The Mount View boys soccer team punched its ticket to the Eastern Class B semifinals with Wednesday afternoon’s 3-0 quarterfinal playoff road win over Winslow.

The No. 5 Mustangs (13-3) advance to the semifinals to play at No. 1 Camden Hills (15-0), which beat No. 9 John Bapst of Bangor (6-7-3) 4-0 in another quarterfinal playoff game Wednesday, on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 1 p.m.

No. 4 Winslow finished 11-4.

In Wednesday’s playoff game, James Philbrick scored two goals and Tim Bennett one for the Mustangs, who also received two assists from Trevor Diemer and one from Jack Simpson.

Mount View held a 19-11 edge in shots, while both teams took three corner kicks. Chris Montminy had eight saves in the Mustang net and Alex Berard six for the Black Raiders.

Mount View secured a bit of revenge Wednesday after it dropped a 3-2 decision to the Black Raiders Oct. 12 in Thorndike in the only meeting of the regular season between the squads.

Wednesday’s playoff game turned out to be a different story as the visitors scored three first-half goals for the victory.

Philbrick scored, assisted by Diemer, at 36:59 and again, assisted by Simpson, at 21:25. Bennett completed the scoring, on an assist from Diemer, at 13:11.

Scoring just over three minutes into the contest took any pressure off the Mustangs early and they thoroughly outplayed the Black Raiders in the first half.

“Once that [first] goal went in, it was like a wakeup [call],” said Mount View coach Chris Hink. “We came out intense and we played well, but that goal gave us that little extra adrenaline rush. The boys played great and they did exactly what they’ve been practicing. And the biggest thing is just working hard. All that other stuff doesn’t matter if you don’t work hard, and they did. They worked their tails off today.”

“I thought we were moving the ball well today,” said Winslow coach Carrie Larrabee. “I thought we came out and moved the ball well on a slippery field and we had opportunities and didn’t capitalize on them. Mount View played really well today.”

The Black Raiders started freshmen goalie Berard over seasoned senior keeper McKenzie Michaud, who moved to midfield for the playoffs.

“We were looking for one more really strong player on the field that would help us with some offensive opportunities and, as a young goalie, [Alex] Berard has really proven himself and done a great job and McKenzie is one of the strongest field players we have as well,” said Larrabee.

After scoring all three goals in the first half, the ‘Stangs packed it in defensively for the final 40 minutes and were cautious with every move.

“We knew up 3-0 that’s all it takes,” said Hink. “You don’t want to make mistakes and you’ve got the sun [and the glare] coming in [facing the Mount View goal]. But it was about keeping the ball out of our end.”

Mount View has recorded shutouts in its two playoff wins — 4-0 over No. 12 Caribou in the prelims and a 3-0 over the No. 4 Black Raiders in the quarterfinals.

During the regular season, Mount View lost to Camden Hills 3-0 in the teams only game. The Mustangs do not play John Bapst, which beat No. 8 Belfast 1-0 in the prelims. Mount View defeated Belfast 3-0 and 3-2 during the regular season.

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