With the first half of the high school soccer season in the books, Belfast may need to manufacture a bundle of wins if the teams hope to play their way into the Class B North playoff picture.

The squads camp up short in that regard on Thursday, Sept. 20 against Waterville, as the boys settled for a 2-2 tie, which provided a few valuable Heal Points, and the girls fell 5-0 to the Purple Panthers.

Watch Belfast boys video clips below.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Girls soccer

Waterville 5, Belfast 0

At Belfast Sept. 20, the Purple Panthers blanked the host Lions. Waterville led 3-0 at halftime.

Sadie Garling and Paige St. Pierre netted two goals for the visitors and Jayda Murray one.

Sydni Moores made 16 saves on 21 shots in net for Belfast, while Waterville held an 11-1 advantage in corner kicks.

“With four of our starters out with injuries, we were a little outmatched,” said Lion coach Brian Beaulieu. “Some of the younger players really stepped up and played hard. They never gave up or quit. I was extremely proud of the effort the entire team put forth beginning to end. I am seeing a lot of growth.”

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Belfast (1-5, 3.8776 points) is 15th, while Medomak Valley of Waldoboro (5-1-2, 37.7551 points) is first in the 21-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Boys soccer

Belfast 2, Waterville 2 (2 OTs)

At Waterville Sept. 20, the Lions and Purple Panthers battled to a stalemate. Waterville led 1-0 at halftime.

Jonah Lovejoy and Gabe Ruigomez tallied scores for the Lions, while Christopher Williams and Ben Donner scored for the Purple Panthers.

Waterville held a 20-17 advantage in shots, while Belfast led 5-3 in corner kicks.

Max Lewis made nine saves in goal for the visitors and Zach Menoudarakos five saves in net for the hosts.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Belfast (3-3-1, 7.9847 points) is 16th, while Mount View of Thorndike (7-0, 41.4286 points) is first in the 21-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

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