ROCKPORT — The Camden Hills varsity boys lacrosse team cruised to a pair of easy victories in recent days to boost its record to 9-1 as the regular season winds down and the playoffs loom on the horizon.
Camden Hills is poised to conclude the regular season Wednesday, June 2 on the road against Bangor at 7 p.m. in a match to be played at Husson University.
Camden Hills 18, Morse 7
On the road in Bath, the Windjammers sailed to an 18-7 victory in Friday action leading 10-0 after the first quarter and 16-2 at the halftime pause.
Scoring for Camden Hills were Levi Guay (six Goals, three Assists), Willy Doehla (three goals, two assists), Jakob Johnson (goal, three assists, three ground balls), Charlie Griebel (two goals, two assists, five ground balls), Jackson Fitch (two goals, assist, four ground balls), Simon Polk (two goals), Eben Fagonde (goal) and Elias Libby (goal, seven ground balls).
All 10 of Camden’s defenders had a great game, limiting Morse to zero goals in the first, two goals in the second, two goals in the third and three goals in the fourth.
Fagonde played the first half in goalie net recording one save while Libby finished the game with four saves in the second half.
“Our Camden Hills underclassmen were able to get a lot of game time in the second half and showed some great skills and patience on the offense end,” said Camden Hills head coach Harrison Rogers. “Our younger defenders did very well at limiting Morse’s production in the second half.”
Camden Hills defenders Oliver Castle, Ethan Butler, Cameron Lawrence, George Wilt, and Will Gardner had a great game for us defensively, noted Rogers.
Meanwhile, midfielders Luke Harrach, Eric Andrews, Sylvan Eichenlaub, Polk, Hunter Smith, Quinn Riordan, and Max Ergas had another stellar game for the Windjammers, according to Rogers, by controlling the midfield and ground ball battle, the latter of which Camden Hills won the ground ball game 40 to 10.
“Morse did a great job in the second half battling us until the last whistle and never giving up,” said Rogers. “Morse won the second half of the game 5 to 2 against the Windjammers. I have to give a hats-off to Morse, their seniors, and their Coach Jay Paulus for coming back in the second half. Congratulations to all the Morse senior lacrosse players on their achievements in school and on the lacrosse field.”
Camden Hills 15, Lincoln Academy 1
In a senior day affair for the host Windjammers, all of the Camden Hills seniors started the game and led the Windjammers to a 3-1 first quarter lead and 11-1 halftime lead. Camden Hills added four more goals in the second half to make the final 15 to 1.
With the victory, the Windjammers finished the regular season with an unblemished 6-0 record when playing at its home field in Rockport.
Leading the offensive charge for Camden Hills were Charlie Griebel (four goals, four assists, three ground balls), Levi Guay (two goals, five assists), Willy Doehla (three goals), Jakob Johnson (three goals), Jackson Fitch (goal, five ground balls), Hunter Smith (goal), Nolan Delehey (goal, 13 ground balls), Eric Andrews (assist) and Elias Libby (three ground balls).
Lincoln Academy midfielder Wyatt Banks had his team’s lone goal courtesy a Max Lucas assist.
Luke Harrach, Will Gardner, Libby, and Rory Carlson played strong for the Windjammers on defense and limited Lincoln Academy to merely nine shots.
Eric Andrews, Hunter Smith, Sylvan Eichenlaub and Simon Polk had a great game at the midfield for the Windjammers, according to Rogers.
“Nolan Delehey, Charlie Griebel, and Levi Guay had another great performance with goals, assists, and ground balls in another Windjammer victory,” Rogers noted.
Owen Cooper played in goalkeeper net for the Windjammers and tallied a trio of saves.
Camden Hills won the ground ball battle 37 to 10 and shots total 47 to 9.
“The Lincoln Academy defense did a great job defending us during the game with their zone and man defense,” commented Rogers. “A lot of praise goes out to Nate Rideout, Alton Coolidge, and William Banks for their defensive efforts.”
Lincoln Academy goalie Will Farrell was one of the biggest stars on the night, Rogers added. Farrell stopped 18 Windjammer shots, including some point blank 1v1’s against some of the top goal scorers for Camden Hills.
“Windjammer seniors Charlie Griebel, Levi Guay, Nolan Delehey, Sylvan Eichenlaub, Eric Andrews, Simon Polk, Hunter Smith, William Gardner, and Luke Harrach have been a big part of Camden Hills athletics and the school community for the last four years,” said Rogers. “Coaching this group of seniors is extra special for me since we have been together for four years on the lacrosse field and with four of them on the ice. I am extremely proud of everything this group has done in the classroom, in athletics, and throughout the community.
The senior captains of Charlie Griebel, Levi Guay, Nolan Delehey, and Sylvan Eichenlaub have continued to lead us on the field for the last four years. It has been an absolute honor coaching all nine of these seniors and I am really looking forward to all the great things they do in the future.”