It turns out that not even high winds, rain, cold temperatures, hail or the spirited effort of an opponent can stop the Camden Hills boys soccer team from its appointed rounds of notching wins and pitching shutouts.

The Windjammers scored two early second-half goals en route to Wednesday’s 2-0 victory over the hard-working Lions on weather-ravaged Dennis “Bear” Bryant Field. The game was a makeup from Tuesday, when wet conditions forced the originally scheduled contest to be postponed.

The two squads had to play through difficult weather and slick, rain-saturated field conditions. High winds were the order of the day, as were cold temperatures and an intense five- to 10-minute hail storm.

The two teams continued to play through the rugged elements. Belfast had the wind advantage in the first half but could not take advantage and Camden Hills, with the wind at its back, tallied two second-half goals and played solid defense the rest of the way.

Sam Predham and Wyatt Lafreniere scored less than a minute apart to put the Lions in a quick hole less than five minutes into the second half, after the two teams had battled to a 40-minute, first-half stalemate.

The Windjammers continued their remarkable season of wins and shutouts. Camden Hills, ranked first in Eastern Class B (it also advanced to the regional title game last year) improved to 10-0 on the season, including 10 shutouts.

The Windjammers have outscored foes 37-0 this fall and Wednesday’s victory pushed Camden Hills’ regular-season unbeaten streak to 27 games covering parts of three seasons.

Camden Hills (10-0, 91.0714 points) is first in the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, while Belfast (6-4, 30.1786 points) is ninth in the 18-team region.

Ellsworth, the team that beat Camden Hills in last year’s regional final, is second at 10-0 (79.2092 points) — 11.8622 points behind the Windjammers. The two teams do not play one another during the regular season. The top 12 teams qualify for the regional playoffs.

Wednesday’s game saw Belfast come close to scoring and breaking the Windjammers’ shutout streak, but Camden Hills goalie Ian Cushing (2 saves) was always up for the challenge. Tyler Baker made five saves in the Lion net.

Camden Hills held an 11-3 edge in shots and 3-0 advantage in corner kicks.

After a scoreless first half, Predham scored at 36:39 of the second half, assisted by Andrew Flanagan. Lafreniere scored less than a minute later at 35:43 off a well-placed free kick.

“We saw every form of weather during our game today — blazing sun, overcast, strong winds, temps in the 40s, prolonged hail and a steady downpour,” said Camden Hills coach Ryan Hurley, who has yet to lose a regular-season game in his two years guiding the Windjammers. “The conditions were tough and Belfast played hard. We were fortunate to overcome the elements and a Lions’ team that is coming into their own. We’re looking forward to a great match this weekend for our homecoming [on Saturday, Oct. 8], and hopefully some nicer weather.”

After all the difficult weather that blew across the field Wednesday, the sun came out during the jayvee game and several beautiful rainbows appeared in the cloud-filled sky above Belfast.

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