Vikings solid in win over Hawks

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    The Caribou Vikings turned in one of their best efforts of the season Saturday, besting Hermon by a 3-0 score at home. The Vikes close out the regular season with three more matches this week. Summaries of games played through Monday, Oct. 12 are as follows:
    Caribou 3, Hermon 0 – At Caribou Saturday, the Vikes started a busy final stretch, which includes their four final regular season matches played in an eight-day period, with a convincing victory of the Hermon Hawks.
Cameron Anderson scored both of Caribou’s first-half goals, the first on a header on a bouncing ball in the goalie box that found its way over the head of goalie Justin Cullens and into the net. That goal came with 22:18 left and was assisted by Ben Blackstone.
“I think it was a miscommunication between the defense and the keeper,” Anderson said, “but it was a good pass from Ben. The goalie came out and I just kind of skipped it over this head.”
The second goal by Anderson came less than six minutes later as his free kick from 25 yards out was deflected off the head of a Hermon defender and past Cullens.
Chad Caverhill posted a second-half insurance goal and the Viking defense and goalkeeper Garrett Jordan did the rest.
“I thought it was one of our better performances of the season,” said Caribou coach Mark Shea, whose team took a 6-2-3 mark into last night’s match at undefeated Presque Isle. “We were able to sustain quality play for the entire 80 minutes, something we have not done enough of [this season] until now.
“I thought Garrett’s play was the difference maker as Hermon had a number of good scoring chances and converting any one of them would have changed the face of the game, but he was solid and his play instilled confidence in the entire team.”
Anderson was impressed with the play of the defense and said that has been a key ingredient all season.
“We have two captains (Jon Ouellette and Jared Sleeper) that play defense, and Garrett is pretty vocal,” Anderson said. “As long as our defense stays strong and keeps the ball out of the back, that’s just going to make everything else easier.”
 Madawaska 7, Fort Fairfield 0 – At Madawaska Thursday, the Owls made easy work of the Tigers behind Jon Lee, who scored a goal and assisted on two others. The Owls, who are the No. 1 team in Eastern Maine Class C, recorded the shutout as goalie Jamie Cyr handled all four shots he faced.
For the Tigers, Chris Weeks was busy throughout the contest as he saved 18 of 27 shots.
Fort Fairfield 3, Limestone-MSSM 1 – At Fort Fairfield last Tuesday, the game was tied with less than 17 minutes to play before Bryant Hale converted a Derek Dufour assist to put the Tigers on top. An insurance goal off the foot of Travis Noyes, with Josh Booth assisting, accounted for the final margin.
Josh Forsman gave the Eagles the early lead as he scored in the first half off a Dylan Caldwell assist. Fort tied the score later in the half when Booth tallied off an assist from Noyes.
Weeks made four saves on six shots and Limestone-MSSM’s Zach Moreau turned away eight of 20 shots.