LEWISTON — The Camden Hills varsity boys soccer team hit the road Saturday, Oct. 16 to challenge Lewiston.
The Windjammers, according to head coach Ryan Hurley, put forth a valiant effort in what amounted to a 3-1 loss.
The game was a cagey affair from the outset until the 'Jammers picked off a pass at midfield and found Cam Brown streaking down the left wing. Brown whipped an excellent ball into the Blue Devils’ penalty area and Camden Hills senior Ben Schenk finished with a header past Blue Devils keeper Tanner Anctil just eight minutes into the game.
The 'Jammers held the lead for the next eight minutes until a Blue Devil corner kick was accidentally knocked into the net by a Camden Hills defender to knot the contest 1-1.
Romano Basa put Lewiston ahead for good at the 21 minute mark when he weaved through several 'Jammer defenders and blasted a ball inside the left post.
Shafi Ibrahim scored the final goal of the game with a rocket from 25 yards just six minutes into the second half.
The Windjammers played hard until the end of the game and had several near misses that could have gone in but in the end the Blue Devils came out victorious.
Henry Pharris finished the game with 6 saves on 21 Blue Devil Shots while Tanner Anctil finished the game with seven saves on 13 Windjammer shots. The Blue Devils held the edge in corner kicks 8-4.
“It was a great game today and an incredible effort from the whole team,” said Hurley. “In the end Lewiston was a little better today, we had some unlucky moments on both sides of the ball, hats off to them they are a talented team. We will no doubt learn a lot from this game and use it to better ourselves as we prepare for the playoffs.”
Ryan Hurley contributed to the writing of this article.