ROCKPORT — The Camden Hills varsity boys soccer team hosted Hampden Academy on Saturday, Sept. 29 during the school’s homecoming celebration and fell to the guests 3-2.
With the loss, the Windjammers move to 3-5 on the season. The team is set to play three games this week with road contests against Skowhegan (Oct. 1) and Medomak Valley (Oct. 2), as well as a home contest against Bangor (Oct. 4). All contests are slated for 3:30 p.m. starts.
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The scoring for Camden Hills started on Saturday with Ben Owre finding the back of the net.
The Windjammers punched in another goal thanks to Bryce Tyler, with Owre assisting, to take a 2-0 advantage into the halftime break.
In the second half, Hampden took control of the goal scoring and was able to tally three goals to come from behind and secure a victory.
Bryce Nickels opened the scoring for the visitors before Gavin Partridge knotted the game off a free kick. An unknown Hampden scorer tallied the third goal off another free kick that deflected off a Camden Hills defender.
Matt Kremind had four saves in the net for Camden Hills while Samuel Lilley had two for Hampden.
Both team had seven shots on goal, while Hampden held a 7-2 edge in corners.
"We played a great first half today and scored some very nice goals,” said Camden Hills head coach Ryan Hurley. “Unfortunately we didn't play with the level of urgency needed in our own 18 the second half and we gave up some ugly goals. The crowd was great today and a big thank you to everyone for coming out. There is still a path to the playoffs for us, we need to take things one game at a time and pick up the intensity level to reach our goals."