Making the same 200-mile jaunt they had last year in what proved to be its final game of the 2009 season, the No. 6 Mount View boys soccer team likely had revenge on its mind Wednesday as the Mustangs made the long journey north to “The County” to battle No. 3 Presque Isle in the Eastern Class B quarterfinals.

However, the host Wildcats showed the Mustangs their high seeding was no fluke and send the visitors home in an elimination game for the second straight season as Presque Isle blanked Mount View 4-0 Wednesday afternoon at the Dr. Gehrig T. Johnson Athletic Complex.

Isaac LaJoie, Wilder York, Jacob Player and Brandon Bonville all creased the net for Presque Isle, while Player, Sam Clukey, Josh Allen and Caleb Mathers added assists for the hosts in the victory.

Chris Montminy made seven saves for Mount View (7-6-2), while Presque Isle keeper Andrew Kofstad turned away four shots for the hosts. Presque Isle (13-1-1) outshot Mount View by a significant margin, peppering the visitors 25-5 and also held a 3-0 advantage in corner kicks.

Presque Isle will now await the winner of No. 2 Camden Hills and No. 7 John Bapst of Bangor, who will face off in the quarterfinals Thursday, Oct. 28. The Wildcats will either travel to Camden Hills for a 2 p.m. semifinal playoff game Saturday, Oct. 30 or host the Crusaders, time and date to be determined.

Mount View coach Chris Hink said that about two minutes into the game, ” the level of play displayed by Presque Isle completely took us by surprise.”

“After the game the boys even said they definitely were not expecting them to be that good,” he said. “It is not that we played bad it was that Presque Isle played so well it made our play different then we were used to. [It was] definitely a learning experience.”

Presque got on the board with 27:20 remaining in the first half as Player found Bonville for the first score of the game, while Clukey made a nice pass to Player later in the half, who beat Montminy with 3:56 left to put the hosts up 2-0.

York creased the net with 28:31 remaining in the first half on an assist from Allen, while Lajoie added another score with 9:55 left on an assist from Mathers to round out the scoring.

Just two weeks ago, the Mustangs were on the outside looking in on the Eastern Class B playoffs, but Mount View regrouped and won four of its final five regular-season contests to battle into the postseason field. In the end, with the way Wednesday’s game played out not withstanding, Hink and the ‘Stangs were pleased with the progress they made to end the year.

“As a team [after the game] we talked about the only disappointment in our season was that we were not able to have a better showing in [Wednesday’s] game, but overall we were very happy with the improvements made throughout the season, that we were able to put ourselves in such a position to be able to play a great team like Presque Isle,” Hink said.

Village NetMedia Associate Sports Director Mark Haskell can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail at mhaskell@villagesoup.com.