The second annual Oceanside High School girls soccer preseason kickoff tourney did just that Aug. 25, namely kicked off in style with teams from throughout the Midcoast and beyond honing their skills as the regular season draws closer.

Medomak Valley, Searsport, Belfast, Lawrence of Fairfield, Erskine Academy of South China, Winslow, Brewer, Gardiner and host Oceanside participated in the tournament.

Among local squads, Oceanside finished 1-0-3, Searsport 2-2-1, Medomak Valley 0-2-3 and Belfast 1-1-3.

Erskine Academy had two teams play in the tourney. Oceanside also had two teams scheduled to compete, but combined its squads at the last minute due to a dwindling number of players, prompting a last-minute schedule change.

Oceanside girls soccer coach Darryl Townsend, also one of the event organizers, said it was “another good, successful day of soccer.”

“I think it went great,” he said. “I thought it was a good, competitive day for everybody, but it took a lot of people, obviously, other than just me to pull it off. The boosters helped tremendously as did [athletic director] Jim [Leonard] and all our volunteers.”

Winslow’s Pilar Elias won the juggling competition, while Elias and Black Raider teammate Meg Nedeau won the pairs heading competition. The goalie competition was won by Medomak Valley’s Amanda Hendrickson-Belloguet.

The all-tournament team included: Gardiner’s Kylee Granholm and Katie Boyington; Searsport’s Gwen Higgins and Libby Lane; Erskine I’s Bridget Humphrey and Kelly McCormack; Erskine II’s Marissa Chamberlain and Cassidy Bowden; Brewer’s Synclaire Tasker and Glory Watson; Medomak Valley’s Maria Ennamorati and Hendrickson-Belloguet; Lawrence’s Myrilla Hartkopf and Ahlin Sungsuwan; Oceanside’s Rachel Frye and Payton Billingsley; Belfast’s Ashley Littlefield and Rachel Khan; and Winslow’s Elias and Hillary Libby.

This is the second year the Mariners have hosted the annual tournament. Georges Valley High School, which consolidated with Rockland District High School last year to form Oceanside, held a similar tournament for years prior to that.

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