High school boys and girls soccer

Mustangs blank Warriors, other Waldo County squads shut out in openers

Belfast downed by Brewer, Searsport teams by Greenville in weekend play
By Staff | Sep 05, 2017

The weekend proved busy for Waldo County high school soccer squads with Belfast, Mount View and Searsport in season-opening action on Friday or Saturday, Sept. 1-2.

The county's six squads were involved in shutouts, which, ultimately, only benefited the Mustangs in a pair of victories.

The Mustang boys posted an 8-0 win in Thorndike and the girls a 3-0 road victory in contests against Nokomis of Newport.

The Lions were dealt identical 6-0 losses to Brewer, while the Vikings fell to Greenville in a doubleheader as the girls fell 2-0 and the boys 1-0.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Boys soccer

Mount View 8, Nokomis 0

At Thorndike Sept. 1, the Mustangs scored early and often en route to a lopsided win over the visiting Warriors. Mount View led 4-0 at halftime.

Elijah Allen logged a hat trick in the win for the ‘Stangs, while Cassidy Pound (goal, 2 assists), Noah Jacobs (goal, assist), Matt Overlock (goal), Max Tomlin (goal) and Josh Larrabee (goal) also scored for the hosts.

Tomlin minded the net for Mount View, while Cade Kreider played in goal for Nokomis.

Greenville 1, Searsport 0

At Searsport Sept. 2, the Lakers scored the lone goal early in the first half and emerged victorious over the Vikings.

Chris Caiazzo creased the net for Greenville, off an assist from Jack Morehouse, eight minutes into the contest.

Ben Powell made seven saves on 12 shots in net for Searsport, while Evan Bjork made two saves on three shots for Greenville.

Girls soccer

Mount View 3, Nokomis 0

At Newport Sept. 1, the Mustangs blanked the Warriors en route to their first win of the campaign. Mount View held a 1-0 edge at halftime.

Taylor Hodgdon scored a goal in each half to key the Mount View attack, while Sage Pound also scored her first career varsity goal. Katelin Bennett assisted on the three scores for the visitors.

Shala Davis made five saves on nine shots in net for Mount View, while Aren Herrick made seven saves on 13 shots for Nokomis. Mount View also held a 4-2 edge in corner kicks.

“Our defense and midfield did an outstanding job of closing them down and not allowing them any dangerous opportunities,” said Mount View coach David Page. “We have a veteran group back there and we were looking to rely on them early while our offense developed and gelled. Our forward group is mostly freshmen and sophomores and we still have a ways to go, but today they showed composure and did the job for us up top.”

Greenville 2, Searsport 0

At Searsport Sept. 2, the Lakers held the hosts scoreless and booted their way to victory. Greenville held that same 2-0 advantage at halftime.

Bianca Breton scored twice to lead the Laker offense.

Brooklynn Alberts made 13 saves on 17 shots in net for Searsport, while Halle Pelletier made six saves on nine shots for Greenville. The hosts held a 6-4 edge in corner kicks.

Brewer 6, Belfast 0

At Belfast Sept. 2, the Lions were spellbound by the Witches and were blanked by six scores. Brewer led 4-0 at halftime.

Maria Low scored twice to lead Brewer's offense, while Emily Lord, Ellie Horr, Haley Robertson and Hannah Hopkins scored once for the visitors.

Shera Hilt minded the net for the Lions and made 13 saves, while Libby Hewes and Dominique Ouellette played in goal for the Witches, as they combined for two saves. Brewer held a 19-4 edge in shots and a 3-1 advantage in corner kicks.

Lion coach Chris Lavelle said his squad “played pretty well,” but “we were also guilty of ball watching at times, and Brewer took advantage of those mistakes.”

“[We] were able to possess the ball at times, but we were frequently let down by the final pass,” said Lavalle. “Brewer is a very good [team]. They possessed the ball well, moved it quickly and usefully and transitioned from defense to offense very well. Their movement was too much for us as they found gaps and spaces behind our defense.”

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