High school boys and girls soccer

Vikings net win, Lion boys salvage tie in recent pitch play

By Staff | Sep 25, 2017
Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer Belfast's Caleb Hall-Arnett, right, and goalie Brandon Cournoyer during a Sept. 23 high school boys soccer game with host Oceanside in Thomaston. The Lions and Mariners forge a 1-1 double-overtime tie.

The Belfast and Searsport high school soccer teams were in midseason action Thursday, Sept. 21 and Saturday, Sept. 23, which resulted in positive news for a couple of the pitch squads.

On Saturday, the Belfast boys battled Oceanside of Rockland/Thomaston to a 1-1 double-overtime stalemate.

On Thursday, the Vikings emerged victorious as the boys earned a 3-2 overtime win over Deer Isle-Stonington and the girls earned a 5-0 win over Pine Tree Academy of Freeport. The Lion squads also were dealt losses by Waterville on Thursday.

Click for photos from the Belfast at Oceanside boys game.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Boys soccer

Oceanside 1, Belfast 1 (2OT)

At Thomaston Sept. 23, the Mariners and Lions battled through two 40-minute halves and two five-minute overtimes and settled for a stalemate. The sides were scoreless at halftime.

Caleb Hall-Arnett creased the net for Belfast off a corner kick with about 15 minutes to play in regulation, while the Mariners got a goal from Uriah Thongsophaphone with just under six minutes to play to knot the score.

Oceanside held a 6-4 edge in shots and 4-2 advantage in corner kicks. Caleb Powell made two saves in goal for the Mariners, while Brandon Cournoyer minded the net for the Lions.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Belfast (2-6-1, 4.1071 points) is 19th, while Mount View of Thorndike (7-1, 45.2551 points) is first in the 21-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Searsport 3, Deer Isle-Stonington 2 (OT)

At Deer Isle Sept. 21, the Vikings shone in overtime in a victory over the host Mariners.

Gabe Kneeland scored in overtime — and finished with two goals on the day — to net the win for Searsport.

Josh Golder also scored for Searsport, while Stephen Cochrane scored twice for Deer Isle-Stonington.

Ben Powell made seven saves on 10 shots in goal for the Vikings, while Nathan Winchester finished with four saves on eight shots in goal for the Mariners.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Class D South, Searsport (2-4-1, 6.4332 points) is ninth, while Greenville (5-0-1, 38.6990 points) is first in the 17-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Waterville 6, Belfast 0

At Belfast Sept. 21, the Purple Panthers blanked the host Lions. Waterville held a 3-0 lead at halftime.

Leading the Waterville scoring attack were Ben Tanner (2 goals), Adam Livshits (goal), Taylor Bielecki (goal) and Eban Charles (goal).

Brandon Cournoyer made 12 saves on 21 shots in goal for Belfast, while Conrad Ayers made seven saves on eight shots for Waterville.

Girls soccer

Waterville 5, Belfast 1

At Waterville Sept. 21, the Purple Panthers netted a win over the Lions.

Junne Robertson-McIntire scored the lone goal for Belfast, while Anika Elias (3 goals) and Mackenzie St. Pierre (goal) led Waterville.

Waterville held a 25-3 lead in shots. Belfast's goalies, whose names were unavailable, made 21 saves, while Waterville's keepers, whose names were unavailable, made two saves.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Belfast (1-7, 0.7143 points) is 19th, while Caribou (7-0, 40.6633 points) is first in the 21-team region. The top 14 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Searsport 5, Pine Tree Academy 0

At Freeport Sept. 21, the Vikings blanked the host Breakers. Searsport led 1-0 at halftime.

Ashten Wells creased the net four times in the win for Searsport, while Mikaela Alley added a goal and an assist for the Vikings.

Brooklynn Alberts and Abby Stemp combined to make one save on three shots in goal for Searsport, while Brianna Foley made six saves on 20 shots for Pine Tree Academy.

“The girls battled the entire 80 minutes,” said Searsport coach R.J. Robertson. “We only had 10 girls in uniform, so we played short the entire game. Ashten picked us up offensively and the defense and midfield kept the ball on the offensive end for the majority of the game. It was a good team win.”

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class D South, Searsport (3-4, 9.2779 points) is eighth, while Richmond (4-3-1, 24.1327 points) is first in the 12-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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