Vikes top Mardela

Dorchester Star - - FRONT PAGE - By DAVID INSLEY dins­ley@star­dem.com

CAM­BRIDGE — Brooke Wind­sor’s five goals paved the way Tues­day, as the Cam­bridge-South Dorch­ester High girls’ soc­cer team shut out Mardela, 6-0.

The Vik­ings im­proved to 2-0, while Mardela fell to 0-2.

Wind­sor, who scored four in the first half and her fi­nal goal nine min­utes af­ter in­ter­mis­sion.

CAM­BRIDGE — Brooke Wind­sor’s five goals paved the way Tues­day, as the Cam­bridge-South Dorch­ester High girls’ soc­cer team shut out Mardela, 6-0.

The Vik­ings im­proved to 2-0, while Mardela fell to 0-2.

Wind­sor, who scored four in the first half and her fi­nal goal nine min­utes af­ter in­ter­mis­sion, “is just great at find­ing the ball and be­ing in the right place,” Cam­bridge-SD head coach Ka­reem Otey said.

The ju­nior’s hot start seems to be mir­ror­ing her 2016 sea­son, when she “be­gan re­ally hot,” Otey added. “She’s got nine goals right now, in two games.”

“With just her and Abby (Robin­son) and Ri­ley (Keener) up on the wings, along with our mid­dies, they’ve just been do­ing re­ally well, work­ing the give­and-go” Otey said. “That’s some­thing we’ve re­ally been prac­tic­ing on it. She dishes... and is able to get it back, in the right spot, so of­ten.”

Robin­son’s feed to Wind­sor with 33 min­utes, 14 sec­onds to go in the first half opened the Vik­ings’ scor­ing. Robin­son missed a shot from the right side, and the ball found its way to Kar­lie Hughes a mo­ment later on the left. Hughes blasted it in from just in­side the 18-yard box at the 22:27 mark — Wind­sor nearly get­ting a head on it to help it along, be­fore she saw the ball was in the net any­way and pulled back.

“Yeah, she was try­ing for that one, too,” Otey said, adding with a laugh, “but her head’s not big enough.”

Wind­sor struck again with 21:24 to go in the half for a 3-0 lead, a third time at 7:19, and once more off a Robin­son pass 5:22 be­fore in­ter­mis­sion.

It stayed that way for about 15 min­utes be­fore Wind­sor found the twine a fi­nal time with her fifth goal.

Mean­while, the Vik­ings fared well han­dling 50-50 sit­u­a­tions, and lim­ited Mardela to just a hand­ful of pushes. Vik­ing keeper Sarah Brooks notched three saves.

The shutout, Otey said, also came in no small part due to the de­fen­sive ef­forts of El­iz­a­beth Dodge.

“She’s run­ning sweeper back there,” Otey said. “She’s just a very good com­mu­ni­ca­tor, and we have Mad­die P(leas­ants) and Ha­ley Pi­etras to her left and to her right, and she just does re­ally well with plac­ing them in the right po­si­tion.

“She’s like a catcher,” Otey added, “and so she’s ... very good at

com­mu­ni­cat­ing and set­ting peo­ple up.”

The Vik­ings out­shot the War­riors 15-4. C-SD’s next game is slated for Thurs­day at 4 p.m. at North Dorch­ester, but may be moved to the same time to­day due to the ap­proach of Hur­ri­cane Florence, which is ex­pected to make land­fall in the Caroli­nas some­time Thurs­day.

PHOTO BY DAVID INSLEY

Mad­die Pleas­ants of the Vik­ings (14) tries to work the ball around Mardela’s Camilla Flagg dur­ing the first half of Tues­day’s con­test at Vik­ing Sta­dium.

PHOTO BY DAVID INSLEY

C-SD’s Mor­gan Tracy (12) slides in for a loose ball dur­ing Tues­day’s home game against Mardela.

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