Both the Belfast girls and Islesboro coed soccer teams were in action at home Thursday afternoon in hopes of picking up crucial victories that would help them ascend up their respective regions into the playoff picture.

Both teams were less than fortunate in their efforts, as both the Lions and Eagles failed to score and fell in their respective contests. The same day, the Searsport girls also continued to search for their first win of the season, but came up short in their game against host Bucksport.

Girls soccer

Oceanside 6, Belfast 0 … At Belfast Thursday, the Mariners got their fourth shutout win of the season as they picked up a convincing decision over the Lions. Bethany Berry scored three goals for Oceanside, while Jill Bradbury, Kate Lee and Brighde Curtin also creased the net for the visitors. Jessie Veilleux added two assists, while Erika Brooks, Kasie Waters and Rosemark McGeady each added one.

Kennadi Grover made two saves on two shots in goal for Oceanside, while Belfast keeper Autumn Jackson made 24 saves on 30 shots. The Mariners held a 6-0 edge in corner kicks, while the Lions held a 10-4 advantage in direct kicks.

With Thursday’s win yet to be reported, Belfast (2-5, 1.4286 points) is 16th in the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standing for Eastern Class B. Hermon (8-1-1, 61.1097 points) is first in the 18-team region.

Bucksport 12, Searsport 1 … At Bucksport Thursday, the Vikings managed to pump one in the net against the talented Golden Bucks, but could not contain the hosts’ high-octane offense and fell by 11 tallies.

Katie McFarlin scored the lone goal for the Vikings, while Sadie Wight and Mindy Pye each tallied three goals and one assist for the Golden Bucks.

Searsport (0-8, no points) is 17th in Eastern Class C, while Fort Kent (6-3, 42.9847 points) is first in the 17-team region.

Boys soccer

Valley 4, Islesboro 0 … At Islesboro Thursday, the Cavaliers shut out the host Eagles and came away with their fourth win of the season. Carrington Miller, Joshua West, Jordan Gillespie and Andrew Margen each scored for Valley of Bingham.

Islesboro (3-4, 4.5788 points) is 10th in Western Class D, while Richmond (6-2-1, 33.6404 points) is first in the 11-team region.

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