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Net gains: Mount View sweeps past Belfast in lopsided soccer games

Fowler, Oathout, Larrabee, Raven, Downer, Allens score goals for Mustangs
By Ken Waltz | Sep 09, 2017
Photo by: Ken Waltz Belfast's Vincent Bonarrigo, left, and Mount View's Darrett Fowler race for the ball during a Sept. 7 high school boys soccer match in Thorndike. The host Mustangs beat the visiting Lions 9-0.

The Mount View soccer squads have, as Mustangs often do, galloped out of the gate with strong early-season pitch success and that strong play continued against Waldo County athletic rival Belfast on Thursday, Sept. 7 at different venues.

In lopsided affairs and thanks to dominating performances, the Mustangs easily handled the Lions with shutout victories.

Click for photos from the girls game.

Click for photos from the boys game.

Watch videos below from both games.

The Mount View boys, at home in Thorndike, prevailed 9-0, while the Mustang girls, on the road in Belfast, won 5-0.

The Mustang boys were back in action on Friday with Ellsworth, and won 1-0, but, before that, had started the campaign 3-0 with the win over Belfast. The Mustang boys now sit at 4-0. The Mount View girls also have played well with two wins in three games.

The Lion squads have struggled a bit, as the BAHS boys are 0-4, while the Belfast girls are 1-3 after a recent victory.

Boys game

At Thorndike, the hosts exploded for six first-half goals and three more in the second en route to the easy win.

Darrett Fowler and Noah Oathout tallied three goals for hat tricks, while Elijah Allen had two scores and Josh Larrabee one. Cassidy Pound contributed two assists and Allen, Fowler and Noah Jacobs one apiece.

Max Tomlin and Ricky Nelson combined for 11 saves in the Mount View goal, while Brandon Cournoyer made 23 stops in the Lion net.

In the first half, Allen (35:57 remaining), Larrabee (32:30), Allen (24:52, Pound assist), Fowler (14:31, Jacobs assist) and Oathout (12:35 and 11:54, Fowler, Allen assists) carried the Mustang offense.

In the second half, Fowler (28:47, 27:46, Pound assist on first) and Oathout (11:37, unassisted) keyed the net charge for the Mustangs.

Girls game

At Belfast, the visiting Mustangs scored two goals in the first half and three more over the final 40 minutes.

Gabby Allen tallied two goals and Arianna Allen, Kristen Raven and Abbi Downer one for Mount View. Taylor Hodgdon and Reilly Sullivan chipped in assists.

Shala Davis and Emily Lancaster combined to make three saves on five shots in goal for the Mustangs, while Shera Hilt was kept busy in front of the net with 15 saves on 22 shots for the Lions.

In the first half, Gabby Allen scored in the 22nd minute, on an assist from Hodgdon, while Downer made it 2-0 in the 36th minute, on an assist from Sullivan.

In the second half, Raven scored in the 46th minute, Gabby Allen the 48th minute and Arianna Allen the 60th minute, all unassisted.

"Playing Belfast has never been an easy game for either of us, and today wasn't any different," said Mount View coach David Page. "They came out and played us even in the first half and we were lucky to get the two goals.

"We told the girls at halftime that they needed to pick up the intensity and that's what they did, getting the two early goals in the second half. But [Belfast coach] Chris [Lavalle] has [the Lions] playing the right kind of soccer, playing hard and trying to pass and possess the ball. If they can play that way consistently, they'll surprise some teams going forward."

Mount View at Belfast girls soccer
Belfast hosts Mount View on Sept. 7 in high school girls soccer. (Video by: Ken Waltz and Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Belfast at Mount View boys soccer
Mount View hosts Belfast on Sept. 7 in high school boys soccer in Thorndike. (Video by: Ken Waltz and Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Mount View at Belfast girls soccer
Belfast host Mount View on Sept. 7 in high school girl soccer. (Video by: Zack Miller of VStv)
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Ken Waltz has been member of the media nearly 35 years and has received hundreds of Maine Press Association and New England Press Association awards for his writing, photography and page design. He studied journalism at the University of Maine in Orono. He lives in South Thomaston with his wife, Sarah. The couple has an adult son, Brandon, who lives in North Carolina.

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