ROCKPORT — When the third-seeded Camden Hills varsity boy soccer team stepped on its home pitch Wednesday, Oct. 30 in Rockport, the Windjammers were seeking revenge against sixth-seeded Mount Blue.
The Cougars from Farmington bested the Windjammers 3-1 in a late September game in Rockport, but it was the host Windjammers on the winning end this time with Camden Hills collected a 6-1 victory in a Class A North regional quarterfinal showdown at Don Palmer Field.
“[We] left no doubt who the better team was in the playoff rematch,” said Camden Hills head coach Ryan Hurley.
Quinn Brown scored a hat trick and three other Windjammers collected goals.
Brown opened the scoring at the 25 minute mark when he laid out for a diving header courtesy an assist from Achille Steinhoff.
Brown would score again a mere four minutes later off a Ben Owre cross.
The visitors scored its lone goal at the 18 minute mark.
Seven minutes later, Brown headed in his third goal of the contest off the foot of Owre.
With three minutes in the opening half, Max Moore headed in a corner kick from Gus Vietze to carry the hosts into the halftime pause up 4-1.
Owre found the back of the net at the 20 minute mark in the second half with an assist from Daniel Rodriguez.
Rodriguez then tallied his own goal at the 16 minute mark courtesy a Steinhoff assist.
Camden Hills goalkeeper Casey Messer recorded seven saves, while Joe Dill tallied eight for the Cougars.
Camden Hills held advantages of 25-10 in shots and 7-3 in corners.
"It had been a while since we've had a home playoff game on Don Palmer Field and the boys really came out with an amazing performance today,” said Hurley. “Everything we have been working on all season was present today and I couldn't be more proud of these boys. The goals we scored were class goals and we defended well and transitioned well. This is a win to savor and enjoy.”
The Windjammers will now carry its 11-4 record into a regional semifinal contest on the road against second-seeded Brunswick on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m.
When the two squads met in Rockport in mid-September, the Windjammers were defeated 3-1.
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