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Busline League soccer players kick into regular-season gear

Middle school pitch teams enjoy early-fall action
By Staff | Sep 19, 2019
Photo by: Zack Miller Hope at St. George in middle school coed soccer.

The Busline League middle school boys, girls and coed soccer seasons are underway as teams look to start the fall campaigns on the right foot.

The boys and girls divisions feature teams from Camden-Rockport, Great Salt Bay of Damariscotta, Medomak, Oceanside of Thomaston, Troy Howard of Belfast, Wiscasset, Woolwich and Boothbay, while the coed division is comprised of squads from Appleton, Boothbay, Bristol, Camden-Rockport, Islesboro, Hope, Jefferson, Lincolnville, Nobleboro, South Bristol, St. George, Vinalhaven and Searsport.

The league championships will be at Point Lookout on Saturday, Oct. 20 in Northport, with the coed game set for 9 a.m., girls at 11 a.m. and boys at 1 p.m.

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The following is a breakdown of reported early-season contests (not all information for both teams is available in each report). Coaches can email results to sports@villagesoup.com:

Girls soccer

Camden-Rockport 4, Oceanside 1

At Camden Sept. 16, the Schooners sailed past the visiting Mariners.

Natalie Hitz scored the lone goal of the game for Oceanside. Jillian Barnard and Lyleigh Reed split time in net for the Mariners, with Barnard making 12 saves and Reed two.

Medomak 10, Wiscasset 0

At Wiscasset Sept. 16, the Riverhawks

Leading the Riverhawk offense was Acadia Dinsmore (2 goals), Kaylee Kurr (2 goals), Alyssa Grindle (goal, assist), Sara Nelson (2 goals), Eliza Luce (2 goals) and Haley Blake (goal).

“Haley Puchalski, Sara Nelson, Kytana Williamson and Elice Luce played great in the midfield distributing the ball and getting the front line the ball to score,” said Medomak coach Andrea Williamson. “Good passing and unselfishness for numerous team members.”

Oceanside 12, Wiscasset 0

At Wiscasset Sept. 13, the Mariners scored goals in droves and bested the hosts.

Jillian Barnard and Lyleigh Reed split time in net for the Mariners.

Oceanside coach Christienne Jones said more than eight girls scored for her team and “it was a team effort” on the pitch for the visitors.

Camden-Rockport 4, Medomak 1

At Waldoboro Sept. 11, the Schooners booted past the Riverhawks on a hot, muggy afternoon. Camden-Rockport held a 3-1 edge at halftime.

Britta Denny scored twice for the Schooners, while Brenna Mackey and Lea Zwecker also earned goals for the visitors. Kytana Williamson scored the lone goal for Medomak after hammering home her own rebound.

Erica Waite made several tremendous saves in goal for the Riverhawks, while Sara Nelson, Haley Puchalski and Madison Boynton also played steady defense for the hosts.

Medomak 5, Woolwich 0

At Bath Sept. 9, the Riverhawks blanked the host Wildcats in a game played on the turf at Morse High School’s home field. Medomak led 3-0 at halftime

Eliza Luce scored two goals to pace Medomak, while Acadia Dinsmore, Kytana Williamson and Olivia Pelkey added scores for the visitors.

Medomak coach Andrea Williamson said “Great defense was played by Erica Waite in goal, along with Madison Boynton, Sara Nelson and Haley Puchalski. The whole team worked hard together, made some good passes and played a great game of soccer on the amazing facility field that was offered to them.”

Boys soccer

Camden-Rockport 10, Great Salt Bay 0

At Camden Sept. 18, the Schooners made quick work of the visiting Cougars.

The Camden-Rockport offense was led by Cameron Brown (5 goals), Quincy Messer (2 goals), Ryan Glaser (goal), Quinn Riordan (goal) and Billy Kurzius (goal). Riordan’s goal was his first of the season.

Medomak 7, Wiscasset 2

At Wiscasset Sept. 16, the Riverhawks soared past the hosts. Medomak led 2-1 at halftime.

Leading the Medomak scoring attack was Vischal Mellor (2 goals), Slavick Moody (goal), Will Rush (2 goals), Kristian Schumann (goal) and Atticus Blue (goal).

Kael Sidelinger and Sebastian Smith combined to make seven saves in goal for the ‘Hawks.

Medomak coach Jackson Fortin said Issac Swain “played very physical at the front of the defense,” while Finn Kelly, Bruce Bossow and Gavin White “played great defense” overall for the Riverhawks.

“The offense was able to have this success in large part to the midfielders who aided in the attack,” he said. “Great passing by Zan Nyguen, Kolby Staples, Liam Belyea and Kaiden Sidelinger really helped in the second half.”

Camden-Rockport 7, Oceanside 0

At Camden Sept. 16, the Schooners blanked the Mariners by seven scores.

Leading the Schooners were Cameron Brown (3 goals), Will Duke (2 goals), Quincy Messer (goal) and Miles Murray (goal).

Oceanside 5, Wiscasset 1

At Wiscasset Sept. 13, the Mariners sailed to a win over the hosts.

Melvin Sermeno scored two goals for the visitors, while Hunter Shook, Connor Early and Sam Gorman each added one goal. Oceanside attempted 28 shots on goal.

Camden-Rockport 8, Medomak 0

At Waldoboro Sept. 11, the Schooners had no trouble with the host Riverhawks and prevailed via shutout.

Billy Kurzius (2 goals), Cameron Brown (2 goals), Emmet Marshall (goal), Will Duke (goal), Ryan Glaser (goal) and Eric LeBlond (goal) led the Camden-Rockport offense.

Despite the score, Medomak was able to slow the attack of Camden-Rockport with Seamus Donaghy, Will Rush, Isaac Swain and Finn Kelly putting out “solid defensive performances,” while Zan Nguyen and Slavick Moody “showed great effort playing both sides of the ball,” according to Medomak coach Jackson Fortin.

Vishal Mellor hit a crossbar in the first half for the hosts.

Kael Sidelinger was busy in net for Medomak and made an impressive 19 saves in the loss.

Great Salt Bay 4, Oceanside 2

At Damariscotta Sept. 9, the Cougars doubled up the Mariners.

Harry Garcia and Jace Young each netted goals for Oceanside.

Camden-Rockport 10, Troy Howard 0

At Camden Sept. 9, the Schooners blanked the visiting Lions to start the regular season.

Cameron Brown pumped in four goals for the hosts, while Ryan Andersen (goal), Quincy Messer (2 goals), Miles Murray (goal), Karl Hokkanen (goal) and Ryan Glaser (goal) also scored for the Schooners.

Coed soccer

Camden-Rockport 9, Bristol 1

At Camden Sept. 18, the Schooners pounced on the Blue Devils early and often en route to a lopsided win. Camden-Rockport led 5-1 at halftime.

Leading the Schooner offense was Charlie Pons (3 goals), Colby Bennett (2 goals), Finlay Fitch (goal), Boston Enggass (goal) and Charlie Nicolet (goal).

Breck Holiday scored the lone goal for the Blue Devils.

Nicolet, Connor Beal and Pons all split time in goal for Camden-Rockport.

“[It was] a tough fought match,” said Schooner coach Stephen Enggass. “Bristol came out strong and put one in the goal quickly. CRMS was caught a bit off guard. They quickly kicked it into gear and took it from there. Althought it took a lot of work from everyone, [it was] a real team win.”

Lincolnville 5, South Bristol 1

At Lincolnville Sept. 16, the Lynx emerged victorious with a four-goal triumph over the Mariners. Lincolnville led 4-0 at halftime.

Leading the Lincolnville offense was Jaden Johnson (goal), Owen McManus (2 goals), Nathan Oxley (goal) and Thomas Pickford (goal).

Lincolnville jumped out to a quick lead when Johnson took a pass from Mason Clark and creased the net less than three minutes into the game, while McManus slammed home a rebound minutes later to double the score. McManus added a second score off a corner kick and Oxley made it a four-score game after a header over the Mariner keeper.

Lincolnville 4, Searsport 0

At Searsport Sept. 9, the Lynx began their season with a shutout win over the Vikings. Lincolnville led 2-0 at halftime.

Leading the Lincolnville offense was Owen McManus (goal), Jaden Johnson (goal), Mikayla Talbot (goal) and Mason Clark (goal, assist).

Avery Luft and Roo Boetsch split time in net and preserved the shutout for the Lynx.

Hope at St. George middle school coed soccer
St. George hosts Hope on Sept. 11 in middle school coed soccer. (Video by: Zack Miller)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak middle school soccer
Medomak hosts Camden-Rockport on Sept. 11 in middle school soccer in Waldoboro. (Video by: Mark Haskell and Zack Miller)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school boys soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school boys soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school boys soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school boys soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school boys soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school boys soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school boys soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school boys soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school boys soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school boys soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school boys soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school boys soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school boys soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school boys soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school boys soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school boys soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school boys soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school boys soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school boys soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school boys soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school boys soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school boys soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school boys soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school boys soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school boys soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school boys soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school boys soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school boys soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school boys soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school boys soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school boys soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school boys soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school boys soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school girls soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school girls soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school girls soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school girls soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school girls soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school girls soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school boys soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school girls soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school girls soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school girls soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school girls soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school girls soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school girls soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school girls soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school girls soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school girls soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school girls soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school girls soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school girls soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school girls soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school girls soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school girls soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school girls soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school girls soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school girls soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school girls soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school girls soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school girls soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school girls soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Camden-Rockport at Medomak in middle school girls soccer. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Hope at St. George in middle school coed soccer. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Hope at St. George in middle school coed soccer. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Hope at St. George in middle school coed soccer. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Hope at St. George in middle school coed soccer. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Hope at St. George in middle school coed soccer. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Hope at St. George in middle school coed soccer. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Hope at St. George in middle school coed soccer. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Hope at St. George in middle school coed soccer. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Hope at St. George in middle school coed soccer. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Hope at St. George in middle school coed soccer. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Hope at St. George in middle school coed soccer. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Hope at St. George in middle school coed soccer. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Hope at St. George in middle school coed soccer. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Hope at St. George in middle school coed soccer. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Hope at St. George in middle school coed soccer. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Hope at St. George in middle school coed soccer. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Hope at St. George in middle school coed soccer. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Hope at St. George in middle school coed soccer. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Hope at St. George in middle school coed soccer. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Hope at St. George in middle school coed soccer. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Hope at St. George in middle school coed soccer. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Hope at St. George in middle school coed soccer. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Hope at St. George in middle school coed soccer. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Hope at St. George in middle school coed soccer. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Hope at St. George in middle school coed soccer. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Hope at St. George in middle school coed soccer. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Hope at St. George in middle school coed soccer. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Hope at St. George in middle school coed soccer. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Hope at St. George in middle school coed soccer. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Hope at St. George in middle school coed soccer. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Hope at St. George in middle school coed soccer. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Hope at St. George in middle school coed soccer. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Hope at St. George in middle school coed soccer. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
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