Camden Hills varsity boys lacrosse earns two more wins, JV boys collect one

Tue, 05/03/2022 - 4:30pm

The boys lacrosse program at Camden Hills Regional High School participated in a trio of contests recently, with the varsity team participating in two of those. 

In all three instances, the Windjammers found themselves victorious.

Varsity: Camden Hills 9, Maranacook 4

Camden Hills hit the road Thursday, April 28 to challenge undefeated Maranacook, and ultimately handed the hosts its first loss of the season. 

Quarterly scores were 1-1, 3-3 and 5-3, the latter in favor of the guests.

Leading the way for Camden Hills were Willy Doehla (four goals, one assist, four ground balls), Jackson Fitch (two goals, two assists, nine ground balls), Emmet Marshall (two goals, two assists), Jakob Johnson (goal, assist), Quinn Riordan (assist). 

Ground ball recoveries for the Windjammers were contributed by Elias Libby (seven), Logan Odone (four) and Eben Fagonde (four). 

In the goalie net for Camden Hills, Camden Powell recorded 11 saves and three ground balls while allowing four goals. 

Scoring for Maranacook were Eric Vining (two), Wyatt Lyons and Chase Knight. 

Camden Hills outshot Maranacook 33-25.

Following the contest, Camden Hills head coach Harrison Rogers solicited post-game from some of his players. Below are those thoughts.

Owen Cooper (Senior Defensive Captain):

Maranacook was the most physical attack we've faced this year. They were able to put a few points up on us, especially on fast breaks.

Our team started of slow on both ends of the field but after the second quarter we were able to start maintaining possessions and playing physical defense.

Elias Libby (Senior Long Stick Midfielder/Defender): 

Our defense has been slow to pick up since the beginning of the season but after playing Messalonskee we took off. The fast breaks have been getting shut down and goals against have decreased by a lot.

We are looking forward to see what we can do for the rest of the season and can't wait for another shot against Messalonskee.


Varsity: Camden Hills 12, Cheverus 3

On the road once again, the Windjammers traveled to Portland to compete Saturday, April 30 against Cheverus and collected its third win of the season in the process. 

Quarterly advantages for Camden Hills were 3-0, 5-1 and 9-1. 

Offensive contributions for Camden Hills came from Willy Doehla (five goals), Finlay Fitch (three goals, two assists), Jackson Fitch (two goals, two assists), Jakob Johnson (goal, two assists), Eben Fagonde (goal, two assists, three ground balls), Emmet Marshal (two assists) and Owen McManus (assist). 

Defensive contributions for Camden Hills came from Elias Libby (12 ground ball recoveries), Owen Hotchkin (four ground ball recoveries) and Rory Carlson (three ground ball recoveries). 

Logan Odone won 15 of 17 faceoffs and, in the goalie net, Camden Powell tallied eight saves, one ground ball and three surrendered goals. 

Camden Hills outshot Cheverus 28-15. 

Following the contest, Camden Hills head coach Harrison Rogers solicited post-game from some of his players. Below are those thoughts.

Logan Odone (Senior Face-off Midfielder): 

I think today against Cheverus we played very well as a team. I think we still have some very mild little things to fix but for the most part varsity players played well. I was very happy this morning with everyone getting off the bus and ready to play!

We took a good lead for players to feel confident and willing to work the ball around. We also were on our toes most the game drawing good fakes/dodges and getting to the ball fast when we were on the defensive side of the play! We also had some fast breaks off faceoffs and worked the ball around the creases better than I've seen in the games this year. We had some good looks on the crease, we just need to keep the passes up higher.

Jackson Fitch (Senior Midfielder, Captain):

Fun battle against Cheverus today, a lot of good things offensively and defensively, but just as many little things we need to work on. Once again, we really started to get in an offensive groove in the second half, I think if we can play well right out of the gate, we will be able to put up a lot more on the scoreboard.

Defensively we rotated well today and we completely controlled the GB and possession game, which are huge momentum shifters. Logan Odone and Elias Libby won nearly every face off for us. We need to bring that calmness handling the ball with us into our next games.

Eben Fagonde (Senior Midfielder): 

It was the last game of a hard week, playing Messalonskee at home who was our toughest opponent last year and Maranacook who also gave us a good game on the road. Our biggest fear coming into the game was getting off the bus slow, but we had a lot of energy before the game and started off strong controlling most of the possessions in the first quarter.

We got rolling in the second half starting with Willy Doehla scoring two quick goals and Finlay Fitch completing the hat trick in his first high school lacrosse game as a freshman. We made big improvements with our defensive clears and offensive spacing. Our Junior Varsity team also got a win with their first-time goalie Arthur Hinsch recording a shutout in a 4 to 0 win. All around it was a great week of lacrosse.


Junior Varsity: Camden Hills 4, Cheverus 0

Scoring for Camden Hills in the April 30 contest were Aiden Aselton (two), Eben Weislogel and Bennett Gardner. Roan Aldridge-Peacock contributed three assists.

Arthur Hinsch worked the goalie net for the Windjammers and recorded four saves.