The Belfast and Oceanside field hockey teams squared off on Thursday, Sept. 16, as the Lions swung to their fourth high school stick win in five games.

The Lions emerged with a 3-0 road victory over the Mariners in Rockland, two days after they collected a 3-1 home win over Old Town in Northport.

Belfast’s Natalie Curry. Photo by Zack Miller

The Mariners also came up short on Tuesday, Sept. 14, as they fell 4-1 against Morse of Bath.

Additionally, on Thursday, Sept. 16 as Camden Hills emerged with hard-fought, 2-1 home win over Bangor in Rockport and Mount View worked overtime to edge Maranacook of Readfield 3-2 in Thorndike.

The action continued for area teams on Saturday, Sept. 18 as the Mariners fell 11-0 to Lawrence of Fairfield, Mustangs were downed 5-0 by Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield and Windjammers lost 3-0 to Mount Ararat of Topsham.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Lawrence 11, Oceanside 0

At Fairfield Sept. 18, the talented Bulldogs prevailed via shutout over the Mariners.

Maddy Niles led Lawrence with four goals.

The Bulldogs held a 19-1 edge in shots and 15-1 advantage in penalty corners.

Mackenzie Hobbs made a bevy of saves in the cage for the Mariners.

Maine Central Institute 5, Mount View 0

At Thorndike Sept. 18, the Huskies swung past the host Mustangs. MCI led 2-0 at halftime.

Hannah Weaver scored four of the team’s five goals for the visitors, while Gracie Moore added one.

Ella Sawyer made 27 saves on 34 shots in the cage for the ‘Stangs, while Keydaliz Rivera played in goal for the Huskies.

Belfast 3, Oceanside 0

At Rockland Sept. 16, the Lions, after a season-opening loss to Lawrence of Fairfield, won their fourth straight game, this time over the host Mariners.

Audra Faulkingham, Mia Winslow and Breanna Shorey caged goals in the win for Belfast.

Belfast’s Breanna Shorey, right, and Oceanside’s Maddy Ripley. Photo by Zack Miller

The Lions held an 11-5 edge in shots and 11-0 advantage in penalty corners.

Madison Shorey recorded the shutout in goal for Belfast, while Mackenzie Hobbs made five saves in the cage for Oceanside.

Oceanside’s Colette Black, back, right, and Belfast’s goalie Madison Shorey. At left is Lion Reagan Seekins. Photo by Zack Miller

Camden Hills 2, Bangor 1

At Rockport Sept. 16, the Windjammers doubled up the Rams and caged in a crucial home win. The game was scoreless after the first quarter, while the squads were tied 1-1 at halftime before Camden Hills took a 2-1 lead at the end of three quarters.

Addie Kelly and Ilanna Lam caged goals for Camden Hills, while Anika Noack scored for Bangor.

Camden Hills held a 12-5 edge in shots, while the foes attempted 12 penalty corners.

Tess Hodgkins made four saves in the cage for the Windjammers, while Lydia Lynch made 10 save in goal for the Rams.

Windjammer coach Lindsey Clement said, “Bangor and Camden [Hills] are usually two evenly-matched teams and yesterday was no exception.”

Camden Hills’ Addie Kelly. Photo by Holly Vanorse Spicer

“We knew the game would come down to who wanted it more,” she said. “Our forwards had two chances early on to score on an empty cage, but shot wide each time. We continued to push offensively throughout the game, and that led to us struggling sometimes to shut down Bangor’s four forwards. Yesterday allowed us the chance to apply what they’ve been working on in practices, but it also showed us the areas will still need to improve upon.”

She added, “Our defense and midfield are continuing to work together to best shut down our opponent’s transitions.”

“Each game, and sometimes each quarter, we’re having to regroup defensively. With only four returning varsity players from our last competitive season, our girls are working tirelessly to make their mark and we’re seeing a lot of underclassmen step up to contribute. Delfina De Acevedo Ramos, a sophomore, broke up numerous scoring opportunities for Bangor thanks to her smart positioning, composure, and clean stick skills.”

Camden Hills players are ready for action. Photo by Holly Vanorse Spicer

Mount View 3, Maranacook 2 (OT)

At Thorndike Sept. 16, the Mustangs penned in their first win of the regular season, this against the visiting Black Bears. The game was tied 1-1 after the first quarter and 2-2 at halftime, as the foes went scoreless in the second half.

Alexa Coffin scored the three goals in the win for Mount View. Natasha Grass and Kasey Mushlit scored for Maranacook.

Ella Sawyer made seven saves on 10 shots in the cage for the Mustangs, while Esme Jarlson made four saves on seven shots in goal for the Bears.

Belfast 3, Old Town 1

At Northport Sept. 14, the Lions swung past the visiting Coyotes. The game was scoreless at halftime before Belfast took a 2-1 lead after three quarters.

Audra Faulkingham caged a goal and added two assists for Belfast, while Kara Richards and Natalie Curry added one goal and Mia Winslow one assist.

Abby Shorette scored for Old Town, off an assist by Madeline Arsenault.

Belfast held a 16-12 edge in shots, while Old Town finished with a 13-10 advantage in penalty corners.

Madison Shorey made 11 saves in the cage for Belfast and Chelsea Cote 12 stops in goal for Old Town.

Morse 4, Oceanside 1

At Rockland Sept. 14, the Shipbuilders bested the host Mariners.

Lily Clifford and Dylan Barr scored two goals to lead the Morse offense, while Colette Black caged the lone goal for Oceanside.

Morse held a 5-4 edge in shots and 6-4 avantage in penalty corners.

Mackenzie Hobbs made four saves in the cage for the Mariners, while Gracie Hawks made two saves in goal for the Shipbuilders.

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