High school field hockey

Mustangs, Lions swing to shutout wins in Sept. 26 action

Belfast makes push for top spot in region, Mount View in playoff position
By Staff | Sep 27, 2017

It was a banner day for Waldo County high school field hockey teams on Tuesday, Sept. 26 as Belfast and Mount View swung to shutout home victories.

The Lions clawed to an impressive 11-0 win over Lincoln Academy of Newcastle, while the Mustangs galloped to a 2-0 victory over Maranacook of Readfield.

The following is a recap of those contests:

Belfast 11, Lincoln Academy 0

At Belfast Sept. 26, the Lions remained unbeaten on the heels of a lopsided win over the Eagles. Belfast led 5-0 at halftime.

Leading the potent Lion scoring attack were Lindsay Bruns (2 goals), Kelsey Mehuren (goal, assist), Hannah Sanderson (goal), Cassidy Clark (2 goals), Alia Wallace (2 goals), Cassie Jackson (goal), Maya Cunningham (goal), Kayci Faulkingham (goal, assist), Amy Gaiero (2 assists), Lauren Blood (assist) and Mallory Tibbetts (assist).

Belfast finished with an astounding 65-1 advantage in shots and 19-0 advantage in penalty corners. Brooke Richards made one save in the cage for Belfast, while Jamaica Manter, who turned in a yeoman effort, made roughly 50 saves in goal for Lincoln Academy.

In the junior varsity contest, Belfast earned a 3-0 win.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Belfast (8-0, 55.4082 points) is third, while Gardiner (9-0, 63.3673 points) is first in the 15-team region. The top 10 teams qualify for the playoffs.

This season, Belfast, which won the Class B North crown last year, 40-3, with five shutouts.

Mount View 2, Maranacook 0

At Thorndike Sept. 26, the Mustangs galloped to their second straight win, this time over the Black Bears. The game was scoreless at halftime.

Brianna Tripp scored with 19:16 to play in regulation, while Sophia King added a late insurance goal with 2:45 remaining.

Alexis Bowman made four saves on four shots in the cage for the ‘Stangs, while Alyssa Pratt made 12 saves on 17 shots for the Black Bears. Maranacook also held a 10-2 edge in penalty corners.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class C North, Mount View (2-6, 7.6531 points) is seventh, while Winthrop (8-0-1, 59.7449 points) is first in the 10-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

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