Vike soccer teams continue solid play

12 years ago
Staff Photo/jMavor Photography
Caribou’s Nolan McDuffie tries to get past a Washington Academy defender during last Tuesday’s match in Caribou. McDuffie scored three goals as the Vikes rolled to a 7-1 victory.

The Caribou girls varsity soccer team continued its mid-season surge Saturday with a 4-0 win at Old Town.

The 6-2 Vikes have now won five consecutive matches and will take that impressive streak into Thursday’s road contest against John Bapst in Bangor.

Caribou then hosts Mount Desert Island Saturday before travelling to take on a powerful Hermon team Tuesday afternoon.

The Vikes showed offensive balance against the Coyotes, with Sarah Doak, Olivia Sleeper, Clara Collins and Eileen Patton all scoring goals. The Caribou defense was up to the challenge as well, with goalkeeper Morgan Outing collecting 11 saves for the shutout.

The Caribou boys team is also in the midst of a busy stretch by  playing five matches in a two-week period. The Vikes were an easy winner over visiting Washington Academy last Tuesday, 7-1, as Nolan McDuffie led the way by registering a hat trick.

Matt Milliard, Kameron Manter, Dean Walker and Adam Collins also got into the act offensively with a goal apiece.

Goalkeepers Matt Manter and Ethan Plourde combined for fives saves on nine shots for the winners.

The Vikes played to a 1-1 deadlock against Old Town Saturday. Milliard gave Caribou the lead midway through the second half, but the Coyotes tied the game with less than 10 minutes left on a successful penalty kick.

Manter saved 10 of 12 shots in goal.

Caribou plays at John Bapst this afternoon, hosts MDI Saturday and then will be on the road for a match at Hermon next Wednesday.

The Viking boys have shrugged off a slow start and have evened their mark to 3-3-1.