Vikings re­bound with victory over Kent af­ter loss to Eas­ton

Dorchester Star - - Sports - By DAVID INSLEY dins­ley@star­dem.com

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.”

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