It was not, by any stretch, what one would call a pleasant day for high school boys soccer as rain and cold hit the Midcoast Saturday morning. But, at least the contest was played on the artificial surface field at Point Lookout in Northport.

That is where Mount View of Thorndike traveled to face host Camden Hills in a late-season Kennebec Valley Conference Class B showdown of playoff-bound teams. The game was postponed from Friday due to inclement weather and moved to Point Lookout Saturday due to the fact Don Palmer Field in Rockport was saturated.

After a tough, sometimes heated battle, Camden Hills remained unbeaten with a 2-0 victory on the fast, wet turf. The Windjammers earned their 12th shutout in 13 games and have outscored opponents by an astounding 66-1 margin.

It appears Camden Hills, before making a run in the Eastern Class B tournament, will play for the KVAC Class B crown on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 3 or 3:30 p.m. against Maranacook of Readfield at the CARA fields in Augusta (just off route 17 behind the Maine veterans’ home). The Black Bears are 12-0-1 and have compiled 122.7679 points as the second seed in Western Class B.

Camden Hills (12-0-1, 120.0893 points) is third in Eastern Class B and Mount View (7-5-2, 70.9821 points) fifth. Ellsworth (13-0, 116.1990 points) sits atop the 18-team region. The Heal Points do not reflect Saturday’s outcome.

While Camden Hills has continued to battle for the top spot in the region all season, the Mustangs started the season 3-3-2 before winning four straight recent competitive games to put themselves in solid playoff position.

While Friday’s game was postponed due to poor weather, Saturday morning did not turn out any drier as rain and cold air dominated most of the game. The artificial turf field, which neither team has played on this season, added another level of challenge for the student-athletes. However, the teams played a hard game until Camden Hills took home a 2-0 win.

“We are excited,” said first-year Camden Hills coach Ryan Hurley. “We showed we can play with anybody and this is a good example.”

Sam Predham and Andy Stevick netted goals for Camden Hills, while Malcolm Steele added an assist for the Windjammers.

Ian Cushing (2 saves) maintained the goal for the ‘Jammers, while Chris Montminy made three stops in Mount View’s net.

Camden Hills held a 5-3 edge in shots on goal and a 7-1 advantage in corner kicks.

Despite the loss, Mount View coach Chris Hink said he was proud of his young athletes. He said they met the challenge and played hard. “[The Windjammers] are loaded [with talent],” he said. “They are absolutely loaded and we held our own.”

“What we tried to do in the first half, we executed,” Hink said. “Just play the way we have been playing. Keep them up,” he said of what he is trying to do with his team. “We are the underdog. We just have to deal with what’s given to us and do the best we can and these guys did a good job doing that.”

Last year, Mount View beat Camden Hills in both regular-season games and the league championship. So, on Saturday, the ‘Jammers were full of motivation to beat the ‘Stangs and keep prepping for the league and regional playoffs.

“So they were petty fired up to play, but we just looked at this as a trial run for the playoffs,” Hurley said. “This is a really good team [in Mount View]. Tthey are going to be in the playoffs and we could see them again potentially and we just wanted to come out and play really hard.”

Hink said he looks forward to the regional playoffs as well and has faith in the Mustangs. “If we continue working on it, keeping our shape, then it’s going to be tougher for teams like that to score [against us],” he said.

In the first half Saturday, the game set its pace as a back-and-forth affair. Neither team had made clear gains except for a few close opportunities on goal.

The closest of those chances happened with about a minute left in the first half off a Mount View penalty kick. Zach Mehuren took his shot from the left with a solid shot. The kick looked strong, but before it could hit the net it rebounded off the far post.

Three minutes into the second half, Camden Hills responded, this time sealing the deal for a goal. Steele made a low cross from the right to Predham, who netted the ball with 37:36 left on the clock to give the hosts a 1-0 advantage.

Stevick added a goal with 32:14 remaining off a penalty kick for the 2-0 final.

Village NetMedia Sports Reporter Frederick Freudenberger can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail at fritz@villagesoup.com.