Waldo County’s richest and storied high school athletic rivalries were renewed on the soccer pitch Monday, Sept. 28 as Belfast and Mount View sent teams up and down Route 137 for a pair of mid-afternoon, early-season rivalry games.

For the Mustangs, it was their second games of the campaign — each coming off weekend wins over Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield — while it was the first contests of the season for the Lions.

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In the end, Mount View climbed to 2-0 as the boys rallied to collect a 4-2 home win over the Lions in Thorndike, while the Mustang girls scored the first five goals and rode that momentum to an 8-2 victory in Belfast.

The following is a recap of those contests:


Mount View 8, Belfast 2

At Belfast Sept. 28, the Mustangs had their way with the host Lions from the get-go — and got a supreme scoring effort from Gabby Allen — on their way to a lopsided win. Mount View led 5-2 at halftime.

Allen had not one, but two hat tricks on the afternoon, amassing six of the team’s eight goals for the visitors. Sage Pound and Mia Ray also creased the net in the win for the ‘Stangs, while Gabby Ravin and Sage Pound added three assists.

Anna Schortz and Emma Waldron tallied goals for the Lions, while Natalie Hamlin added one assist.

Gabby Hanks and Jordan Von Oesen combined to make three saves on six shots in goal for Mount View, while Iris Carpenter made nine saves on 27 shots in net for Belfast.


Mount View 4, Belfast 2

At Thorndike Sept. 28, the Mustangs overcame a two-goal deficit to double up the visiting Lions. Belfast held a 1-0 edge at halftime.

Draedyn Furrow netted two goals in the win for Mount View, while Noah Hurd scored the game-winner and Tyler Russell added a late insurance goal for the ‘Stangs. Russell also added an assist in the win.

Holden Nichols and Jonah Lovejoy creased the net for Belfast.

Ricky Nelson minded the net for the Mustangs as did Chance Clark for the Lions.

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