Waldo County high school pitch squads — though not as many as scheduled due to various reasons — were in search of early-season wins on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 10-11, as well as Monday, Sept. 13, but only one soccer team experienced the sweet taste of victory, that being one which waited quite some time to begin its campaign.

On the boys side, Mount View of Thorndike booted to a 4-0 win over Waterville on Saturday, while Belfast lost 4-1 at home to Winslow on Friday and Searsport fell 3-1 on the road against George Stevens Academy of Blue Hill, also on Saturday.

The Mustang boys originally were scheduled to play Friday, but the game was pushed to Saturday due to heavy rain early Friday afternoon that saturated the Mustang field. Mount View also had been unable to play early-scheduled games due to COVID issues at the school.

Belfast’s Jonah Lovejoy (7), among others. Photo by Mark Haskell

On the girls side, the SDHS Vikings also dropped a 3-1 decision to the Eagles.

The Mount View girls had their game with Waterville postponed due to a COVID-19 outbreak on the team and will not be eligible to return to action until Monday, Sept. 20, said athletic director Tom Lynch.

Additionally, the Mustang boys later netted a 5-1 win over Nokomis of Newport on Monday, Sept. 13.

Belfast’s Zepherin Leppanen. Photo by Mark Haskell

The following is a recap of reported results:

Boys soccer

Mount View 5, Nokomis 1

At Thorndike Sept. 13, the Mustangs collected their second win in three days, this time over the visiting Warriors. The squads were deadlocked 1-1 at halftime.

Draedyn Furrow pumped in four goals in the win for the Mustangs, while Cole Ripley added one score and Isaac Widmer, Anthony Lepore and Hunter Penney one assist. Connor Sides had the goal for Nokomis.

Declan Knowlton made 11 saves in net for Mount View and Owen Upton 12 stops in goal for Nokomis.

The Mustangs held a 19-14 advantage in shots, while the Warriors secured a 2-1 edge in corner kicks.

Winslow 4, Belfast 1

At Belfast Sept. 10, the Black Raiders scored the first four goals and bested the host Lions.

Andrew Poulin netted three goals in the victory for Winslow and Thorn Dubois one, while Zepherin Leppanen tallied the lone score for Belfast.

Mount View 4, Waterville 0

At Thorndike Sept. 10, the Mustangs — after being penned in through the first few weeks of the season due to COVID-19 — broke out and bested the visiting Purple Panthers. Mount View led 1-0 at halftime.

Draedyn Furrow pumped in three goals for Mount View and Isaac Widmer one, while Tyler Russell added one assist.

Declan Knowlton minded the net for the hosts and made four saves.

Belfast’s Lincoln Outerbridge. Photo by Mark Haskell

George Stevens Academy 3, Searsport 1

At Blue Hill Sept. 11, the Eagles soared past the visiting Vikings.

Cyrus Blake scored two goals for GSA and Fred Coit one, while Gage Ellis netted the lone score for Searsport.

Josh Wright made 18 saves on 25 shost in goal for the Vikings, while Harrison Walden made five saves on eight shots in net for the hosts.

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