved in a bundle of competitive games this season, but Wednesday at Thomaston was another example of Georges Valley being unable to pull out a tough victory.

Sam Shepard scored in the first half to give the Bulldogs of Farmingdale the boost they needed. Hall-Dale, which also beat Georges Valley 3-1 earlier in the season, held an 11-3 edge in shots. The Bucs grabbed a 7-2 advantage in corner kicks. Ben Caron made one save in the Buc net, while the Hall-Dale keeper, whose name was unavailable, made seven stops.

In an interesting side note, brothers Matt and Mike Brown officiated the game.

The Bucs (4-8, 26.9133 points) are 11th, while Wiscasset (11-0-1, 111.3520 points) is first in the 15-team Western Class C region.

Click for photos from the Hall-Dale at Georges Valley game.

Girls soccer

Winslow 3, Mount View 0 … At Thorndike, the host Mustangs were upended at home by the visiting Black Raiders in shutout fashion. Winslow scored two goals in the first half and added another in the second, accounting for the scoring.

Keeper Amanda Larrabee made five saves for Mount View, while E. Terry made two saves for Winslow. The Black Raiders outshot the Mustangs 11-7 and held a 4-1 advantage in corner kicks.

Mount View (0-13, no points) is 18th in Eastern Class B. Caribou (10-1-1, 109.6301 points) is first in the 18-team region.

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