Southern Aroostook splits soccer games with Katahdin

DYER BROOK, Maine — Southern Aroostook and Katahdin met Tuesday afternoon to renew their boys and girls soccer rivalries, with each school coming away with a shutout victory.

The Southern Aroostook girls rolled to a 6-0 victory over Katahdin, while the Cougar boys beat SA 4-0.

In the girls contest, Southern Aroostook (1-1) opted to play with just nine players, to even the playing field for visiting Katahdin (0-2), which only has nine players on its team.

Cami Shields led the Warriors with a hat trick on the day, scoring three of her team’s six goals. Emmalee Landry, Madison Russell and Jennah Brooks also had solo goals, while Russell added two assists and Brooks had one assist.

Katahdin goalie Emma Schmidt had a busy day in goal, notching 30 saves. Libby Anderson had nine saves to preserve the shutout for the Warriors. 

“Southern Aroostook communicated well on the field tonight,” coach Jessica Nye said. “Seniors Madison Russell and Jennah Brooks talked the girls through passing up the field and seeing their options. This allowed them to maintain good possession of the ball, have clean passes, and good shots on goal.”

DYER BROOK, Maine — September 6, 2022 — Southern Aroostook’s Cami Shields (right) is guarded closely by Katahdin’s Shelby Libby during Tuesday afternoon’s girls soccer game in Dyer Brook. SA won 6-0.  (Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Times)

DYER BROOK, Maine — September 6, 2022 — Katahdin’s Emily McNally (left) and Southern Aroostook’s Jennah Brooks race after the ball during a girls soccer game Tuesday afternoon in Dyer Brook. SA won 6-0. (Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Times)

In the boys contest, Katahdin (3-0) received two goals from Kyle McNally, while Bradley Swallow had a goal and an assist and Grady Ritchie added a goal. Calvin Richardson notched two assists.

Cougar goalie Kalan Mann was relatively untested, stopping the only shot he faced. Southern Aroostook goalie Brennon Burpee had 17 saves on 22 shots. The Warrior boys are now 0-3 on the season.

DYER BROOK, Maine — September 6, 2022 — Katahdin boys coach Dylan Harris talks to his squad at halftime of Tuesday’s game against Southern Aroostook. The Cougars are 3-0 on the season. (Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Times)

DYER BROOK, Maine — September 6, 2022 — Katahdin’s Cole Chickering and Southern Aroostook’s Danial Kuindersma chase after the ball during Tuesday’s boys soccer game in Dyer Brook. Katahdin won 4-0. (Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Times)

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