The Busline League middle school soccer single-elimination playoffs moved along at a fast pitch in recent days and "Championship Saturday" is set with the final six squads standing set to vie for league titles.

The championship games will be played on Saturday, Oct. 20 at Point Lookout in Northport, with the coed game at 9 a.m., girls game at 11 a.m. and boys game at 1 p.m.

The Oceanside boys and girls, Camden-Rockport girls and 7th-grade coed, Appleton coed and Great Salt Bay of Damariscotta boys have punched tickets to the finals.

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In the coed final, No. 1 Camden-Rockport 7th (13-0) will face No. 2 Appleton (11-1-1), while in the girls final, No. 1 Camden-Rockport (7-0-1) will face No. 2 Oceanside (7-0-2) and No. 1 Great Salt Bay (9-0) will face No. 2 Oceanside (8-1) in the boys title clash.

The boys final regular-season standings included: Great Salt Bay of Damariscotta 6-0, Oceanside of Thomaston 6-1, Camden-Rockport 5-2, Troy Howard of Belfast 4-3, Medomak of Waldoboro 3-3, Woolwich 2-5, Searsport 1-7 and Wiscasset 0-7.

The girls final regular-season standings included: Camden-Rockport 6-0-1, Oceanside 5-0-2, Woolwich 5-2, Medomak 3-2-2, Great Salt Bay 3-3-1, Searsport 2-5, Troy Howard 1-6 and Wiscasset 0-7.

The coed final regular-season standings included: Camden-Rockport 7th 11-0, Appleton 9-1-1, Camden-Rockport 6th 8-2, Hope 7-3, Lincolnville 6-3-1, Bristol 5-5, Jefferson 4-4, Islesboro 4-5, Nobleboro 3-8, St. George 2-8, Vinalhaven 1-9 and South Bristol 0-11.

First-round boys playoff games saw No. 2 Oceanside defeat No. 7 Searsport 9-0 and No. 4 Troy Howard defeat No. 5 Medomak 3-1 on Monday, Oct. 15. No. 3 Camden-Rockport beat No. 6 Woolwich, score unavailable, on Wednesday, Oct. 10, in a quarterfinal clash.

No. 8 Wiscasset also forfeited to top-seeded Great Salt Bay in a game originally scheduled for Monday, Oct. 15, but was postponed due to rain.

In the semifinals on Wednesday, Oct. 17, No. 2 Oceanside netted a 1-0 win over No. 3 Camden-Rockport, while No. 1 Great Salt Bay posted a 6-1 win over No. 4 Troy Howard.

Thus, No. 1 Great Salt Bay and No. 2 Oceanside will vie for the title.

First-round girls playoff games saw No. 2 Oceanside beat No. 7 Troy Howard on Monday, Oct. 15, while No. 3 Woolwich defeated No. 6 Searsport 6-0 on Wednesday, Oct. 10.

No. 5 Great Salt Bay also posted a 1-0 win over No. 4 Medomak on Wednesday, Oct. 17.

Top-seeded Camden-Rockport received a first-round bye.

In the semifinals on Wednesday, Oct. 17, No. 2 Oceanside posted a 4-3 win over No. 3 Woolwich. Thus, the Mariners earned a berth in Saturday’s title game.

In a Thursday, Oct. 18 semifinal, No. 1 Camden-Rockport defeated No. 5 Great Salt Bay (score unavailable).

Thus, the Schooners and Mariners will vie for the title.

Prelim coed playoff games saw No. 5 Lincolnville beat No. 12 South Bristol 5-0 and No. 9 Nobleboro beat No. 8 Islesboro 3-2 on Monday, Oct. 15. No. 7 Jefferson defeated No. 10 St. George on Friday, Oct. 12, while No. 6 Bristol defeated No. 11 Vinalhaven on Saturday, Oct. 13 in prelim playoff games.

Camden-Rockport 7th, Appleton, Camden-Rockport 6th and Hope received byes to the quarterfinals.

In quarterfinal games on Tuesday, Oct. 16, No. 1 Camden-Rockport 7th beat No. 9 Nobleboro (score unavailable), No. 3 Camden-Rockport 6th beat No. 6 Bristol 6-2 and No. 5 Lincolnville beat No. 4 Hope 2-0.

No. 2 Appleton also posted a 4-0 win over No. 7 Jefferson in the final quarterfinal game on Wednesday, Oct. 17.

In semifinal showdowns on Thursday, Oct. 18, No. 1 Camden-Rockport 7th defeated No. 5 Lincolnville 3-1, while No. 2 Appleton bested No. 3 Camden-Rockport 6th (score unavailable).

Thus, the Schooners and Wildcats will tussle for the title.

The following are recently-reported playoff results, which may or may not include information from both teams (results supplied by coaches or schools):


No. 2 Oceanside 4, No. 3 Woolwich 3 (2 OT)

At Thomaston Oct. 17, the Mariners outlasted the Wildcats to nab a berth in Saturday's title game.

Ava Philbrook scored all four goals in the win for Oceanside.

No. 5 Great Salt Bay 3, No. 4 Medomak 0

At Newcastle Oct. 17, the Cougars prowled past the Riverhawks. Great Salt Bay led 1-0 at halftime.

Marley Lebel scored two goals for the Cougars and Maya Cannon one.


No. 1 Camden-Rockport 7th 3, No. 5 Lincolnville 1

At Rockport Oct. 18, the Schooners booted past the defending league champions and earned a berth in Saturday's title game. Camden-Rockport led 1-0 at halftime.

Jordan Peasley scored the lone goal for Lincolnville. Additional information was unavailable.

No. 5 Lincolnville 2, No. 4 Hope 0

At Hope Oct. 16, the defending champion Lynx netted a shutout victory over the host Hawks to move onto the semifinals. The two sides were scoreless at halftime.

Griffin Dubrow scored for Lincolnville, while Mason Clark added a goal and an assist in the win.

Lincolnville coach Ben Edes said “It was a well-fought match by both sides, so much so that it really was a shame that there had to be a winner.”

“Jaden Johnson sent a pass up to defensive midfielder Mason Clark about five yards past center field near the right sideline,” said Edes. “Clark skillfully drove the sideline before crossing the ball into midfielder Griffin Dubrow who had established himself in open space in the middle of the Hawks’ box. Dubrow smoothly redirected the shot for the score causing pandemonium on the LCS bench. The Lynx picked up an insurance goal two minutes and 25 seconds later on a free kick from just off the corner of the Hawks’s box. Clark teed the ball up and then calmly fired his kick over the crowd and placed it perfectly in the back half of the Hope net.”

Edes added that Roo Boetsch, Avery Luft, Lincoln Outerbridge and Liliana Palise, Bailey Curtis and Clark all played well defensively in front of keeper Aiden Aselton, who minded the net for the Lynx. Alden Howard made 10 saves for Hope.

No. 5 Lincolnville 5, No. 12 South Bristol 0

At Lincolnville Oct. 15, the Lynx emerged victorious with a shutout of the Mariners. Lincolnville led 4-0 at halftime.

Leading the Lincolnville offense was Jordan Peasley (goal), Griffin Dubrow (goal, assist), Mason Clark (2 goals) and Aiden Aselton (goal).

Aselton had the shutout in goal for the Lynx.

“The scoring started at the 2:21 mark when right midfielder Jaden Johnson intercepted a Mariners’ pass in the South Bristol end, drove towards the corner and sent in an accurate pass to left midfielder Griffin Dubrow,” said Lincolnville coach Ben Edes. “Dubrow controlled the ball and then sent a heel pass into to striker Jordan Peasley that Peasley was able to field on the fly as he penetrated into the box past the defense and finished nicely to his right past the keeper. [Goal] Number two came one minute and 31 seconds later after a hand ball call just outside of right side of the Mariners’ box.  Midfielder Mason Clark teed it up and sent it arching in over everyone to find the back of the net.  Dubrow struck again at 9:17 after receiving a pass from midfielder Bailey Curtis.  He drove in from the left to pointblank range and slid it deftly past the keeper.  It was then Clark’s turn again, also unassisted as he stole a ball in the box, dribbled by his coverage, and slammed it home. The second half featured a single goal by keeper Aiden Aselton, out of the nets and playing defensive midfielder.  After spending ten minutes sending excellent passes to his teammates, he stole the ball near the South Bristol box with 43:24 gone, drove through the middle, and sent a fine shot in for the finish.”


No. 1 Great Salt Bay 6, No. 4 Troy Howard 1

At Northport Oct. 17, the Cougars punched their ticket to Saturday’s title game with a win over the Lions. GSB led 3-1 at halftime.

Jack Duncan had three goals in the win for GSB, while Nick Archer added two and Casey Duncan one.

No. 2 Oceanside 1, No. 3 Camden-Rockport 0

At Thomaston Oct. 17, the Mariners edged past the Schooners and into the title game.

Victor Shabani scored the lone goal of the contest for Oceanside.

No. 2 Oceanside 9, No. 7 Searsport 0

At Thomaston Oct. 15, the Mariners netted a lopsided win over the Vikings.

Victor Shabani, Alex Bartlett and Taygan McAllister each netted two goals in the win for the Mariners, while Melvin Sermeno-Ormer, Hayden Jacques and Andrew Gehouskey added one and Bartlett and Jacques one assist.

No. 3 Camden-Rockport 4, No. 6 Woolwich 0

At Camden Oct. 10, the Schooners sailed onto the semifinals with a win over the Wildcats. Camden-Rockport led 1-0 at halftime.

Leading the Schooner scoring attack were Owen Berez (goal), Wilson Fedarko (assist), Avery Hackett (2 goals) and Zanni Sabbatini (goal, 2 assists).

Griffin Carnell made two saves in net for Camden-Rockport.

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