Waldo County student-athletes — from boys and girls soccer to golf and field hockey — were in action Sept. 6 in hopes of picking up early-season victories.

Among the winners on the day were the unbeaten Belfast field hockey team and the Searsport golf squad, while the Mount View field hockey team and Belfast golf squads came up short.

The Belfast boys and girls soccer teams also were in action against Winslow, with the boys earning a 2-2 double-overtime tie and the the girls falling 4-0.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Field hockey

Belfast 5, Waterville 1

At Belfast Sept. 6, the Lions (3-0) roared to their second convincing win in as many days with a four-goal triumph over the visiting Purple Panthers.

Maddy Cummings scored two goals and added an assist to lead Belfast, while Logan Blood also scored two goals, McKenzie Thibodeau, one goal; and Lexi Nelligan, Kelsey Grass and Hannah Bailey, all added an assist.

Jenna Gagnon scored the lone goal for Waterville.

Julia Ward made 10 saves on 11 shots in the cage for Belfast, while Val Spaulding made seven saves on 12 shots in goal for Waterville.

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Winslow 6, Mount View 1

At Thorndike Sept. 6, the Black Raiders scored twice in the first half and never trailed en route to their third win of the year.

Leading Winslow on the pitch were Sarah Wildes (goal), Alli Leclair (goal, assist), Mackenzie Winslow (goal), Ciera Poulin (goal), Bethany Winkin (goal), Joann Bourgoin (assist) and Sierra Joler (assist).

Braley Leadbetter scored the lone goal for Mount View (1-2) in the first half, on an assist from Larissa Hannan.

Abbie Charrier played in the cage for Mount View, while Alexis Lachance played in goal for Winslow. The Black Raiders outshot the Mustangs 13-7 and held a 10-8 edge in penalty corners.

Boys soccer

Belfast 2, Winslow 2 (2OT)

At Belfast on Sept. 6, the host Lions forged a deadlock with the visiting Black Raiders. For the Lions, Yanni Rakis and David Flood scored goals and Marcus Riley and Rakis added assists. Tremmil Groene made 13 saves on 25 shots in the Lion net.

Rakis scored on Riley’s assist before Gabe Smith tallied goals for Winslow to give the visitors a 2-1 cushion. Flood converted the equalizer, on Rakis’ assist, with five minutes left in the second half.

Both teams had two shots in overtime.


Maine Central Institute 8, Belfast 1

At Northport Golf Club Sept. 6, the Huskies had little trouble with the host Lions (1-3) and roared to the victory. MCI won the match with a nine-hole, four-golfer total of 168 to 192. Belfast lost five of the individual six matches, with the lone Belfast victory going to Doyle Bailey by forfeit.

MCI’s Gavin Dugas shot 36 to earn medalist honors.

The individual results, with Lions listed first, were: Tim Stichy (43) lost to Dugas (36); Larry Dyer (48) lost to Kael McCarthy (44); Alex Fritz (47) lost to Dylan Watrous (42); Grant Starrett (58) lost to Trevor Kitchum (43); Logan Mitchell (63) lost to Nate Tilton (54); and Bailey (55) won by forfeit.

Searsport 204, Washington Academy 273

At Barrens View Golf Course in Jonesboro Sept. 6, the Vikings earned their first win of the season, this time over the host Raiders. “The Vikings are showing improvement in each area of the game as the season progresses,” said coach Gerry French.

Searsport’s Alex Carroll earned medalist honors shooting 38.

Searsport’s individual scores were: Carroll, 38; Dillan Moody, 53; Rica Barloso, 55; Alex Woodward, 58; and John Guerette, 68.

Washington Academy’s individual scores were: Bryant Marsh, 53; Matt Pluisted, 57; Will Somes, 81; and Nick Lavinge, 82.

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