Vikings open with soccer victories, XC squads runners-up at Ellsworth
The Caribou soccer teams debuted successfully Saturday, with the boys scoring a 5-1 victory before the girls won by a 3-0 final in matches played at Old Town against the Coyotes.
Cullin Caverhill and Austin Findlen each scored two goals and Alex Ezzy had the other to go along with three assists as the Vikings dominated throughout. Noah Hixon (five saves) picked up the win in goal, surrendering only a breakaway late in the match.
The Caribou girls prevailed in coach Mark Shea’s first game as the team’s coach. Senior Alexis Rodriguez netted all of the team’s goals and Sage Dubay recorded the shutout in goal.
The Viking squads hosted Fort Kent Tuesday and are back to work Saturday as they play a doubleheader at Brewer. The boys’ game is first at 5 p.m., with the girls’ contest scheduled for 7 p.m.
In cross country, Dylan Marrero placed first and Jordan Duplessie third at the Ellsworth Invitational and Abigail Wimmer was third in the girls’ competition. Both Viking squads came in second place to kick off the varsity running season.
Caribou hosts an invitational meet at 1 p.m. this Saturday.
Summaries of other games, matches and meets held last week involving local squads are as follows:
Fort Fairfield girls 3, Easton 0 (played Tuesday, Aug. 28, at Easton): Tiger goals: Cammi King, Camryn Ala and Kennedy Bencivenga. Assists by Kourtney West, Brenna LeVasseur and Ala. Goalies: Shantelle Simon (FF) and Eva Callioras (Easton).
Fort Fairfield boys 3, Easton 0 (played Tuesday, Aug. 28, at Easton): Tiger goals: Colby Langner 2, Avery Cormier. Assists: Alex Oakes and Logan Milliard. Goalies: Kobe West (FF) 9 saves, Kody Carter (Easton) 3 saves.
Washburn girls 4, Easton 0 (Thursday at Washburn): Beaver goals: Alexis Carney, Raegyn Chavez, Kassie Farley and Madison Miller. Goalie: Trinity Saucier (Washburn) 8 saves, and Eva Callioras (Easton) 16 saves.
Easton boys 5, Washburn 0 (Thursday at Washburn): Bear goals: Isaac Currier 2, Troy Chasse, Matt Pangburn and Seth Faloon. Assist: Paul Bonner. Goalies: Kody Carter (Easton) 3 saves, Beckham Vaughn, Washburn, 7 saves.
Fort Fairfield girls 4, Wisdom 0 (Friday at Fort Fairfield): Tiger goals: Kourtney West 2, Cassidy Coiley and Camryn Ala.
Wisdom boys 5, Fort Fairfield 1 (Friday at Fort Fairfield): Tiger goal: Alex Oakes. Goalie: Kobe West (Fort Fairfield).
Carlisle golf vs. Houlton, PVHS and Old Town Thursday at Presque Isle CC: Carlisle, 203 strokes (defeats Old Town and PVHS, loses to Houlton): Carlisle’s top performers: Libby Boone, 47; Andrew Hewitt, 50; and Gabe Rand, 50.
Caribou cross country at Ellsworth Invitational Saturday: Boys, second place, 44 points: top performers: Dylan Marrero, first place, 17:02.36; Jordan Duplessie, third, 17:41.54; and Kyle Boucher, seventh, 18:14.48. Girls, second place, 53 points: top performers: Abigail Wimmer, third place, 20:15.49; Ashley Violette, seventh, 21:36.05; and Maren Moir, 11th, 22:16.99.