High school field hockey

Belfast splits matches, Mount View blanked in pair

Lion coach Jan Holmes-Jackson hones in on 200th career victory
By Staff | Oct 04, 2019
Photo by: Mark Haskell Belfast's Mallory Tibbetts, right, and Mount Ararat's Gracie Morrell on Oct. 3 in high school field hockey in Topsham. The host Eagles beat the Lions 1-0.

The Belfast field hockey team split its most recent two games, while Mount View finished 0-2 in the same stretch and at the conclusion of games played on Thursday, Oct. 3.

On Thursday, the Lions dropped a tough, 1-0 road loss to Mt. Ararat of Topsham, while the Mustangs fell 4-0 at home to Old Town.

On Tuesday, Oct. 1, the Lions blanked Lawrence of Fairfield at home 3-0, while the ‘Stangs fell 2-0 on the road against Leavitt of Turner.

Watch video and see more photos below from the Belfast at Mount Ararat game.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Mount Ararat 1, Belfast 0

At Topsham Oct. 3, the Eagles knocked in a goal late in the first half, which proved enough to hold off the Lions. Mount Ararat, which toils in the Class A North ranks, led 1-0 at halftime.

Wyley Fitzpatrick slammed home a rebound off a shot by Lily Koslosky with 8:51 to play in the first half for Mount Ararat.

Belfast held a 17-14 edge in shots and 11-6 advantage in penalty corners.

Brooke Richards made nine saves in the cage for the Lions, while Emma Lapreziosa made 12 saves for the Eagles.

The Belfast midfield struggled in the first half as they were regularly beaten to 50/50 balls, while Mount Ararat’s midfield, led by Fitzpatrick, disrupted many of the Lions’ offensive sets.

The visitor's midfield regrouped and played well in the second as the transition game with the front line was much improved, which helped set up for nine penalty corners over the final 30 minutes after the offense managed only two in the first.

However, the Eagles’ defense was up to the task and gobbled up many of Belfast’s quality offensive chances.

Belfast had a chance to tie the game with 10 minutes to play off a penalty stroke, but it was stoned by Lapreziosa as Mount Ararat held off the visitors to claim victory.

Belfast coach Jan Holmes-Jackson, who also has guided Camden Hills in the past, is one win shy of her 200th for her career.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Belfast (8-3, 67.9592 points) is fourth, while Winslow (11-0, 90.3689 points) is first in the 12-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Old Town 4, Mount View 0

At Thorndike Oct. 3, the Coyotes howled loud and proud and penned in the Mustangs en route to s shutout win. Old Town led 1-0 at halftime.

Leading the Old Town offense was Teagan Blackie (2 goals), Abby Shorette (goal) and True Jemyni (goal).

Thurston Illingworth made seven saves on 11 shots in the cage for the ‘Stangs, while Hannah Sirois made two saves on three shots for the Coyotes.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class C North, Mount View (6-6, 25.8163 points) is eighth, while Foxcroft Academy of Dover-Foxcroft (8-0, 82.8493 points) is first in the 12-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Belfast 3, Lawrence 0

At Northport Oct. 1, the Lions prowled to their eighth win in a Heal Point-worthy triumph over the Bulldogs. Belfast led 1-0 at halftime.

Emily Woods, Mallory Tibbetts and Kiara Doolan caged goals for Belfast, off assists from Grace Hall, Hannah Banks and Kayci Faulkingham.

Belfast held an 18-16 edge in shots, while Lawrence led 9-6 in penalty corners.

Brooke Richards made eight saves in goal for the Lions, while Emma Fuller made 12 saves for the Bulldogs.

The Belfast jayvees also posted a 5-0 win over the Bulldogs. The names of the goal scorers were unavailable.

Leavitt 2, Mount View 0

At Turner Oct. 1, the Hornets stung the Mustangs en route to a shutout victory. Leavitt led 2-0 after 30 minutes.

Ava Gagnon scored both goals unassisted for the Hornets.

Thurston Illingworth made seven saves on nine shots in the cage for Mount View, while Paige DeMascio made two saves on two shots for Leavitt. Macy Fowler also had a defensive save for the Mustangs.

The Mustang jayvees earned a 1-0 win, as Alexa Coffin caged the lone goal for Mount View.

Courier Publications' sports staff can be reached by email at sports@villagesoup.com or by phone at 594-4401.

Belfast at Mount Ararat field hockey
Mount Ararat hosts Belfast on Oct. 3 in high school field hockey in Topsham. (Video by: Mark Haskell and Zack Miller)
Belfast's Mallory Tibbetts, left, Reilly Nickerson, middle, and Kiara Doolan, among others. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Mallory Tibbetts, left, Reilly Nickerson, middle, and Kiara Doolan, among others. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Sarah Woods. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Kiara Doolan, among another. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Brooke Richards, left, Reilly Nickerson, left, and Emily Woods. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Brooke Richards, left, Reilly Nickerson, left, and Emily Woods. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Mallory Tibbetts, right, and Mount Ararat's Gracie Morrell. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Mallory Tibbetts, middle, and Mount Ararat's Annie Wilkins, right, and Holly Temple, among others. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Mallory Tibbetts, left, and Mount Ararat's Annie Wilkins, among others. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Mallory Tibbetts, left, and Mount Ararat's Annie Wilkins, among others. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Kiara Doolan (17), among others. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Kayci Faulkingham, left, and Mount Ararat's Megan Reed, among others. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Kayci Faulkingham, middle, along with Mount Ararat's Megan Reed, right, and Jaimey Weidner, among others. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Mallory Tibbetts, middle, and Chelsea Gaiero, right, along with another. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Kayci Faulkingham, among others. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Hannah Banks, right, along with Mount Ararat's Holly Temple, left, and Wyley Fitzpatrick. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Kiara Doolan. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Kiara Doolan. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Chelsea Gaiero, left, among another. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
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