Tuesday’s high school girls soccer game between visiting Mount View and host Oceanside featured a pair of squads headed in different directions.

The Mariners are, of course, “new” to Class B this year and are on their way to a home postseason contest in the upcoming Eastern Class B playoffs, and also are in the discussion to participate in the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B championship game in the coming weeks.

The Mustangs, although continuing to work hard and improve, have not won a game this season and are 0-61-1 in their last 62 games, with their last victory coming Sept. 14, 2007.

Mount View played admirably against tough Oceanside Tuesday afternoon at Sam Pendleton Field, but, ultimately, came up short as the Mariners cruised to a 3-0 victory.

The win was the 199th career victory for Oceanside coach Darryl Townsend, who will guide the Mariners Friday, Oct. 7 in a pivotal road match against Heal Point-worthy Leavitt of Turner in hopes of picking up not only win number 200, but, more importantly, the team’s ninth victory as the regular season winds to a close.

Townsend is in his 18th year coaching Midcoast girls varsity soccer, 17 of which came at Georges Valley High School, where he won the state Class C title once and reached the state game twice. Townsend’s career mark is 199-42-29 (.826 winning percentage)

On Tuesday, Jill Bradbury, Emma Spencer and Erika Brooks each scored for the Mariners, while Emily Gould added two assists and Bethany Berry and Jessie Veilleux each one.

Amanda Larrabee was busy all afternoon in net for Mount View and did a superb job against the potent Mariner offense, turning away 29-of-32 shots. Oceanside’s Kennadi Grover made one save on the shot she faced, while the hosts also held a 15-0 edge in corner kicks. The Mustangs led 5-3 in direct kicks.

The Mariners wasted little time getting on the board in the early going after Berry pushed a nice through ball to Bradbury, who fired a low shot past the Mount View keeper for the game’s first score at the 33:36-mark.

The two squads then played scoreless for nearly 30 minutes before the hosts added an insurance goal, which saw Gould put a shot on goal from about 20 yards that slipped through Larrabee’s fingers and onto the foot of Spencer who, postioned in front of the goal, tapped in the game’s second goal at the 5:27-mark.

Oceanside led 2-0 at the end of the first half and put the game out of reach with 28:49 remaining, when Veilleux served a pretty ball in front of the goal to Gould, who settled and fired from point-blank range, only to have the attempt stoned by Larrabee. However, the ball bounded back into play and onto the capable foot of Brooks, who buried the shot from eight yards.

While the score of Tuesday’s game had not officially been reported as of this report, Oceanside (7-2-1) is third in the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, while Mount View (0-10, no points) is 18th (last). Hermon (8-1-1) is first in the 18-team region.

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