Vikings headed for semifinals after beating Lawrence Bulldogs 9-0

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CARIBOU, Maine — The Caribou boys soccer team is headed for the semifinals after defeating Lawrence High School in a 9-0 quarterfinal match on Wednesday night. 

The Caribou Vikings came out firing on all cylinders, Coach Scott Hunter said on Thursday afternoon. Junior Ethan Holdsworth netted the first goal of the night and his 32nd goal of the season just six minutes into the first half off a pass from Senior Cullin Caverhill.

Caverhill put in the second goal for the Vikings with an assist from Riley Bouchard 27 minutes into the first half. 

Lawrence held off the Vikings for the next 20 minutes until Caribou players Holdsworth and Alex Bouchard put in two more goals just 21 seconds apart. 

Holdsworth got a hat trick in the first half, simultaneously locking in a school record of 34 goals to date, Hunter said. 

Junior players Sawyer Deprey and Carter Belanger also put in one goal each. Later in the game, Alex Bouchard scored his second goal with just under 20 minutes left. 

On the defensive end, seniors Hayden Hunter and Parker Deprey, Tiernan Barbosa and Jacob Berkoski stymied any Bulldog attempts to mount an offensive attack, said Hunter. 

Junior Dakota Yakel scored his first goal as a varsity player and the final goal of the night to help secure the win for Caribou. 

Junior keeper Herbert ended with four saves on five shots on goal, preserving the shut out for the Vikings (13-0-2). 

“Caribou did a good job of keeping pressure on their offensive end of the field and taking care of business defensively … We had difficulty mounting sustained possessions. Caribou is a veteran team and should be given credit for the effort they showed as evidenced in their on-field work ethic,” Lawrence Head Coach Bob Towne said on Thursday afternoon. 

“Lawrence started the season at 1-5-1 and we played our way into the playoff in the back half of the season … While the loss versus Caribou is disappointing, we will use the postseason experience this year as a stepping stone for our underclassmen. 

The Vikings will face off against the Presque Isle Wildcats for the semifinal game at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2.