Midcoast Athletics

Lincolnville co-ed soccer eliminated by 7th grade Schooners

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 5:45pm

ROCKPORT — It was a cold and windy day at the Camden Hills pitch when Camden-Rockport 7th and Lincolnville squared off for a semifinal game in the Busline League co-ed soccer playoffs.

It was an exceedingly competitive game, and both teams played extremely well.

The Lynx actually held a possession advantage during the first half and spent a fair amount of time in the Camden-Rockport defensive zone, but were unable to generate any particularly dangerous shots on goal while at the other end the Schooners were able to pound one home early at the five minute mark.

Given the strength of the competing team, Lincolnville had done very well to emerge down by one.

The second half played more evenly, with perhaps a slight edge to the Schooners, but it was Lincolnville that scored first on a shot by midfielder Jordan Peasley from straight off the goal and about 25 yards out with 40 minutes played.

The tie held until 54:50 when Camden-Rockport broke through the Lynx defense with to force a diving deflection by Lincolnville keeper Aiden Aselton. An alert Camden-Rockport forward pounced on it an sent it home before the Lynx defense could react to clear the ball.

That was followed 45 seconds later by an insurance goal for Camden to bring the final tally to 3-1.

Both teams gave their all throughout the game and provided the fans with a fine example of middle level soccer.

Ben Edes is the head coach of the Lincolnville Lynx. 

Reach the sports department at: sports@penbaypilot.com