The No. 4 Mount View field hockey team managed to put a chink in No. 1 Foxcroft Academy's armor — and put quite a scare into the undefeated Ponies as well — during the Eastern Class C semifinals on Saturday, Oct. 26.

But, in the end, the game concluded the same way every other has this season for the Ponies — namely, with a victory.

Abby Simmons scored with 6:59 remaining in double-overtime to give Foxcroft Academy a 2-1 victory and, ultimately, a berth in the regional championship game. It is the second straight year the Ponies advanced to the regional title game, with the squad falling to Belfast in Class B last season.

Foxcroft Academy (15-0-1) will face Winslow (15-1) for the Eastern Class C title.

Mount View's season ended at 11-5.

Mustang coach Gloria Hewett said she was "proud of her girls for playing so well and not letting up." She added that the two teams were so evenly matched she felt the game was going to go to penalty corners following the two eight-minute, 7-on-7 overtimes.

"It was a great game," she said. "Good sportsmanship, good referees, good fans on both sides and great girls on both teams. My team played their hearts out and everyone had a successful game. They just happened to score in the second overtime before we did."

Though the Mustangs fell to the Ponies, they became the only squad this season to score a goal on the Ponies when Kersey Boulay tied the score with 2:15 remaining in regulation.

Hewett also was particularly proud of that accomplishment.

"Both sets of fans went wild when that happened," she said. "It was definitely an exciting game right to the end."

Fern Morrison also scored a first-half goal for Foxcroft Academy. Simmons, who is a sweeper, took the ball roughly 60 yards and beat Mount View goalie Dinah Bilodeau for the game-winner.

Bilodeau made five saves on seven shots in the cage for the 'Stangs, while Brianna Skolfield made six saves on 19 shots in goal for the Ponies. Both teams attempted eight penalty corners.

Foxcroft Academy outscored opponents 57-0 during the regular season and defeated No. 8 Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield 5-0 in the quarterfinals.

Mount View defeated No. 5 Dexter 2-1 in an earlier quarterfinal playoff game in Thorndike.