Eleven Midcoast high school soccer teams took to the field for early-round prelim playoff action Friday through Monday, Oct. 22-25, as many advanced to the quarterfinals.

On the girls side on Saturday, No. 12 Oceanside of Rockland prevailed 1-0 (2-1 on penalty kicks) in overtime over No. 5 Waterville and No. 3 Medomak Valley of Waldoboro defeated No. 14 Lake Region of Naples 2-1. No. 11 Mount View of Thorndike fell 5-1 against Mattanawcook Academy of Lincoln, while No. 10 Vinalhaven lost 11-0 to No. 7 Buckfield.

Vinalhaven’s Trey Goodrich, middle, along with Searsport’s Robert Walker (32), Eli Law (21) and Charlie Lewis. Photo by Ken Waltz

Also on Saturday, the No. 11 Oceanside boys lost 2-0 to No. 6 Cony of Augusta.

On the boys side on Friday, No. 7 Belfast netted a 2-1 win over No. 10 Nokomis of Newport, No. 6 Medomak Valley earned a 1-0 win over No. 11 Fryeburg Academy and No. 3 Mount View emerged with an 8-0 victory over No. 14 Houlton.

Also on Friday, the No. 7 Belfast girls fell 3-0 to No. 10 Mount Desert Island.

On Monday, No. 7 Searsport netted a 6-0 win over No. 10 Vinalhaven.

Searsport’s Cole Ellis, left, and Vinalhaven’s Sam Wentworth. Photo by Ken Waltz

The following is a recap of reported playoff results:


No. 12 Oceanside 1, No. 5 Waterille 0 (2OT, PKs)

At Waterville Oct. 23, the Mariners (3-12) outshot the Purple Panthers (7-6-2) 2-1 on penalty kicks and bounced the hosts from the Class B North playoffs.

The game was scoreless at halftime, at the end of regulation and end of two 15-minute overtimes.

Audrey Mackie and Maggie Callahan netted penalty kicks in the win for Oceanside, while Jillian Barnard had a sensational game in net to help the Mariners advance.

“The girls played tough and stayed up for the whole game,” said Oceanside coach Rene Dorr. “Our goalie played awesome. She had some great saves during the game and some great saves on the PKs.”

With the win, Oceanside advances to the quarterfinals, where it will host No. 13 Caribou (3-11-1), which upset No. 4 Winslow (6-6-2), on Thursday, Oct. 28 at 2:30 p.m. The Mariners did not play Waterville or Caribou during the regular season, but split with Winslow — winning 3-1 and losing 4-3.

No. 3 Medomak Valley 2, No. 14 Lake Region 1

At Waldoboro Oct. 23, the Panthers (13-2) pushed past the visiting Lakers (5-9-1) and into the Class B South quarterfinals. The game was scoreless at halftime.

Annie Vannoy and Kytana Williamson creased the net in the win for the Panthers, while Shelby Sheldrick scored off a direct kick for Lake Region.

Medomak Valley held a 16-5 edge in shots and 6-1 advantage in corner kicks.

Addison McCormick minded the net for the Panthers and made two saves, while Emily Rock made 11 saves in goal for the Lakers.

With the win, Medomak Valley advances to the quarterfinals, where it will host No. 6 Wells (9-5-1) Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 3:30 p.m. at Lincoln Academy of Newcastle. Medomak Valley did not play Wells during the regular season.

No. 10 Mount Desert Island 3, No. 7 Belfast 0

At Belfast Oct. 22, the Trojans (5-10) pounced on the Lions (5-9) in the first half and knocked the hosts from the Class B North postseason. MDI led 2-0 at halftime.

Avary Bryer, Natalie Recholtz and Leila Weir netted goals for the Trojans, who did not play the Lions during the regular season.

Ada Curry made five saves on eight shots in net for Belfast, while Sabine Costello-Sander made four saves on four shots for MDI.

The visitors also held a 4-2 advantage in corner kicks.

“It was a tough loss to end a great season,” said Belfast coach Brian Beaulieu. “The Lady Lions haven’t made it to the playoffs in quite a few years. This group of young ladies made me proud at the way they played every game all year and represented our program and Belfast. They won some tough games along the way to earn that No. 7 spot. They never quit until the final whistle all season long.”

No. 6 Mattanawcook Academy 5, No. 11 Mount View 1

At Lincoln Oct. 23, the Lynx (7-5-1) pulled away from the Mustangs (4-10) in the second half and bounced the visitors from the playoffs. Mattanawcook Academy held a 2-1 edge at halftime.

Hannah Coolen netted the goal for Mount View in the 39th minute of the first half, but Sadie McNish’s two goals — off assists from Rylee Bubar and Lauren House — gave Mattanawcook a one-goal lead after 40 minutes.

Isabella Farrington had two goals and an assist in the second half — the latter on a goal from Ereka LeDuke — to put the game out of reach.

Giulia Ferrando made five saves on 12 shots in goal for the ‘Stangs, while Adreyn Stratton made 10 saves on 19 shots in net for the Lynx.

“The scoreline looks a bit lopsided but it was a tight game throughout,” said Mount View coach David Page. “We pressed at the end to get back in it and just got caught on the counterattack. I know this isn’t the way seniors Mia [Rae], Hannah [Coolen] and Giulia [Ferrando] wanted to wrap up their careers, but because of injury we started six girls today with no high school soccer experience before this season. But every one of them battled right to the final whistle because of the leadership of our seniors. And while we’re all disappointed, I’m proud of the girls and the way they battled all season.”

Vinalhaven’s Parker Dickinson, left. Photo by Ken Waltz


No. 7 Searsport 6, No. 10 Vinalhaven 0

At Searsport Oct. 25, the hosts netted three goals in each half and bested the visitors in the battle of the Vikings. Searsport (6-7-1) led 3-0 at halftime.

Chase Brassbridge (2 goals), Cole Ellis (2 goals, assist), Eli Law (goal, 2 assists), Sam Cahill (goal) and Gage Ellis (assist) paced the Searsport offense.

Vinalhaven’s Tanner Lazaro. Photo by Ken Waltz

Josh Wright made two saves on two shots in goal for the hosts, while Tanner Lazaro made 17 saves on 30 shots in net for Vinalhaven (3-6-1).

“After not having a full practice in a week, the kids did a great job coming out intense,” said Searsport assistant coach R.J. Robertson. “We dominated the time of possession and really passed the ball well. There were a few other goal-scoring opportunities that we were a little too unselfish on and passed up open shots. All-around solid game for us. Next round will be a big challenge when we travel to Richmond to take on the always-dangerous Bobcats.”

With the win, Searsport advances to the quarterfinals, where it will face No. 2 Richmond (10-4) on Tuesday, Oct. 26 at 4 p.m. at Morse of Bath. The Vikings and Bobcats did not face each other during the regular season.

Searsport’s Gage Ellis. Photo by Ken Waltz

No. 6 Medomak Valley 1, No. 11 Fryeburg Academy 0

At Waldoboro Oct. 22, the Panthers (13-2) got the lone goal midway through the second half and forged onto the Class B South quarterfinals with a victory over Fryeburg (7-6-2).

Mohamedi Ngido scored the game’s lone goal, off an assist form Jaiden Starr, when Starr dribbled to the flag on the right side and crossed the ball into Ngido for the header finish.

The opponents attempted nine shots, while the Raiders held a 2-1 edge in corner kicks.

Eli Pluecker made four saves in goal for the hosts and Liam Friberg eight saves innet for the visitors.

“Today’s game was an evenly-matched battle from the kickoff,” said Panther coach Brian Campbell. “We were able to contain their highly-skilled forwards and control the midfield, which has been our strength all season. We kept our composure and took advantage of a perfectly-executed cross by Jaiden Starr to a crashing Ngido.”

With the win, Medomak Valley advances to the quarterfinals, where it will play No. 3 Gardiner (11-3-1) Tuesday, Oct. 26 at 5 p.m. at Messalonskee High School in Oakland. During the regular season, the Panthers split 2-1 games with the Tigers.

No. 3 Mount View 8, No. 14 Houlton 0

At Thorndike Oct. 22, the Mustangs (15-0) made quick work of the Shiretowners (1-10) and galloped onto the next round of the Class C North postseason. Mount View held a 5-0 edge at halftime.

Noah Hurd paced the Mustang offense with a three-goal effort, while Draedyn Furrow (goal, 2 assists), Ryan Oliver (goal), Isaac Widmer (goal), Levi Winslow (goal), Nick Cobb (goal), Ben Grassi (2 assists), Tyler Russell (assist) and Vern Smith (assist) also chipped in on offense.

Declan Knowlton got the shutout in net and made seven saves on seven shots for the ‘Stangs, while Brandon Barton made five saves on 16 shots in net for the Shiretowners.

Mustangs coach Jeremy Von Oesen said of the Mustangs, who ride a 21-game win streak, that “we have things to work on” and the “bench was in early and got a lot of valuable experience.”

Mount View advances to the quarterfinals, where it will host No. 6 Sumner of Sullivan (7-3-1), time and date to be determined. The Mustangs did not play Houlton or Sumner during the regular season.

No. 7 Belfast 2, No. 10 Nokomis 1

At Belfast Oct. 22, the Lions (6-9) got a late goal and advanced in the Class B North playoffs with a win over the Warriors (4-10-1). The game was tied 1-1 at halftime.

Holden Nichols and Jonah Lovejoy scored for Belfast, while Connor Sides creased the net for Nokomis.

The Lions held a 17-14 edge in shots and a 6-4 edge in corner kicks. Elias Howard made 11 saves for the hosts and Owen Upton 14 saves for the visitors.

“I thought the boys played well,” said Belfast coach Justin Varney. “For limited [substitutions] they held their own and dug deep at the end.

Lovejoy scored the game-winner with 5:17 to play when he dribbled by a few defenders “and took a great shot outside the 18 into the corner,” said Varney. “Very composed [and] very impressive.”

With the win, Belfast advances to the quarterfinals, where it plays at No. 2 Winslow (15-0) on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. at Colby College in Waterville. The Lions lost to the Black Raiders 7-1 and 10-0 in the regular season.

No. 6 Cony 2, No. 11 Oceanside 0

At Augusta Oct. 23, the Mariners (3-12) were shut out on the road by the host Rams (8-5-2) in the Class B North playoffs.

Sagrid Albabi and Cam Douin netted goals for the hosts.

With 15 minutes left in the first half, Cony got on the board when Albabi got a pass from his right and beat Mariner keeper Harrison Garcia.

“We had controlled the first [half] especially well,” said Oceanside coach Travis Doughty. “We really dominated there. It was their only chance and they executed and we didn’t. It’s such a cruel game.”

Doughty said his side “continued to dominate” in the second half “but Cony had packed the backfield with five defenders and on that new turf we couldn’t get it going.”

He added the Mariners had to take more chances late in an effort to knot the score, which resulted in Douin’s goal from 25 yards to beat Isaiah Meklin and put the game out of reach.

The Mariners did manage to keep Yusiff Ibrahim, who Doughty called “probably the most skilled player I have seen at any level in high school soccer,” off the scoreboard.

“I told Ben Tripp he was to shadow him and he did a great job,” said Doughty. “The kid never touched the ball. He was so frustrated he got a yellow card.”

The first-year coach added: “I’m looking forward to this same group a year older and better [next year].”

“I’m just happy with my boys,” he said. “We hung in there this year. I knew we were going to take our lumps starting two freshmen and five sophomores, but they are involved in winter soccer and we will be on the right side of things next season.”

The Mariners, who did not play Cony during the regular season, held a 10-6 edge in shots and 4-2 advantage in corner kicks.

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