The Busline League field hockey championship game is set, with the regular-season seeds holding true for the top two teams.

Top-ranked Camden-Rockport (6-0-3) and No. 2 Oceanside West (7-1-1) each prevailed in their semifinal contests and advance to the Busline League championship game, originally scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 15 at Camden-Rockport Middle School, but now pushed to Monday, Oct. 17 at 4 p.m. at the same site.

In Wednesday’s semifinal playoff games, the Schooners earned a 2-1 win over No. 4 Boothbay (4-5-1), while the No. 2 Mariners dispatched No. 3 Troy Howard of Belfast (3-5-1) 2-0.

In a prelim playoff Oct. 11, No. 4 Boothbay beat No. 5 Great Salt Bay of Damariscotta (0-9), score unavailable.

Camden-Rockport 2, Boothbay 1 … At Camden Oct. 13, the Schooners sailed past the visiting Wildcats and onto the finals. Rose Flanagan and Alice Podolsky each scored for CRMS, while Caroline Keefe added an assist. Flanagan scored 7:09 into the first half, with the hosts taking a 1-0 lead into halftime. Boothbay tied the game before the Schooners called a timeout to regroup, and later saw Keefe thread a nice pass to Podolsky, who scored what proved the game-winner.

The Schooners held a 17-3 edge in penalty corners.

Schooner coach Lindsey Clement said Halsey Yattaw, Harper Gordon and Frances Pendleton had “fabulous games. Halsey did a great job as our left mid, backing up our forwards and keeping the ball wide. Her passes were perfectly paced and placed. Harper did a great job as our right mid, stopping their offense and carrying the ball down the side. Harper’s dodges were perfect and allowed her to stay wide, advance the ball, and send the ball into the circle. This, by far, was the best game that Harper and Halsey have had all season … Frances Pendleton also had a fabulous game. Her drives were wide, hard, and accurate.”

The coach said Willow Grinnell also had a strong effort. “Willow did a great job dribbling and dodging on the wing. Once she had used her skills and speed to beat Boothbay, she did a great job sending the ball into the circle.”

Oceanside West 2, Troy Howard 0 … At Rockland Oct. 13, The Mariners prevailed in a shutout win over the Lions and advanced to the championship game. Mariah Harris and Mary Allen each scored for Oceanside West, while Lauren Hoppe made eight saves in the cage for the hosts to preserve the shutout. “This was a great game with both teams playing hard,” said Mariner coach Andrea Garver.

Regular-season result

Camden-Rockport 2, Oceanside West 1 … On Oct. 5 in a regular-season game, the Schooners edged the Mariners. CRMS goals were scored by Podolsky and Grinnell, with Grinnell adding an assist. Schooner goalie Casha Tartt made six saves.

Hannah Nickerson scored for Oceanside to tie the game 1-1. CRMS scored the game-winner in the second half. “Both teams played hard in less-than-perfect conditions,” said Mariner coach Garver. “Sophie Hall of Oceanside played an amazing defensive game, stopping several possible breakaways for CRMS. Kaylee Dennison and Makayla VanBlarcom also played well for the Marriners. Kaylee fought hard to keep the ball in the Oceanside offensive end and Makayla did a great job on the wing carrying the ball quickly down the sideline for Oceanside.”

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