ROCKPORT — The Camden Hills varsity boys lacrosse team opened the season Tuesday, April 20 exactly how it wanted to — with a victory — though the Windjammers were certainly challenged during its quest for a season-opening victory in Rockport.
In a battle of a contest against Brewer, the host Windjammers earned itself a 13-10 victory to kick the season off with a 1-0 record.
Shining for Camden Hills in the season opener were Levi Guay (three goals, four assists), Willy Doehla (four goals, one assist), Charlie Griebel (two goals, one assist, five ground balls), Nolan Delehey (goal, five ground balls, won 15 of 21 faceoffs), Jackson Fitch (two goals, two assists, seven ground balls), Eben Fagonde (goal), Noah Quesnel (assist, three ground balls), Rory Carlson (seven ground balls) and Elias Libby (seven ground balls).
Carlson and Libby notched a “big game” for the Windjammers, according to Camden Hills head coach Harrison Rogers, who noted both “played a vital role” in helping the squad clear the ball from the defensive end to the offensive end.
In the goalie net for the Windjammers, Camden Powell recorded seven saves on 17 shots.
Brewer goalie Jake Parker, meanwhile, had 23 saves on 36 shots.
“The players battled a determined Brewer team the entire game,” said Camden Hills head coach Harrison Rogers. “Usually when a lacrosse goalie makes 23 saves that is a recipe for an upset and Brewer was right there with us through three quarters.”
Camden Hills’ offensive leaders of Levi Guay (two goals in the fourth), Charlie Griebel, Jackson Fitch, and Willy Doehla scored five big goals in the fourth quarter.
The Brewer goalie helped keep the score close with nine big saves in the second quarter and four in the third quarter.
“We were able to compose ourselves for the final quarter and our offensive leaders were able to finish the game for us by getting the ball moving faster and working for the higher quality shots,” said Rogers.
Nine of the 13 goals were assisted and the Windjammers played unselfish lacrosse, according to Rogers.
“We just need to work on taking that extra second and finishing our shots in front,” Rogers commented. “We are looking forward to building on this win and improving both defensively and offensively before our next game against Erskine on Saturday at home.”
Camden Hills hosts Erskine Academy at noon Saturday, April 24.