Vikings start 3-0
Cambridge-South Dorchester’s Brooke Windsor drives against North Dorchester before scoring the game’s first goal Wednesday, Sept 13. Windsor scored twice in the 4-0 victory.
SHILOH — Cambridge-South Dorchester’s girls’ soccer team defeated North Dorchester 4-0 Wednesday, Sept 13, behind two goals from sophomore Brooke Windsor.
Morgan Tracy and Emily Brohawn each scored a goal, both coming on assists from Windsor. The Vikings improve to 3-0 on the season.
“Our passing looked great today,” said Cambridge-SD head coach Kareem Otey. “We really moved the ball around great.
“We really had a lot of chances today, but it seems to hit every spot on the post and cross bar,” she added. “The girls did a great job out there. Brooke had another outstanding game. She can do it all.”
Windsor scored in the fourth minute off a pass from Leila Robinson. Windsor scooted the ball from her left to right foot, then drove a shot inside the left post for a 1-0 lead.
In the 13th minute, Windsor drove a pass down the middle to a streaking Tracy who split the defense and scored for a 2-0 lead.
The Eagles looked get on the board a few minutes later when Destiny Lane found Kalifa Warren in the middle of the field. Warren then sailed a pass to Stefani Lanahan who fired a shot, but Viking goalkeeper Sabrina McKelvey made the save.
In the 21st minute, Lanahan created another chance with a pass to Kyla Diggs, but Diggs’ shot was blocked by CSD defender Haley Wright. Lanahan gathered the loose ball and shot, but Wright blocked the shot.
A long drive by Windsor in the 39th minute crossed the middle and found the foot of Brohawn along the left side. Brohawn gathered the pass and shot into the back of the net for a 3-0 lead.
“We have a young team but everyone is really gelling together,” Otey said. “We had an entire month practicing together, and it really helped us a lot. That helped build the chemistry.”
In the second half, the Vikings had several chances denied by shots going off the posts, and by the play of North Dorchester goalie Nicole Waples who made 14 saves on the day. Waples used to speed to retrieve long passes in the goal box. Twice, Waples leap to stop a high shot.
Late in the match, Windsor found some open space and scored her second goal to give the Vikings a 4-0 lead.
The Eagles dropped to 0-3 but head coach Genna Hatfield is pleased with her teams progress.
“The team has a lot of new faces this year since we graduated a bunch, but the girls have been playing hard and have been getting better each game, each practice,” she said. “They are working together as a team, and communicating out there. They are growing each day.”
Cambridge-South Dorchester’s Brooke Windsor scores a goal against North Dorchester Wednesday, Sept 13.
Cambridge-South Dorchester’s Haley Wright drives a ball to the net against North Dorchester Wednesday, Sept 13.
North Dorchester’s Destiny Lane passes to a teammate against Cambridge-South Dorchester Wednesday, Sept 13.
Cambridge-South Dorchester’s Leila Robinson blasts a shot against North Dorchester Wednesday, Sept 13.
North Dorchester’s Kalifa Warren gathers a bouncing ball against Cambridge-South Dorchester Wednesday, Sept 13.
Cambridge-South Dorchester’s Morgan Tracy gathers a bouncing ball against North Dorchester Wednesday, Sept 13.