Vik­ings blank Colonel, pick up sea­son sweep

C-SD climbs above .500; Robin­son, Wind­sor score

Times-Record - - Sports - By DAVID INSLEY dins­

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, 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. Both teams have a date with Snow Hill re­main­ing on their reg­u­lar-sea­son sched­ule. The Vik­ings visit the Ea­gles Mon­day at 5:30 p.m. Colonel hosts Snow Hill Tues­day at 5:15 p.m.

“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 twogame reg­u­lar-sea­son sweep of the Colonels. The Vik­ings won, 5-2, at Colonel, a month ago.

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