If it is late-October, it must be time for the Mount View field hockey team to make its strong annual push in the regional tournament and the home-standing Mustangs did that on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 24 with an exciting 2-1 Eastern Class C quarterfinal playoff victory over Dexter.

The No. 4 Mustangs (11-4) overcame a 1-0 deficit with two second-half goals to outlast the No. 5 Tigers (10-4-1) in the quarterfinals.

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Mount View advances to face No. 1 Foxcroft Academy of Dover-Foxcroft (14-0-1), which defeated No. 9 Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield (6-10) 5-0 in another quarterfinal game on Thursday, in a semifinal playoff clash on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 11 a.m.

The Mustangs do not play the Ponies, but did beat MCI 2-1 in a regular-season game.

At Thorndike in Thursday's quarterfinal, Dexter took a 1-0 lead before the hosts tallied two second-half goals for the victory. Reanna Boulay and Braley Leadbetter caged unassisted goals for the Mustangs.

Peyton Waskon scored, with an assist from Katie Hall, with 25:06 remaining in the first half to give the visiting Tigers a 1-0 halftime cushion.

However, the Mustangs stampeded back over the final 30 minutes as Boulay scored unassisted with 15:29 left to tie the game and Leadbetter scored unassisted with 13 minutes left, which proved the game-winner.

Dinah Bilodeau (4 saves on 5 shots) toiled in the cage for Mount View. Kolby Kain (7 saves on 10 shots) was in the goal for Dexter. An unidentified Tiger player also made a player-save in the first half.

Mount View finished with 14 penalty corners to Dexter's three, which shows the hosts held a field or attack advantage for much of the game. The Mustangs held an 8-5 edge in shots.

The Mustangs play a Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B schedule and, thus, do not play the Tigers during the regular season.

"It was a tough game," said veteran Mount View coach Gloria Hewitt. "Dexter is a scrappy team and they played hard the whole game with no let up. They outplayed us in the first five minutes of the game when they scored and after that we played with intensity and started working our passes better and changing the field more to the right side.

"Dexter couldn't get a handle on Braley Leadbetter. She blew by them almost every time she got the ball. Kersey Boulay had a strong game defensively and was able to change the field effectively to get the ball to Braley. Other strong games were played by Caitlyn Poulin and Brittany Moody. Reanna Boulay scored her 15th goal of the season to help win the game, along with Braley's score."