High school soccer

Mustangs sweep, Lions split in first pitch battles

Waldo County squads realize mostly success as season kicks in
By Staff | Sep 09, 2019
Photo by: Ken Waltz Mount View's Taylor Hodgdon, left, Abbi Downer, middle, and Hailey Wood, right, as well as Nokomis' Maya Cooney, look to secure the ball on Sept. 6 in high school girls soccer in Thorndike. The host Mustangs beat the visiting Warriors 9-4.

By and large, it was a successful start to the high school soccer season for Waldo County squads, as four of the five teams in action netted victories.

On Friday, Sept. 6, Mount View collected wins over Nokomis of Newport, while the Belfast boys were outscored by Waterville and Searsport girls bested George Stevens Academy of Blue Hill (see separate story).

See more Mount View girls photos below.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Girls soccer

Mount View 9, Nokomis 4

At Thorndike Sept. 6, the Mustangs had a successful debut in Class C with a lopsided win over the visiting Warriors. The hosts held a 6-2 lead at halftime.

Gabby Ravin, Sage Pound and Hannah Coolen completed the trifecta — as each netted a hat trick — in the win for the ‘Stangs, while Pound added three assists and Coolen, Kaylee Anderson, Hannah Oliver and Gabby Allen one.

Meagan Whitten had three goals for Nokomis and Samantha Wilson one.

Zoe Mayhew and Gabby Hanks combined to make six saves on 15 shots in goal for the Mustangs, while Celia Smith made eight saves on 20 shots for the Warriors.

“Nokomis played a high line and it took us a bit to adjust,” said Mustang coach David Page. “But once we started getting the passing game firing and give-and-goes clicking, it was really fun to watch. Nokomis has some quality athletes, but we were just moving the ball around really well and wore them down. It's fun to watch us when we get going like that. We gave up a few late goals and will have to work on seeing games through, but this was definitely the positive start we were hoping for.”

Waterville 4, Belfast 0

At Belfast Sept. 6, the Purple Panthers had little trouble with the host Lions and prowled to a shutout win. Waterville led 2-0 at halftime.

Paige St. Pierre had a hat trick on the day for the visitors, while Sadie Garling added one score.

Casey Snow made nine saves on 13 shots in net for Belfast, while Jacie Richard made one save on one shot for Waterville.

Boys soccer

Mount View 5, Nokomis 0

At Newport Sept. 6, the Mustangs had a stellar Class C debut with a shutout of the Warriors. The game was scoreless after 40 minutes of play before the 'Stangs exploded for five second-half tallies.

Elijah Allen led Mount View with two goals and two assists, while Draedyn Furrow added two scores and Atlas Hubbard one goal.

Ricky Nelson minded the net for the visitors and made four saves.

Waterville 5, Belfast 3

At Waterville Sept. 6, the Lions scored three goals, but the Purple Panthers roared loudest en route to the opening victory.

Vincent Bonarrigo, Holden Nichols and Zepherin Leppanen scored goals for the Lions.

Waterville held a 23-15 advantage in shots, while both sides attempted five corner kicks.

Chance Clark made 13 saves in goal for Belfast, while Aiden Tavares made 10 saves for Waterville.

The names of the Purple Panther goal scorers were unavailable.

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

The Mount View bench. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Sage Pound, left, and Nokomis' Samantha Wilson. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Gabby Kaczmarek, left, and Sage Pound, right, as well as Nokomis' Jordyn Condon, front, and Samantha Wilson. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Sage Pound, front, and Nokomis' Sierra Robichaud. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Sage Pound. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Sage Pound. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Gabby Allen, left, and Nokomis' Jordyn Condon. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Arianna Allen. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
From left, Mount View's Taylor Hodgdon, Sage Pound, Arianna Allen and Hailey Wood. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Gabby Allen, front, and Abbi Downer. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Gabby Allen, front, and Abbi Downer. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Gabby Allen, left, and Abbi Downer, as well as Nokomis' Amanda King. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Taylor Hodgdon, left, Arianna Allen, middle, and Hailey Wood, as well as Nokomis' Maya Cooney. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Gabby Allen. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Taylor Hodgdon, left, Lily Blake, right, as well as a Mustang coach. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Arianna Allen, left, and Maeve Noble-Lowe, as well as Nokomis' Jordyn Condon. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Abbi Downer. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Gabby Allen, right, and Nokomis' Carmyn King. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Taylor Hodgdon, left, and Nokomis' Paige Idol. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Taylor Hodgdon. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Hannah Oliver. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Taylor Hodgdon, right, and Nokomis' Maya Cooney. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Zoe Mayhew. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Zoe Mayhew. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View players huddle in front of the bench. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
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