Playing from behind is a difficult thing to do in high school soccer, which is something the Camden Hills boys squad has not experienced all season.

That scenario continued Friday afternoon at Don Palmer Field in Rockport, where the undefeated, No. 1 Windjammers hosted visiting Mount View of Thorndike in a showdown of two of the top teams in Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B.

Both squads have plenty of talent and depth and could well meet in the league championship in the coming weeks. However, as it has been all season and again on Friday, it was the Windjammers who dominated play on the pitch.

The ‘Jammers have not been scored on all season and that did not change Friday, as the hosts scored in the first six minutes and added a pair of second-half goals en route to a 3-0 victory over the Mustangs.

Malcolm Steele scored a goal and assisted on two others in Friday’s victory, while Andrew Flanagan added a goal and an assist and Sam Predham one goal.

Not only has the Windjammer offense scored 35 goals through nine regular-season games, but the defense has been just as superb, earning its ninth straight shutout and holding the Mustangs, who coincidentally had also scored 35 goals heading into Friday’s contest, to just one shot on goal through 80 minutes.

Ian Cushing made three saves on four shots in goal for Camden Hills, while Chris Montminy made six saves on 18 shots in net for Mount View. The Windjammers also held a 10-0 edge in corner kicks.

To allow no goals through nine games certainly is an impressive feat for coach Ryan Hurley’s squad, which sports one of only three undefeated records (Presque Isle and Ellsworth) remaining in Class B. However, the second-year coach, who has not lost a regular-season game during his two-year stint leading the club, made it clear that, while his kids may be excited about it, that is not that team’s focus.

“We’re just working on getting better every day,” he said. “Personally, I don’t care if we get scored on. I just want us working hard, our fundamentals are sound and that we’re getting better and start working toward our goal. Our goal is not to avoid getting scored on, our goal is to be playing in November. It’s that simple.”

The game’s first tally went on the board a mere 5:21 into the game when Flanagan served the ball on net via a corner kick and it was deflected to Steele in the box, who stuck the ball past Montminy for the game’s first goal.

The two teams battled back and forth as the hosts took a 1-0 lead into halftime, but the Windjammers added an insurance goal with 27:27 left in regulation.

Mount View looked to clear the ball from their end when a Mustang defender had the ball taken from him by Steele from behind and the Windjammer quickly had a 2-on-1 situation with Flanagan.

Steele served the ball through to Flanagan, who forced Montminy to come out of the net, and Flanagan touched it past the short side of the keeper for the game’s second score.

Finally, Predham accepted a pass from Steele across the field, who settled and fired the ball past Montminy for the game’s final tally with less than a second remaining in the game.

Camden Hills (9-0, 71.4286 points) is first in the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, while Mount View (7-2, 37.3214 points) is fourth in the 18-team region.

Interestingly, Windjammers, who played in last year’s regional final, keep piling up regular-season victories. The Windjammers have a 26-game unbeaten streak during the regular season the past two-plus seasons. The last regular-season loss for Camden Hills came, ironically, to Mount View 1-0 Oct. 8, 2009.

In the jayvee game, the Windjammers won 2-0.

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