The end of the regular season is on the horizon for Midcoast high school soccer teams as the final push for the playoff tournaments are underway.

On Tuesday, Oct. 11, Camden Hills netted wins over Messalonskee of Oakland, while Searsport and Belfast came up short against Greenville and Nokomis of Newport.

Greenville’s Ethan Pratt, left, and Searsport’s Thanakorn Taeglek. Photo by Ken Waltz

Oceanside split with Gardiner, while Islesboro also earned a lopsided win over Pine Tree Academy of Freeport. The Vinalhaven boys and girls also dropped a pair of games to Rangeley in games played Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 11-12.

On Thursday, Oct. 13, Medomak Valley and Mount View squads split with Erskine Academy of South China and Waterville, respectively; while the Camden Hills girls netted a lopsided win over Lewiston.

Camden Hills’ Sydney Stone. Photo by Holly Vanorse Spicer

On Saturday, Oct. 15, Oceanside split with Winslow, while the Camden Hills boys earned a dramatic comeback win over Lewiston.

The last countable day for regular season games, per the Maine Principals’ Association, is on Wednesday, Oct. 19 (rain date for Oct. 18 games), with the postseason for the majority of squads to begin on Saturday, Oct. 22.

Searsport’s Josh Bragdon. Photo by Ken Waltz

At this point, there is no longer an open tournament, as has been the case, so the playoff format returns to the top two-third of the teams in a region will qualify for the postseason.

Medomak Valley’s Nevan Power, left, and Erskine Academy’s Carson Appel. Photo by Mark Haskell

The following is a recap of reported results:


Camden Hills 3, Lewiston 2 (OT)

At Lincoln Academy in Newcastle Oct. 15, the Windjammers scored two goals in the final three minutes of regulation — and game-winner in overtime — and bested the Blue Devils. Lewiston held a 1-0 edge at halftime.

Roan Aldridge-Peacock, Mac Pierce and Colby Bennett scored for Camden Hills, while Jacinto Mavinga Hamze Bur creased the net for Lewiston.

Windjammer coach Ryan Hurley said his team made “a storybook comeback,” which started with 2:40 remaining in regulation as Camden Hills trailing by two scores.

“Freshman Jasper Hackett started it when he shrugged off a hard challenge in the penalty area and then calmly slotted a pass to an on-rushing Roan Aldridge-Peacock, who coolly slipped the ball into the back of the net from six yards out,” the coach said. “The goal provided just the spark the ‘Jammers needed. With the clock winding down a Camden Hills player was fouled at the 45-yard line and the Windjammers were given a free kick. Senior captain Max Welt sent a rocket at the net that hit the corner piece of the goal and bounced back into a sea of Windjammers hungry to score a goal. The ball would find the foot of freshman Mac Pierce, who would redirect it into the net to tie the score at 2-2 and it would be on to overtime.

“The ‘Jammers possessed the ball well in overtime and played with a lot of team spirit.  Three minutes into the first five-minute overtime Welt would get free on the wing and send a dangerous cross into the area. Sophomore Colby Bennett would bravely launch himself at the ball and strike a no-doubt brilliant header into the back of the net to punctuate the ‘Jammer comeback.”

Camden Hills led 15-10 in shots and 8-4 in corner kicks.

Brian Leonard made four saves in goal for the Windjammers, while Payson Goyette made three stops in net for the Blue Devils.

Searsport 4, Sumner 1

At Searsport Oct. 15, the Vikings netted a three-goal win over the Tigers.

Thanakorn Taenglek converted three goals in the win for Searsport, while Cole Ellis added one assist.

Winslow 7, Oceanside 0

At Messalonskee High School in Oakland Oct. 15, the Black Raiders blanked the Mariners on a neutral field.

Andrew Poulin scored four goals in the win for Winslow, while Joey Richards added two and Brady Poulin one.

Taygan McAllister minded the net for Oceanside, while Winslow held a 6-3 edge in corner kicks.

From left, Mount View’s Nick Cobb, Vern Smith, Tyler Russell and Victor Ahlefeld play against Waterville. Photo courtesy of Kate Ahlefeld

Mount View 2, Waterville 1

At Thorndike Oct. 13, the Mustangs doubled up the Purple Panthers and netted their ninth win of the season.

Noah Hurd scored both goals in the win for the ‘Stangs, while Levi Winslow added one assist. Cormac Wilcox scored the lone goal for the Purple Panthers.

Erskine Academy 1, Medomak Valley 0

At Waldoboro Oct. 13, the Eagles got the game-winning goal off a penalty kick in the second half and soared past the Panthers. The game was scoreless at halftime.

Medomak Valley’s Vishal Mellor. Photo by Mark Haskell

Holden McKenney converted the score for EA with 12:53 to go in the game.

The opponents attempted six shots.

Eli Pluecker made five saves in net for the Panthers and Timber Parlin six stops in goal for the Eagles.

Maine Central Institute 4, Belfast 0

At Pittsfield Oct. 13, the Huskies netted a pair of scores in each halve and netted a four-goal victory over the Lions.

Orrie Flood netted two goals to pace MCI.

The Huskies held a 27-16 edge in shots and 7-0 advantage in corner kicks.

Brogan McAvoy made 19 saves in net for Belfast, while Riley Nelson made 10 stops in goal for MCI.

Medomak Valley’s Slavik Moody, right, and Erskine Academy’s Jeremy Parker. Photo by Mark Haskell

Greenville 5, Searsport 0

At Searsport Oct. 11, the Lakers splashed down in Waldo County and pulled out of the water with a shutout win. Greenville led 2-0 at halftime.

Searsport’s Cole Ellis. Photo by Ken Waltz

Liam Mason had a hat trick for Greenville, while Logan Adrien and Dom Murray netted one goal and Ocean Turner, Porter Gallagher and Adrien an assist.

Sean Paige made two saves in goal for the Vikings and Cullen Snell three stops in net for the Lakers.

The visitors held a 1-0 edge in corner kicks.

Camden Hills 6, Messalonskee 0

At Oakland Oct. 11, the Windjammers spoiled the Eagles’ senior night game and emerged with a shutout victory. Camden Hills held a 2-0 edge after 40 minutes.

Roan Aldridge-Peacock and Jasper Hackett netted a pair of goals and Max Welt a pair of assists to lead the Windajmmers’ offense, while Cam Brown (goal), Charlie Pons (goal), Finlay Fitch (assist) and Avery Hackett (assist) also made contributions.

Camden Hills held a 27-0 advantage in shots and 5-2 advantage in corner kicks.

Brian Leonard earned the shutout in net for the visitors and Andrew Beckwith 12 saves in goal for the hosts.

“We played really well today against a Messalonskee team that was well-organized,” said Camden Hills coach Ryan Hurley. “Things are coming together for us and we are looking forward to two stiff challenges from Lewiston and Brewer to end the regular season.”

Messalonskee’s Samantha Stevens, left, and Camden Hills’ Britta Denny. Photo by Holly Vanorse Spicer

Oceanside 2, Gardiner 1

At Thomaston Oct. 11, the Mariners doubled up the Tigers and sailed to their third win of the campaign. The game was scoreless at halftime.

Harrison Garcia scored off a penalty kick and Aiden Willis tallied the game-winner with 10:47 to go in regulation for Oceanside, while Casey Paul scored the lone goal for Gardiner.

“We are almost to full strength and we are playing like I knew we were capable of all year, but injuries had really hurt us,” said Mariner coach Travis Doughty. “This sealed a playoff berth. If we can keep everyone healthy and keep playing like we are anything can happen.”

Taygan McAllister made six saves in goal for the hosts.

Searsport’s Tim Smith. Photo by Ken Waltz

Nokomis 3, Belfast 2

At Newport Oct. 11, the Warriors scored the final two goals and bested the Lions by a single score. The squads were knotted 1-1 at halftime.

Lincoln Outerbridge and Matteo Medici scored for Belfast, while Florian Hastedt tallied a pair of goals for Nokomis and Simon Van Devent one.

The Warriors held a 27-24 edge in shots, while the Lions led in corner kicks 4-1. Brogan McAvoy turned away 12 shots in net for Belfast and Braden Kurt had seven saves in goal for Nokomis.

Islesboro 9, Pine Tree Academy 1

At Freeport Oct. 11, the Eagles soared past the Breakers. The islanders led 3-1 at halftime.

Nathan Waldron, Harper Conover and Matt Britton scored twice for Islesboro, while Reagan Field, Tobias Conover and Eoin Kehoe added one.


Camden Hills 9, Lewiston 0

At Rockport Oct. 13, the Windjammers went on the offensive — and then some — in a lopsided win over the Blue Devils. Camden Hills led 3-0 at halftime.

Leah Zwecker and Britta Denny each had hat tricks in the win for Camden Hills, while Sydney Stone, Brenna Mackey and Vilde Gangeskar also scored for the hosts. Denny also had four assists for the Windjammers, while Snyder and Kara Andrews each had one.

Camden Hills led 29-0 in shots and a 4-1 edge in corner kicks.

Waterville 4, Mount View 2

At Waterville Oct. 13, the Purple Panthers doubled up the Mustangs and emerged with a hard-fought win. Waterville held a 2-1 edge at halftime.

Emily Richards netted both goals for the visiting Mustangs, while Mara VonOesen (3 goals) and Allie Anich (goal, assist) paced the Purple Panthers.

Jordan VonOesen made four saves on 11 shots for Mount View, while Lexi Van Der Westhuyzen made seven saves on 14 shots for Waterville.

Mustang coach David Page said Waterville has “really hit their stride the last few games,” outscoring opposing teams 16-3 in that span of time.

“We battled from start to finish and frustrated them throughout the game,” he said. “But, their experience took over and they saw the game off. Hopefully watching them execute and seeing the game out will be a valuable learning tool for us.”

Oceanside 6, Winslow 0

At Lincoln Academy in Newcastle Oct. 15, the Mariners sailed to a shutout win over the Black Raiders. Oceanside held a 2-0 edge after 40 minutes of play.

Ava Philbrook scored thrice in the win for Oceanside, while Aubrianna Hoose scored twice and Hannah Hall once.

The Mariners outshot the Black Raiders 20-0 and led 7-0 in corner kicks. Jillian Barnard got the shutout in net for Oceanside, while Isabella Fleury made 17 saves for Winslow.

Maine Central Institute 6, Belfast 0

At Belfast Oct. 15, the Huskies made quick work of the host Lions. MCI led 3-0 at halftime.

Olivia Varney netted a hat trick in the win for the Huskies, while Skyla Dean, Daphne Hands and Emma Burr also earned scores for the visitors.

MCI led 16-6 in shots and 3-1 in corner kicks. Morgan Curtis made 10 saves for the Lions and Abbie McCarron six saves for the Huskies.

Medomak Valley 2, Erskine Academy 1

At South China Oct. 13, the Panthers edged the host Eagles and netted a one-goal win.

Sara Nelson and Scarlett Flint netted scores off headers for Medomak Valley — off a pair of assists via corner kicks from Haylee Chandler — while Gabby Sasse scored the goal for Erskine Academy.

The Panthers held an 18-6 edge in shots and 6-2 advantage in corner kicks.

Addison McCormick made four saves in net for the visitors, while Erskine Academy’s goalie, who name was unavailable, made 13 saves in goal.

Rangeley 7, Vinalhaven 0

At Rangeley Oct. 12, the Lakers splashed past the Vikings and prevailed by shutout. Rangeley led 6-0 at halftime.

Breezy Quimby netted a hat trick in the win for Rangeley, while Nicole Lemay added two and Olivia Wakefield and Jordan Atkinson one.

Rangeley led 22-0 in shots and 8-1 in corner kicks. Makayla Martin made 15 saves in net for the Vikings.

Rangeley 11, Vinalhaven 0

At Rangeley Oct. 11, the Lakers earned a lopsided win over the islanders. Rangeley led 5-0 after 40 minutes of play.

Breezy Quimby led the scoring with three goals for the Lakers, while Amelia Stokes added two goals and Natalie Stokes, Nicole Lemay, Olivia Wakefield and Lillie Hazen one.

Rangeley held a 28-5 lead in shots. Makayla Boody made 17 saves for the Vikings.

Greenville 1, Searsport 0

At Searsport Oct. 11, the Lakers got the lone goal from Jayden Boone, which proved the difference in a shutout win over the Vikings.

Searsport’s Mia Lang, front. Photo by Ken Waltz

Searsport held a 29-16 edge in shots.

Josh Bragdon made nine saves in net for the Vikings, while Lexi Bjork made 21 saves in goal for the Lakers.

Camden Hills 5, Messalonskee 0

At Rockport Oct. 11, the Windjammers sailed past the Eagles and put another notch in the win column. Camden Hills led by a goal at halftime.

Camden Hills’ Bella Ward. Photo by Holly Vanorse Spicer

The Windjammers had five goal scorers — Britta Denny, Brenna Mackey, Lea Zwecker, Sydney Stone and Amelia Johnson, while Mackey and Zwecker logged assists.

Camden Hills led 20-2 in shots.

Gardiner 1, Oceanside 0

At Gardiner Oct. 11, the Tigers defended their home field with a shutout win over the Mariners.

Sophie Marrone scored the lone goal with 31:14 remaining in regulation for Gardiner.

The Tigers edged the Mariners in shots 13-12 and 2-1 in corner kicks.

Jillian Barnard made 12 saves in net for Oceanside, while Taylor Takatsu made 17 saves in goal for Gardiner.

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