The Midcoast is fortunate to have several of the premier high school field hockey programs in Eastern Class B in its collective backyard, and saw two of those rivals square off Saturday morning at Belfast Area High School — again with a family twist.

Both the Lions (2-0-1) and visiting Camden Hills (2-2) have come out of the gate strong this season, but the hosts defended their home turf Saturday and cruised to a 3-0 win.

The game marked another meeting between BAHS coach Allen Holmes and his daughter, Jan Holmes-Jackson, who coaches Camden  Hills.

On Saturday, Brooklyn Curry scored two goals to lead Belfast, while Maddy Cummings added the other on an assist from Kari Osgood.

Sierra Wood and Julia Ward combined to make 10 saves in the cage for the Lions, while Windjammer Zia Sulick minded the goal for the visitors. Camden Hills outshot Belfast 15-9 and also held a 13-3 advantage in penalty corners.

A Windjammer penalty helped get the Lions in the scoring column early on, with Curry burying a penalty stroke to put the hosts up 1-0 with 18:59 remaining in the first half. Cummings added an insurance goal at the 6:30-mark on an assist from Osgood, while Curry added her second goal of the day with 21:26 remaining in regulation to round out the scoring.

Belfast coach Holmes collected his 400th career coaching victory last season and is in his 39th year leading the Lions, while Camden Hills coachan Holmes-Jackson is in her 16th season guiding the Windjammers.

VillageSoup sports staff can be reached by phone at 207-594-4401 or by email at