High school field hockey

Mustangs swing to first win, Lions remain unbeaten in stick play

Faulkingham, Bruns score three goals for BAHS; Tripp, Burgess score for Mount View
By Staff | Sep 25, 2017

It was more of the same for the Belfast field hockey team — and a welcome change of pace for Mount View — as the Waldo County high school squads tasted victory in games played Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 21-23.

The Mustangs earned their first win of the season in a 2-1 triumph over Erskine Academy on Thursday. Then, twice in two days, the Lions swung to wins, first a 6-0 victory over Waterville on Friday and a 4-1 victory over Hermon on Saturday to remain undefeated at the midway point of the regular season.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Belfast 4, Hermon 1

At Hermon Sept. 23, the Lions defeated the host Hawks. Belfast led 3-1 at halftime.

Leading Belfast's offense were Hannah Sanderson (2 goals), Alia Wallace (goal, assist), Lindsay Bruns (goal) and Hannah Banks (2 assists).

Isabel Rios-Mallet scored the lone goal for Hermon.

Belfast held a 36-2 edge in shots and 16-2 advantage in penalty corners.

Brooke Dempsey made 17 saves in the cage for the Hawks and Brooke Richards one save for the Lions.

Hermon won the jayvee game 1-0.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Belfast (7-0, 43.9796 points) is third, while Winslow (8-0, 51.8367 points) is first in the 15-team region. The top 10 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Belfast 6, Waterville 0

At Waterville Sept. 22, the Lions blanked the Purple Panthers by a lopsided margin. Belfast led 4-0 at halftime.

Leading the potent Lion scoring attack were Lindsay Bruns (2 goals, assist), Kayci Faulkingham (3 goals), Kelsey Mehuren (goal), Cassie Jackson (assist) and Alia Wallace (assist).

Belfast held a 45-0 edge in shots and 14-0 advantage in penalty corners.

Brooke Richards played in goal for the Lions and Kobe Dangler finished with 26 saves for the Purple Panthers.

Bruns started the scoring, on an assist from Jackson with 14:12 remaining, while Mehuren doubled Belfast’s lead roughly a minute later on a penalty stroke. Faulkingham added two more scores in short order to put Waterville in an insurmountable hole.

Mount View 2, Erskine Academy 1

At South China Sept. 21, the Mustangs doubled up the Eagles en route to their first victory of the season. Mount View led 1-0 at halftime.

Brianna Tripp and Devon Burgess banged the cage for the ‘Stangs, while Paige Leary scored for Erskine Academy.

Alexis Bowman made three saves on four shots in the cage for Mount View, while Lucy Allen made two saves on four shots for Erskine Academy.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class C North, Mount View (1-6, 5.7143 points) is seventh, while Winthrop (8-0-1, 52.3980 points) is first in the 10-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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