Vikes con­tinue high-scor­ing start to sea­son

Team now 4-1 af­ter hat trick by fresh­man Wind­sor paces at­tack against Ea­gles

Dorchester Star - - Sports - By DUSTIN HOLT dholt@ches­pub.com

SHILOH — En­ter­ing this sea­son, Cam­bridge-South Dorch­ester High girls’ head soc­cer coach Ka­reem Otey hoped the Vik­ings would have more depth than in years past.

Af­ter five games, Otey has got­ten what she wanted with a mix of sea­soned vet­er­ans and con­tribut­ing fresh­men.

The Vik­ings show­cased their depth Tues­day, with all four classes scor­ing in a 9-1 vic­tory over North Dorch­ester. Fresh­man Brooke Wind­sor had a hat trick and class­mate Bay­ley Tracy added a goal. Sopho­more Ri­ley Keener scored, and ju­nior Emily Bro­hawn and se­nior Re­gan Jones each added two goals.

“In the past, the drop off from our starters to our re­serves has been so dras­tic,” Otey said. “But with these new fresh­men com­ing in, we just have a lot of depth. It isn’t just our se­niors that are scor­ing. Ev­ery­one is con­tribut­ing — as­sists and goals.

“They are just do­ing re­ally well work­ing to­gether and com­mu­ni­cat­ing,” Otey added. “With ev­ery­one con­tribut­ing is re­ally opens up field for us. The de­fense can’t fo­cus on one or two play­ers. Hav­ing that spac­ing cre­ates a lot of of­fen­sive op­por­tu­ni­ties.”

The Vik­ings (4-1 over­all, 2-1 North Bay­side) pushed the tempo early, and in the fifth minute, Abby Robin­son dished to Wind­sor, whose shot was blocked by de­fender Han­nah Harp. Two min­utes later, Jones found a streaking Alyssa Swann, who shot and was de­nied.

In the 11th minute, Swann’s pres­sure set up a Vik­ing cor­ner kick. Though a shot was stopped, Bro­hawn booted a re­bound into the net for a 1-0 lead.

North Dorch­ester (0-5, 0-3) coun­tered with a rush with Kayla Collins find­ing a driv­ing Kadie Laramore, who passed to Stafani Lana­han for a shot that went wide.

Laramore then forced a free kick and got the shot on net but Vik­ings goalie Sab­rina McKelvey made the save.

In the 20th minute, Ea­gle mid­fielder Brie Bates stopped an up­field push to start a counter at­tack. She dished to Laramore who found Lana­han along the right said. Lana­han’s shot though sailed wide.

Wind­sor added to her team-lead­ing goal to­tal in the 23rd minute with a cross­over drive on the left side and shot to the top cor­ner of the near post for a 2-0 lead. Jones made it 3-0 in the 32rd minute when she in­ter­cepted a goal kick and scored un­der the cross­bar.

Jones and Wind­sor teamed for the fourth goal two min­utes later. Jones chipped a bounc­ing ball by the de­fense and Wind­sor buried the shot in the back of the net.

Ti­aziah Wright found Wind­sor on a cen­ter­ing pass, and Wind­sor scored from the goal box to com­plete a hat trick and 5-0 lead to start the sec­ond half.

Fresh­men twins Bay­ley and Mor­gan Tracy teamed in the 51st minute on a counter at­tack. Mor­gan Tracy drib­bled down the mid­dle, then chipped a pass to Bay­ley, who made it a 6-0 lead.

“What I’m most im­pressed about his how well our young play­ers pass the ball,” Otey said. “You get to this level, and if you can be a re­ally good pass­ing team, you can cre­ate a lot of op­por­tu­ni­ties.

“It is some­thing we have re­ally been work­ing on at prac­tice,” she added. “With the speed we have, we are just able to make those passes now as op­pose to the old boot-and-run.”

Bro­hawn’s sec­ond goal came off Ri­ley Keener’s pass in the 63rd minute to make it 7-0.

North Dorch­ester made it 7-1, when Laramore drove a free kick to the goal box, and Collins cor­ralled the re­bound and scored.

“Kayla Collins putting the goal away was a good ball from Kadie Laramore and a great fin­ish,” North Dorch­ester head coach Jon Ca­tron said. “We just need to re­pro­duce that more of­ten.

“Stafani Lana­han did pretty good to­day,” Ca­tron added. “She had a lot of en­ergy push­ing the ball up­field and cre­at­ing some chances. Over­all, she did great, and has been hav­ing a re­ally nice sea­son.

Ri­ley Keener and Jones tacked on goals in the clos­ing min­utes to com­plete the scor­ing.

Cam­bridge-SD hosts Eas­ton at 5:30 p.m. Thurs­day, North Dorch­ester trav­els to Kent Is­land Fri­day.

PHOTO BY DUSTIN HOLT

Cam­bridge-South Dorch­ester fresh­man Bay­ley Tracy fires a shot and score against North Dorch­ester Tues­day, Sept. 20.

Cam­bridge-South Dorch­ester’s Ri­ley Keener drives down the side­line against North Dorch­ester Tues­day, Sept. 20.

PHO­TOS BY DUSTIN HOLT

North Dorch­ester Kayla Collins scored a goal for the Ea­gles against Cam­bridge-South Dorch­ester Tues­day, Sept. 20.

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