Mount View and Belfast student-athletes always enjoy playing against one another for Waldo County high school sports bragging rights and the Mustangs and Lions wrote another chapter on the pitch on Saturday morning, Sept. 24 as the soccer teams battled toe-to-toe for 160 minutes.

Mount View’s Tyler Russell, left, and Belfast’s Lucas Newsom. Photo by Ken Waltz

When the dust settled one outcome was the same as earlier this season, while the other decided a winner after a tie previously.

On Saturday in Belfast, the boys game was tied 1-1 at halftime before Mount View scored three straight goals over the final 40 minutes for a 4-1 win, the same margin of victory over their neighbors in a game earlier in the campaign.

Belfast’s Esme Dechamps, middle, as well as Mount View’s Kelsea Doughty, left, and Emily Richards. Photo by Ken Waltz

Vern Smith and Noah Hurd netted two goals for the Mustangs, while Nick Cobb and Cameron Rae added assists. Miles Sagass scored and Brigham Graf assisted for Belfast.

Mount View held a 15-4 edge in shots and 6-1 advantage in corner kicks.

Brogan McAvoy (6 saves) for the Lions and Isaac Widmer (2 saves) for the Mustangs worked in the goal.

For the girls, who played in Thorndike, as part of the Mustangs’ homecoming celebration, Belfast prevailed 1-0. The teams played to a 2-2, double-overtime time earlier this fall.

The girls game was scoreless in the first half before Natalie Hamlin broke the deadlock in the 60th minute.

Belfast’s Natalie Hamlin, left, and Mount View’s Isabelle Holt. Photo by Ken Waltz

The Mustangs led 16-9 in shots.

The keepers were Jordan VonOesen (5 saves) for the Mustangs and Morgan Curtis (10 saves) for the Lions.

Belfast’s Lincoln Outerbridge, right, along with, from left, Mount View’s Anthony Lepore, Ryan Oliver and Brady Bryant. Photo by Ken Waltz

“I felt we controlled most of the game, but, as with most of the season, just couldn’t finish,” said Mount View coach David Page. “It was a battle out there, but, unfortunately for us, Belfast finished when they had the chance and earned the win. It’s a tough one, but as a young team, it’s definitely a valuable learning experience.”