coach Greg Warfield, his team now 1-1, 0-1, was pleased.
“Yeah, they still shut us out,” Warfield said. “But last year, the score of this same game, we played it on Kent Island instead of here, was (19-1).
“We’ve more than improved,” Warfield added. “We’re a whole new team, almost, in the way we play. We did weight training. We’ve installed a new offense. I told the kids before this game, ‘Let’s go out there and shock the world. Nobody is picking us to win this game.’ And early on we were right with ‘em. I think a couple of mistakes obviously hurt, but we didn’t just lay down and say we’re done.”
Warfield, whose squad won its opener, 11-0, against Washington — a team the Vikings lost to last year, 5-2 — is hoping for the team to continue to play more cohesively, and more importantly, with increased aggression.
“I told them, ‘From now on, when we come out to play, it’s no brakes,’” Warfield said. “I don’t mean taking breaks. I
mean we play hard the whole 80 minutes. And even though Kent Island beat us, I think we did that today. I made a change or two on defense for the second half, and I think maybe if we had done that in the first, instead of 7-0, we might have been more like 3-0. And we had some shots come close. One of them goes in if it was maybe 2-0 at half, who knows what happens?”
Alex Bradfield’s laser shot with a little over 11 minutes to go in the game made it 6-0. Bryam Quizhpe scored the final goal in the closing moments to round out the scoring.
The Bucs outshot C-SD 207. Viking junior goalie Kane Schwarz notched 11 saves, three coming on diving stops under pressure. Two C-SD shots in the final 12 minutes hit either the crossbar or a post in attempts to bust Kent Island’s shutout bid, but bounded away and were cleared by the defense.
“I think this was a good game for us,” Kent Island head coach Lin Outten said. “With the Bennett game, there were plenty of opportunities for us, and for Bennett — they certainly made plenty of chances
for themselves to score in that one; anyone could’ve won that game — and tonight, I think we played well.
“They’re doing a nice job,” Outten added. “First thing, we came out here, and we saw this beautiful field, and we said, ‘Guys, let’s come out here and put together some passes to take advantage of this great surface to play on. And then, let’s see what they have before we get carried away with longer opportunities.’
“And I think we did a good job of trying to play short passes to each other,” Outten continued. “And just see what they were gonna give us. Eventually we saw that they were playing a high defensive line, so we were trying to play behind them, and we were successful, eventually. But their goalkeeper did a great job of keeping it 0-0 for a while there early, stopped some of our shots. He played hard the whole game.”
C-SD’s is slated to play at Easton on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Q. Anne’s 8, N. Dorchester 0 CENTREVILLE — Rosalio Bautista had a hat trick and Bryce
Hoon scored twice to pace the Lions (2-0, 1-0).
Rogelio Aguilar, Anthony Torres and P.J. Gunther each scored once for Queen Anne’s County, and goalie Ryan Holdgreve made four saves.
Colonel 3, Kent County 1 AMERICAN CORNER — Noah Webb netted a pair of goals and Tanney Pierre-Louis added one as the Colonels remained unbeaten.
Jackson Miller, Colby Rickwood and Davis Newcomb each had an assist for Colonel Richardson (2-0, 1-0) and goalkeeper Remy Mangum stopped six shots.
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