The high school field hockey season started on the wrong foot — or wrong side of the stick — for Belfast and Mount View on Thursday, Aug. 30.

The Waldo County squads managed one goal between them, which was not enough for either to cement an opening win.

The Lions dropped a 2-1 home match to Lawrence of Fairfield, while the Mustangs went on the road and were downed by Winslow 5-0.

Watch video, and see more photos, below.

The following is a recap of both games:

Lawrence 2, Belfast 1

At Belfast Aug. 30, the Bulldogs held a one-goal lead for much of the 60-minute affair, and bested the Lions by the same margin. Lawrence led 1-0 at halftime.

Elsie Suttie and Nora Buck scored to pace Lawrence, while Macie Larouche logged an assist. Maya Cunningham scored for Belfast, off an assist from Hannah Banks.

Belfast held a 24-13 edge in shots, while Lawrence doubled up the hosts 8-4 in penalty corners. Brooke Richards made nine saves in the cage for the Lions and Marian Zawistowski 16 saves for the Black Raiders.

The Bulldogs took a 1-0 lead when Suttie scored on an early assist from Larouche at the 26:03-mark. The score remained the same between the squads until late in the second half when a penalty corner attempt by Belfast was thwarted, which turned into a transition goal for the Bulldogs by Buck with 6:51 left in regulation.

Cunningham got the Lions on the board, with an assist from Banks, with 13 seconds to play.

Winslow 5, Mount View 0

At Winslow Aug. 30, the Black Raiders boasted to a shutout victory over the visiting Mustangs to begin the season.

Leading the Black Raider scoring attack were Maddie Beckwith (goal), Abby Washburn (2 goals), Bodhi Littlefield (2 goals, assist) and Silver Clukey (assist).

Thurston Illingworth made six saves on 11 shots in the cage for Mount View, while Leah Relotte made five saves on five shots for Winslow.

The Black Raiders also held a 12-4 edge in penalty corners.

In the jayvee game, Winslow earned a 2-1 win. Mount View’s lone goal came from Kate Bourgeois.

Courier Publications' sports staff can be reached by email at or by phone at 594-4401.