High school field hockey

Lions edge Warriors, Mustangs blanked by Huskies in stick games

Faulkingham, Jackson, Blood, Richards key Belfast's third victory
By Staff | Sep 13, 2018

The Belfast and Mount View high school field hockey teams continued to head in different directions following games on Wednesday, Sept. 12, as the Lions stalked to their third win in four contests and the Mustangs suffered their fourth loss in five tries.

The Lions posted a 2-1 road win over Nokomis of Newport, while the Mustangs fell 5-0 at home to the defending state Class B champions from Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Belfast 2, Nokomis 1

At Newport Sept. 12, the Lions got the game-winning score with 1:07 left in regulation and prowled past the Warriors. Belfast led 1-0 at halftime.

Kayci Faulkingham scored both goals for the Lions, off assists from Cassie Jackson and Lauren Blood, while Alexis Dow scored for the Warriors, off an assist from Cassidie Newhall.

Belfast held a 27-10 edge in shots and 14-6 advantage in penalty corners.

Brooke Richards made eight saves in the cage for the Lions, while Katelynn Lessner made 17 saves in goal for the Warriors.

Belfast took a 1-0 advantage with 12:26 left when Faulkingham inserted off a penalty corner to Jackson, who fired a shot on goal. Faulkingham collapsed to the near post and popped in the redirect to put the visitors up one goal.

Dow knotted the score for Nokomis with 21:56 left, off an assist from Newhall, before Faulkingham earned the game-winner, off an assist from Blood, with 1:07 to play.

“We had corner after corner and it was off a free hit,” said Belfast coach Jan Holmes-Jackson. "My mid[fielder] hit it up and then Lauren chased it down on the left side of the field and had a beautiful reverse sweep into the circle. Kayci then put it in the cage. It was a nice pass.”

In the jayvee game, Nokomis earned a 1-0 win.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Belfast (3-1, 13.3673 points) is third, while Foxcroft Academy of Dover-Foxcroft (4-0, 17.8571 points) is first in the 15-team region. The top 10 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Maine Central Institute 5, Mount View 0

At Thorndike Sept. 12, the defending state Class B champions scored four goals in the first seven minutes of the first half and swung past the host Mustangs.

Leading the MCI offense were Allysah Greene (2 goals), Jillian Frost (goal), Gracie Moore (goal) and Madison Hartley (goal).

Thurston Illingworth made 10 saves on 16 shots in the cage for Mount View, while Dawn Moss made four saves on four shots in goal for MCI.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class C North, Mount View (1-4, 1.8367 points) is sixth, while Winthrop (6-0, 23.4694 points) is first in the 11-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

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

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