High school field hockey

Mustangs, Lions keep steady, loud, clear, winning beat

Belfast earns fourth victory in five games, Mount View third
By Staff | Sep 18, 2019
Photo by: Mark Haskell Belfast's Chelsea Gaiero, right, and Kayci Faulkingham, back, along with Maine Central Institute's Dawn Moss, left, Alivia Ward, back, and Reagan Lary on Sept. 17 in high school field hockey in Northport. The host Lions beat the Huskies of Pittsfield 5-0 at Point Lookout.

A pair of shutout home victories fit the Mount View and Belfast field hockey teams just fine on Tuesday, Sept. 17 as the Mustangs swung to a 1-0 win over Erskine Academy of South China and Lions a 5-0 decision over Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield in high school play.

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The following is a recap of both contests:

Belfast 5, Maine Central Institute 0

At Northport Sept. 17, the Lions blew an otherwise close game open in the second half en route to a shutout victory. Belfast led 1-0 at halftime.

Leading the Belfast offense were Kiara Doolan (goal, assist), Grace Hall (goal), Chelsea Gaiero (goal, assist), Hannah Banks (goal, assist) and Kayci Faulkingham (goal, assist).

Brooke Richards made three saves in the cage for the Lions and Dawn Moss 19 saves for the Huskies. Belfast held a 30-4 edge in shots and 6-1 advantage in penalty corners.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Belfast (4-1, 14.1837 points) is first in the 12-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Mount View 1, Erskine Academy 0

At Thorndike Sept. 17, the Mustangs got a second-half goal from Sophia King, which proved enough to gallop past the visiting Eagles. The game was scoreless at halftime.

Mount View held a 20-3 edge in shots and 10-3 advantage in penalty corners. Thurston Illingworth made three saves in the cage for the Mustangs, while Lucy Allen made 19 saves for the Eagles.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class C North, Mount View (3-2, 4.5918 points) is eighth, while Foxcroft Academy of Dover-Foxcroft (3-0, 22.3155 points) is first in the 12-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

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Belfast's Mallory Tibbetts. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Chelsea Gaiero, right, and Maine Central Institute's Alivia Ward (2), along with another. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Chelsea Gaiero. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Kayci Faulkingham, middle, along with a trio of Maine Central Institute players. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Sarah Woods, left, and Maine Central Institute's Olivia Laselle. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Chelsea Gaiero, right, and Maine Central Institute's Ella Bernier. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Chelsea Gaiero, right, as well as Maine Central Institute's Ella Bernier, back, and Kylie Woodman. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Chelsea Gaiero, right, and Kayci Faulkingham, back, along with Maine Central Institute's Dawn Moss, left, Alivia Ward, back, and Reagan Lary. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Grace Hall, front. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Grace Hall, front. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Chelsea Gaiero, right, and Maine Central Institute's Dawn Moss, left, among others. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Chelsea Gaiero, right, and Maine Central Institute's Dawn Moss, left, among others. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Regan Seekins, right, and Maine Central Institute's Ella Louder. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Belfast's Regan Seekins, right, and Maine Central Institute's Ella Louder. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
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