Before they both head off to the regional playoffs and try to fulfill their quests to finish as state champions, the Mount View and Nokomis field hockey squads met on the fast, artificial surface field at Colby College Thursday night to battle for the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B crown.

However, after 60 minutes of regulation and two eight-minute overtimes of hard, skilled work, the Mustangs and Warriors could decide nothing, as the game ended in a scoreless tie. So, Mount View and Nokomis will share the distinction of league co-champs.

The two squads qualified to play in the league championship game because Mount View (12-1, 141.8639 points) finished first and Nokomis (11-2, 120.1183 points) second in the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings among KVAC Class B teams who toil in Eastern Class B and Western Class B.

Although the final official field hockey Heal Points have not been released, Mount View is first and Nokomis third in Eastern Class B.

The two teams also played a regular-season game Sept. 9, with Mount View winning 2-1 in overtime. The Mustangs have outscored opponents 35-5 in 14 games this season and have recorded 11 shutouts.

“It was a great game [and] well-played on both sides,” said Mustang coach Gloria Hewett. “It was fun to play on turf and under the lights and a tie game was not a bad way to end a game that was so evenly matched.”

Overall, Mount View led 6-2 in shots and 6-5 in penalty corners. Maria Adams (6 saves) was in goal for Nokomis, while Abbie Charrier (2 saves) was in the cage in the first half and Amanda Hall (no saves) in goal for the second half and both overtime periods for Mount View.

The overtime periods are eight minutes and played seven players on seven players. “[The overtimes] are played until someone scores or the time runs out, so they are called sudden-victory overtimes,” Hewett said. “It’s a long game when you play through both overtime periods.”

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