Vik­ings blank Colonel, pick up sea­son sweep

Dorchester Star - - Sports - By DAVID INSLEY dins­ley@star­ Fol­low me on Twit­ter: @ Davetalkss­ports.

CAM­BRIDGE — On se­nior night, a fresh­man and sopho­more pro­vided all the scor­ing for the Vik­ings.

Abby Robin­son’s first-half goal proved to be enough, but Brooke Wind­sor pro­vided cush­ion with another score Thurs­day, Oct. 13, as the Cam­bridge-South Dorch­ester High girls’ soc­cer team posted a 2-0 shutout of Colonel Richard­son.

The Vik­ings im­proved to 6-5, while Colonel dipped to 3-8.

“I think our pass­ing was good — great, ac­tu­ally — and that’s some­thing that we’ve been work­ing on all sea­son,” said Vik­ings head coach Ka­reem Otey, just back from ma­ter­nity leave af­ter hav­ing twin daugh­ters in late Septem­ber. “We did a good job of mov­ing the ball around.”

Robin­son’s goal made it 1-0 with 24 min­utes, 39 sec­onds left in the first half. Drib­bling around a Colonel de­fender, Robin­son took one shot, bounced it off an op­po­nent, then right-footed it into the net.

“We took a lot of shots on the day; that’s a big dif­fer­ence be­tween this year and last,” Otey said. “We’re telling the girls, ‘if they have any shot, take it.’ We just had a lot of shots go high, or just wide, or we kicked it right at their keeper.”

C-SD out­shot the Colonels 13-7. The Vik­ings’ sec­ond goal came on a penalty kick mid­way through the sec­ond half.

Af­ter a trip in­side the box was called on Colonel, Wind­sor, a fresh­man, right-footed the penalty kick into the up­per left-hand cor­ner of the net, just out of the reach of Colonel keeper Han­nah Holmes (seven saves).

Colonel had sev­eral pushes, but couldn’t fin­ish.

“We couldn’t seem to get the calls,” Colonel head coach Jeremy Roop said. “We had two times there should’ve been penalty kicks, and we didn’t get them. Cam­bridge got just the one, but that was it . ... The girls know we played them even, but in the end, we just couldn’t get the calls.”

Though each team re­ceived sev­eral free kicks af­ter very phys­i­cal plays, Wind­sor’s penalty shot was the only one on the night. The game got a bit more phys­i­cal as the clock wound down, but nei­ther side re­ceived a card.

“I think our of­fense had chances, but again, it just didn’t go our way,” Roop said. “So now, we get ready to take on Snow Hill, and then we’re got the play­offs af­ter that.”

C-SD’s win gave the team a two-game reg­u­lar-sea­son sweep of the Colonels. The Vik­ings won, 5-2, at Colonel, a month ago.

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