For the first time since 2011, there will be a new high school regional field hockey champion in Eastern Class B.

Belfast won back-to-back regional titles in 2011 and 2012, but the No. 5 Lions' playoff run came to an end on Saturday, Oct. 26 against No. 1 Nokomis.

The Warriors, who recently survived a double-overtime scare in a 2-1 quarterfinal playoff win against No. 8 Camden Hills, had no trouble finding the cage against the Lions and surged into the regional championship game with a 4-0 victory.

Belfast defeated No. 4 Oceanside of Rockland/Thomaston 2-1 in overtime in the quarterfinals to advance. The Lions' season ended at 8-8.

Nokomis (16-0) will face No. 2 Old Town (14-1-1) for the regional title on Tuesday, Oct. 29.

On Saturday against BAHS, Drew Graves scored a pair of goals for Nokomis, while Mikayla Pelkey and Mikayla Charters also scored for the hosts.

Madison Littlefield made seven saves on 12 shots in the cage for Belfast, while Kendra Underhill made two saves on four shots in goal for Nokomis. The Warriors held a 9-4 edge in penalty corners.

Belfast coach Jan Holmes-Jackson, in her first year leading the Lions, said she was proud of her team and “they worked hard, [but] we just couldn't get much offense going.”

Pelkey got Nokomis on the board with 23:41 left in the first half, though the Belfast defense stood tall the rest of the first half.

The Warriors then took control in the second half when Charters scored with 18:18 left and Graves added insurance goals at the 14:31 and 5:11 marks, respectively.

Belfast won the state Class B title in 2011 over York and lost in the state championship game in 2012 to Leavitt of Turner.

The winner of Tuesday's Nokomis and Old Town game will face either York or Spruce Mountain of Livermore Falls for the state Class B title this fall.