Camden Hills boys lacrosse earns first ever victory over Mount Ararat

Fri, 04/30/2021 - 3:00pm

ROCKPORT — History was made by the Camden Hills varsity boys lacrosse team Thursday, April 29 at its home field in Rockport as the host Windjammers not only extended its winning streak to four, but also defeated, for the first time in program history, Mount Ararat. 

The hosts collected an incredibly 15-2 victory to extend its record to 4-0. 

Leading the Windjammers to victory were Levi Guay (four goals, three assists, five ground balls), Willy Doehla (three goals, two assists), Jakob Johnson (two goals) and Charlie Griebel (two goals, assist, three ground balls). 

Other contributors included Jackson Fitch (goal, assist), Sylvan Eichenlaub (goal), Emmet Marshall (goal), Rory Carlson (goal, five ground balls), Eben Fagonde (assist, three ground balls), Eric Andrews (assist) and Nolan Delehey (assist, four ground balls, won 12 of 20 faceoffs). 

Elias Libby tallied 12 ground balls, a season high for the Windjammers, and caused two turnovers for Camden Hills. 

In the goalie net for Camden Hills were Camden Powell (3.5 quarters, two goals allowed, seven saves) and Cole Freeman (0.5 quarters played). 

Mount Ararat, who dropped to 0-3 with the loss, were led by Nolan Blessigton  (goal), Kaiden Getchell (assist) and Zander Kirk (goal, assist). 

In the goalie net for Mount Ararat were Tyler Newkirk (three quarters. 12 saves) and Nelson Bulboni (one quarter, three saves). 

Quarterly, Camden Hills outscored the visitors 3-0, 6-0, 4-2 and 2-0. 

Camden Hills recoded 54 shots on Mount Ararat’s net, 15 goals and were prevented from scoring 15 times.

Mount Ararat had 11 shots in the game with nine shots on goal.

“We need to continue to work towards taking higher quality shots as a team,” commented Camden Hills head coach Harrison Rogers following the game. “We have many midfielders and attackmen that can beat their man on the initial dodge, but we tend to rush our shot instead of making the extra passes do the work for us to get the ‘layups’ in front or on the sides of the net.” 

Camden Hills dominated the ground balls for the game with 45 ground balls.

“Elias Libby was a ground ball machine with 12 ground balls (season record) and Rory Carlson also had a big game with ground balls with five,” said Rogers. “These two worked hard to battle for the ground balls, cleared the ball, and found the open offensive players all game long.”

Mount Ararat, meanwhile, had eight ground balls in the game.

The defense of Owen Cooper, Carlson, Libby, Carlton Richmond, Chris Cammelieri, and George Wilt limited Mount Ararat to two goals on the game.

“They played excellent 1v1 and team defense,” Rogers said. 

Ten out of the 15 Camden Hills goals were assisted where they moved the ball and worked for the best shot for these 10 goals.

Fitch, Griebel, Fagonde, Hunter Smith, Luke Harrach, Noah Quesnel, and Eichenlaub continue to start the Camden Hills offense at the midfield and always make teams quickly slide to them because they are always a threat to score at the midfield positions, Rogers said. 

The Windjammers will take to the field once again Tuesday, May 4 in a showdown of unbeaten squads as the Windjammers travel to Oakland for a contest against Messalonskee (4-0) at 7 p.m.