Vikings rebound with victory over Kent after loss to Easton
CAMBRIDGE — The Cambridge-South Dorchester girls’ soccer team scored a big 1A victory Tuesday, Sept. 27, with a 2-1 win over Kent County.
The Vikings improved to 5-2 overall and 3-2 in the North Bayside. Emily Brohawn scored the winning game with about two minutes left in the game on a pass from Brooke Windsor who scored the games first goal.
The Trojans fall to 3-4 overall and 3-3 in the North.
Having scored 26 goals in four games against fellow Class 1A schools, CambridgeSouth Dorchester High’s girls’ soccer team looked for its first win against a 2A opponent Thursday, Sept. 22.
Though the high-powered Viking offense, which has already scored 50 percent more goals in its first five games than in all of 2015, had several chances, they could not crack the scoreboard.
Ginger Louis’ first-half goal provided all the offense Easton needed, though Molly Oertel added cushion with one in the second half to help the Warriors to a 2-0 victory.
The Vikings also loss 4-0 to 2A Queen Anne’s County on Sept. 15.
“I don’t think there was really anything wrong with our offense,” C-SD head coach Kareem Otey said. “We had chances but couldn’t put one in . ... And we’re playing some really good competition tonight, and against Queen Anne’s last week.
“Easton’s a really good team,” said Otey, whose squad had 10 shots to the Warriors’ 16. “And I think also that nine of their 11 starters are seniors, so they’re really experienced.”
The teams battled back and forth for the first 32 minutes, each with several nearmisses. Louis, on a corner kick, broke the scoreless tie with 8 minutes left in the first half when she sailed one into the Viking net just past C-SD keeper Sabrina McKelvey for a 1-0 lead.
“Cambridge is a good team,” Easton head coach Mike Leach said. “Wellcoached, and their numbers seven [Abby Robinson] and eight [Brooke Windsor] are both really quality soccer players.
The key to Easton’s defense, Leach said, was “we worked more on pressure and balance. Yesterday, we had a guy come in and work with them on pressure and balance, and on their lunging. They were lunging in their last game, and we worked on that.”
The score remained 1-0 until nearly midway through the second half. The Viking defense, led by stopper Hayley Wright, who personally ended no fewer than three big threats with tackles, stops and clears, held fast.
But Easton leaked through a second time with a 64thminute score, Oertel taking a feed from Miranda Walton and right-footing a blast just over the hands of a leaping McKelvey and into the top of the net.
The 1-0 lead, and even the 2-0 advantage, after Oertel’s goal, didn’t allow Leach to relax, the team having squandered a 2-0 advantage at North Caroline Tuesday, a game which ended in a 2-2 tie.
“I was nervous, very nervous,” Leach said. “Cambridge has a good offense. And in this game, you just never know. So to me, no, no lead is really safe. But I’m glad the girls played well and we got the win.”