Midcoast Athletics

Mount Blue downs Camden Hills boys soccer

Thu, 09/26/2019 - 10:00am

ROCKPORT — The Camden Hills varsity boys soccer team hosted Mount Blue for a Wednesday, Sept. 25 contest in Rockport that was a played later than planned after weather postponed the contest originally slated for Sept. 24. 

Despite the host Windjammers outpacing the visitors in shots on goals, Camden Hills (4-3) was defeated 3-1. 

After a first half that saw the Windjammers squander a penalty kick opportunity and largely control the half, according to Camden Hills head coach Ryan Hurley, Mount Blue got the benefit of a deflection on their second opportunity of the contest to go into the halftime break up 1-0.

The Windjammers poured on the pressure in the second half by peppering the Cougar goal with 26 shots by the end of the game.

Mount Blue’s Xander Gurney, however, played an exceptional game in the goal, noted Hurley. 

Ben Owre scored the lone goal for the Windjammers at the 24:44 mark of the second half with a long blast that found the side netting.

Scoring for the guests were Jack Murray (two) and Josh Smith.

The Windjammers outpaced the Cougars 26-9 in shots and 6-2 in corner kicks.

In the goalie net, Casey Messer made three saves for Camden Hills, while Xander Gurney stopped 15 shots for Mount Blue. 

"We did a lot of things really well today, but we got a little unlucky and didn't have quite the same energy we need to play with to be successful in this league,” said Camden Hills head coach Ryan Hurley. “We have a really good team, we need to believe in ourselves and do the hard work that's required to be successful.”

Camden Hills will find itself back on the pitch Friday, Sept. 27 for a road contest against Cony (2-2-1) at 3:30 p.m.

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