High school soccer

Homecoming replays: Mount View again too talented for rival Belfast

Mustangs sweep this fall's regular-season games from Lions; Mount View boys stay unbeaten
By Ken Waltz | Oct 05, 2018
Photo by: Ken Waltz Belfast's Vincent Bonarrigo (8) and Luke Hamlin (25), along with Mount View's Chase Gilley, left, and Damien Doughty, during an Oct. 4 high school boys soccer game. The visiting Mustangs of Thorndike beat the Lions 7-0.

Belfast — For the second time in 20 days, homecoming celebrations included intense, competitive and crowd-pleasing pitch battles between long-standing Waldo County high school athletic rivals Mount View and Belfast.

And to mirror results from a few weeks ago in Thorndike, the playoff-bound Mustangs earned solid victories over the improving Lions, this time in night games under the lights in Belfast on Dennis "Bear" Bryant Memorial Sports Field.

Watch video, and see more photos, below.

The boys game closely mirrored the previous clash as the teams battled in a competitive contest during the first half before the Mustangs eventually took control and galloped to an easy victory.

However, unlike the first girls game, when Mount View controlled much of the play, especially in the second half, Belfast held more of its own this time.

Ultimately, this time around, the visitors secured shutout victories, as the Mustang boys won 7-0 and girls 2-0.

The games were played in overcast conditions, with sporadic rain in the boys contest.

Previously this season, host Mount View beat the Lions 6-0 in the girls game and 5-0 in the boys affair.

The Mount View boys continued an unbeaten campaign at 9-0, while the Mustangs girls stand at 6-3. For Belfast, which, at the moment is on the outside of the playoff picture, the boys are 4-6-1 and girls 1-10.

Additionally, the Lions also lost to host Hermon on Wednesday, Oct. 3, as the girls fell 4-0 and boys 3-1.

The following is a recap of recent Mount View and Belfast contests:

Girls soccer

Mount View 2, Belfast 0

At Belfast Oct. 4, the ‘Stangs collected a goal in each half and prevailed via shutout over the Lions.

Gabby Ravin in the 10th minute and Shala Davis in the 41st minute creased the net for the visitors. Davis' goal came on a beautiful header off a crossing ball Gabby Allen.

Zoe Mayhew made four saves on four shots in goal for Mount View, while Shera Hilt made 19 saves on 21 shots for Belfast. The Mustangs also held a 7-1 edge in corner kicks.

Hilt was sensational in net, as she made a bundle of acrobatic, goal-stopping saves to keep the game within reach for her squad.

“This game was everything we expected coming in,” said Mount View coach David Page. “It was their homecoming. The Waldo County-rivalry piece was there and we knew they were going to come out to play. I felt we controlled the game and moved the ball really well, but Belfast definitely pushed us and made us work for every inch and every minute of the 80 [minutes] played.

"In my eight years coaching [at Mount View], only once or twice has it been more than one- or two-goal difference in the end and that's what makes these games so meaningful. Records and stats mean nothing in this [rivalry] once the whistle blows.”

“It was a very tight match beginning to end,” said Belfast coach Brian Beaulieu. “The [Lions] played very well against a good Mount View team. The young Lions are really starting to find their footing. I was extremely pleased with their performance.”

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Mount View (6-3, 32.8751 points) is 10th, while Belfast (1-10, 3.8776 points) is 19th. Hermon (10-0, 71.1224 points) is first in the 21-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Hermon 4, Belfast 0

At Hermon Oct. 3, the Hawks soared past the Lions. Hermon led 2-0 at halftime.

Sidney Gallop keyed the Hawks with two goals, while Grace Page and Madison Curtis netted one.

Hilt made 13 saves in net for the Lions, while Megan Chamberlain stopped four shots in goal for the Hawks.

Hermon held a 13-4 advantage in shots.

"The [Lions] showed great poise against the undefeated Hermon team," said Belfast coach Brian Beaulieu. "They have a very good team with great ball movement. It was a great achievement to hold them to only four goals. The Lions played another solid game, turning away wave after wave of attacks by the veteran-heavy Hermon team. I was extremely proud of our young Lions."

Boys soccer

Mount View 7, Belfast 0

At Belfast Oct. 4, the Mustangs remained unbeaten with a shutout win over the rival Lions. Mount View held a 1-0 edge, on a goal in the first 83 seconds, at halftime before it pumped in a whopping six goals over the final 40 minutes of play.

Elijah Allen and Cassidy Pound racked up hat tricks in the victory for Mount View, while Darrett Fowler also creased the net and Logan Curtis and Pound one assist each.

Ricky Nelson made two saves on six shots in goal for the ‘Stangs, while Max Lewis made seven saves on 16 shots in net for the Lions.

“The team played well tonight,” said Mount View coach Dale Hustus. “We got the first quick goal, that was what I asked them to do. We didn’t do the best job controlling the midfield in the first half, which led to a lack of overall production in the first half. We talked about that at halftime and came out much better in the second half.”

Belfast coach Howard Fogg said that, in the first half of both games with Mount View this season, his squad has been competitive, being tied 0-0 in the first game and down 1-0 in Thursday's contest.

"We aren't nearly as deep as they are, but we have a bunch of young kids getting minutes in those games," he said. "We have been competitive in nearly all of our games and have been down 1-0 versus Oceanside and won and down 1-0 versus Winslow, Waterville, Hermon and Mount View [in the first half of those games]. We've notched goals in that situation in the second half, which has impressed me that we haven't given up."

Fogg said that with three point-worthy games remaining on the Lion schedule, the Lions still could earn a playoff spot.

"We've done a good job changing the mindset this year and that will pay dividends in the future years," he said.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Mount View (9-0, 67.8571 points) is third, while Belfast (4-6-1, 13.9031 points) is 18th. Caribou (7-1-1, 77.7296 points) is first in the 21-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Hermon 3, Belfast 1

At Hermon Oct. 3, the Hawks flew out with a victory over the Lions. Hermon led 1-0 at halftime.

Luke Hamlin scored the lone goal for the Lions, while Caleb Hall-Arnett tallied the assist.

Hermon outshot Belfast 11-10, while Belfast had a 6-3 edge in corner kicks.

Belfast's Max Lewis made 11 saves in net, as Hermon's Isaac Varney finished with 10.

Mount View at Belfast soccer
Belfast hosts Mount View on Oct. 4 in high school soccer. (Video by: Ken Waltz and Zack Miller)
Belfast's Libby Frazee, left, and Mount View's Hannah Oliver. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Taylor Hodgdon, front, among others. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Lilly Blake, front, among others. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Alicia Berube. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Summer Deans. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Lilly Blake. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Libby Frazee, left, and Mount View's Hannah Oliver. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Junne Robertson-McIntire, left, as well Mount View's Hannah Oliver (13) and Hannah Coolen. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Elisabeth Taylor, right, and Mount View's Maddie Blanchard. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Elisabeth Taylor, right, and Mount View's Maddie Blanchard. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Emily Lancaster, left, and Maddie Blanchard. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Emily Lancaster (17), Taylor Hodgdon (25) and Maddie Blanchard, back, along with Belfast's Anna Schortz. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Libby Frazee, left, and Mount View's Maeve Noble-Lowe. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Libby Frazee, middle, as well as Mount View's Maeve Noble-Lowe, right, and Hannah Coolen. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Libby Frazee, middle, among others. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Junne Robertson-McIntire, left, and Mount View's Shala Davis. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Junne Robertson-McIntire. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Junne Robertson-McIntire. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Libby Frazee, right, and Mount View's Hannah Coolen, among others. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Libby Frazee, left, and Mount View's Hannah Coolen and Maeve Noble-Lowe (10). (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Libby Frazee, back, and Mount View's Hannah Coolen. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Alicia Berube, left, and Mount View's Shala Davis. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Alicia Berube, front, among others. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Sarah Fuller, left, and Mount View's Maeve Noble-Lowe. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Oceana Pacholski-Proctor, right, Mount View's Gabby Allen. In back is Mustang Shala Davis. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Oceana Pacholski-Proctor, right, Mount View's Gabby Allen. In back is Mustang Shala Davis. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Oceana Pacholski-Proctor, right, Mount View's Gabby Allen. In back is Mustang Shala Davis. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Oceana Pacholski-Proctor, right, Mount View's Gabby Allen. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Shala Davis. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Hannah Coolen. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Elijah Allen, left, and Cassidy Pound, middle, among another. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Vincent Bonarrigo (8) and Matt Kelley (14), along with Mount View's Darrett Fowler, left, and Andrew Savoy. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Vincent Bonarrigo (8) and Matt Kelley, back, along with Mount View's Darrett Fowler, left, and Andrew Savoy. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Sam Davis, left, and Brandon Cournoyer, right, along with Mount View's Noah Jacobs. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Noah Jacobs, left, and Andrew Savoy, right, along with Belfast's Brandon Cournoyer. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Sam Davis, front, and Logan McHaney. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Andrew Savoy (21) and Darrett Fowler, right, along with Belfast's Matt Kelley. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Matthew Overlock, left, and Belfast's Vincent Bonarrigo. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Matthew Overlock, left, and Belfast's Vincent Bonarrigo. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Sam Davis, right, leaping above the others. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Cassidy Pound, left, and Belfast's Caleb Hall-Arnett. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Cassidy Pound, back, and Elijah Allen, front, as well as Belfast's Luke Hamlin. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Cassidy Pound, back, and Elijah Allen, front, as well as Belfast's Luke Hamlin, left, and Vincent Bonarrigo, right. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Vincent Bonarrigo, left, and Sam Spectre, right, as well as Mount View's Chase Gilley. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Elijah Allen, front, as well as Belfast's Caleb Hall-Arnett, back, and Jonah Lovejoy. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Darrett Fowler. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Zepherin Leppanen, front, and Mount View's Chase Gilley. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Zepherin Leppanen, right, among others. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Ronin Deschamps, right, as well as Mount View's Darrett Fowler (17) and Noah Jacobs. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Caleb Hall-Arnett, front. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Luke Hamlin, left, and Mount View's Cassidy Pound. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
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